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Roy Keane books
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Keano became a true legend at Manchester United. He joined from Nottingham Forest in 1993 for then a British record transfer of £3.75m. He won seven Premiership titles during his time at Old Trafford, plus four FA Cups, and was a Champions League winner in 1999, although he was suspended for the final at the Nou Camp. Keane was a hard tackling midfielder who took no enemies, just ask Alfe Inge Haaland, Mick McCarthy and Patrick Viera. After he criticised his fellow team mates whilst appearing on MUTV, it didn't go down well with the club and Roy left United in December 2005, spending a season at Celtic before becoming Sunderland's manager.

Roy Keane: Portrait of a Legend
By Stafford Hildred & Tim Ewbank Publishers John Blake Publishing 2007
Roy Keane is one of the most notorious figures in modern football. On and off the pitch, he's a huge presence - outspoken, determined, talented, respected - and wherever he goes he's always creating fireworks. His career has seen more than it's far share of thrills and spills, with ferocious tackles, inspired leadership, bust-ups and brilliant goals just everyday occurrences in Roy's world. From the early days of his growing reputation at Nottingham Forest, to his enduring brilliance as the midfield engine of the record-breaking Manchester United side under Sir Alex Ferguson, he's kept the crowds' and critics' attention as perhaps the most dominant force in British football. Throughout his fantastic carer, his trademark aggression and determination on the pitch have meant that he can turn a game around in seconds. It is these same qualities, however, that have often led to him hitting the headlines. Keane has always courted controversy - his robust attitude on and off the pitch have kept him in the spotlight for much of his life in football but, as this book shows, he is also an honourable man dedicated to doing the right thing by himself and others. For his beloved Ireland, too, his presence was at turns talismanic and troubled. His dramatic exit from World Cup 2002 found him in the glare of publicity once more, sent home before Ireland had even finished training. Keane's disputes with the Ireland manager forced him to miss the chance to captain his country in football's greatest tournament. Despite being marred by a long-standing hip injury, a spell at Scottish champions Celtic in the 2005-6 season confirmed his desire to remain involved in the top flight of football. But for Keane, new challenges came in the form of management and his now managing the resurgent Sunderland AFC. This fully up-to-date book reveals all about both man and football player; with insider details from those closest to Roy, as well as members of the public who have encountered him in their everyday lives. Released April 2007.

Roy Keane: Red Man Walking
By Frank Worrall Publishers Mainstream 2006
On 12 June 2006, in a move that shocked his legions of fans at Celtic and Manchester United, Roy Keane announced his retirement from football. Keane claimed the decision was forced on him by a hip injury, but was that the real story? The news was greeted with a storm of speculation, and some suggested that he had left the Old Firm giants after a series of bust-ups with manager Gordon Strachan. Others claimed he had never got over his abrupt departure from Manchester United the previous November. In this revealing biography, Frank Worrall goes behind the headlines to reveal the real Roy Keane. With the help of those who know Keane best, he builds up an illuminating picture of what makes this complex man tick and lays bare his inner demons. From Keane's early days in Cork, through his learning period with Brian Clough, on to his golden era at United and his farewell at Celtic, this is an engrossing look at a man who has been the most talked-about British footballer of his generation. Hardback released April'06. Paperback released October'06.

Roy Keane - The 'Hard Man' Of Football (Livewire Real Lives)
By Andy Croft Publishers Hodder Murray 2005
The books in the Livewire Real Lives strand contain fascinating stories of popular music stars, famous historical figures, Hollywood actors, TV personalities and top sports people. Roy Keane tells the story of the controversial but talented football star.

Red Mist - Roy Keane and the Football Civil War - A Fan's Story
By Conor O'Callaghan Publishers Bloomsbury 2004
2002 was the year of Roy Keane, if not exactly Roy Keane's year. Banished from Ireland's World Cup squad and then suspended by the English FA, he was seldom out of the news. This is an exploration of celebrity, temperament, one-all victories, Saipan and World Cup and national aspirations.

