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.
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.
The Cult: Paul Scholes & Patrick Vieira
Who better exemplified the greatest days of Premier League football than Scholes and Vieira, players so good their respective fans still talk of needing to replace them.