Saturday 24 February 2018

Fresh analysis needed to bring the game on

* I was lucky enough to see the two sides of how football should be played. Liam Brady, will-o'-the-wisp class, and Roy Keane, granite personified. Both midfield generals, both among the best Ireland ever produced and both played with top teams. Interesting then that Brady would charge Keane over "his judgment with players" saying "people say he has got great knowledge... why then did he not make it in the managerial sphere?". Pot calling kettle black there, methinks.

Roy Keane got the same gig that Brady got with Trapattoni, but Brady seems to have forgotten his own managerial tenure at Celtic from 1991-1993. That team failed to reach a final under his leadership.

Whilst Keane took a foot-of-the-table Sunderland from League One to the Premiership and kept them there, his successor at Ipswich, who happens to be his former bete noir, hasn't exactly pulled up any trees there either. Brady wasn't a complete failure at Celtic as manager and in his judgment of players. Roy Keane managed at a level Brady didn't. His was a mixed bag, but a bag that Liam doesn't possess.

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