# Saipan

Last year
# Roy Keane
'Saipan? It’s something that you always see when it's on Reeling in the Years'
Amid the reflections and memories on the 20th anniversary, The42 asked 10 Irish footballers born around that time what the controversy means to them.
# Reeling In The Years
'A porter who was probably given a few quid said, 'Oh, Mr Keane is leaving from the back door''
BBC reporter Stephen Watson recalls his famous interview on the 20th anniversary of Saipan.
All time
# the pitch is a carpark
20 years of drama in Irish football, Chapter 2: Saipan - Paradise Lost
If everything had gone to plan, the 2002 World Cup would have been the crowning moment of Roy Keane’s career. Instead he came home before the tournament began and the inquest lasted for months.
# Looking Back
McCarthy: We wouldn't have got out of the group with Roy Keane at 2002 World Cup
The Ireland manager was in conversation with Eamon Dunphy for Paddy Power’s Head2Head programme.
# Profile
Mick McCarthy: The most affable man to have ever divided a nation
Mick McCarthy’s appointment as Ireland manager was confirmed on Sunday.
# Looking Back
Mick McCarthy is sick of talking about Saipan
The subject was brought up for the umpteenth time at the new Irish manager’s unveiling on Sunday.
# Civil War
'He's the only assistant who gets this much publicity. It’s bonkers' - Mick McCarthy on Saipan and Roy Keane
And the former Ireland boss admits he knew the Saipan pitch was ‘shite’.
# street style
A Japanese student is being hailed as a style icon for wearing an old Ireland jersey out and about
Influencers, take note.
# Your Say
Poll: Have you 'gotten over' Saipan?
The 2002 row is back on the front pages – but how do you feel about it now?
# Looking Back
'I'd love to have played in another World Cup... But I don't regret any of my actions'
Roy Keane has revisited the infamous Saipan controversy 16 years on.
# Saipan
'People were in fear of Roy... When he left, it let lads breathe'
Damien Duff has suggested Ireland were not necessarily worse off without their inspirational captain at the 2002 World Cup.
# Don't Mention the War
Peace may be breaking out in one of Irish football's most famous feuds
The pair famously traded barbs in their autobiographies.
# Quiz
How well do you remember Irish football's most infamous event?
This week marks the anniversary of the time when Roy Keane and Mick McCarthy fell out ahead of the 2002 World Cup.
# Looking Back
Roy Keane-Saipan debacle sparked by Iran pull-out - Niall Quinn
The Irish pundit compared the issue to the current debate on Raheem Sterling and England.
# thursday
We'll leave it there so: Sharapova, Saipan, Kingspan and all today's sport
Plus we had news of starting line-ups from Chaco, Cavan and lots of places in between.
# wc memories
21 World Cup memories we can't forget from Japan and South Korea '02
Yes, it features the ‘S’ word, but there were good times too.
# seagulls shot down
Roy Keane on hand to witness midfield masterclass from Cork's Colin Healy
An unfortunate own goal and a penalty from the former Irish midfielder did for hosts Bray Wanderers.
# good reads
Saipan revisited, Mayweather in jail and Cliftonville's fight for gay rights; the week’s best sportswriting
Also featuring Bill Simmons’ take on the Donald Sterling controversy and Alex Gibney’s analysis the Loughinisland tragedy.
New Irish Volkswagen ad makes brilliant Saipan row reference
We doubt Roy will be too keen on it.
# the new guy
'No potholes' -- It's 'all about the journey' for Keane on road to Euros
Keane’s eyes were far from the ‘wee black beads’ of Alex Ferguson’s description as he sets sights on qualification.
# revealing
'Roy was probably right about me in Saipan' - John Delaney
The FAI chief appeared on the Late Late Show to discuss the move for Keane and Martin O’Neill.
# Friends Reunited
Quinn: 'Roy Keane didn't just lift a football club, he lifted a city'
Niall Quinn speaks about finally putting the Saipan nightmare to rest and how he forged a new beginning with Roy Keane at Sunderland.
# happier times
Push the Trigger: McAteer says Keane can not let footballing rivalry lie
“He decided what he wanted to do was the right thing,” said the former Irish international. “He’s got to live with that.”
# Your Say
Poll: Which side were you on in the Saipan debate?
It’s ten years to the day since Roy Keane was sent home from the Republic of Ireland’s World Cup training camp.
# contentious
Pot shots: Delaney tells Keane 'get over yourself'
The FAI chief claims that Roy Keane’s jibes are self-serving and the former captain would be better off if he just ‘let it go.’
# Looking Back
Ten years on: Keane still has 'no regrets' over Saipan
The ex-Ireland international also advocated the selection of James McClean for Trap’s Euro 2012 squad.
# midfield general
Opinion: Will the real Roy Keane please stand up?
The ex-United star is a complex figure. Paul Fennessy has Roy Keane in the psychiatrist’s chair.
# infighting
The Magnificent Seven: sporting bust-ups
In the wake of the Tevez-Mancini affair, we recall seven other notorious moments involving sports teams’ in-fights.
# Fourth of July
10 things you didn’t know about the Fourth of July
It’s America’s birthday! Or is it? Well, not quite… some facts you might not have known about Independence Day.
# Pacific Tsunami
Tsunami may 'totally engulf' low lying Pacific islands: Red Cross
The low lying Pacific islands may be swept over as a powerful tsunami hits the region – meanwhile Indonesia is bracing itself, as warnings indicate it will be the first area to be hit after Japan.