Roy Keane has a heart of wildfire proof stone, it doesn't act like any normal heart, it's beat only changes in the presence of blonde Norwegians, Alan Shearer and his beloved but now dead dog. Ross O'Carroll-Kelly creator Paul Howard is obviously intent on pushing Keano over the edge, the man who nearly broke down at talk of Triggs at a press conference in Dublin, is sure to be perplexed with the arrival of Howard's latest book.
Howard may well be in hiding as you read this, but Keano has little better to be doing than seeking vengeance for his hero and best friend Triggs.
From the press release
‘This is no ordinary football autobiography. And it's not some saccharine-sweet love story about a man and his beloved pooch. I was no Marley. And God knows, Roy was no John Grogan’ TRIGGS
Meet Triggs - TV lover, hypochondriac, noted wit, football genius and best friend to the most talked-about footballer of his generation.
Whether leading Manchester United to the Treble or telling Mick McCarthy to shove the World Cup up his bollocks, Roy Keane was seldom out of the news during his days as a player. For more than ten years, through good times and bad, he could always rely on his friendship with his ever-faithful Labrador Retriever.
A mere pup when Triggs discovered, while watching television one day in 1997, that she could read a football match 'like a virtuoso can read a five-line staff'. But the brilliant (and illness-obsessed) dog always preferred to avoid the headlines and leave the adulation to her master. Until now.
Here, for the first time, Roy Keane's dog tells the extraordinary, true story of their friendship and reveals her part in the glories and controversies that marked her master's playing career.