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Delaney Unsure Keane Would Have Watched Arsenal Victory
Delaney Unsure Keane Would Have Watched Arsenal Victory
Friday, 14th Jan 2011 12:11

Centre-half Damien Delaney says he’s not sure whether former boss Roy Keane would have watched Town’s Carling Cup semi-final first leg victory over Arsenal at home on TV. The 29-year-old says he was sad to see the former manager move on last week.

Delaney said: “I don’t think he would have watched it, being honest with you! No, he may have watched it.”

A Corkman like Keane, Delaney says it was disappointing that his spell in charge of the Blues wasn't a success: “I think if you look at all the performances under Roy, the effort was always there. We always ran around and we always tried to do the best we could.

“We didn’t always get the results we were looking for, but tonight we were able to marry up the result and the performance.

“It was sad to see Roy go. He was honest, I think his heart was in the right place, but for whatever reason it didn’t work out.

“I don’t think you can fault anyone when their heart is in the right place, and I think his was. But for whatever reason, the team didn’t get the results that were required. But that’s part and parcel of life and we move on.”

Delaney wishes former coaches Tony Loughlan and Ian McParland well for the future, believing that a change of manager inevitably leads to a change of staff: “That’s football, they were part of Roy Keane’s backroom staff. The new manager has his own ideas, will have his own backroom team.

“People forget that I spent a year at QPR and went through about nine managers in one year! It’s just part and parcel of football, you’re professionals, you get paid to do a job and whoever’s in charge you do the job to the best of your ability. It’ll be sad to see Charlie go, but we’re looking forward now.”

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urbanblue added 12:38 - Jan 14
'We always ran around ..... " ..... Nuff said !

bluepeter added 12:38 - Jan 14
Of course he would have watched it, wouldn't you if you were him?

itfc1981 added 12:42 - Jan 14
who cares if he did or didnt?

darkroonsitfc added 13:38 - Jan 14
yeh the effort was there but the self belief wasn't i dunno what charlie did or said to the players but it sure as hell worked!!!!!!! if only we could perform as a team like that every week......... for the 1st time in ages we actually looked confident on the ball. and tamas... wow what a change.......... looked like he'd create or score everytime he got on the ball, i think tamas and wickham may finally work!!!!! COYB

Ginja added 13:41 - Jan 14
Any chance we can get Gareth McCauley's thoughts on whether Charlie McParland watched Eastenders last night?

TimmyH added 13:43 - Jan 14
yeah - who cares, he's history and will be up there with the best worst managers we've had!

Karlosfandangal added 13:56 - Jan 14
Not sure on this artical

If they are all sad to see Keane and the back room boys go and they all did their best its not looking very good for us.

I think the performance against Arsenal just proved that most are not sad to see Keane go

IMO there must be a few worried players who know their days are numbered at the club, However I have always said we have some good players here.
Think Jewell is the man to help get the best out of them.

blue_shoes added 14:58 - Jan 14
Have to agree with Delaney, people may dislike keane and i know that things went wrong but he gave it his best. thats all you can ask. no need to be bitter just move on.

Delaney was outstanding on wednesday, lets move on up the league and roar on the lads against arsenal! come on you blues!

Surco72 added 15:56 - Jan 14
Delaney cannot be that sad to see Keane go ,if he had remained he would not have been playing in a cup semi final

lunatic38 added 16:51 - Jan 14
I think the way Tamas celebrated after scoring and the way he reacted once the final whistle blew on wednesday, he was proving a point. I would love to sit with him eating gouhlash talking about how he feels about Roy Keane.

ps- oh yes forgot, who cares whether he (Roy Keane)watched!

bigfish added 20:57 - Jan 14
Any one know the answer its playing on my mind - who cares !!!!!!

WashbrookBlue added 21:58 - Jan 14
Roy who?

rosseden added 22:30 - Jan 14
not a fan of the keane management era, but as a bloke he always came across as determined and honest, i just dont think his mentality is right for the current game....... that said, i do think longer term we'll be a better club for his input, i know a couple of people close to the club and his demanding nature has really improved a lot of the behind the scenes facilties and things. certainly his fitness regime has worked, and im guessing PJ will benefit from it now.......

sherborneblue added 23:44 - Jan 14
Rosseden - good chat

Guthrum added 10:57 - Jan 15
His comment about QPR made me chuckle!

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