of the summer's more left-field transfers went through on Tuesday when Robbie
Keane left Tottenham for LA Galaxy.
a player aged 31, who said a few months ago he had "four or five
years" left at the top, it seemed like a rum old move.
the critics asked, would he abandon all pretence at being a serious footballer
in favour of chasing some ridiculous Hollywood folly?
wouldn't he knuckle down and join a proper Premier League club like Bolton,
Blackburn or Stoke?
is concern in Ireland that the poor standard of play might adversely affect
Keane's national team performances.