The former Manchester United captain has been sent off twice against the Magpies and squared off with Toon icon Alan Shearer.
“I always had a bit of hassle against Newcastle. I’d been sent off twice up there. I’d had my battles with [Alan] Shearer and Rob Lee,” Keane wrote in his autobiography 'The Second Half.'
“I always thought they were an arrogant bunch, for a club that had won f*** all. We always got decent results at St James’ Park; it wasn’t a bad place to play. But as for the Toon Army, the Geordies and the hostile reception – I never fell for all that crap.”
To celebrate Keane's ongoing animosity towards Newcastle, then, here is a gallery of some of his best (and worst) moments in battle with them.