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Niall McCaughan is joined in the Football Hour studio by former Portsmouth and Republic of Ireland defender Eoin Hand.
Hand, who played nearly 300 times for Portsmouth across two spells between 1968-1979, talks about his life as a Pompey player, how the Republic of Ireland were cheated out of World Cup qualification in 1984 under his tenure as manager, and the time he feared for his life when playing in the blue of Portsmouth.
Eoin also shares some eye-opening stories about his time in South Africa post-apartheid, including when he was attacked in a bar in Johannesburg.
These stories and more can be found in Eoin's book - 'First hand - My Life and Irish Football' - which is available now.
First Broadcast 1800, 23 November 2017, 93.7 Express FM
Prod. Niall McCaughan
Special thanks to Eoin Hand, Colin Farmery