Coca-Cola Football League Championship
Game 08: Saturday 16 September 2006
Coventry City 1 - 0 Leeds United
(Half-time: 1 - 0)
Referee: I Williamson (Berkshire)
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Perhaps the most remarkable thing about the predictable calls for
Kevin Blackwell's head on another fruitless afternoon for his Leeds
team, was that they were followed by the beleaguered manager being
applauded off the pitch by many of the travelling fans. But, whether
it was sympathy or solidarity, the fact is that United are still one
from bottom and Blackwell's tenure looks shakier by the day.
After a match where his players missed numerous chances to salvage
the point that would have kept United out of the relegation zone,
Blackwell was terse when asked about his future at the club where he
has been part of the coaching staff since 2003. He was backed by the
director Peter Lorimer but, with league games against Birmingham and
West Bromwich to come this month, his discussions with the chairman
Ken Bates could soon become frosty.
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