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1 minute ago, Graeme said:

I don't know much about him from his playing days, even his time in Scotland, but literally every quote I see from him, he comes across as a fucking horrible human being :lol: like the kinda guy nobody would want to be around.

Who, Roy Keane?  Yeah, he's a fuckin' miserable old cunt but a certain generation of narrow shouldered Fred Perry shirt wearing gel-heads like to wank themselves off over the idea that he was some kind of hardnut, instead of a profoundly insecure 5 foot Irishman.

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3 minutes ago, Graeme said:

I don't know much about him from his playing days, even his time in Scotland, but literally every quote I see from him, he comes across as a fucking horrible human being :lol: like the kinda guy nobody would want to be around.

He was great to have around as a midfield player. Fucking class. 

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4 hours ago, Len Cnut said:

Who, Roy Keane?  Yeah, he's a fuckin' miserable old cunt but a certain generation of narrow shouldered Fred Perry shirt wearing gel-heads like to wank themselves off over the idea that he was some kind of hardnut, instead of a profoundly insecure 5 foot Irishman.

I’d love to put him in a cage with Patrick Vierra. :lol: 

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7 hours ago, DieselDaisy said:

He conjured up the term, ''prawn sandwich brigade'', so deserves forever our gratitude.

I’m not sure that he did y’know, strictly speaking.  What he actually did was make some comment about how away fans were hardcore but the home fans sat their with their prawn sandwiches and didn’t know what was going on on the pitch, words to that effect.  The exact term ‘prawn sandwich brigade’ followed on from there.

8 hours ago, Dazey said:

I’d love to put him in a cage with Patrick Vierra. :lol: 

He’s great for a soundbyte or a youtube vid but you must admit he comes off an absolute cunt of a man.  Even his teammates don’t like him, every time he commentates with anyone they sort of tolerate him with a chuckle and a sigh and a roll of the eyes.  
 

‘doesn’t suffer fools gladly’, they often say that about people, don’t they?  When what they really want to say ‘extremely unpleasant person to be around’.   

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1 hour ago, Len Cnut said:

I’m not sure that he did y’know, strictly speaking.  What he actually did was make some comment about how away fans were hardcore but the home fans sat their with their prawn sandwiches and didn’t know what was going on on the pitch, words to that effect.  The exact term ‘prawn sandwich brigade’ followed on from there.

Bit Soul Monster-esque and pedantic of you! By not brigading these middle class supporters, we have denied Keane his terminology!

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2 hours ago, DieselDaisy said:

Bit Soul Monster-esque and pedantic of you! By not brigading these middle class supporters, we have denied Keane his terminology!

I weren’t tryna put you right or anything, just a passing observation when you said ‘conjured up the term’, I know that interview y’see and, thinking back, he never actually said it.  And good.  Fuck Keane.  My mind was permanently made up on him when he was asked to describe his feelings towards Arsenal and what he came up with was ‘hatred’.  

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8 minutes ago, Len Cnut said:

My mind was permanently made up on him when he was asked to describe his feelings towards Arsenal and what he came up with was ‘hatred’.  

Can't blame the guy for accurately describing his feelings :) You would probably give an equally dismissive and negative view, although likely longer, if you were to summarize what you think of Manchester United. And you are just a fan.

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Just now, SoulMonster said:

Can't blame the guy for accurately describing his feelings :)

I'm not taking it to a human rights tribuneral or anything, I'm just saying the feelings mutual.

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4 minutes ago, Len Cnut said:

I'm not taking it to a human rights tribuneral or anything, I'm just saying the feelings mutual.

He's definitely a miserable cunt, as I believe you described him. Something of a curmudgeon. I don't necessarily he is comfortable with himself, either. But hating Arsenal is par for the course and should be a requisite for playing at ManU, at least back in the 90s. I kind of miss that intense rivalry although I have nothing against Arsenal as a team these days.

