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‘I had no idea where it was’ – Alan Brazil’s funny story about going on trial for Ipswich Town as a teenager


Nov. 19, 2020

Alan Brazil has revealed he did not know where Ipswich Town was before joining them as a teenager.
The talkSPORT host impressed a scout and was offered a trial at the now League One club.
But the former Scotland striker would have needed help getting there!
He told Thursday’s Sports Breakfast : “I was 15 and I always remember the wee scout, a lovely guy called George Finlay, standing in the pouring rain with his duffle coat.
“He said, ‘son, I’ve been watching you for plenty of games and I think you’ve got a chance, would you like to come down to Ipswich on trial?’ I went, ‘yep, where’s Ipswich?’
“I had no idea where it was!”
Brazil won a UEFA Cup and an FA Cup during a successful seven-year spell at Ipswich.
He scored 70 goals in 154 league matches for the Tractor Boys, before joining Tottenham in 1983.
Brazil went on to have spells with Manchester United , Coventry and Queens Park Rangers, along with stints abroad in Australia and Switzerland.
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