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Tag Archives: Roy Keane

Understanding Roy Keane When You Never Got To See Him Play

Posted on by Michael Schwartz
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Whenever Roy Keane speaks, the world seems to stop and take notice. For a figure who is disregarded by many as a rash instigator, his opinion matters. Yet, unlike experienced reporters or long-time supporters who witnessed and maybe even grew … Continue reading

Serializations Clouding The Bigger Picture With Soccer Autobiographies

Posted on by Thariq Amir
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Currently, in the United Kingdom the serialization of a top sporting figure’s autobiography is gripping the media and the sporting world. It has drawn responses from all quarters and no one involved comes out of this sorry saga looking terribly … Continue reading

Hey New York Times, Here Are Soccer’s Most Authentic People

Posted on by Robert Hay
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On Tuesday morning, The New York Times took over as the PR firm of New York City FC and wrote a puff piece on their most recognizable names, Frank Lampard and David Villa. The piece was primarily about the system of … Continue reading

The Best Manchester United Captains Have Always Had A Pact With The Devil

Posted on by Søren Frank
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People, especially soccer fans and soccer journalists, do have a short memory. We are reminded of this only too often. One of the latest discussion points in the world of (English) soccer has been Louis van Gaal’s appointment of Wayne … Continue reading

It’s Time For Manchester United To Start To ‘Hate’ Losing Again

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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During the recent ITV special Keane & Vieira: The Best of Enemies, former Manchester United captain Roy Keane gave his insight into his pre-match mental preparations: “On [game day], particularly the parts of my body which had been previously injured, … Continue reading

Why Luis Suárez is The Roy Keane of Liverpool

Posted on by Peter Quinn
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In some Manchester United circles, it might be blasphemous to say one of their players shares the same characteristics as a Liverpool player. Especially when the Liverpool player is the “evil” Luis Suárez. On the other hand, Liverpool supporters might … Continue reading

Why Nobody Wins In The Football Manager Sack Race

Posted on by Kristian Downer

  The last month and halfway point of the season has seen the start of the managerial silly season where managers feel about as safe as one of the main characters in a Final Destination film.   There have been … Continue reading

Five Things Not To Buy A Football Fan For Christmas

Posted on by Paul Bestall

So the clock ticks ever closer to the season of goodwill and as a self confessed lover of Christmas, a word of warning for fellow football fans hoping to receive that special something in their Christmas stocking or under the … Continue reading

Can Ipswich Town’s Carling Cup Run Save Roy Keane?

Posted on by Kristian Downer

Last night Ipswich Town defeated Premiership side West Bromwich Albion by a solitary Grant Leadbitter goal, to secure a place in the last four of the Carling Cup.
The only team in the Championship remaining in the competition, this is a welcome boost for a team that is struggling for form and still reeling from a rout in the East Anglian derby last Sunday. Continue reading

Where Now For Steve Bruce And Sunderland?

Posted on by Paul Bestall

14 games without a Premiership win would be worrying for several sides, but when you’ve spent the best part of £50 million to improve the team, 4 months without a win is disastrous. When Bruce took the reigns at the … Continue reading

The Premiership Team Of The Decade

Posted on by Paul Bestall

This decade has seen the Premiership continue to grow and attract some of the worlds greatest players throughout the last ten years. By continuing to attract some of the biggest stars in the world, only La Liga can truly consider … Continue reading

Roy Keane’s team record overdue victory: how important has Reading V Ipswich become?

Posted on by Rob McCluskey

Anybody could tell you that Ipswich Town’s 1-0 victory over fellow strugglers Derby on Saturday was a vital result. Defeat or another draw from the team and the alarm bells may of been ringing frantically at Portman Road, but 15 … Continue reading

Can Anderson Be the Key?

Posted on by David Schiavone

Cast your mind back to May 2009, Manchester United were comprehensively and soundly trounced in Rome by a magical Barcelona side, inspired by Xavi and Iniesta. For many, the lack of quality in the centre of the park was plain … Continue reading

Sunderland Need To Move Quickly But Realistically

Posted on by Paul Bestall

The only thing that surprised me about Ricky Sbragia’s resignation was the timing of it, coming just 20 or 30 minutes after the final whistle. It was odd to watch Niall Quinn speaking about his manager not wanting to take … Continue reading

Premiership Final Day Preview

Posted on by Paul Bestall

So, how’s your nerves? Sky Sports News have today been running an article about stress relief for fans for Sunday. Tips included having a hot bath, avoiding alcohol and meditating to stay relaxed in the build up to the final … Continue reading

Without Keane, Sunderland Flirt With Relegation

Posted on by Ethan Armstrong

Is Roy Keane smirking right now? Is he rolling his eyes? Both? For two years Sunderland was Roy Keane’s baby. He took the struggling side, nurtured it back to health and delivered it from the relegation zone of the Championship … Continue reading

Sunderland Keep Slipping Under Sbragia

Posted on by Paul Bestall

When Roy Keane walked out of the Stadium of Light back in December, they had 15 points from 15 games. He’d become exasperated as his expensively recruited side simply hadn’t gelled as quickly as he’d hoped and felt he couldn’t … Continue reading