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The Second Half

The Second Half

(2014)
A non fiction book by

 
Narrated by Stephen Hogan and introduced by Roy Keane.

In an 18-year playing career for Cobh Ramblers, Nottingham Forest, and Manchester United (under Sir Alex Ferguson) and Celtic, Roy Keane dominated every midfield he led to glory. Aggressive and highly competitive, his attitude helped him to excel as captain of Manchester United from 1997 until his departure in 2005. He played at an international level for nearly all of his career, representing the Republic of Ireland over 14 years, mainly as team captain, until an incident with national coach Mick McCarthy resulted in Keane's walk-out from the 2002 World Cup.

Since retiring as a player, Keane has managed Sunderland and Ipswich and become a notably contrarian pundit for ITV. He is assistant (to Martin O'Neill) manager of the Ireland team. The TV analyst reflects the manager, the player, and the man himself, the unique Roy Keane - Keano.

As part of a tiny elite of football players, Roy Keane has lived and experienced what very few people could ever imagine. His status as one of football's greatest stars is undisputed, but what of the challenges beyond the pitch? How did he succeed in coming to terms with life as a former Manchester United and Ireland leader and champion, reinvent himself as a broadcaster, and cope with the psychological struggles this entailed?

This book is a personal odyssey, a blend of anecdote and reflection which re-evaluates the meaning of success. In following his personal struggle to reinvent himself, confronting a few demons along the way, The Second Half blends memoir and motivational writing in a manner which both disquiets and reassures in Roy Keane's original voice, in a stunning collaboration brilliantly captured with Man Booker Prize-winning writer Roddy Doyle.

 
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Hardback Editions

October 2014 : UK Hardback
Title: The Second Half
Author(s): Roy Keane, Roddy Doyle
ISBN: 0-297-60888-6 / 978-0-297-60888-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

October 2014 : UK Hardback
Title: The Second Half
Author(s): Roy Keane, Roddy Doyle
ISBN: 1-4091-5389-4 / 978-1-4091-5389-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

May 2015 : UK Paperback
Title: The Second Half
Author(s): Roy Keane, Roddy Doyle
ISBN: 1-78022-882-1 / 978-1-78022-882-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

October 2015 : UK Paperback
Title: The Second Half
Author(s): Roddy Doyle, Roy Keane
ISBN: 1-4091-5390-8 / 978-1-4091-5390-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion Publishing
Availability: Amazon   Amazon CA   

October 2014 : UK Paperback
Title: The Second Half
Author(s): Roy Keane, Roddy Doyle
ISBN: 0-297-60889-4 / 978-0-297-60889-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: W&N
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

October 2014 : UK Paperback
Title: The Second Half
Author(s): Roy Keane, Roddy Doyle
ISBN: 1-4091-5461-0 / 978-1-4091-5461-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Audio Editions

June 2015 : UK Audio CD
Title: The Second Half
Author(s): Roy Keane, Roddy Doyle
ISBN: 1-4091-6196-X / 978-1-4091-6196-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Orion
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

October 2014 : USA Audio edition
Title: The Second Half
Author(s): Roy Keane, Roddy Doyle
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group
Availability: Amazon   

October 2014 : UK Audio edition
Title: The Second Half
Author(s): Roy Keane, Roddy Doyle
Publisher: Orion Publishing Group
Availability: Amazon UK   

Kindle Editions

October 2014 : Canada Kindle edition
Title: The Second Half
Author(s): Roy Keane, Roddy Doyle
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Availability: Amazon CA   

October 2014 : UK Kindle edition
Title: The Second Half
Author(s): Roy Keane, Roddy Doyle
Publisher: Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Availability: Amazon UK   


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