Roy Keane: Red Man Walking

Roy Keane: Red Man Walking

by Frank Worrall


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On 12 June 2006, in a move that shocked his legions of fans at Celtic and Manchester United, Roy Keane announced his retirement from football. Keane claimed the decision was forced on him by a hip injury, but was that the real story?

The news was greeted with a storm of speculation, and some suggested that he had left the Old Firm giants after a series of bust-ups with manager Gordon Strachan. Others claimed he had never got over his abrupt departure from Manchester United the previous November.

In this revealing biography, Frank Worrall goes behind the headlines to reveal the real Roy Keane. With the help of those who know Keane best, he builds up an illuminating picture of what makes this complex man tick and lays bare his inner demons. From Keane's early days in Cork, through his learning period with Brian Clough, on to his golden era at United and his farewell at Celtic, this is an engrossing look at a man who has been the most talked-about British footballer of his generation.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781845961732
Publisher: Mainstream Publishing Company, Limited
Publication date: 09/28/2006
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.06(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.87(d)

About the Author

Frank Worrall is a journalist who writes regularly for the Sunday Times and The Sun, and who has previously written for the Mail on Sunday.

Table of Contents

Preface     11
The Northside     15
Young Big 'Ead     29
Off to See the Wizard     43
The Miracle of Turin     59
Rebel Without a Pause     75
Bittersweet FA     91
The Party's Over     109
Stabbed in the Front     125
Walking the Dog     145
Sir Alex Sexton     159
The Feud with Queiroz     175
The Tapes of Wrath     191
That JFK Moment     211
We Thought He Had Died (Reprise)     227
And the Skipper Wore Gloves     239
Killer Roy was Here     255
Roy's the Bhoy     269
The End     290
Epilogue: Keane Great, Cantona Better, George Best     306
Bibliography     319

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