Brilliant on a good day but intimidating on a bad one, Roy Keane was the most entertaining manager Matt Plummer has worked with in his 18 years covering Ipswich Town.

In this week's Colchester Gazette podcast, Matt talks about George Burley, Joe Royle, Jim Magilton and Keane, while Colchester United reporter Jon Waldron discusses Phil Parkinson, Geraint Williams, Paul Lambert, Aidy Boothroyd, Joe Dunne and Tony Humes.

Talking about Lambert, Jon said: “Lambert brought an authority straight away. It was impressive.

“He would never speak about his playing career – Celtic, Scotland, Borussia Dortmund, a Champions League winner.

“He said: 'I’m not a player any more, I’m a manager, I bore my kids about my playing days, I don’t want to bore you.

“When the microphones were down he would banter with the journalists.

“He accused me of having a mole in the club, he wouldn’t let it go, it went on for months.”

But Keane provided the biggest challenge for Matt. He said: "A big thing with Roy was eye contact. We were told that early on, he wanted that eye contact with you.

"He saw it as a sign of weakness if you couldn’t hold eye contact when he was challenging. It was hard when you were trying to make notes at the same time but you daren’t look down!"

For last week's non-league podcast click here and for January's Ipswich Town and U's podcast click here.