We Have Fifteen Leaders - Kilcline

16 May 2012 01:16
The memories of Coventry City's 1987 FA Cup Winning Captain

Coventry City had fifteen leaders in the 1987 FA Cup Final squad according to City's cup winning captain Brian Kilcline.

Speaking to the Coventry Observer's Steve Carpenter in the last one of his excellent series of interviews with those involved in the 1987 FA Cup Final against Tottenham Hotspur some twenty five years ago today, Kilcline said: "I don't feel I was a leader, our team didn't have a specific leader, we had 15 leaders that season.

"If one player was having a problem, somebody else would look after them, so I don't think there was one person that stood out as a leader.

"Trevor Peake was one of the most underrated players I have played with because he was a very, very good player and he needed to be a good player to play alongside me!

"We also had an understanding. I went up and tried to play football and he picked up the pieces.

"And when anyone else came into the team it just seemed to carry on and work really well.

"But I don't think 1987 was about leadership or camaraderie, it was just something that happened.

"We were 15 people, as the players and management, that were very lucky because we were together at the right time and in the right place and did the right thing."

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