​The Roy Keane Conundrum: Fragile Masculinity and Selective Nostalgia

Given the dominance of the Manchester United side he captained, it is easy to conflate Roy Keane's aggression with his ability to motivate. But this does not mean that his brand of ultra-masculine football would work in 2017.


Remembering Roy Keane's Finest Hour for Manchester United

In the 1998-99 Champions League semi-final, Manchester United skipper and defensive midfielder Roy Keane inspired his team to a historic second-leg comeback win against Juventus. He did it by being everywhere.


Cultural Relatives: Roy Keane & Tom Brady

Keane and Brady must have learnt to channel discomfort. Perhaps, when you're getting so fucked over inside, you look at the straightforward slings and arrows of the outside world and think, 'that's not much.'


Cultural Relatives: Eminem & Football's Bad Boys

Roy Keane did not give a fuck what you thought about how he was. Nor Di Canio, nor Eminem. They gave you enough space to respect their commitment to the game and, after that, your opinions were moot.