Steve Brookes is a lifelong Aston Villa fan but has always been aware of the high esteem with which Brian Clough has been held. In writing 'The Fans Behind The Legend' he says, " this book has been a fascinating project, speaking to so many Derby County and Nottingham Forest fans and a lot of neutral football supporters and even people with no interest in sport who shared the same admiration and respect for Brian
"A lot of respect also must go to Peter Taylor, Brian’s assistant at Derby and Forest. Together they were the dream team! I hope you enjoy reading the book as much as I did making it, it's been an absolute pleasure hearing the many Cloughie stories in here."
In this heart-warming appreciation of Brian Clough, he comes across as a man of the people, someone who is still very much missed and revered particularly in Derby and Nottingham and a man who continues to influence many of those who came into contact with him decades ago.