The Tears of a Clown

Now if there’s a smile upon my face…

Stuart Frew began his site The Tears of a Clown in August 2007. This is the story of “one great afternoon” he spent with Jimmy at the pub in the village where he lived. Even more memorably, Dave Mackay – “a vicious bastard”, according to Jimmy – also turned up.

An Afternoon with Jimmy Sirrel

Most people reading these words will know all about the ‘Master Manager’, Brian Clough and his association with the football world in the city of Nottingham but fewer will appreciate the other ‘master’ who operated a short distance away across the River Trent in the East Midlands city, Jimmy Sirrel.