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    I became curious about Richie and as I have been in that 'not knowing' space many time previous, I remembered that I could do a search on the WWW.
    Search term (not my finest) <Richard Keogh why not learn to drive car>

    lo and behold, up popped an article from the Daily Star
    Derby ace Richard Keogh eyeing dream double of promotion...and passing his driving test

    I gather that both Richie's dreams remain unfulfilled.


    Keogh is desperate to land a double and crack open the bubbly by passing his driving test into the bargain.

    Keogh said: "I'm trying to learn, but I'm miles away from taking my test.

    "I'm quite happy for the boys to chauffeur me around at the moment.

    "When I was younger, everyone was getting behind the wheel, but to be honest it just didn't appeal to me.

    "Now that I'm a bit older, I'm thinking 'I should've done that!'

    "But yes, I need to start driving. I think it's just a mental block for me."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fixer82 View Post
    One thing about this story that I find highly unusual is that Keogh doesn't drive. How can a professional footballer not drive? They love their cars, most of them. But surely getting to training every morning, going to different team nights, exercises etc. it's a pain in the hole not driving.
    Very unusual!
    Heard an interesting story recently about a reserve player getting a premier league chance due to Covid. Only on about a grand a week, but when he went up to the first for a few weeks they all had drivers who'd bring them training and wait around to bring them home. Came back to the reserves paying 500 quid of his grand a week to a driver and hasn't got a sniff of first team since.

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    could be true, but why would first team players be paying drivers to being them to/from training - that's adding 25 people (if each member of the first team squad has a driver) to their secure bubble
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    Quote Originally Posted by tetsujin1979 View Post
    could be true, but why would first team players be paying drivers to being them to/from training - that's adding 25 people (if each member of the first team squad has a drive) to their secure bubble
    That's a good point, I should have asked that question, but I've no doubt it's true.

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    the inevitable outcome of his sacking.....
    https://www.rte.ie/sport/soccer/2021...hearing-finds/

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    I had read somewhere at the time that there was a contrivance to the “sacking” as a book keeping exercise. Ultimately everyone knew he would be compensated to his full entitlement. Maybe more. But it free’d up some finances in the immediate term and the source of the settlement comes from different budget because of how its awarded, or something to that effect...

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