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Name Peter Shilton
Gender Male
Ethnic English
Job English Footballer
Desc Shilton began his career at home town club Leicester in the 1960s, but it was at Forest from 1977 to 1982 where he won silverware as Brian Clough led the club to the old First Division title, two European Cups and two League Cups

Affiliation

Org England National Team
Club as Player Nottingham Forest
  Leicester City

2016 05 08 Retrieve

[Former England goalkeeper Peter Shilton believes Premier League champions Leicester can sustain their success, just like the Nottingham Forest side he played in] They’ve handled the pressure and proved they’re the best team in the country. People say they can’t sustain it - but why can’t they? At Forest we won the League Cup the year we won the league and we went on to win two European Cups, another League Cup and a Super Cup. That’s the next step for Leicester now. Can they prove they’re a great team over a number of years? There’s no reason why they can’t in my eyes, they just need to strengthen the squad

I don’t think you’ll see them getting someone with a big Lamborghini, flash toilet bag and entourage just because he’s a decent player. It will be (players in) a very similar mould, down-to-earth family people and good professionals with a fair bit of ability. I see them improving the numbers but not changing the make-up of the player.

Leicester is very reminiscent of what we had at Forest, they can cut teams apart with their football but they can also battle and get a 1-0 win. That team spirit and will to win is what we had

There was only one Brian Clough. When he walked in a room everyone knew someone special had walked in. Ranieri is slightly different, but he does connect with the players and he’s got that personal touch like Brian Clough. I saw it in the celebrations with all the families and the backroom staff, it was like a carnival. It’s what management is about, it’s not just about the blackboard, tactics and training. It’s about connecting with people and establishing relationships with the players. It’s about the players respecting you, but also having fun as well

2016 10 08 Retrieve

[England record cap-holder Peter Shilton discusses current captain Wayne Rooney] He has always been a street-fighter, he’s given 100 per cent, he would get in the box and would score goals – I always rated him very highly. I don’t think he is the same sort of player now. But I’ve got to say, if he actually plays the way we know Wayne Rooney plays and he surpasses my record I will be the first one to shake his hand, pat him on the back and say ‘well done’ because for a striker that is fantastic

2019 03 30 Retrieve

[Peter Shilton speaks about the infamous Diego Maradona goal on Leicester City] People ask me whether I’m reminded about it … I say ‘yes, but only every other day!’