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As the years pass, we have to accept Roy Keane is more normal than we thought

Daniel McDonnell


There will always be an audience for his views but Roy Keane’s remarkable presence now comes with unremarkable opinions

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Roy Keane is increasingly on the outside looking in when it comes to top-level football. Photo: David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile

Roy Keane is increasingly on the outside looking in when it comes to top-level football. Photo: David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile

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Roy Keane is increasingly on the outside looking in when it comes to top-level football. Photo: David Fitzgerald/Sportsfile

In the game of declaring Roy Keane opinions, we have likely gone beyond the point of no return.

The post-Saipan generation may be reaching their own conclusions, yet they've likely grown up listening to their elders asserting their stance.

There's a recurring routine when Keane does an interview similar to his two-parter with the Sunday Independent. Comment camps split into familiar categories. We find the hardcore backers who relish and hang on every word, and if they are from Cork or big Manchester United fans then that is purely a coincidence.