Since his debut in 1991, Roy Keane has been one of the most valuable player for the Irish team. Eleven games in a row with Keane as their captain, and the Irish haven't lost a single game. But when he missed the decisive play-off against Iran, they lost. Keane also missed the world championship in Korea and Japan, as he was sent home by manager Mick McCarthy (Keane: "Let him rot in hell") just days before the opening game. This is only typical for the 31 years old, who demanded top performance from everybody, including himself, but never dodged any necessary dispute. Nevertheless, he sort of became an idol for his fans, as he always preferred the honest, hard-working style on the ground. He, too, never forgot, where his roots were, namely in the working class suburbs of Cork. But there is another, dark side of Roy Keane as well. Alcohol and affray led to bad press outside the stadion, on the pitch he committed several crude fouls and was sent off no less than eleven times. During the 2001 derby against Manchester City, for example: Keane fouled Alf Inge Haaland so rudely, that the Norwegian became a disabled person who will never be able to play football again. But what is worse, in his biography Keane admits that he deliberately fouled Haaland minutes before the end of the game. As I said, Keane has never neglected his side of the story, not even his darkest sides. Being from Munich I will never forget May 26, 1999, when ManU won the Champions League. This day, Keane was the enemy. Today, I have to admit, this is quite a readable biography with lots of inside stories on his life on and off the pitch.