EARLIER THIS WEEK, officials in Lionel Messi’s home town of Rosario announced plans to build a new museum to celebrate the Barcelona star’s life on and off the pitch.
It’s a great idea and it got us thinking — if Messi can have his own museum why can’t Tallaght’s finest, Robbie Keane?
If anyone ever builds it, here are 11 objects that have to be there.
1. One of the Tallaght kerbs that he used to hone his skills as a chisler
2. The family photo album
Obviously includes a few snaps of Robbie and cousin Jason Byrne…
… and his other “cousin” Morrissey.
3. The poster of the Milky Way from his bedroom wall
It was his boyhood dream to play for the Galaxy.
4. The book that sparked his love for cartwheels
5. And that imaginary bow and arrow he always carries around
6. The jersey he wore with the “dream team” at the European U18 Championships
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7. And the one from his senior debut against the Czech Republic in 1998.
8. A framed copy of this picture of David Beckham, Russell Brand and some “unidentified fans”
9. His Stetson hat
An essential prop for an authentic rendition of If Tomorrow Never Comes.
He can do Summer of 69 too.
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10. The keys to the front door of Coppers
We presume Robbie and his Spurs team-mates didn’t queue up like the rest of us.
11. The hole in Ollie Kahn’s gloves from *that* goal against Germany
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