I Believe In Miracles. In 1975 Brian Clough had gone from being football’s most exciting young manager to being seen as impossible to work with after walking out on Derby County, leaving Brighton under a cloud and being sacked as manager of Leeds United after just 44 days. His only offer of work came from a run-down second division club called Nottingham Forest who’s brief glory days in the 1950’s were seen as well behind them. It was predicted that Clough would last less than a season but in five he’d won a remarkable two European Cups consecutively and produced one of the greatest domestic football teams in the game’s history.
Written, directed and produced by Jonny Owen alongside Baby Cow Productions (Philomena, Alan Partridge: Alpha Papa), and Spool Films/Post (completed post production for This Is England, Tyrannosaur, Nativity 2/3), I BELIEVE IN MIRACLES features interviews with every player from that triumphant side to tell one of the greatest sports stories ever told. Using unseen footage of games from the time and of the great man himself, the players tell us about Brian Clough’s remarkable man management and how he convinced a team, largely written off by the fans and media, to beat the world’s best.