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Keane on the brink of Tractor Boys exit

It’s like Groundhog Day admits under-pressure Corkman. But Keane takes full responsibility for worst league run in Ipswich Town’s history.

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AFTER SATURDAY’S 3-1 defeat to Swansea at Portman Road, the curtain is about to fall on Roy Keane’s time in East Anglia, according to the Irish Daily Star.

Mark McCadden quotes a well-placed club insider who explained that the fans have now turned on the Corkman – and owner Marcus Evans may well act before this weekend.

This latest setback made it the Tractor Boys worst run of league defeats in 15 years.

And it had started so well on Saturday with Andros Townsend putting Ipswich ahead. Six minutes later though and Swansea were ahead, first through Craig Beattie who headed home a free kick before Joe Allen pounced on poor defending.

Andy D’urso denied Edwards a blatant penalty and Beattie sealed the win for Swansea with a fine 20-yard strike.

You can listen to Bill Murray fan Keane’s thoughts on the defeat here

He and the referee, of course, are no strangers.  Despite the crucial penalty decision however, Keane did not chase D’Urso down the tunnel this time.


The former Manchester United skipper spoke to BBC Radio Suffolk earlier and said that he is taking full responsibility for the recent run of losses:

As much as we can blame individual mistakes I’m ultimately the manager, I pick the team, I brought some of the players in.

We can’t keep making these excuses and there will be a point where we say ‘enough is enough’.

Eight defeats out of 10 is unacceptable for a top club like Ipswich. It doesn’t matter if I have a week or 10 years left on my contract, I do look at my position every day.

I thought the performance was pretty decent, so the word I’m going to use is frustrating more than anyone else.

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