Soccer football...and Nottingham Forest of Britain have won the European Cup at their first try.?
GV Nottingham Forest attack and score only goal of final through Trevor Francis (No.7), and players congratulated each other
SV EXTERIOR Forest's assistant manager Peter Taylor carries European cup down steps of aircraft followed by the forest team at Heathrow Airport, London (3 shots)
SV INTERIOR Airport. Fans awaiting arrival of manager and team (5 shots)
SCU Interview with Taylor
WHITMORE: "The goal that won the cup last night came just before half-time and it was scored by Forest's million pound signing, Trevor Francis. So...celebration for Francis and the Forest fans. And, as Michael Blakey reports, more on the team's return."
BLAKEY: "It was the assistant manager, Peter Taylor, who showed us the cup at the airport. Brian Clough (Nottingham Forest's manager), had resumed his holiday in Crete. Taylor said the players who won the cup were shattered. But, for Trevor Francis, it was a remarkable end to a season that began for him with struggling Birmingham. In just two years, the team won promotion, the (English) League championship, and now the European Cup...their million-pound player won it for them. Peter Taylor came through Customs with something he said he had to declare."
TAYLOR: "...(indistinct)...no, I was going to declare nothing. They were going to pull us in, but they let us through."
BLAKEY: "What about that big cup you won?"
TAYLOR: "Marvellous, marvellous. It wasn't vintage Forest play, but we went with one purpose, that was to bring the cup back...and we brought it back. It wasn't vintage Forest..."
BLAKEY: "When you first went to forest, did you ever think you'd achieve what you have achieved there in such a short time?"
TAYLOR: "No, no...we could never have dreamt we could achieve... I've been there three years next month. There was no way I could have, even in my wildest dreams, have dreamt this....no."
REPORTERS: RICHARD WHITMORE/MICHAEL BLAKEY
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Background: Soccer football...and Nottingham Forest of Britain have won the European Cup at their first try. They heat the very unfancied Malmo of Sweden one-nil in the final in Munich's Olympic Stadium on Wednesday (30 May). The Swedes' ultra-defensive tactics, revolving around persistent off-side traps, made this one of the dreariest finals on record. Richard Whitmore of the BBC reports on the match and forest's reaction to their triumph.