An Irishman Abroad

Kevin Doyle: Episode 286

March 9, 2019

Kevin Doyle scored hundreds of goals at the highest level before his career was cut short through injury. Kevin explains his journey from the League of Ireland to the Premier League and to the MLS.

Kevin speaks frankly about the relief he feels having dodged the social media demands that modern players live with (4:00), how there is always a negative player in every dressing room (14:00) and why the League of Ireland was the secret to his remarkable start for Reading (30:00).

From his fear of playing in England (23:00) to why he hated playing against Rio Ferdinand (1:02:00), how players are often treated like schoolchildren (59:00) and a fascinating discussion about whether or not heading should be banned from football (Patreon Extended Cut Only) and much, more, this is a thoroughly enjoyable conversation with a true legend of Irish football.

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