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December 26th: Boxing Day

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David Marples

Christmas Day saw us celebrate Brian Clough but it would be remiss to neglect his old mucker Peter Taylor.

The talent spotter. The goods in the back. The comic relief.

Whatever you want to call him, he played a significant role in the club's miraculous achievements. Here he is after claiming the League Cup at Old Trafford following a replay against Liverpool. His reaction to the reporter informing him that the foul leading to the deciding penalty was just outside the box is priceless. He pauses for a second; he knows he can't lose his cool and get into an argument. He drops the perfect riposte: