Happy Birthday Brian Stubbs
Today sees the Birthday of Notts County stalwart Brian Stubbs. Brian was playing for Loughborough University in season 1967/68 when he was offered a trial by Nottingham Forest, in the following season he signed for Notts County under the then manager Billy Gray who departed soon after to be replaced by caretaker manager Jack Wheeler. Brian made his debut at inside right but was soon coverted to a central defender in which he excelled with his power and determination. He became a key defender in the team's rise from Division four to Division two. He was voted Player of the Year for season 1970/71 as Notts finished Champions nine points clear of runners up Bournemouth and the only team with a unbeaten home record winning 19 games and drawing four. Brian made 426 league appearances scoring 21 goals and played for eleven years for Notts an incredible achievement.