Still surprised to see him at Ipswich. It looks like the Clough theory of needing total control with everyone totally reliant on you-as-messiah (not a bad thing necessarily, it's served O'Neill fine)
― Ismael Klata, Friday, 24 April 2009 12:29 (4 years ago) Permalink
except haven't they been taken over by a gajillionaire or something. agree that the manager as dictator can work fine, as long as he can delegate where he's not competent- keane's transfer record is as patchy as anybody's at premier league level.
― Old Big 'OOS (AKA the Cupwinner) (darraghmac), Friday, 24 April 2009 12:36 (4 years ago) Permalink
x-post Big Cas not actually Irish, at all. Not even the legal Irish connections to play for Ireland.
― Local Garda, Friday, 24 April 2009 10:46 (1 hour ago) Permalink
is this true? he says in his autobiography that he wasn't really entitled to play for Ireland, because his mother was adopted and not a blood relative of his irish grandfather. but elsewhere I've read that's not correct - an adoption is as good as a blood relation as far as the regs are concerned.
― joe, Friday, 24 April 2009 12:37 (4 years ago) Permalink
as far as regs or concerned, but in terms of assuming the wifebeatery we'll need a certificate of blood.
also- would be extremely surprised if adoption allowed you to play under fifia regs under any circumstances, probably very tightly worded, that one.
― Old Big 'OOS (AKA the Cupwinner) (darraghmac), Friday, 24 April 2009 12:38 (4 years ago) Permalink
he wasn't adopted, his mum was which made her an irish citizen.
― joe, Friday, 24 April 2009 12:41 (4 years ago) Permalink
but doesn't give him the wifebeating gene, crucially.
― Old Big 'OOS (AKA the Cupwinner) (darraghmac), Friday, 24 April 2009 13:14 (4 years ago) Permalink
Keane admits he cannot foresee a time when he and Ferguson enjoy a healthy relationship again.
“I wouldn’t have thought so, no,” Keane said. “He’s a busy man and I’m fairly busy."
― r|t|c, Tuesday, 8 May 2012 09:32 (1 year ago) Permalink
Gary Neville tells a story of texting Keane with his new mobile number, and receiving a text straight back from him, which said: “So what.”
― maybe it's a Hartlepool scarf? (onimo), Monday, 6 August 2012 15:48 (9 months ago) Permalink
A photographer I worked with once asked Keane to growl in to the camera. “I’m a footballer, not a fucking actor,” he replied.
"You don’t contest football matches in a reasonable state of mind."
― maybe it's a Hartlepool scarf? (onimo), Monday, 6 August 2012 15:50 (9 months ago) Permalink
The small details mattered to Keane. On his first day of pre-season training with United in 1993 he ordered a taxi to drive to the Cliff training ground, and followed behind in his own car to guarantee he would not get lost.
Surely getting the taxi would have been a better call?
― Know how Roo feel (LocalGarda), Tuesday, 7 August 2012 09:48 (9 months ago) Permalink
In the summer of 1998, on the brink of his comeback, I spoke with Keane at the Cliff. He seemed like a man in a hurry, as though he wanted to make up for lost time.
Vintage deficit of self-awareness.
― Know how Roo feel (LocalGarda), Tuesday, 7 August 2012 09:52 (9 months ago) Permalink
-xpost- Maybe Roy knew he'd be criticising the driving so much he wouldn't remember the route.
― Chewshabadoo, Tuesday, 7 August 2012 09:54 (9 months ago) Permalink
he didn't want to pay for a taxi back. money doesn't grow on trees fellas.
― pandemic, Tuesday, 7 August 2012 10:32 (9 months ago) Permalink
His property tax form just landed on my desk
― b'hurt's tauntin' (darraghmac), Tuesday, 29 January 2013 10:30 (3 months ago) Permalink
that was the trouble, everyone wanted something. even in ireland they had tried to charge me something they called "tax" on my earnings. "roy has money now, let's take him to the cleaners," they no doubt thought or said in their minds. it was bollocks. i phoned my accountant and he repeatedly tried to explain what tax was. fired.
― Ballboy to Afghanistan (LocalGarda), Tuesday, 29 January 2013 10:40 (3 months ago) Permalink