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Brazil Announces Semi-Retirement
Sunday, 15th Mar 2020 15:57

Former Blues striker Alan Brazil has announced his “semi-retirement” from his role on talkSPORT’s breakfast show.

Brazil, 60, who has been with the station since it was launched in 2000, is to switch to two days a week.

"After 20 years of early-morning starts, Monday to Friday, that's me entering into semi-retirement with talkSPORT,” he told the Sunday Post.

“From this week, I'll only be assaulting the airwaves on Thursdays and Fridays.

"But I'll still be hurting your eardrums in the build-up to the weekend football action - whenever it restarts - and around even more when the big events come along.”

Laura Woods is expected to be Brazil’s permanent replacement on the Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday breakfast shows having previously deputised.

Brazil made 195 starts and 15 sub appearances for the Blues, scoring 80 times, between 1978 and 1983 having come through the youth system and was a member of the side which won the UEFA Cup in 1981.

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66notout added 16:07 - Mar 15
I wonder if it’s his decision or if it was suggested by the TalkSPORT hierarchy. He’s a bit of a dinosaur who can’t or won’t move with the times. Great player, mind.

ernie added 16:12 - Mar 15
He's decided to concentrate full time on his drinking

chopra777 added 16:15 - Mar 15
A great player for us, but not the best radio presenter, his guests always took the limelight. He was entertaining on talk sport because he could never pronounce foreign sportsperson's names and used to talk about his drinking conquests. But at least Laura Woods is somewhat more attractive.

brassy added 16:16 - Mar 15
great great player for town,ps if you cant say something good don't bother.

Kirbmeister added 16:34 - Mar 15
Not the best radio presenter. Of course not - only lasted 20 years. And a dinosaur? Still a bit richer that you 66notout. Good Luck Alan what an absolute town legend.

Azzuromark added 16:44 - Mar 15
Totally agree Brassy, if you can't say anything nice, then don't say anything at all. Sadly i expected a few negative comments before i even scrolled down.
A great player, and someone who has an established career in broadcasting. I think the fact he has been doing it for 20 or so years, is the best yardstick to measure just how successful he has been! Rather than making snide comments about his broadcasting style or personal issues.
Well done Alan Brazil i say.

algarvefan added 16:46 - Mar 15
I agree with brassy, the guy was a legend for us and the scorer of some great goals, you don't bad mouth your own when they have done nothing wrong.
All the best Alan, enjoy your lie ins and thanks for the great memories.

itfcbam added 17:04 - Mar 15
Why be surprised, many on here are only happy thinking they are being funny slagging people off. Alan has been a legend both on the pitch and airwaves and deserves his semi retirement.

Kirbmeister added 17:10 - Mar 15
they can’t slag off the team for a month (though will clearly be longer) so anything else will do.

muhrensleftfoot added 17:11 - Mar 15
Total legend. I remember the game v Southampton on the 80's. Mariner was injured so Mich d'Avray played. I thought we'd lose to a great Southampton team with veteran Alan Ball plus Keegan and Mick Channon. How wrong I was as Brazil scored all 5 Ipswich goals. Oh TWTD.

marco5113 added 17:15 - Mar 15
Big likeable character

Radlett_blue added 17:22 - Mar 15
Could we not have posted a more recent picture of Alan Brazil than one from 40 years ago?

LWNR2013 added 17:28 - Mar 15
40 years...........seems like only yesterday. What was his club called down by The Falcon?

1psw1ch added 17:43 - Mar 15
I'll never forget his commentery in the play off final,,, he was stoked everytime we scored.. Ah well best of luck to him... Once a blue always a blue

RobITFC added 17:46 - Mar 15
Saw the headline and thought "Surely he is not still playing"

atty added 17:53 - Mar 15
Great player for and a great radio host. Someone mentioned that guests stole the limelight. That’s what a host is meant to do. Great banter as well as good knowledge of the game, especially with Ally there. Brilliant combo. 20 years.Thats some achievement. I’ll still tune in on Thursdays and Fridays,not so sure about the rest of the week.Laura OK, likes her sport, is quite knowledgeable,and very pleasant but gets a bit girly at times, which doesn’t work for me I’m afraid. Be interesting to see the listening figures.

bazgammon added 18:07 - Mar 15
he's been on that gravy train for years, always pulling sickies. Talksport is terrible, especially Adrian Durham and Jim White. Danny Kelly is only one worth listening to.

blues1 added 18:14 - Mar 15
What I'd like to know is why Chopra thinks Laura being more attractive is relevant, with this being a radio show?

Northstandveteran added 18:17 - Mar 15

I remember the headline in the paper.

'Brazil goes nuts!'

herfie added 18:35 - Mar 15
One of the then big characters, on and off the pitch. Never dull when AB was around! What price a few more ‘big characters’ among today’s crop?

Enjoy your life after 60 - loads to see and do!

midastouch added 18:37 - Mar 15
When Alan Brazil was in our team we looked as good as Brazil! I find all the adverts hard work on TalkSport but I have listened to Brazil a fair bit down the years (although not so much for a while) and certainly enjoyed his show whenever I tuned in. With Adblockers easily available for YouTube it makes listening to live commercial radio (with the perpetual advert interruptions) less attractive.

bushhillblue added 19:29 - Mar 15
Dunno if I marked u down by mistake soz miss had a few beers in black adder his pub great host and newmarket races with him to lol memories ,,,

bushhillblue added 19:30 - Mar 15

r2d2 added 19:32 - Mar 15
Bet in his condition now he could still find the back of the net better than those league 1 strikers we have. What a legend. How far have we fallen. Evans you muppet.

heathen66 added 19:37 - Mar 15
Term used far too often but not this time...LEGEND !!!

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