BARBARA CLOUGH'S TRIBUTE
FOR WEBSITE'S 10TH ANNIVERSARY
Barbara Clough sent a special message in tribute to this website. Marking our tenth anniversary in August 2010, Mrs Clough said she hoped the site would continue to be a success for many years to come. Here is Mrs Clough's message in full:
"It's amazing to think the tribute website is now ten years old. Although Brian was not really from the computer generation, I am sure the website would have made him smile. He certainly thought it was tremendous to receive all the e-mails from fans which were forwarded to him.
"It has been wonderful to know that the site has grown in popularity over the last ten years. Even now, it has visitors from all over the world and fans continue to send their tributes and messages by e-mail. It is very comforting to know that Brian is still thought of so fondly by so many people. I would like to send a big thank you to everyone who has visited the site and sent their tributes over the past decade.
"The website also helps to raise money for the Brian Clough Memorial Fund, through the sale of badges, key-rings and other memorabilia, and I would like to thank fans who have given their support by buying souvenirs. In particular, the badges featuring Brian's 'Be Good' message have been a wonderful idea. The fund helps the types of charities Brian supported.
"A few years ago, the website became the official site of the statue fund in Nottingham, leading to the magnificent bronze sculpture which now stands in the city centre. Just as the statue will remain a fitting tribute for future generations, I hope the website will continue to be a success for many years to come."
The website continues to receive hits and e-mails from fans all over the world, including the United States, Australia and throughout Europe. Other countries include Singapore, New Zealand, Thailand, South Africa, Brazil, Israel and Canada - plus many more.
Mrs Clough also wrote the foreword of the tribute book 'Young Man, You've Made My Day' written by the website editor, Marcus Alton. The book tells the story of the Nottingham statue, how the website started, the knighthood campaign and the times Marcus met Cloughie. The author's proceeds went to the Brian Clough Memorial Fund. Mrs Clough and her family attended the book launch. Mrs Clough also contributed her memories of Brian to Marcus' book 'The Day I Met Brian Clough'.