08.54 – The Roy Keane fallout continues, and now even Irish Prime Minister Bertie Ahern has been called on to try and mediate between Keane and McCarthy. It’s well documented that the relationship between captain and manager has been non-existent for 10 years, so bumbling Bertie has no chance of sorting anything out. Anyway, despite this being the biggest news story in Ireland for years, there are other more pressing issues a PM should concern himself with.
Dennis Irwin backs up Keane’s complaints about the amateurish FAI here, and this is allegedly part of Keane’s tirade against McCarthy:
“Who the f*ck do you think you are having meetings about me? You were a crap player and you are a crap manager. The only reason I have any dealings with you is that somehow you are the manager of my country and you’re not even Irish, you English cunt. You can stick it up your bollox you fucking wanker”.
In other news, ex-gooner Nicolas Anelka is poised to join Manchester City for £13m. Keegan and Anelka – a pyschiatrist’s dream.
For a full list of all the players rumoured to be joining Arsenal this summer, have a look at Arseweb’s ‘silly season’ list. and thanks to Matt for pointing me in the way of Football Transfers.net, who have their own forum where readers can contribute their own transfer rumours. Pablo Aimar to Leeds for £23m?!! There is an Arsenal section there, but I reckon you have to take it with a large pinch of salt…..