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DWIGHT YORKE still has the shocking, X-rated and abusive text message Roy Keane sent him after walking out on his first job in management.Yorke pinged his old Manchester United team-mate a heartfelt phone text, commiserating with him after Keane dramatically quit Sunderland.But Keane's blunt three-word reply still shocks his fellow United Treble winner to this day.And Yorke reveals: "The rumours of his departure had been flying around for a while, but when it happened it was still a surprise."So I sent him a text saying how sorry I was how things had turned out, but thanking him for the chance at Sunderland and wishing him all the best for the future."Ten minutes later, I got my reply: 'Go f*** yourself.'"I've still got that text on my phone. I keep it because to this day it shocks me - and yet at the same time, doesn't."Former Manchester United skipper Keane had signed Yorke from his Aussie club in Sydney in 2006 after pleading with him to return to England.But Keane walked out on Sunderland on December 4 last year with the club in a desperate fight to avoid relegation from the Premier League.There were rumours of huge bust-ups in the club and Yorke recalls how Keane completely lost the plot during one explosive foul-mouthed dressing-room rant in which he:SMASHED a tactics board with a kung-fu kick.SLAPPED skipper Dean Whitehead round the head.SCREAMED at all the shocked players: "I can't trust any of you."Sunderland were losing 1-0 to then League One side Northampton in a Carling Cup tie in September last year.And in his new autobigraphy, Born To Score, Yorke says: "The manager's darkening mood was made only too clear on an ominous night for his regime. There were the first signs of tension between Keano and the Sunderland supporters. But that was nothing compared to the eruption we witnessed at half-time. We knew we were in for a tongue-lashing. We waited for the fireworks. Keano emerged from the washroom, quietly, calmly."He asked our kit manager if he can get the tactics board. 'Sure, boss, it's over here.'Managment isn't for him"The board goes up. And Keano takes a running jump and smashes it over with a kung-fu kick. He screamed at Danny Collins: 'Never come to me and ask for a contract again.' And then the captain, Dean Whitehead, is next. 'Captain? Captain? Some f***in' captain you are,' he rages, slapping Dean about the head in the process, before turning on us all. 'I can't trust any of you!'"No one knew Keano's moods better than me and I sensed his regime was heading for a point of no return."Sunderland scraped through 4-3 on penalties after salavaging a 2-2 draw.The following month Keane produced another explosive dressing-room rant as his side trooped off at half-time following a goalless first-half at Stoke. "That didn't prevent a furious reaction from the manager," explains Yorke. "Keano once again delivered a kung-fu kick on the tactics board which sent it crashing. He launched into a tirade at the team that began with his telling me that I was being substituted."I took the decision on the chin. We lost 1-0, which did nothing to improve his temper and I later learned he was unhappy with me because I had not reacted to his decision to substitute me."When I got the chance to speak to him, I told him my view. 'We still had 45 minutes to play and I didn't want to bring the dressing room down any more than it already was,' I argued. 'The players needed encouraging, not slaughtering.'"I stick by that; ranting at the players made no sense when there was still half a game to go."Two days later, Keano said to me: 'Listen, Yorkie. You've been great for me. But I've had enough of you. And as a manager I've got to make a decision. I no longer want you to train with us.' I was banished to the reserves."Five minutes before that showdown, a first-team meeting had been arranged downstairs and, gloomily, I made my way there."Arriving at the same door from the opposite direction was Keano. He stopped me in the corridor. 'No no, Yorkie, you're not in this meeting,' he said. 