Roy Keane - as popular as it gets
Seems my last post was predictive and relevant – I think it’s fair to say Thierry Henry gained an advantage when the ball cannoned off his arm and set up William Gallas’ vital French goal.
As disbelieving as it was to see Henry’s misdemeanour – one which doesn’t get better the more you see it – the voice of reason has, for me, come from Roy Keane (I was worried about that, until it was pointed out to me just how popular the Ipswich manager is in these parts at the moment – long may he reign).
The guy is usually a bit of a press conference nutter and, to be honest, I’d be slightly nervous turning up to question him every week.
But on Ireland’s World Cup issue, there was plenty of sense in his diatribe, which I’m sure was still almost entirely fuelled by settling old scores.
Did Ireland gain from a dodgy decision earlier in qualifying? If so, does what happened in Paris simply even it all out – just in an extremely high profile, and painful way?
And if France get to the final in South Africa next year? Henry (if he’s not banned) to score the winner? What a story that would be… but probably not in a good way.
posted on 24 November 2009 17:15 byMichael Bailey - Sportsdesk