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EURO 2016

When Irish Eyes Are Crying: Roy Keane Gets Tearful As Boys In Green Secure Memorable Win v Italy (Video)

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A magnificent performance from the Republic of Ireland against Italy on Wednesday night saw the Boys in Green book their place in the last 16, courtesy of a creditable four point from a nightmare Group E.

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With Italy already through, manager Antonio Conte made eight changes to his starting line-up, but the Irish still produced a superb, forward-thinking display which deserved the win.

Euro 2016: Roy Keane Floors Ireland Coach With Devastatingly Simple Training Ground Prank (Video)

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While not a name you'd immediately associate with japery and/or basic human happiness, Roy Keane still demonstrated that he's as up for the craic of anybody with a classic training ground wheeze earlier in the week.

With fellow Republic of Ireland coachSeamus McDonagh lining up a shot, Keane hit him with a timeless schoolboy prank that left poor old Seamus on his arse and everybody else in hysterics.

Video: Roy Keane mocks managers and players for feigning injury

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Roy Keane finds it ironic how players get ruled out for 10-14 days by clubs at the time of international games. https://t.co/Moifphyh0K — RTÉ Soccer...

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Ibrahimovic keeps Man Utd waiting

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Paris (AFP) Sweden captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic on Sunday said Manchester United fans will have to wait a little longer before finding out if he will be at Old Trafford next season.

"For me in Manchester, there is nothing to say. I feel happy for the moment what future there will be you will see soon," Ibrahimovic, who is out of contract at Paris Saint-Germain, told a press conference ahead of Sweden's Euro 2016 clash with the Republic of Ireland on Monday.

Ibrahimovic keeps Man Utd waiting

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Paris (AFP) Sweden captain Zlatan Ibrahimovic on Sunday said Manchester United fans will have to wait a little longer before finding out if he will be at Old Trafford next season.

"For me in Manchester, there is nothing to say. I feel happy for the moment what future there will be you will see soon," Ibrahimovic, who is out of contract at Paris Saint-Germain, told a press conference ahead of Sweden's Euro 2016 clash with the Republic of Ireland on Monday.

Manchester United should sign Ibrahimovic, says club legend Roy Keane

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Manchester United legend and former midfielder Roy Keane has insisted that Swedish centre forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic can be a great signing for the Red Devils this summer.

Ibrahimovic has already confirmed his departure from Paris Saint-Germain is expected to join Man United after concluding his national team’s participation in the Euro 2016 in France.

Roy Keane: Jose Mourinho ‘irritating’ but the right man for Manchester United

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Roy Keane: Jose Mourinho ‘irritating' but the right man for Manchester United

Roy Keane believes that Jose Mourinho is the right man to lead Manchester United, although he did label the Portuguese as "irritating."

Mourinho was named as Louis van Gaal's successor at Man United on Friday, a decision which divided those associated with the club.

The Next King of Scotland? Assessing 8 candidates to be the next Celtic manager

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United play like a ‘bunch of strangers put together’

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Roy Keane admitted being saddened by Manchester United's current demise and claimed the players aren't coping with the pressure that comes with playing for the club.

United were knocked out of the Europa League by Liverpool on Thursday night, yet another blow in what has become a dismal season for Louis Van Gaal's side and Keane said United's fall from grace was astonishing.

“I’d walk to Manchester for the United job!”

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For years, Manchester United fans were desperate to see Gennaro Gattuso sign for our club. Having lost Roy Keane, this fiery Italian seen liked a perfect replacement.

As it is, we've never replaced Keane, and Gattuso spent 13 years at AC Milan, before joining Swiss side Sion when he was released.

DANIEL TAYLOR ON… The truth about Fergie’s ‘hairdryer’, Roy Keane crying and Moyes’ fear of Old Trafford,

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To mark the 10th anniversary of RoM, there will be several articles remembering some of the best moments for Manchester United fans over the past decade. Daniel Taylor, Chief football writer for The Guardian, who has just won journalist of the year and brought out the excellent book I Believe In Miracles, has shared some memories from the past decade from reporting on United.

