mutual discontent

The Guardian’s Daniel Taylor details the last moments of the 12 year relationship between manager Alex Ferguson and player Roy Keane, and it’s a different tale than the one told in the subsequent, agreed, press release, as the Irish Examiner also notes. Meanwhile some of the media reports have latched onto the quote from Alan Hunter of the Irish Football Supporters Association, “Keane has the experience, the determination and the vision to bring Irish soccer to the pinnacle of success”, except it’s not clear who that association are, or who they represent.. one supporters club, Republic of Ireland Soccer Supporters Club, have disassociated themselves from his comments. A little more on Alan Hunter and the IFSA here.I’ll just note this quote –

soccercentral.ie spoke with secretary Alan Hunter and he told us “We, the IFSA only become active when we feel that stuff affects either ourselves or our children.”

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