About the Author:
Marcus Alton is a BBC radio journalist and has worked for the corporation for more than a quarter of a century. He began his career as a sports and news reporter on the Newark Advertiser newspaper, where he was named Midlands Sports Reporter of the Year. Marcus met Brian Clough a number of times, both as a journalist and a fan, and conducted several interviews with him. In 2005 he was part of the BBC team that won silver in the Frank Gillard Awards for its reporting of the death of Brian Clough and his memorial service.