Keane: I can’t understand why United fans were booing

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Despite poor form for months, with Manchester United playing dreadfully boring football, the fans stuck behind the team. However, the 1-0 home defeat against Southampton was the straw that broke the camels back, with the boos ringing around the stadium at full-time.

In the three games that have followed, United have played much more attack-minded football, but Roy Keane has been critical of the supporters who booed.

GNev becomes 29th former Fergie player to become a manager

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Gary Neville has become 29th former Manchester United player to play for Sir Alex Ferguson to become a manager.

Viv Anderson, Michael Appleton, Henning Berg, Clayton Blackmore, Laurent Blanc, Steve Bruce, Chris Casper, Peter Davenport, Simon Davies, Darren Ferguson, Ryan Giggs, David Healy, Gabriel Heinze, Mark Hughes, Paul Ince, Andrei Kanchelskis, Roy Keane, Henrik Larsson, Gary Neville, Paul Parker, Mike Phelan, Bryan Robson, Mark Robins, Teddy Sheringham, Ole Gunnar Solskjaer, Frank Stapleton, Gordon Strachan, Chris Turner, Neil Webb.

Roy Keane faces WWE ‘battering’ after slamming Man Utd skipper Wayne Rooney

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If Roy Keane's looking for a piece, I'll batter him too. https://t.co/aMppceCKnU — Stu Bennett (@WadeBarrett) November 25, 2015 Roy Keane...

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Keane blasts “awful” Rooney

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Roy Keane has branded Wayne Rooney as "awful" and said the Manchester United striker should take a long look at himself after his side failed to score against PSV Eindhoven on Wednesday night.

United's 0-0 draw against the Dutch champions has seriously jeopardised their chances of reaching the knockout stages of the Champions League as they will need to beat Wolfsburg away in their final group game in two weeks to go through, as PSV are expected to beat CSKA Moscow at home.

‘Rockmount,’ the short-film about Roy Keane’s youth career is a must-see

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Rockmount is a brilliant short film about Roy Keane's youth career in Ireland and how he starts out on the road to success that led him to Manchester United and his national team.

The 11-year-old Roy Keane, played by actor Craig Keane Harrington, started his career at Rockmount, the club in Cork that helped him on his way to a professional career with Nottingham Forest and Brian Clough.

‘Rockmount,’ the short-film about Roy Keane’s youth career is a must-see

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Rockmount is a brilliant short film about Roy Keane's youth career in Ireland and how he starts out on the road to success that led him to Manchester United and his national team.

The 11-year-old Roy Keane, played by actor Craig Keane Harrington, started his career at Rockmount, the club in Cork that helped him on his way to a professional career with Nottingham Forest and Brian Clough.

Pique: I was happy at United

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Gerard Pique has reflected on his time at Manchester United, when he barely played thanks to the form and fitness of Nemanja Vidic and Rio Ferdinand.

When I was there Ruud Van Nistelrooy, Cristiano Ronaldo, Giggs, Scholes, Roy Keane. We won the Champions League in 2008. We won the league.

Top 5 Roy Keane Rants: Cutting Quips And Caustic Criticism

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Uncompromising on and off the pitch, Roy Keane has never been a man afraid to voice an opinion.

On the 15th anniversary of his famous "prawn sandwich brigade" rant, here are five other classic examples of Keane giving to someone straight...

1. "Stick it up your bollocks"

Came during a belter of a row with Republic of Ireland manager Mick McCarthy over what Keane insisted tothe Irish Times was a lack of preparation for the 2002 World Cup, an interview that included the modern management classic "Fail to prepare, prepare to fail".

On This Day In 2000: Roy Keane Adds ‘Prawn Sandwich Brigade’ To The Great Footballing Lexicon

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Sometimes a particular turn of phrase catches the imagination and instantly becomes part of the language landscape for years to come.

Such is the case with football's "Prawn Sandwich Brigade", a scathing phrase coinedby Roy Keane in one of his more famous stinging grumbles.

Head-over-heels in love

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You never know quite what to expect from a new signing and, while Anthony Martial has been hogging the limelight, endearing himself to Manchester United fans with his rampant form and blowing our expectations of him clean out of the water, it is another of the summer acquisitions with whom many of us have already fallen head-over-heels in love.