Keano: Portrait of a Hero
By Stafford Hildred & Tim Ewbank Publishers Blake Publishing 2004
This is the story of a football genius told by the people who have met him throughout his incredible career. Very much his own man, Roy Keane has always courted controversy - his aggression on and off the pitch have kept him in the headlines for much of his life in football.

The Little Book Of Roy Keane
By The Unknown Fan Publishers New Island Books 2002
The typical 'cash-in on somebody else's name' kind of stuff.

The Gaffers - Mick McCarthy, Roy Keane and the Team They Built
By Paul Howard Publishers O'Brien Press 2002
01 September 2001, Lansdowne Road: Ireland vs Holland. With the Dutchmen standing firmly between them and the World Cup, the task Ireland faced seemed impossible to fulfil. What followed, however, was completely unexpected. In one of the biggest upsets ever seen in soccer the Irish team beat the formidable Dutch team to gatecrash the party. But for Mick McCarthy and Roy Keane - the chief architects of this extraordinary achievement - there was no warm victory embrace. They shook hands briefly and awkwardly. In a moment that foreshadowed the most extraordinary debacle in Irish sporting history, the manager and his captain behaved like strangers, with no hint of the cameraderie said to exist in the team. Paul Howard examines the complex and explosive dynamic between the two men who brought the Irish team to the World Cup, but whose relationship could not endure to the final round. He talks to the players, the management team and the fans, and raises serious questions about the FAI and its handling of the situation.

Keane - The Autobiography
By Roy Keane & Eamon Dunphy Publishers Michael Joseph Ltd 2002
Roy Keane, captain of Manchester United and the Irish national team, was born in Cork in 1971. He signed for Manchester United from Nottingham Forest in 1993. In 2000 he was awarded the PFA Player of the Year 2000. His footballing intelligence and fierce determination helped Ireland to qualify for the 2002 World Cup. But his passion has sometimes given rise to the wrong kind of headlines. His commitment to winning has led to violent confrontation on the pitch and controversy off it. The paperback version was released in 2003. The paperback book included a new chapter covering events that followed the books publication: Keane's vindication by the FAI report; the punishment meted out by the FA and Mick McCarthy's resignation.

Roy Keane - The Biography
By Stafford Hildred & Tim Ewbank Publishers Blake Publishing 2002
The Hildred & Ewbank biography updated to include the Ireland debacle and more success with United. This biography presents the life of Roy Keane, one of the most notorious players on the football pitch. His dramatic exit from the World Cup 2002 found him in the glare of publicity once more, as he was sent home before Ireland had even finished training. Keane's disputes with the Ireland manager forced him to miss the chance to captain his country in football's greatest tournament. This book reveals the inside story of the World Cup fiasco, Keane's glittering career from humble beginnings playing for local Irish clubs, to the glory of captaining Manchester United, plus the inside stories on his life off the pitch. Released August 2002.

Roy Keane Annual 2002
  Publishers Grandreams Publishing 2001
Roy Keane annual for the kids. The book was released in September 2001.

Totally 100% Unofficial Roy Keane 2001
  Publishers Grandreams Publishing 2000
Roy Keane annual for the kids. The book was released in September 2000.

Roy Keane - Captain Fantastic - The Biography
By Stafford Hildred & Tim Ewbank Publishers Blake Publishing 2000
This is the story of Roy Keane, the skipper of the richest football club in the world - Manchester United. Since Alex Ferguson paid £2.7million to sign him from Nottingham Forest, the midfield dynamo has been the on-field driving force behind United's continuing domination of English football. In this biography, Hildred and Ewbank show just what makes one Roy Keane tick. They speak to his family and friends, and with the verve of fans and true experts, uncover the inside story of the football, big money and the men who make it happen. The paperback was released in 2001.

There's Only One Keano
By Mark Evans Publishers Marino Books 1999
This work contains a pictorial biography of the great international soccer star, Cork-born Roy Keane. The book was released in September 1999.

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