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Triggs: The Autobiography of Roy Keane's Dog


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Prose: non-fiction, Humour

The life and extraordinary times of Roy Keane's dog.

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 was seldom out of the news. For more than ten years, through good times and bad, he could always rely on his friendship with his ever faithful Labrador retriever, Triggs. Their walks became the stuff of rolling news legend. But what did they talk about on all those famous days when they took the air while being chased by a media pack And - at the end of the day - who was really walking who

Now, in his own words, Roy Keane's dog tells the extraordinary story of their friendship and reveals his part in the glories and controversies that marked his master's career. From his arrival through a small ad in the South Manchester Advertiser through to Keane's final days as manager of Ipswich Town, the brilliant but neurotic Triggs was never far from his side, directing events as best he could.

He was just a pup when he discovered, while watching television one day in 1998, that he could read a football march 'like a virtuoso can read a five-line staff'. But the brilliant but illness-obsessed dog always preferred to avoid the headlines and leave the adulation to his master. Until now. Ten major trophies. A missed Champions League final. Player of the Year awards. Alf-Inge Haaland. Drunken nights. Contract negotiations. Patrick Vieira. Prawn sandwiches. The explosive end to his relationships with Ireland and Manchester United. Triggs was witness to it all - and a far from silent one. Funny, frank and never less than one hundred and ten per cent mean-spirited, Triggs tells the truth about what it was like to be a central player in the extraordinary drama of his master's life.

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