Is Keane as bad as Jon Walters makes out?

IPSWICH TOWN: Jon Walters has again questioned Roy Keane’s managerial style, but is the Blues boss as bad as the former skipper makes out?

The majority of managers in the Championship would swap places with Keane – two wins from a Wembley final and one place off the play-offs.

But after being up one week and down the next Blues fans are beginning to despair that their heroes will ever find any consistency under Keane.

After the defeat at Nottingham Forest on October 23 it was all doom and gloom with Town heading for a another dismal depressive season.

Lo and behold after the three wins that followed Ipswich were back in the play-offs and in the quarter-final of the Carling Cup and all was good with the world.

A well organised Derby County came to Portman Road on Tuesday and eased their way to a comfortable 2-0 win that proved what we all knew anyway – Ipswich have still got a long way to go.

Keane admitted that after Saturday’s win over Sheffield United lifted his team back into the top six.

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But he also said that progress is being made as is evident for all to see even though Ipswich would not be most people’s favourites to finish in the top six.

However, they should not be written off – not after one poor result in four games. Are Norwich fans complaining and they’re in a similar position.

Keane’s competitive nature dictates that he can be a hard task master, but he is building a side to take into the Premier League and stay there. And overall it looks as though he is getting there, but not as quickly as we all hoped.

What was more of a worry was Tuesday’s second lowest home league attendance (17,572) for 10 years.

Chief executive Simon Clegg admitted: “I don’t feel we have had the degree of consistency that people like, and this affects numbers that come to games.”

And club captain David Norris added: “We are determined to give fans something to come to Portman Road for hopefully starting on Saturday.”

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