Heroes

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People love a hero. Throughout history, we have put various figures on pedestals. We have erected statues of warriors of old, gathered in our thousands to watch great musicians perform their art, created fantastical worlds of men and women who possess wondrous superpowers. As for football, the innumerable heroes it continually unearths is one of the many things that lead us to fall in love with the beautiful game.

Sir Alex Ferguson admits approach to discipline could have cost him titles at Manchester United

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Sir Alex Ferguson admits his tough approach to discipline could have cost him Premier League titles during his time at Manchester United.

Ferguson, who won 13 league titles at United, had a number of high-profile bust-ups with some of the best players in the world during his 27-year tenure at Old Trafford.

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O’Neill and Keane to lead Ireland into 2018 World Cup qualifiers

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Dublin (AFP) Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill and assistant Roy Keane have extended their contracts by two years in a move that will see them lead the team into a qualifying campaign for the 2018 World Cup.

The duo, together with backroom staff Steve Guppy, Seamus McDonagh and Steve Walford, will remain in post after guiding the Republic to the Euro 2016 finals in France.

O’Neill and Keane to lead Ireland into 2018 World Cup qualifiers

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Dublin (AFP) Republic of Ireland manager Martin O'Neill and assistant Roy Keane have extended their contracts by two years in a move that will see them lead the team into a qualifying campaign for the 2018 World Cup.

The duo, together with backroom staff Steve Guppy, Seamus McDonagh and Steve Walford, will remain in post after guiding the Republic to the Euro 2016 finals in France.

Robbie Keane

Keane slams players over Belarus performance

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Cork (Ireland) (AFP) Roy Keane said on Wednesday he felt like killing some of the Republic of Ireland players who played in Tuesday's Euro 2016 warm-up defeat by Belarus.

However, the plain-speaking 44-year-old assistant coach who infamously was sent home before the 2002 World Cup finals after a blazing row with then-coach Mick McCarthy told Irish media he had calmed down a bit the morning after the 2-1 loss.

Keane slams players over Belarus performance

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Cork (Ireland) (AFP) Roy Keane said on Wednesday he felt like killing some of the Republic of Ireland players who played in Tuesday's Euro 2016 warm-up defeat by Belarus.

However, the plain-speaking 44-year-old assistant coach who infamously was sent home before the 2002 World Cup finals after a blazing row with then-coach Mick McCarthy told Irish media he had calmed down a bit the morning after the 2-1 loss.

Keane, McCarthy included in Ireland Euro 2016 squad

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Cork (Ireland) (AFP) The Republic of Ireland's record goalscorer Robbie Keane made the final 23-man squad for the Euro 2016 named by manager Martin O'Neill on Tuesday after the team's 2-1 friendly defeat to Belarus in Cork.

The LA Galaxy striker's place appeared to be under threat after suffering a calf problem, but he was named alongside fellow forwards Shane Long and Daryl Murphy.

Keane, McCarthy included in Ireland Euro 2016 squad

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Cork (Ireland) (AFP) The Republic of Ireland's record goalscorer Robbie Keane made the final 23-man squad for the Euro 2016 named by manager Martin O'Neill on Tuesday after the team's 2-1 friendly defeat to Belarus in Cork.

The LA Galaxy striker's place appeared to be under threat after suffering a calf problem, but he was named alongside fellow forwards Shane Long and Daryl Murphy.

Roy Keane: ‘Unless Robbie Keane Is Breastfeeding His New Baby, He’ll Be Playing Against Germany’

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Assistant manager Roy Keane was in trademark terse form during his pitch-side Republic of Ireland press conference earlier, answering questions over Robbie Keane's availability for the upcoming Euro 2016 qualifiers against Germany and Poland.

Keane and his wife Claudine have just welcomed their second child into the world on Monday night, so naturally the media assumed that paternity leave might rule the LA Galaxy striker out of the double-header.

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OPINION: What do you think of Roy Keane's views on Eden Hazard?

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Roy Keane is making headlines once again with his outspoken view, this time on Eden Hazard. I just wanted to gauge the opinions of Chelsea fans reading this post as to whether you agree or not.

