Reading striker Shane Long is looking to get one over his boyhood hero Roy Keane on Saturday.
The Irish international still regards Keane as a legend, and he cannot wait to meet him, but only after the match at the Stadium of Light and he hopes to leave Sunderland with three points.
"When I was a kid he was always my idol and he has done so much for the game in Ireland. But I would have no problem taking three points off him on Saturday," insisted Long.
"Legend is a word that is used too often but it suits him, especially for Irish football. He set the standard so high and gave us something to look up to.
"It would be a good time in my life to meet him so hopefully I can do that after a win."
Long admits Sunderland seem to have overtaken Reading as the Irish out-post of English football.
"There were a lot of Irish at Reading at one point and now it's down to three but they have eight at Sunderland, as well as the manager, so there's a bit of a personal thing for us as well," he said.