Former Manchester United winger Keith Gillespie has been reading Roy Keane’s new autobiography.
The ex-Republic of Ireland international’s book, The Second Half, is replete with interesting and controversial stories.
One of the events that former United midfielder Keane writes in his book is about pre-match music at Sunderland.
‘It might seem strange but you find out about characters when you look to see who’s in charge of the music’, wrote the former Sunderland and Ipswich Town manager. ‘A young lad might want to put on the latest sound; an older player might say: ‘I’m the senior player’ and put himself in charge.
'But I noticed none of the players [at Sunderland] were in charge of the music and this was a concern for me. A member of staff was in charge. I was looking at him thinking: ‘I hope someone nails him here.’
‘The last song before the players went on to the pitch was ‘Dancing Queen’ by Abba. What really worried me was that none of the players – not one – said: ‘Get that s**t off.’
‘They were going out to play a match, men versus men, testosterone levels were high. You’ve got to hit people at pace. F***in’ ‘Dancing Queen.’ It worried me. I didn’t have as many leaders as I thought’.
And this is the part that Gillespie enjoyed reading, as he stated on social networking site Twitter.
Loved the piece about "Dancing Queen" in the Roy Keane book. Very funny. Any ideas of other songs that would be inappropriate pre match?— Keith Gillespie (@KeithGillespie7) October 8, 2014
For one manager I played for "big mouth strikes again" by the Smiths might have been appropriate!— Keith Gillespie (@KeithGillespie7) October 8, 2014
"God only knows" would be current and apply to a lot of clubs in the Premiership!— Keith Gillespie (@KeithGillespie7) October 8, 2014