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#Roy Keane

Caught in a trap, Chapter 3: 'In my head I felt we could win the World Cup'

Brian Kerr lifts the lid on what it was like to manage Ireland and his year-long chase to get Roy Keane back in an Ireland shirt.

20 years of drama in Irish football, Chapter 2: Saipan - Paradise Lost

If everything had gone to plan, the 2002 World Cup would have been the crowning moment of Roy Keane’s career. Instead he came home before the tournament began and the inquest lasted for months.

From The42 'The club's view is that you shouldn't sign him at all' - Roy Keane's bumpy road to stardom Looking Back This post contains videos

'The club's view is that you shouldn't sign him at all' - Roy Keane's bumpy road to stardom

League of Ireland legend and former Cobh Ramblers boss Alfie Hale recounts the ex-Man United player’s early days, 30 years on from his move to English football.

From The42 'This idea that all Premier League players should take a pay cut is nonsense' - Keane Stick To Your Guns This post contains videos

'This idea that all Premier League players should take a pay cut is nonsense' - Keane

The former Manchester United captain has sympathy for footballers who are being criticised during the Covid-19 pandemic.

From The42 Dunphy, Giles and Brady reveal their best Premier League team selections Star Sides

Dunphy, Giles and Brady reveal their best Premier League team selections

The punditry trio debated their picks on the latest episode of Dunphy’s podcast The Stand.

From The42 20 for 2020: Ireland's most influential sports stars of the century Legends

20 for 2020: Ireland's most influential sports stars of the century

The last two decades have been memorable in Irish sport in so many different ways. We have picked our stars of the century. Now tell us what you think.

From The42 A very public transfer saga: How Roy Keane's Man United move played out over three months in 1993 Drawn Out

A very public transfer saga: How Roy Keane's Man United move played out over three months in 1993

Amid a backdrop of brinkmanship and extraordinary candidness in the newspapers, Alex Ferguson eventually signed the 21-year-old for a record £3.75 million. But it was far from straightforward.

From The42 'I watched Roy Keane stare down a cloud and make the wind go away' BTL

'I watched Roy Keane stare down a cloud and make the wind go away'

Jonathan Wilson tells the tale as our latest guest on Behind the Lines.

From The42 TV Wrap - French implosion a reliable theme on a deeply abnormal weekend On The Box

TV Wrap - French implosion a reliable theme on a deeply abnormal weekend

The biggest game in Europe was in an empty stadium, other events were cancelled and Roy Keane bantered with Micah Richards. Thank heavens for France.

From The42 'Someone from United came in with the police asking Alfie not to sue Keane. He refused' Alfe Inge Haaland

'Someone from United came in with the police asking Alfie not to sue Keane. He refused'

The Manchester derby used to be very different as former City goalkeeper Nicky Weaver remembers that horror tackle by the United captain, and why Stephen Ireland should have made it to the very top.

From The42 'Who asks to leave Manchester United? I look back and wonder if I was insane. Did I go mad?' Regrets

'Who asks to leave Manchester United? I look back and wonder if I was insane. Did I go mad?'

Mark Wilson was on the fringes at Old Trafford and left under a cloud. Up until recently, he was still anxious about ever going back.

From The42 How Roy Keane left his mark on Irish rugby Influencer

How Roy Keane left his mark on Irish rugby

So many of the key players in Munster, Leinster and Ireland’s rise say Keane was their inspiration.

From The42 'We lost 2-0 and Roy had a pop off the players. I took a bit off him. But I was thinking: this is what I want' Influence

'We lost 2-0 and Roy had a pop off the players. I took a bit off him. But I was thinking: this is what I want'

David Meyler on being the son of an All-Ireland winner, life after football and signing for his hero.

From The42 'I'd have killed him' - Keane criticises 'arrogant' De Gea Blunt

'I'd have killed him' - Keane criticises 'arrogant' De Gea

The Spain international was at fault for gifting Dominic Calvert-Lewin an early opening goal at Goodison Park.

From The42 Keane and Carragher pick their combined Man United '99 and Liverpool '20 XIs Remaining Loyal This post contains videos

Keane and Carragher pick their combined Man United '99 and Liverpool '20 XIs

There were a couple of disagreements during the heated discussion, as you might expect.

From The42 'You slaughtered Mourinho when he was in the job' - Things get heated between Keane and Carragher This post contains videos

'You slaughtered Mourinho when he was in the job' - Things get heated between Keane and Carragher

The punditry duo fought it out over the merits of United’s many managers since Alex Ferguson retired.

From The42 'Where does he need to improve, where do you want me to start?' - Roy Keane slams 'sloppy' Rice Twist The Knife

'Where does he need to improve, where do you want me to start?' - Roy Keane slams 'sloppy' Rice

The former United star, who coached Rice with Ireland, said there was a long list of deficiencies in his game

From The42 Roy Keane made a cameo appearance in The Young Offenders last night Fish Supper This post contains videos

Roy Keane made a cameo appearance in The Young Offenders last night

One of Cork’s favourite sons popped up on the first episode of Season 2.

From The42 TV Wrap - Little sympathy for Granit Xhaka as Keane goes in two-footed on Spurs On The Box

TV Wrap - Little sympathy for Granit Xhaka as Keane goes in two-footed on Spurs

Ian Wright was among those to criticise the Arsenal captain, and called for the player to apologise.

From The42 'Roy's quite straightforward, isn't he' - Solskjaer cools Kane talk Reponse

'Roy's quite straightforward, isn't he' - Solskjaer cools Kane talk

The Red Devils will not be following advice to sign the Spurs star, according to their manager.

