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Frank Keating

Authored by: Rob Steen

Routledge Handbook of Sports Journalism

Print publication date:  November  2020
Online publication date:  November  2020

Print ISBN: 9781138671874
eBook ISBN: 9781315616704
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781315616704-29

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Abstract

The first of a section of four short tributes to trailblazing journalists examines The Guardian writer Frank Keating. Rob Steen explains how he inspired a generation of writers with his warmth, humour and taste for nostalgia, challenging conventional forms and wisdoms, combining an unmatched turn of phrase with a compelling generosity of spirit and could be counted upon to have his heart in the right place.

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