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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

Friday 4 September

Thursday 3 September

23:45
23:41
23:36
23:27
23:02
22:49
22:48
22:40
22:09
21:57
20:47
20:37
20:05
19:55
19:37
19:14
18:01
16:34
15:32
15:12
15:03
14:55
14:23
14:06
13:58
11:23
11:12
10:40
09:22
07:59
07:32
04:43
03:00
01:40
00:02

Wednesday 2 September

23:59
23:53
21:32
21:19
21:19
20:49
20:30
20:23
20:12
19:04
18:38
18:36
18:16
18:12
18:03
17:40
17:34
16:25
16:14
15:42
15:37
15:23
14:48
14:30
14:12
13:51
12:10
11:55
10:07
09:47
08:47
08:42
08:27
08:22
07:04
07:03
06:55
05:40
04:54
03:45
02:48
02:05
00:55
00:53
00:32
00:31

Championship table

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

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