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Mike Rowbottom joins the masses at Brisbane Road yesterday to watch the former England goalkeeper set a record which will surely stand forever

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In May 1966 a 16-year-old goalkeeper made his debut for Leicester City. Tomorrow Peter Shilton becomes the first footballer to make 1,000 League appearances. Glenn Moore talks to those who have played with and against him, and assesses how football has changed during one man's remarkable career

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Bigger fish in grasp of minnows

With the honourable exceptions of Woking and Sudbury Town, the first round of this season's FA Cup was remarkable only for its failure to produce the usual bulging catalogue of giant-killing upsets. Bearing in mind the Cup's habit of throwing both reputation and formbook out of the window, the odds must surely be against this weekend's second round producing another set of largely predictable results.

Heroes brave the agony of the odyssey

In a gallant attempt to prove to their fellow humans that active life can be prolonged well beyond the limits that convention imposes upon us, a group of sportsmen last week demonstrated their eagerness to defy the march of time. Steve Redgrave, Jonathan Davies, Peter Shilton, Clive Walker, Rob Andrew, Herol Graham and Nigel Mansell were among those prepared to ignore any protesting creaks from their bodies to dedicate themselves to the continuance of their sporting odysseys.

Keller clouds the issue for Keegan

It takes a certain unflappability to handle the post-match interview, to keep your cool when circumstances have called for some harsh comments in the dressing room, the necessary bruising of a few egos.

Laying the blame at Hunter's feet

As England prepare to face Poland at Wembley tomorrow, Ken Jones recalls the teams' historic match 23 years ago

NOW AND THEN

NOW AND THEN

Cottee halts West Ham's slide

COCA-COLA CUP: Chelsea shine brightly and Forest establish slim advantage over Wycombe but Hammers are held at Barnet Barnet 1 West Ham United 1

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Anxious wait for Mabbutt stand-in

Tottenham's manager, Gerry Francis, hopes Stuart Nethercott will be fit to play at the centre of defence against Derby tonight in the absence of the team captain, Gary Mabbutt.

European Cup place for finishing second

England have been told they can enter two clubs in the European Cup from the 1997-98 season after Uefa decided to go ahead with controversial plans to expand their flagship competition.
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