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Roy Keane approves of my messing, says Ireland's super kitman Dick Redmond
David Meyler and Ireland’s newest celebrity were on Soccer AM today.


THIS IS DICK REDMOND’S world; we just live in it.

The Ireland kitman crossed over to the mainstream thanks to his now infamous Superman cameo in a celebratory dressing room after the Bosnia game on Monday night.

Redmond later lost his cape in Coppers that night and appeared on Liveline to appeal for its safe return.

It’s still missing however, he confirmed on Soccer AM earlier, as he joined David Meyler on the long-running Sky show.

“Nobody knew,” Redmond explained of his dramatic entrance to the Aviva Stadium dressing-room. “When they finished on the pitch I just slipped into… there’s two phone boxes and I got changed. I didn’t know there was a video guy there — I knew there was a camera man there — so it was just so natural then. I just went to where the lads were and I ended up with more Carlsberg on me than anything else.”

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Redmond follows in a long tradition of kit-men fulfilling the vibes man role in the group, which he says is important.

“It does help, the whole backroom team are so nice and so much fun and the bit of fun and banter helps here and there. It’s like one big family; we go to the pictures together, we eat together you. There’s a good group there.”

And Does Keane approve of his antics?  ”He does actually,” he says. “He’s actually a very funny guy and so is Martin. The banter has to be there. It can’t be all serious. But, when the chips are down, it’s serious and everything has to be spot on for Roy and Martin. And that goes right from my end of it to the players’ end of it.”

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