‘I bought an absolute ear bashing from Roy Keane – he was proper up in my face’
The usually irate Irishman was both struggling with different gamers or fully chopping them down when he was at his offended finest at Old Trafford. While he was one of many best midfielders and captains to grace the Premier League, he was additionally identified for his fiery temperament.
However, when he hung up his boots, he determined to have a go at administration and rapidly grew to become boss of Sunderland in 2006. After an ideal begin which noticed him save the Black Cats from relegation, Keane’s anger started to get the higher of him – and poor Greg Halford discovered himself on the improper finish of one in all his tirades.
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Halford was one in all Keane’s first signings in his second season on the membership. He arrived from Reading in what a cut price deal. Keane gave him the No.2 shirt in what gave the impression to be a press release that he can be the No.1 proper again.
However, not solely did Halford, who’s now 38 years outdated, lose his place, he was additionally on the tip of some iconic rants. When speaking in regards to the lack of begins he was given by the now Sky Sports pundit, Halford advised the Undr the Cosh podcast: “He gave me an opportunity but it surely was very, cease, begin, cease, begin.
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“As a player you need a consistent run of games to get to your best you can’t just go, one game in one game out.” Talking a couple of interval which noticed him earn two crimson playing cards in two recreation, Halford added: “I think it was two reds in two games.
“It wasn’t even aggression. One was pulling a shirt towards Fulham and the second was a handball towards Luton which wasn’t even a handball. I’ve simply come into the altering room and I’ve demolished that altering room. I had put my studs by way of the doorways and partitions pondering, this isn’t proper.”
With Keane not too pleased along with his two dismissals, he was then requested if there have been another moments the place the Irishman let rip along with his sharp tongue. Unsurprisingly, it was ingrained in Halford’s thoughts.
“The first one was pre-season out in Ireland and I had an absolute ear-bashing from him,” he added. “It was excellent up in my face. It was after a pre-season recreation in Ireland – that was horrible.”