UK time is: 19:28:45
Vital Login
Social Login

Choose your club

Other Sites

Network Navigation

Vital Partners

'If It's Football, It's Vital'

When Clough Met-God...

The legendary Brian Clough came out with many famous quotations, some about God, with some of them also involving things that would happen when he met him such as 'when I go, God's going to have to give up his favourite chair!' Another was about playing football on the floor and not in the air 'if God had wanted us to play football in the clouds, he'd have put grass up there.'

Well, his son Nigel took his first steps into 'big time' management last season - after a decade or so with Burton in non-league - and has started following in his old mans footsteps at Derby and he has now 'met God' himself, well more to the point met Johnny Metgod!

Although he knew him anyway as they were teammates at Forest some years back, so he has not actually met him! I just thought it was an 'amusing title', which maybe is not as amusing as I thought...

Anyway, the former Pompey coach, or was he assistant manager, or was it assistant to the 1st team coaches...I do not know? Whatever he was he has now joined Clough at Derby to work as part of his backroom staff, although it again appears that his 'specific role' has not been defined with Clough saying 'Johnny won't have a specific role. I want to use his talents in a number of areas'.

One thing that I do know is Metgod obviously has something about him, he would not have stayed involved with Feyenoord's coaching set-up in various capacity for some 20-years or so if he did not, but I am still left slightly perplexed as to what he actually did do during his time with Pompey to be honest?

Nevertheless I wish Metgod well with Derby.

PLAY UP POMPEY!

Join the Vital Pompey Debate




Use your social login to comment on front page articles. Login using you Facebook, Twitter, Google or LinkedIn accounts and have your say!



For the very latest Premier League odds

For massive weekly jackpots - Play the Football Pools Online




Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

The Journalist

Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday May 22 2009

Time: 10:46AM

Your Comments (oldest first)

Change to most recent first
Well, I liked the play on words
UKTony
Report Abuse
22/05/2009 11:06:00

For some reason, i thought Metty, was still at Portsmouth as a coach..
.Andrew.
Report Abuse
22/05/2009 20:09:00

No Andrew he got the axe the same time as Tony Adams - not sure if that was quite fair tbh.
tracyc
Report Abuse
24/05/2009 09:11:00

 

Have Your Say

Log in...
with your social network     OR     with your Vital account

Recent Portsmouth Articles

Audio - Waddock On Mansfield Win (Saturday April 25 2015)

Pompey enjoy Stag party (Saturday April 25 2015)

Stats: Mansfield v Portsmouth (Saturday April 25 2015)

On this day in history...25th April (Saturday April 25 2015)

Pompey told Cook off (Friday April 24 2015)

Archived Portsmouth Articles

List All Vital Pompey Articles
Have your say
Click here to suggest an article
Click here to suggest a poll
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

Vital Members League (view all)

1. pompeyrug 169
2. Pompeytim 53
3. eastneydave 41
4. Et_tu_Pompeii 37
5. storagematt 36
6. cornypomp 33
7. Copnor43 26
8. mslorna48 26
9. PFCblue 23
10. Jimsmithswig 21

League Results (view all)

League Table (view table)

Team P W D L GD Pts
13. Dag & Red 45 17 8 20 0 59
14. Oxford 45 14 16 15 0 58
15. Wimbledon 45 14 15 16 -6 57
16. Portsmouth 45 14 14 17 -2 56
17. Accrington 45 14 11 20 -20 53
18. Cambridge 45 13 12 20 -4 51
19. York 45 11 18 16 -5 51

Breaking League News

McNulty on Justham Error
Luton : 27/04/2015 17:34:00
McNulty Honoured by Fellow Professionals
Luton : 27/04/2015 17:21:01
Hatters Face a Tall Order
Luton : 27/04/2015 17:16:00
Big decision for former boss
York : 27/04/2015 14:59:01
Career high for former striker
York : 27/04/2015 14:27:00

Current Site Poll (view all polls)

Mansfield MotM
Suggested By:  Site Staff
Jones 5%
Webster 17%
Devera 0%
Ertl 11%
Butler 11%
Dunne 5%
Hollands 0%
Close 11%
Wallace 17%
Westcarr 0%
Tubbs 23%
Sub - Chaplin 0%
Sub - Shorey 0%
Sub - McCallum 0%