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Derby watch - Royston rubbishes favourite talk

Derby watch - Royston rubbishes favourite talk

As the tensions mount ahead of tomorrow`s game Roy Keane has played down the talk of the mackems being clear favourites for the tie. Despite being ahead at the bookies, in the table and at home, which pretty much constitutes a favourites tag to me, he said:

'I am amazed that we could be favourites. We haven't won in 28 years against them, but we are favourites? Who came up with that? I don't think there are favourites in derby games. League form, whatever is going on with ownership, that won't interest the players or the supporters come kick-off, trust me.

It's the team who wants it the most and who will handle it the better and who will take their chance. For the supporters, yes, but in a sense whatever has gone on previously has nothing to do with me. I wasn't involved. We have a chance, myself and the staff and the players have a chance, to try to put that straight. That's what we are in the game for.

It is a long time, but that's what happens. Sometimes it happens at football clubs. Who would have said Liverpool would have gone 18, 19, 20 years without winning the league title? It happens. These records happen that you scratch your head at.'

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Writer:Ross Molyneux
Date:Friday October 24 2008
Time: 7:45PM

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