The Fan: Alas, Roy Keane Was a Thug, and Thugs in Football Are an Endangered Species
Davies, Hunter, New Statesman (1996)
So Roy Keane has gone from Old Trafford, no longer Man United's captain and motivating force, inspiration and leader, greatest ever midfield player, a living legend, totally irreplaceable, oh do get on with it. Yes, an era has passed, Brian, they don't make them like that any more, we will not see his like again, and other bollocks. Thank Gawd for that.
Because he was a thug, and thugs in football, so I suspect and honestly hope, are an endangered species.
At one time, every team had at least one player whose speciality was thuggishness, whose job it was to snuff out, duff up, put the frighteners on, use any physical means to make …
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Publication information: Article title: The Fan: Alas, Roy Keane Was a Thug, and Thugs in Football Are an Endangered Species. Contributors: Davies, Hunter - Author. Magazine title: New Statesman (1996). Volume: 134. Issue: 4768 Publication date: November 28, 2005. Page number: 59. © Not available. COPYRIGHT 2005 Gale Group.
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