'You're outside with the reserves.'"I have no doubt that, had I actually got to the meeting before him, he would have frogmarched me out in front of the whole squad."After that, the atmosphere around the club plummeted still further. For three, sometimes four days a week, we would see no sign of Keano and not too many players were disappointed when there was no sign of his car in the mornings."The dressing room started to get disconnected, splitting into little cliques and groups of self-interest."Paranoia rampaged through the club, players were at each other's throats and fighting one another; it was disintegrating before our very eyes."For the next five weeks it was like this and the results inevitably crumbled still further. And then, suddenly, I got a call from our elusive manager, who had not spoken to me since I was banished from the meeting."'Yorkie, I know things haven't been great between us but I just want to know if you're on board with me,' said Keano."I was so stunned to receive the call, never mind the question, that I couldn't think of an answer."Instead, I said I would pop in and discuss it with him the following day."Twenty minutes later I got a text from him: 'Don't bother - I think I've got my answer.' It would have been easy for me to tell him I was on board. I guess that was what he wanted. I'm sorry I couldn't do that."I'm not saying I would not have thrown my support behind Keano eventually; such is the immense respect I had for him as my leader then I probably would have. But we needed to talk first."By now I was convinced that club management was not for Keano."I don't think the 24/7 care of a club manager is suited to his temperament. I don't think he can deal with everything that lands in the tray of a club man. But his standing in the game is such that he could still take a group of players and get a positive reaction from them for a couple of games - and then march off and walk his dogs for a month or two."I think he is an impact manager, which is why I believe he could be ideal for the international stage."Keane is now under pressure as boss of Championship side Ipswich. The Tractor Boys are contemplating their worst start to the season for 45 years and bookies have slashed their odds of Keane leaving Portman Road before Christmas. But Yorke says: "Keano is very much his own man. His aura and personality are what make him such a big force in the game; they provoked a kind of fear in playing for him, a fear if you did not come up to scratch."Their relationship had been so different when Keane called Yorke to beg him to sign for him.Keane had just been appointed the Black Cats manager when Yorke's phone rang. "'Hello, how ya' doing, Yorkie?' said the distinctive tones at the other end of the line."'I want you to come and play for us,' Keano said. 'I'll look after you. I won't mess you around. No bulls***. I'm not going to bring you back and not play you.' He persisted, stressing my help was needed to 'sort out the dressing room' and get some old United qualities in there."He kept calling, saying: 'Yorkie, come on, I really need you here' and dangling the bait of a £15,000-a-week, two-year contract."He even invited me to call him Roy but I declined. He was the gaffer - I had too much respect for him to take liberties. Keano and I had been great team-mates at United and had socialised - but we were never buddy-buddy.The players were scared"However, it was Keano I came back to England for. It was only my old skipper who could drag me out of Sydney. Our success over the first two years, winning promotion and then keeping the team in the Premier League, were of great credit to him."The intensity which drove the team to those successes, however, never let up and, I think, ultimately, doomed Keano's managership. Even when we had secured promotion at the end of my first season, he wasn't satisfied. He wanted the title."He warned players he would not settle for anyone taking their foot off the pedal. It was leadership by inspiring fear."Keano had days when he would join in with the five-a-sides and any player on his team who misplaced a pass or miscontrolled the ball would be subjected to a stream of vicious lecturing or abuse."It reached the stage where nobody wanted to be on the same side as him."'Gaffer,' I said to Keano, 'you're scaring the s*** out of the players.'"However, a general can only lead his troops this way for so long. The players began moaning about him. It was difficult for him to accept that he was not in a top-flight team that did not win the majority of its games - all that he had known at United. And when Keano left there was a sense of relief he had gone."Extracted from Born to Score by Dwight Yorke, published by Macmillan on October 2, price £17.99. © Dwight Yorke.To buy it for £16.19 (with free P&P) call 0845 271 2137 or visit www.notwbookshop.co.uk
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FAIL.should just retire with his dignity intact.