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44 minutes ago, SoulMonster said:

He's definitely a miserable cunt, as I believe you described him. Something of a curmudgeon. I don't necessarily he is comfortable with himself, either. But hating Arsenal is par for the course and should be a requisite for playing at ManU, at least back in the 90s. I kind of miss that intense rivalry although I have nothing against Arsenal as a team these days.

Yeah, you got a point.  That sort of shit fuels a kind of intensity doesn't it?  Intensity, I hate that word as a character descriptor.  Along with 'doesn't suffer fools gladly' its another one of those things you often call someone who is a bit of a cunt or whoose behaviour is slightly cuntish.

But anyway, its all petty really, the older I get the less important it really all is to me but its like a reflex thing almost, old habits die hard and that.  I mean Keanes doin' alright, isn't he, in the house(s) that prawn sandwiches built, what do I look like a 37 yr old man still carrying these school yard grudges, like it actually matters to anyone.  Bit hypocritical of me too cuz I love Brian Clough and he had a similar acerbic-ness to him, though he carried a lot of charm too, which is missing from the likes of Keane and Fergie.  For as much as Cloughie could be a mean sod he also was incredibly likeable. 

The only United fella I can tolerate is Georgie Best, loved that bloke but its probably as much to do with what he represented than anything else (actually thats unfair, he was a fantastic player too)

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I rather like Keane but I like anyone who is un-pc like that, but am not immersed in the whole footballing thing, the thing with Arsenal. I just remember the whole 2002 World Cup saga, Keano walking his dog all the time. T' Mick Macarthey aye 'oop. 

I read a good quote by Best the other day: ''I spent a lot of money on booze, birds, and fast cars. The rest I just squandered''.

 

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George Best was a charismatic fellow. Everybody would like suck a larger than life character. But I like Keane, too, not personality-wise -- he's not the first player I would like to have a beer with -- but for the role he filled on the field and in the dressing room. We needed a cunt on the team. I think every team needs someone to make everybody else go the extra mile, especially these days when most players are at a club because of the salary and not a love for the club. These days I feel more pity for him, really, because that cuntish personality doesn't work so well in real life.

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15 minutes ago, DieselDaisy said:

I rather like Keane but I like anyone who is un-pc like that, but am not immersed in the whole footballing thing, the thing with Arsenal. I just remember the whole 2002 World Cup saga, Keano walking his dog all the time. T' Mick Macarthey aye 'oop. 

I read a good quote by Best the other day: ''I spent a lot of money on booze, birds, and fast cars. The rest I just squandered''.

 

A cousin of mine once dropped a delivery to Georgie Bests house.  He wanted to give him a tip but didn't have any cash with him but offered for him to like, take anything in the house, apparently there were some old medals or awards or whatever...he thanked him and refused. 

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Keano was truly one of the greats. He set the standard for his peers and led by example. At the heart of every success United had during his time there and when they dominated English football for the most part. Even up here, some of the younger boys at Celtic used to get a hard time off of the veterans like Lennon, Thompson, Hartson etc during training - Keane went mental at them if they misplaced a pass and the fringe players were loving it. Man of the match display at Ibrox still sits in my mind, him and Lennon in the middle doing the graft. 

If none of you have seen it, I highly recommend watching the BT Sport documentary on Viera and Keane. Amazing watch and you can tell the respect they had for one another, yet didn't let it be known when they were both playing! 

Keane is asked who the greatest manager he worked under was:

"Without doubt...Brian Clough."

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I suppose what makes a good...person in a particular field don't mean to say it makes a nice person.  Look at your Jaggers, Lennons, Hitchcocks, Hemingways etc etc etc, by all accounts they were/are not entirely pleasant people.

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On 9/15/2020 at 5:13 PM, Graeme said:

I don't know much about him from his playing days, even his time in Scotland, but literally every quote I see from him, he comes across as a fucking horrible human being :lol: like the kinda guy nobody would want to be around.

Don't be like that just because he went to Celtic. You have to admire this for the creativity if nothing else.. You're a fucking wanker and you can stick your World Cup up your arse. The only reason I have any dealings with you is that somehow you are the manager of my country! You can stick it up your bollocks."24 Aug 2006

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