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Irish League Lives: Roddy Collins on the highs and lows at Crusaders and long-lasting friendships made on car journeys!

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Crusaders legend Roddy Collins

Crusaders legend Roddy Collins

Crusaders legend Roddy Collins

Colourful, charismatic and controversial. Roddy Collins may have enjoyed a stellar football journey as player and manager, but he admits his heart still beats that little bit faster when he walks down the Shore Road.

The Irish League has attracted some big characters down the years, but few of them come close to matching the antics of the jovial Dubliner, who was one of the game's most outspoken and recognisable figures.

Collins has been involved with that many clubs he makes a mockery of the Jack Nicklaus golf gag. And when he went into management, he just kept racking up the miles. He even touched for what he describes as a 'Carlsberg job' when appointed boss of Maltese outfit Floriana back in 2009.


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