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DWIGHT YORKE suffered the worst days of his career after falling out with Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson.Despite winning the Treble and a hat-trick of Premier League titles, Yorke admits he spent the final three months of his glorious Old Trafford career getting drunk every Sunday in a bar while watching his fellow pros on TV.Fergie had been looking to flog the golden boy striker to Middlesbrough following a series of bust-ups over his playboy lifestyle. Yorke's only hope was that Fergie had insisted he would retire at the end of the season.Then came a very blunt warning from skipper Roy Keane that sent Yorke spiralling into despair."'Yorkie - you're f***ed, mate,' he said as I arrived for training," recalls Yorke in his new autobiography."He was right. Fergie had announced he had postponed all notion of retirement. I smiled at Keano's brutal assessment of where I now stood at the club but it cut deep."The news was crushing. Those were the lowest days of my career and now the most determined bachelor at Old Trafford was paying for his single life."There was no one around to find comfort with. Just a big empty house, packed with possessions and material wealth - but still just big and empty."I started to drink again. I wasn't an alcoholic. But it helped to ease the loneliness."I was like a zombie. I'd call my mates and go out in an effort to try to forget what was happening but it could not fill the emptiness inside me."No matter how I tried, I couldn't get Fergie to change his mind about me and that only added to the frustration."In my first year at United I had scored 29 goals in 48 games. My second, 24 in 41. Even in my third I was still on that goal-every-other- game ratio of 13 from 25, despite starting fewer games."Regardless of the mistakes of judgement off it, I did not feel I had ever let United down on the pitch. And now I was with the reserves."As my career fizzled out at United I became a Sunday afternoon fixture at Brasingamens, a well-known bar in Alderley Edge."For the last two or three months of my United career, I would sit watching the live game on Sky TV and slowly get hammered. It became a depressing fixture in my life. I had no appetite to go anywhere else."I still had a smile on my face, trying to disguise the hurt I was feeling but, inside, I was in despair."Yorke's first 'hairdryer' rollicking from Fergie came at half-time during a 3-1 defeat at Sheffield Wednesday in November 1998 and he admits it left him "shocked."He got another shock after Fergie accused him of "failing" in the season after United's historic Treble."Only at United," adds Yorke, "could you follow up the amazing triumph of the Treble by winning the Premier League again, this time by a record distance, and still have Sir Alex chill you to the bone with his damning verdict as that second season closed: 'Yorkie - you're failing.'"Yorke fell foul of Fergie's temper again in September, 2000, after returning to United a day late from Trinidad following a 4-0 World Cup qualifying victory over Canada.Yorke admits he deliberately missed his scheduled flight for an "aboslutely wild night" of partying."Fergie lost his cool with me for the first time in the confrontation that followed," says Yorke. "He was angry and frustrated."Fergie's words of warning echoed around my head: If you are not 100 per cent committed here, you will suffer the consequences."I was in Fergie's bad books again later that same September when we prepared for a home match with Chelsea."Fergie told me I had not made the 16-man squad and I didn't like it. I felt there was nothing I could do to please him. And instead of hanging around all glum-faced, I left the stadium before kick-off."The next day I got the call to go to Fergie's office again."'What the hell were you playing at?'" he raged at me. "'You stay and support your team-mates at all times."'Do you think you are bigger than the team?' He was right, of course, I know that now. But I had never been in this position before and I was struggling to know how to handle it. An awful lot of what subsequently happened to me at United stemmed from that weekend. Things were getting beyond my control. After one trip to Dublin I had a confrontation with the boss that shook me to my core."Yorke was due to catch a 6.45am flight back to Manchester in time to get to the training ground for 10am.But this time the flight WAS delayed. Yorke was late and with Fergie already at training, the striker tried to sneak in without being spotted."No chance. 'Yorkie, come here!' screamed that voice. And in front of the entire squad I was subjected to a tirade that left me shaking."'Until you show more commitment to this club, then this club doesn't want you here!' he screamed at me. 'And the rate you're going, you won't be here much longer anyway.' It was crushing and humiliating. The tension between myself and Fergie had been growing and there would be one more conflict with Fergie before the season's end."It came after a night out with a pal in an Edinburgh bistro. They were stopped by police on the drive back to his pal's flat and his friend failed a breath test."I had been caught breaking Fergie's rule of no drinking 48 hours before a game," says Yorke."I got another rollicking to ensure the season ended on a sour, sour note."Of course, I can look back now and see things clearly."I had f***ed up off the pitch and had been caught out too many times."The word was out that I was a prime candidate to be eased out of the club, the manager having finally grown weary of my 'playboy lifestyle'. My life was falling apart." It had all been so different when Fergie splashed out £12.6million to sign the Trinidad and Tobago frontman from Aston Villa 11 years ago.Yorke won the incredible Treble in his first season and went on to help United clinch a hat-trick of Premier League titles and was also an FA Cup winner.Despite the bust- ups, Yorke admits the most successful manager in United's history is a "genius.""My respect for Fergie remains, to this day, enormous," says Yorke."For all the rows, for all the full-throttle old-fashioned b******ings that came my way in our four years together, he remains the greatest in my eyes - a man to whom I owe so much."
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The Jordan bits can go in Whatever or just read them of www.notw.co.uk cos allow the rest of tripe being in here.

