Delaney: Sad Keane must move on

22 November 2009 07:57
Ipswich manager Keane had little sympathy for the FAI's campaign to have their controversial World Cup play-off against France replayed following Thierry Henry's handball and said "what goes around comes around".[LNB]Keane's antipathy towards the FAI stems back to the Pacific island of Saipan seven years ago, when he left the team's pre-World Cup training camp, complaining that the facilities were sub-standard.[LNB]"People seem to forget what was going on in that World Cup, and that man (FAI chief executive John Delaney) is on about honesty. I was one of the players and he didn't have the courtesy to ring me," the former Sunderland manager said on Friday.[LNB]"I'd been involved with Ireland since I was 15 years of age and that man didn't have the decency to make a phone call. He could have phoned me, of course he could have."[LNB]However, chief executive Delaney said on Sunday afternoon that Keane should move on from the affair, telling Sky Sports News: "It's just a side-show.[LNB]"We've all moved on from Saipan - Niall Quinn, Mick McCarthy, the FAI and all the players - but it seems to me that he (Keane) hasn't.[LNB]"It's time for him now, in my opinion, to learn from the past - not live with it.[LNB]"I really thought the images shown around the world on Friday were very sad - it's sad to see a great former player reflected in the manner as he did.[LNB]"It's time to forget about Saipan and move on - because everyone else has."[LNB][LNB]

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