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Keane Joins The Arsenal - United Lovefest

Keane Joins The Arsenal - United Lovefest

What a difference a few years makes.

It wasn't that long ago that Sir Alex Ferguson got covered in pizza (seriously, I still wonder where the pizza came from) in the players tunnel at Old Trafford, it wasn't a life time ago that Roy Keane and Paddy Vieira went toe to toe as the players waited to come out on to the pitch at Highbury, and the image is still in mind of Martin Keown hassling Ruud van Nistlerooy after his penalty miss in the dramatic nil-niller in our unbeaten season.

But despite all the hostilities, there now seems to be a Arsenal - United love-in.

Not only were there NOT any mind games leading up to the match at the Grove yesterday, but rumour has it that Fergie and Le Boss sat down for a cup of Earl Grey prior to kick off.

After the game the two gaffers were extremely complimentary of each others teams.

Roy Keane has also looked to get in on the smoochfest by jumping to the defence of the Arsenal manager after the pundits and media of England have given him a rough ride over the last ten days.

In a rant that had me nodding my head in agreement, I found myself harbouring a whole new respect for Keane and one of the most astute and, let's face, correct interviews you're ever likely to read.

'I was asked by ITV to do the Celtic versus Manchester United game but I've done it once for Sky and never again,' Keane said. 'I'd rather go to the dentist.

'You're sitting there with people like Richard Keys and they're trying to sell something that's not there.'

'Anytime I watch a game on television, I have to turn the commentators off. They say 'he's playing well' and I'm thinking 'no, he's not'. My advice to anyone is don't listen to the experts, Just watch the game and gather your own opinions.'

'There was a debate about Wenger on Sky and how crazy is that? People are actually getting interviewed saying he shouldn't be doing this.

'What that man's done for English football is amazing and will be remembered in 25, 50, 100 years' time. Will those on telly yesterday be remembered for what they've achieved? None whatsoever.

'I wouldn't trust them to walk my dog. There are ex-players and ex-referees being given air-time who I wouldn't listen to in a pub. OK, there will be one or two who've done something in the game whose opinion you would take on board, but I'm on about every Tom, Dick and Harry.'


I'm not sure how comfortable I feel having respectful feelings for these two people who have caused me to almost burst a blood vessel in the past ..... but it is what it is.



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:Rocky7
Date:Sunday November 9 2008
Time: 3:34PM

Comments

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Well he is spot on. The plonkers on Sky and Setanta and Motd are useless. The likes of Andy Soak Gray,Tim I am Stupid Sherwood and Alan Thug all Shearer are biased and predicatable. Good on Keane.
themadafrican
09/11/2008 15:54:00
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Graeme Sounness is about the only one worth his salt in my opinion. He always tells it as he sees it, and doesn't agree with those ****s Redknapp and Keyes just for the sake of it. Ruud Gullit is laughable, despite being a bloody good player he seems to absoluetely nothing about football. lol
Rocky7
09/11/2008 15:56:00
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http://www.independent.co.uk/sport/football/premier-league/dont-listen-to-tv-pundits-says-keane-1001031.html
Gunnerman
09/11/2008 15:59:00
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The above link I think is the most direct representation of the interview. Brilliant stuff, you can almost feel the indignation, and disbelief in the words when he's talking about Arsene getting criticism
Gunnerman
09/11/2008 16:00:00
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AMEN!!!!
G4L
09/11/2008 16:20:00
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lol phew, so it's not just me who finds Keane respectable as a person now. And Mad, can I also add Richard Keys, Hansen and Lawro to that list please?
GoonerLou
09/11/2008 16:33:00
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I think Richard Keyes is right at the top of the list Lou. He is one pundit that has never had anything to do with the game outside of punditry and it just so happens that he's the biggest moron out there. Geoff Shreeves isn't much better, the most inflamatory pundit out there. "So Arsene, you have recieved much criticism from the Arsenal fans over the last ten days, will you take great care in ramming that criticism right back down their throats" .... grade A tosser.
Rocky7
09/11/2008 16:45:00
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lol yeah saw that post-match video on Skysports.com. Now I'm watching a Sky equivalent here, and one of the Hansen equivalents commented after Spurs beat 9-man Man City, "Redknapp's Spurs have stay unbeaten, and they've climbed out of the relegation zone. Maybe we should start calling him Harry Potter, it's like magic!" So these morons are everywhere you see!
GoonerLou
09/11/2008 17:13:00
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The best Geoff Shreeves quote recently was when he was interviewing Jamie Carragher agter Liverpool beat Chelsea for the first time in ages in the league: "Thats as good as a trophy in itself, isn't it?" and Jamie replied "No, I don't think so" Tosser.
Tom14
09/11/2008 17:35:00
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Agree with everything Keane says. I'm still trying to get used to the bonhomie between Wenger and Fergie - quite unnerving initially, but now its actually good to see. Grizzled veterans who respect each others' contributions to the game.
prits
09/11/2008 17:36:00
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