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lol at keanes management careerthey got hammered again todayguy needs to just join sky sports nd take the L

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^^nah. proved himself @ Sunderland.Ipswich were sh*t before he arrived. money hasn't changed it.needs time (he obv wont get it though).

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he seems like to much of a c*nt rumours r he lost the dressin room at sunderland early doorsnd that sounds like itplus he spent fukin millions

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the lost the dressing room stories were exagerrated imo.wouldn't be surprised if most the of the heads complaining were the ones that werent playing.you cant get relagated then promoted the next season with a divided dressing room.

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FAIL.should just retire with his dignity intact.
To be honest these days its common place for retired players or players nearing the end of the career to these kinds of booksRoy Keane did it and spoke about Clough and how he lost it in the dressing room and how his drinking affected his management theres nothing wrong with what Dwight's done here unless he's told serious lies somehwere which i doubt to be honest, dignity is still well intact and i will be buying the book.
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There were rumours of huge bust-ups in the club and Yorke recalls how Keane completely lost the plot during one explosive foul-mouthed dressing-room rant in which he:SMASHED a tactics board with a kung-fu kick.SLAPPED skipper Dean Whitehead round the head.SCREAMED at all the shocked players: "I can't trust any of you."
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This is gold

And in his new autobigraphy, Born To Score, Yorke says: "The manager's darkening mood was made only too clear on an ominous night for his regime. There were the first signs of tension between Keano and the Sunderland supporters. But that was nothing compared to the eruption we witnessed at half-time. We knew we were in for a tongue-lashing. We waited for the fireworks. Keano emerged from the washroom, quietly, calmly."He asked our kit manager if he can get the tactics board. 'Sure, boss, it's over here.'Managment isn't for him"The board goes up. And Keano takes a running jump and smashes it over with a kung-fu kick. He screamed at Danny Collins: 'Never come to me and ask for a contract again.' And then the captain, Dean Whitehead, is next. 'Captain? Captain? Some f***in' captain you are,' he rages, slapping Dean about the head in the process, before turning on us all. 'I can't trust any of you!'"No one knew Keano's moods better than me and I sensed his regime was heading for a point of no return."
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There were rumours of huge bust-ups in the club and Yorke recalls how Keane completely lost the plot during one explosive foul-mouthed dressing-room rant in which he:SMASHED a tactics board with a kung-fu kick.SLAPPED skipper Dean Whitehead round the head.SCREAMED at all the shocked players: "I can't trust any of you."
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Roy Keane on Yorkie returning to International Football

Earlier, Keane warned that the player could face a reprimand too, saying: "Yorke has got to look at himself as well, mind."He's told me he's retired from international football about five times and then I switch on the TV and he's running about with the squad. I don't know if it's an ego trip or whether he likes the odd cameo."If I'd known what Dwight was going to do, I wouldn't have given him a new contract," said Keane, who believed Yorke had promised only to turn out internationally when there was no clash with club commitments. "Dwight's a clown and he's on an ego trip; he's brought this on himself. He's retired from international football about five times."He's Trinidad and Tobago's most famous player and he's got a stadium named after him out there but he's 36 years old, he can't play two games in a few days and he hasn't played for us all season because he's had a busted cheekbone."
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Said from early that Keane is a swag manager.He's too stubborn to admit he's wrong, thats why there was time where he was playing Nosworthy as CM for Sunderland.f*ck*ng d*ck head.

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Yorke pinged his old Manchester United team-mate a heartfelt phone text, commiserating with him after Keane dramatically quit Sunderland.But Keane's blunt three-word reply still shocks his fellow United Treble winner to this day.And Yorke reveals: "The rumours of his departure had been flying around for a while, but when it happened it was still a surprise."So I sent him a text saying how sorry I was how things had turned out, but thanking him for the chance at Sunderland and wishing him all the best for the future."Ten minutes later, I got my reply: 'Go f*** yourself.'
:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl: I was in tears when I read this bit in the paper at work.
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There were rumours of huge bust-ups in the club and Yorke recalls how Keane completely lost the plot during one explosive foul-mouthed dressing-room rant in which he:SMASHED a tactics board with a kung-fu kick.SLAPPED skipper Dean Whitehead round the head.SCREAMED at all the shocked players: "I can't trust any of you."
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Yorke pinged his old Manchester United team-mate a heartfelt phone text, commiserating with him after Keane dramatically quit Sunderland.But Keane's blunt three-word reply still shocks his fellow United Treble winner to this day.And Yorke reveals: "The rumours of his departure had been flying around for a while, but when it happened it was still a surprise."So I sent him a text saying how sorry I was how things had turned out, but thanking him for the chance at Sunderland and wishing him all the best for the future."Ten minutes later, I got my reply: 'Go f*** yourself.'
:rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl: I was in tears when I read this bit in the paper at work.
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