Eden Hazard hasn't been anything like the player he became last season which can be said of plenty of the Chelsea players, but Eden Hazard was a vital part of our success with his performances, his goals but most importantly his influence.

Chelsea: Roy Keane Reveals Just How He’d Deal With ‘Spoilt Child’ Eden Hazard – No Prizes For Guessing…

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Roy Keane has revealed the precise manner in which he'd deal with Eden Hazard were he playing alongside him at Chelsea, and it shouldn't come as much of a surprise to anybody familiar with the former Manchester United midfielder's ways and means.

Keane went in hard on Hazard while discussing his questionable commitment to the cause this after the Belgian winger had openly stated he'd be keen on a move to PSG the very day before his current club took on the French giants in the Champions League on Tuesday night.

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Where have all the personalities in English football gone?

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One of the most enjoyable things about listening to former players and managers talk is the stories about characters they've worked with in years gone by.

The quirks of iconic coaches such as Bob Paisley, Brian Clough, Bill Shankly and Sir Alex Ferguson, and perhaps how players like Paul Gascoigne, George Best, Roy Keane, Vinnie Jones et al were around the dressing room.

Where have all the personalities in English football gone?

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One of the most enjoyable things about listening to former players and managers talk is the stories about characters they've worked with in years gone by.

The quirks of iconic coaches such as Bob Paisley, Brian Clough, Bill Shankly and Sir Alex Ferguson, and perhaps how players like Paul Gascoigne, George Best, Roy Keane, Vinnie Jones et al were around the dressing room.

Roy Keane calls Arsenal weak, soft and lacking leaders after Olympiacos loss

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Former Manchester United captain Roy Keane has launched another stinging attack on Arsenal, describing them as "weak," "soft" and "lacking winners."

The Gunners are staring at elimination from the Champions League group stages after losing both of their opening two matches. Arsenal went down 2-1 to Dynamo Zagreb in their first game before losing 3-2 at home to Olympiacos on Tuesday night.

Roy Keane calls Arsenal weak, soft and lacking leaders after Olympiacos loss

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Former Manchester United captain Roy Keane has launched another stinging attack on Arsenal, describing them as "weak," "soft" and "lacking winners."

The Gunners are staring at elimination from the Champions League group stages after losing both of their opening two matches. Arsenal went down 2-1 to Dynamo Zagreb in their first game before losing 3-2 at home to Olympiacos on Tuesday night.

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TOP FIVE Moments of Glorious Nostalgia for Manchester United Fans of a Certain age

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Normally here at TOP FIVE Towers we take our responsibilities very seriously. We pick a theme and stick to it, occasionally tweaking it to serve our purposes, but generally being committed to the core principle of the listicle.

Not this month. This month it's different. United are rubbish and are drowning in a sea of negativity and overly positionally disciplined football—except against Wolfsburg when that discipline might have come in handy.

Gerrard: Keane was better than me and every other midfielder

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In a Q&A with a newspaper, Steven Gerrard was asked to rank himself amongst Roy Keane, Frank Lampard, Paul Scholes and Patrick Vieira.

Gerrard put Keane at the top of the list but then struggled to put the others in order.

"Keane No 1," he said. "The rest? They're all different. Frank's the best goalscoring midfielder, Scholes the best footballer, Vieira the most difficult opponent.

Shit Lookalikes: Roy Keane & ‘Portrait Of A Gentleman In Fur’ By 16th Century Italian Artist Paolo Veronese

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Santa Maria! The image of his bearded holiness Roy Keane has been spotted in an art gallery in Florence, specifically in the painting "Portrait of a Gentleman in a Fur" by 16th century Italian artistPaolo Veronese...

Posing in a coat made from the hide of his latest kill.

The guy on the right, that is.

Schneiderlin: “I want to be like Keane”

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Morgan Schneiderlin said he aims to emulate Roy Keane and become as a pivotal a figure for the club as the Irishman was during his 12-season spell at Old Trafford.

Schneiderlin, signed from Southampton for £25m earlier this summer, has been one of United's best players in their first three games of the season, displaying the kind of form that has seen going from League One to become a France international.