From The42 'What are you all staring at?' - Keane sees Kane as the answer to United's goalscoring woes Just Go Get Him This post contains videos

'What are you all staring at?' - Keane sees Kane as the answer to United's goalscoring woes

The club legend says Spurs are ‘in disarray’ and Kane could score 30 goals a season ‘with his eyes closed’.

From The42 Roy Keane criticises 'abysmal' Danny Rose after England defeat Unimpressed

Roy Keane criticises 'abysmal' Danny Rose after England defeat

The pundit pilloried the Three Lions back line saying they ‘don’t learn’, but their coach refused to criticise individual players

From The42 Millwall appointing Keane 'would be great to watch' Sparks Would Fly

Millwall appointing Keane 'would be great to watch'

The ex-Ireland assistant has been one the names mentioned to take over from Neil Harris, and former Lions boss Ian Holloway says it ‘could cause fireworks’.

From The42 Under-performing Fred accepts Man United criticism Reaction

Under-performing Fred accepts Man United criticism

The Brazilian midfielder has seen his form criticised this term.

From The42 It's hard work watching Man United - Roy Keane Reaction This post contains videos

It's hard work watching Man United - Roy Keane

The former Red Devils captain was unimpressed with the club’s latest performance at home to Arsenal.

From The42 De Gea 'lucky' to get new Man United contract, claim Mourinho and Keane Criticism This post contains videos

De Gea 'lucky' to get new Man United contract, claim Mourinho and Keane

The Spaniard recently signed a fresh deal that will keep him at Old Trafford until 2023.

From The42 Roy Keane joins Sky Sports punditry team for Premier League season Keano

Roy Keane joins Sky Sports punditry team for Premier League season

‘While I’m not coaching I still want to be involved in the game and in some ways, this is the next best thing.’

From The42 'To question someone like Johnny, how outspoken he's been on mental health, I just think it's poor form' Roy Keane

'To question someone like Johnny, how outspoken he's been on mental health, I just think it's poor form'

Shane Supple has spoken up on behalf of former Ipswich Town team-mate Jonathan Walters.

From The42 TV Wrap - Cartoonish rage and unfair comments overshadow Keane's interesting side at Bord Gáis Theatre On The Box

TV Wrap - Cartoonish rage and unfair comments overshadow Keane's interesting side at Bord Gáis Theatre

The Irish legend has caused ructions with comments about Jon Walters and Alex Ferguson at an Off The Ball event with Gary Neville.

From The42 Jon Walters: 'I've never been a person to hold grudges. There's plenty of things I could say' Response

Jon Walters: 'I've never been a person to hold grudges. There's plenty of things I could say'

Walters has responded to comments made by Roy Keane this week.

From The42 'I don't care if it's Alex Ferguson or the Pope' - Keane still holds grudge against ex-Man United boss Let It Go This post contains videos

'I don't care if it's Alex Ferguson or the Pope' - Keane still holds grudge against ex-Man United boss

The former Red Devils captain has hit out at the Scot in an explosive interview with Off The Ball, suggesting some of his claims were ‘nonsense’.

From The42 'Things were exaggerated. A pack of lies' - Keane lets rip at Walters, Arter and Ward Stinging Attack

'Things were exaggerated. A pack of lies' - Keane lets rip at Walters, Arter and Ward

Roy Keane launched a stinging attack on the trio and confirmed his intention on returning to management.

From The42 'He nearly kicked in the door into the boardroom... I came out a little bit rattled' A Tale Of Two Roys

'He nearly kicked in the door into the boardroom... I came out a little bit rattled'

Former Sunderland striker Roy O’Donovan explains what it’s like to draw the ire of Roy Keane.

From The42 'Roy said: Do you want to be a footballer, or do you want to take piss for a living like that fella?' Looking Back This post contains videos

'Roy said: Do you want to be a footballer, or do you want to take piss for a living like that fella?'

Brian Murphy has recalled his memorable stint at Ipswich.

From The42 Martin O'Neill sacked by Nottingham Forest after five months in charge Parting Ways

Martin O'Neill sacked by Nottingham Forest after five months in charge

The 67-year-old former Ireland boss led Forest to ninth place in the Championship last season.

From The42 Roy Keane leaves position as O'Neill's assistant at Nottingham Forest Moving On

Roy Keane leaves position as O'Neill's assistant at Nottingham Forest

The former Ireland midfielder leaves the City Ground after five months.

From The42 'I'm trying to come to terms with being unemployed' - The last days of Jack Charlton's Ireland Bittersweet

'I'm trying to come to terms with being unemployed' - The last days of Jack Charlton's Ireland

The iconic coach stepped down in 1995, but the end of the World Cup was the start of his troubles.

From The42 Roy Keane, Jack Charlton and Eamon Dunphy feature in our World Cup '94 newspaper review Reaction

Roy Keane, Jack Charlton and Eamon Dunphy feature in our World Cup '94 newspaper review

A look back at how Ireland were covered before, during and after the competition.

From The42 Roy Keane's advice stopped Liverpool skipper from asking for Messi's shirt Perfect 10

Roy Keane's advice stopped Liverpool skipper from asking for Messi's shirt

Instead, Jordan Henderson exchanged tops with former team-mate Luis Suarez at the Camp Nou.

From The42 'A civil war kicked off. Our training ground essentially got overtaken by the Russian army' Looking Back This post contains videos

'A civil war kicked off. Our training ground essentially got overtaken by the Russian army'

As he prepares for his last game in professional football, ex-Ireland international Darren O’Dea reflects on his career.

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