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22-07-2020, 18:37   #16
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Roy Keane

There is no other Irish person close. Who ever is second, is a distant second

He is the most influential sports person in Irish sporting History, and in British football history

Any objections?
Yeah, you're probably right. The sport Keane played in, is played by millions of people world wide, so to be competitive at a high level in such a popular sport is indeed a great achievement.

There are probably only a handful of elite MMA fighter so McGregor doesn't compare.
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Or Nobel prize
You're mixing up your Yeatses there!
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You're mixing up your Keatses there!
And you’re mixing your Yeats with your Keats
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And you’re mixing your Yeats with our Keats
Damned ninja edit wasn't quick enough!
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By what measure? Henry Shefflin earned more silverware, captained more teams, and played for longer. Not international though.

The question is, as both Keane and Shefflin would agree no doubt, pointless. And any answer would be incorrect as it could easily be logically dismantled. ‘Who was the best ever’ is a mindset lads carry over from the playground debates of which was the best dinosaur, and Oasis v Blur.
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Jack Charlton. Won a World Cup. Beat that Roy Keane
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Clifton Hugh Lancelot de Verdon Wrottesley

Came fourth in the skeleton in the Winter Olympics despite us not having any aul bit of snow since that one time yer man hit his head off the footpath on the news
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Michelle Smith de Bruin
Our most successful Olympian does get forgotten about in these lists.
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If there's no debate, it calls into question the logic of starting a thread about it.
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By what measure? Henry Shefflin earned more silverware, captained more teams, and played for longer. Not international though.

The question is, as both Keane and Shefflin would agree no doubt, pointless. And any answer would be incorrect as it could easily be logically dismantled. ‘Who was the best ever’ is a mindset lads carry over from the playground debates of which was the best dinosaur, and Oasis v Blur.
Aye. 'Tis subjective.
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There are probably only a handful of elite MMA fighter so McGregor doesn't compare.
Yes, there’s only 5 elite MMA fighters in the world today.
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Roy Keane is not even the best footballer. In this order
1. Liam Brady
2. Paul McGrath
3. John Giles
4. Roy Keane
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