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Peter Shilton: The Autobiography Hardcover – 30 Sep 2004


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  • Hardcover: 352 pages
  • Publisher: Orion; First Edition, First Impression edition (30 Sept. 2004)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 075286145X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0752861456
  • Product Dimensions: 16.7 x 3.4 x 24.4 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 218,511 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Autobiography of one of England's greatest goalkeepers

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Peter Shilton played most of his football in the Midlands, for Stoke City, Leicester City, Nottingham Forest and Derby County. He represented England 125 times over two decades.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Terry on 25 Oct. 2006
Format: Hardcover
Peter Shilton walks you through his life and development as a professional goalkeeper. He was an innovative trainer and was always striving to improve his game throughout his long and successful career. Peter dedicated his life to the sport he obviously loved and gives his opinion on how the game has changed over the years. I found it intriguing to get his side of the story on the couple of incidents that made the front pages of the papers and how he managed to put all his personal problems to one side the moment he stepped onto the pitch. I am so glad everything has turned out well for this honest and remarkable man.
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Format: Hardcover
Peter Shilton is a legend, and one of the greatest goalkeepers of all time. Unfortunately, his autobiography does not do his fantastic career justice.

It's a typical footballer's autobiography, ie "My parents bought me my first pair of boots aged so and so", "I started playing for this boy's team", "I was spotted by this scout and signed up for this team", "Made my debut aged so and so", "Called up for England", "Club didn't match my ambition so moved to this club", etc etc. You could pick up any footballer's autobiography, change the names of the teams round and they'd be indistinguishable from each other.

If you've never read a footballer's autobiography before, this is a typical one to start with. If, however, you have read a few and want something a bit different, with a bit of spice to it, read Tony Cascarino's autobiography or Steve Claridge's superb "Tales from the Boot Camps.

Shilton's book isn't a bad book as such, I just feel that a chance has been missed.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Mr. K. Kirkham on 31 Aug. 2009
Format: Hardcover
I bought this book a few years ago and only recently got round to reading it.It is a fantastic story about one of England and the worlds greatest keepers.He tells you about his gambling problems and how he left Forest despite being one of the best paid players at the club.
He tells you about the good days and the not so good days at Plymouth.
One thing he does not mention is how he was sent off at Boothferry Park.
Even though he mentions about his 1000th game.
Altogether a throughly good read.
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this book in excellent condition as described. a very interesting account of Peter Shiltons life and football career . pleased i bought it
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3 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 3 Dec. 2004
Format: Hardcover
Shilts was my childhood hero, and it's great to finally read a book about him, written by him.
Peter Shilton was the player who made me want to play in goal (although I never got beyond the school team). When I bought kit, it had to be the trademark yellow Peter Shilton endorsed keepers' jersey and red Sondico gloves (both with his printed signature !)
He was the world's number 1 keeper - no contest. And I doubt anybody will better him.
The early stories of how he trained as young lad are a joy. The opening paragraphs of how Leicester City pro's took pot shots at him and none managed to score sets the scene for the rest of the book. Incidently, Shilton was just 13 years old when this happened.
Legend.
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