The Foxes Trust was contacted by Aalborg fan Jan Drilling, following the signing of Jimmy Nielsen last week, in which he outlined Jimmy’s skills stating “He is among the absolute best in one-on-one situations, and he is the best goalkeeper in the Danish league at penalties. That is a fact well documented in statistics, he is remarkably quick on the line”
Following further communication with Jan, the Trust has now received an article from John Laden who was co-writer of the book about Jimmy Nielson (1000 On Red) and works for Aalborg, here is John’s article
Dear fans of Leicester City
You have got yourself a new goalkeeper, and as I understand, you are not too happy*. Jimmy Nielsen is a gambler, and that seems to bother some of you guys.
You are right, and you are not. Jimmy was a gambler, but he is not anymore. In his book 1000 On Red he tells about a gamblers nightmare, but he also tells the story about getting out of his gambling life, and paying everybody every penny they had put into him.
But who is Jimmy Nielsen. First of all he is tremendous goalkeeper. In his youngest years he was called the new Schmeichel, and he has the talent, that’s for sure. But he has not fully lived up to Peter Schmeichel on the pitch. If he had, he would be playing for Chelsea or Manchester United today, but anyways he is a very fine and experienced stopper. He is best on the line. In Denmark strikers hate to be alone with Jimmy. He beats them time after time. He is scaring on penalties. Many times he has saved his team by saving penalties in his almost 11 years on the best team in Denmark, Aalborg BK…..