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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 3 December

Friday 2 December

23:33
22:44
22:34
21:34
20:10
19:45
19:20
19:18
18:21
18:03
17:23
17:19
17:02
16:54
16:42
16:19
15:54
15:44
15:40
15:39
15:22
15:08
14:20
14:13
14:04
13:50
13:47
13:30
12:50
12:09
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11:45
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11:26
11:12
11:04
10:20
09:57
09:43
09:29
05:26
05:24
02:15
01:39
00:41
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Thursday 1 December

23:14
22:36
21:30
21:29
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20:01
18:40
18:32
17:28
16:16
15:39
15:19
15:02
14:32
14:21
14:12
14:00
13:27
13:24
13:11
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12:40
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11:51
11:26
10:54
10:35
09:47
09:23
09:11
05:26
05:05
03:34
01:28
01:20
00:19
00:00

Championship table

# Team MP D P
1 19 +21 40
2 18 +17 38
3 18 +6 34
4 18 +5 31
5 18 +1 29
6 18 -3 29
7 18 +0 28
8 18 -1 27
9 18 +3 26
10 18 +4 25
11 18 +3 25
12 18 +2 25
13 19 +1 25
14 18 +2 24
15 18 +0 24
16 19 -8 23
17 18 +3 22
18 18 +0 22
19 19 -3 21
20 18 -5 19
21 18 -7 19
22 18 -4 18
23 18 -12 18
24 18 -25 7

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