S9E42B Brian Irvine Interview Part 2

Welcome to the second installment of the Scottish Football Forums interview with former Falkirk, Aberdeen, Dundee, Ross County and Scotland centre half Brian Irvine.

In the summer of 1995, Brian’s world came crashing down when he was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis. He talks openly about how he came through that shock, how he learned how to manage the condition and fight his way back into the first team. He then discusses the hurt at being released by Roy Aitken in 1997 and how that spurred him onto have two impressive seasons with Dundee, including scoring in a Dundee Derby at Tannadice.

Brian ended his career with four years at Ross County under Neale Cooper then Alex Smith before going into coaching and management. He speaks about the difficulties of his job with Elgin and coaching abroad. We round off the interview with a few quick-fire questions, including who the funniest personalities in the Aberdeen changing room were and why Eoin Jess left a pair of predators underneath his dressing room peg.

We thank Brian for giving his time and hope you enjoy the second part of this interview.

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