"Play the right way, with the ball on the ground."
Despite overseas success with several clubs, founding partner Jim Brennan enjoyed his best professional years at the City Ground, home of Nottingham Forest FC.
There, Brennan would learn the values of a legendary club, which against all convention, won back to back European Cups in 1979 and 1980. The architect of that glorious era was manager Brian Clough.
Even years after Clough retired, Forest’s DNA remained; play the right way, with the ball on the ground.
It’s a point that would remain with Brennan throughout his career, and one that York 9 FC commits to employ.