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Trainspotting author acclaims his idol - his accountant

Tribute for accountant and former Hibs player who died last week

Irvine Welsh, the writer of cult novel Trainspotting, has paid tribute to his
accountant calling the man his idol.

Alan Gordon, who died last week of cancer aged 65, was also a former
professional footballer with Hibernian, the team Welsh has supported all his
life.

In an interview for the
Scotsman
Welsh said: “Alan was a wonderful player, a wonderful man and he was my
accountant for 17 years, during which time he was with me every step of the way
as my career developed, and he kept me on track through some turbulent times
with his sound advice.

“He became a close personal friend and I loved going out for a meal with him.
Obviously, we talked a lot about his football experiences, but that was only one
aspect of his character. He was a very intelligent and well-read guy and the
conversation meandered over everything, although it always came back to Hibs.”

Welsh added Gordon was “my friend, my idol – and my accountant.”

Gordon played for Hibs in the 70s but had spells at Dundee and Dundee Utd.

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