(FOOTBALL) John Robertson - Nottingham Forest 1979 Euro Cup

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(FOOTBALL) John Robertson - Nottingham Forest 1979 Euro Cup

Postby Admin on Wed Oct 07, 2009 10:46 am

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John Robertson
Nottingham Forest 1979 Euro Cup Team

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Ask anyone to name his favourite all-time City Ground team and one name will feature in most of them - John Robertson.
The tricky Reds winger will always have a special place in the hearts of supporters for his efforts in winning both Forest's European Cups. He laid on Trevor Francis' goal for the first victory over Malmo in 1979 and scored the winner against Hamburg the following year in Madrid.
And he was the player singled out by Clough - who transformed him from an overweight midfielder into a world-class winger - as the man who made Forest tick.
He joined Forest from Scottish schoolboy football as an orthodox midfield player but was switched with remarkable success to the role of a left winger.
The Scotland international made 374 full appearances for Forest between 1970 and 1982 and returned to the City Ground in 1985 where he made eleven more outings.
He had a spell with Derby County before returning to Forest and when his playing days were over linked up in a managerial partnership with his Forest teammate Martin O'Neill which ended up at Celtic.
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