Saturday December 14, 2019

Irish football’s great joyless journey to nowhere

Reports of Roy Keane’s rows with players and recent dismal match performances have laid the unedifying spectacle that is football in Ireland all too bare

16th September, 2018
‘Maybe Roy Keane is dragging Ireland down, but Ireland dragged him down too’ Pic: Getty

Remember a time when Roy Keane was an international man of mystery? A nation held its breath around what he’d say. And when he’d say it, it was analysed and psycho-analysed until threadbare and raw. Once a journalist was told by his editor to go ring on his doorbell, and when replying that he’d merely be told to go away at best, the retort was that that in itself would be very interesting....

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