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Our Old Friend Roy Keane

10 years ago

So, England are out in the quarter finals on penalties.

I have copied and pasted the above sentence to the notepad on the off chance I might need to use it again someday. Euro 2012 has ended in disappointment for our national side but it’s the sort of disappointment you can get over in ten minutes flat, incomparable with the sickening misery of an FA cup defeat at Brighton say, for example.

I’ve really enjoyed Euro 2012 though, some decent games and a competitive field, and you can’t beat two games a night for best part of 3 weeks. That’s why I have resurfaced on here today, there’s a 72 hour break between games and I’ve let our lass have the telly to watch Geordie Shore. Of course, I do have the odd complaint about the tournament. The Dutch and Russians ruined my accumulator. Yohan Cabaye might have played a bit too well. Spain are a turgid bore (special offer on bet365, you get your money back on many losing bets if it any match at the Euros ends up 0-0) and have created a horrible situation where, if they play Germany in the final, the Germans will actually be the good guys. Worst of all, ITV have inflicted Roy Keane on the British public.

If you’ve been lucky enough to miss this, Keane has sat there night after night with a face like a constipated baby, spreading misery and disapproval like he’s driving some gigantic combine harvester of desolation, the prick. When Ireland were eliminated after their second game having been scuttled 4-0 by Spain, the Irish fans put on a magnificent display of defiance, singing and shouting and mixing happily with their Spanish counterparts. They would not allow their mood, or their adventure to be dampened by events on the field. Royston was disgusted and made his feelings known on the air that his countrymen clearly weren’t showing their disappointment enough in their underachieving side (who had actually overachieved just by being there). Clearly they’d have been better off smashing up the town centre then topping themselves because they weren’t part of an all-conquering Man Utd side, which is the only circumstance in life under which a man can truly be fulfilled.

You may be wondering why I’ve vented about this on a Newcastle United website. I’ve no doubt Keane holds the Geordies in similar ill regard to his compatriots and not just because of the many reports to the RSPCA. My life following Newcastle (and anyone else’s) has seen many a disappointment but as fans we have enjoyed ourselves all over Europe in the face of these shortcomings. To refuse to allow circumstances to grind you down and have a determination to enjoy yourself, will surely contribute to a happier time on earth than sullenly searching out the misery in every situation, all under the banner of being a ‘winner’.

I’m sure you didn’t need me to tell you this but Roy Keane is a crap person who has no place sitting shouting the odds on international tournaments when his complete lack of moral fibre saw him walk out on his only real chance to perform at one.

He’s better crack than Gareth Southgate mind…..
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