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Roy fears Ipswich sack

10 December 2010 16:30

(GSM) - Ipswich Town manager Roy Keane fears that he might be the next manager to get the sack as his team sits in a disappointing 17th place in the Championship.

Keane has been given the dreaded vote of confidence recently after seeing his team slip into a terrible run of form as they lost their last five Championship matches.

On Saturday, the former Manchester United captain faces his old team-mate Darren Ferguson when they play Preston North End, and the Irish manager knows that a defeat in this match could put an end to his 18-month tenure at the Championship club.

"I've had the vote of confidence, so that probably means I'll be gone next week," Keane said.

"If I don't do the business - and I'm not doing it at the moment - I'll have to pay the price. That's life.

"When I see other managers out of work, like Martin O'Neill, Gordon Strachan and now Chris Hughton, I have to count my blessings.

"There are a lot of good people out of football and they have done a lot more in the game than I have."

"I know I have to do a better job or I will be on the sidelines with them.

"We're going to do our best on Saturday whether I have a week or a year left.

"And if I do leave next week I will have no one to blame but myself."

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Competition
Championship
Date
11 December 2010
Game week
21
Kick-off
16:00
Half-time
0 - 0
Full-time
1 - 0
Venue
Deepdale Stadium (Preston)
Attendance
9419

Goals

I. Hume 50'
(assist by J. Parkin) 
1 - 0

Lineups

Substitutes

# Player Bookings
17
25
2
3
4
10
12
# Player Bookings
17
16
2
12
14
23
48

Saturday 25 October

Friday 24 October

23:35
23:28
23:13
22:36
22:35
22:15
21:22
21:07
20:51
20:30
19:57
18:54
18:29
18:16
18:04
17:51
17:47
17:33
17:22
17:16
17:02
16:58
16:42
16:33
16:30
16:23
16:04
16:02
15:50
15:42
15:11
15:06
15:04
14:39
14:37
14:21
14:12
13:43
13:31
13:30
11:42
11:14
11:05
10:58
10:51
10:36
09:51
09:44
07:32
06:28
05:46
05:37
04:33
04:26
02:54
02:35
02:16
02:13
01:34

Thursday 23 October

23:56
23:44
23:28
23:14
22:59
21:25
21:19
20:50
20:23
19:38
18:48
18:45
18:15
18:13
17:57
17:45
17:36
17:08
17:06
17:00
16:54
16:48
16:32
16:26
16:07
15:55
15:25
15:23
15:15
14:25
14:13
14:07
13:54
13:48
13:33
13:26
13:13
13:10
13:09
13:01
12:48
12:41
12:16
10:34
10:32
10:11
10:00
09:47
07:02
06:59
06:51
06:31
06:20
05:47
05:13
04:52
03:47
03:43
03:17
01:52
00:53
00:51
00:13
00:13
00:13
00:09

Championship table

# Team MP D P
1 13 +13 26
2 13 +11 25
3 13 +7 23
4 13 +5 23
5 13 +10 22
6 13 +9 22
7 14 +1 22
8 13 +6 21
9 13 +4 20
10 13 +2 19
11 13 -1 19
12 13 -1 19
13 13 +0 18
14 13 -3 16
15 13 -3 16
16 13 -6 16
17 13 -8 15
18 13 -3 14
19 14 -6 14
20 13 -2 12
21 13 -3 12
22 13 -8 11
23 13 -13 8
24 13 -11 6

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