I’m in Ireland at the moment, on leg #4 of a round-the-world trip. Lead item on the news tonight, and lead story on the news analysis program afterwards, is Corkman and folk-hero Roy Keane’s decision to end the civil war in Irish football and make himself available again for selection to the international team. After reaching the agreement, Keane’s solicitor issued the following statement:

Following discussions with Brian Kerr and Alex Ferguson, Roy Keane has agreed to make himself available for selection international games in the future.

I tell you I have signed my own death warrant,” Keane did not add.