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Keane blasts League over trophy
« on: May 06, 2007, 03:12:54 PM »
Keane blasts League over trophy 
May 6, 2007

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Sunderland boss Roy Keane was angry after his side win the Championship title by winning 5-0 at Luton - but were not presented with the trophy.

Title rivals Birmingham's boss Steve Bruce also expressed his surprise at the League's policy of not presenting the trophy at an away ground.

"It is a PR disaster that we did not pick it up today," Keane fumed.

"The supporters paid good money to travel here to watch us. I don't think safety would have been a problem."

Earlier in the week, Bruce had said: "I can't understand the logic of it.

"The players have slogged away for 46 games and can't get the trophy because it's on an away ground - it's an insult.

"I picked up the Premiership trophy with Manchester United at Middlesbrough, and the Middlesbrough people were hugely respectful."

Reflecting on the game, Keane also paid tribute to chairman Niall Quinn.

"It is nice to go up as champions, and there is a massive challenge ahead," he said.

"I will meet Niall and the board next week, and we will look at what kind of money is available.

Niall Quinn and the board do not interfere, and that is why it has worked

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"There are a few players at the back of my mind who I would like to bring to the club, but that is just the start. Signing them is sometimes easier said than done.

"They are good players, at good clubs, and they are under contract. You have to set your standards very high, and we will have to raise the bar next season.

"It is going to be very hard, and I am not predicting we will win it, but I predict we will add something to the Premiership.

"But Niall and the board do not interfere, and that is why it has worked. It would not have done otherwise."

Meanwhile, Luton boss Kevin Blackwell admitted his side had been outclassed - conceding that it had looked like "men against boys".

However, he was quick to pay tribute to the Keane-Quinn partnership.

"Roy has been different class, but Niall has to take monumental praise as he has done a fantastic job," Blackwell said.

"They have a good manager and a dynamic young board, and, at the moment, it looks like the perfect marriage."

 
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Re: Keane blasts League over trophy
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2007, 03:22:47 PM »
The Coca-Cola Football League Championship Table
06 May 2007

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1 Sunderland 46 29 88    ;D ;D ;D
2 Birmingham 46 25 86  :-\ :applause: :notworthy: :notworthy:

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3 Derby 46 16 84  :-\ :-[
4 West Brom 46 26 76  :challenge:
5 Wolverhampton 46 3 76  :nailbiting: :nailbiting:
6 Southampton 46 24 75    :whew: ;D ;D  :praying: :praying: :challenge:
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7 Preston 46 11 74  :banginghead: :banginghead: :banginghead:
8 Stoke 46 21 73  >:(
9 Sheff Wed 46 4 71  >:(
10 Colchester 46 14 69  >:(
11 Plymouth 46 1 67  :waiting:
12 Crystal Palace 46 8 65  :o
13 Cardiff 46 4 64  >:( >:( >:(
14 Ipswich 46 5 62  :bringiton:
15 Burnley 46 3 57  ???
16 Norwich 46 -15 57  :puking:
17 Coventry 46 -15 56   :beermug:
18 QPR 46 -14 53
19 Leicester 46 -15 53  :beermug: :beermug:
20 Barnsley 46 -32 50  ;D :beermug:
21 Hull 46 -16 49   :whew: :whew:

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22 Southend 46 -33 42  :nailbiting: :loser: :loser:
23 Luton 46 -28 40  :frustrated: :frustrated: :frustrated:
24 Leeds 46 -26 36  :cursing: :cursing:
 
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Re: Keane blasts League over trophy
« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2007, 05:36:01 PM »

Absolutely fabulous
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Re: Keane blasts League over trophy
« Reply #3 on: May 07, 2007, 10:58:01 AM »
A fitting campaign for Trinis abroad following our first ever world cup appearance
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Re: Keane blasts League over trophy
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Re: Keane blasts League over trophy
« Reply #5 on: May 07, 2007, 02:48:16 PM »


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