Tuesday 23 October 2018

The game is up: Roy Keane and the same old story

It's taken a long time, but Frank Coughlan has finally seen the common denominator in a long line of sagas involving his fellow Corkman

Almost a perfect day: When Roy barely acknowledged boss Mick McCarthy after the Netherlands game in 2001
Almost a perfect day: When Roy barely acknowledged boss Mick McCarthy after the Netherlands game in 2001

Hands up, who's heartily sick of the man? That many. Well, if I wasn't drumming my fingers along a keyboard, mine would be up to.

That's not to say the Roy Keane's latest antler-wrestle with reason isn't fascinating in its own right. In the way you couldn't help rubberneck as you pass-by a car wreck.

But most of us have had enough of him as a character of any real interest. This man we've long had down as a mystery wrapped in an enigma is neither.

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