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Update - Steve Kean pleads guilty to drink driving

Update time here and it will be interesting to see how his employers react.

Steve Kean is in Macclesfield Magistrates court today answering his case after being charged with drink driving.

Kean was caught after our home game with Manchester United last season and was found to be over the limit.

Interestingly, Kean has changed his plea from an original not guilty to guilty and now faces a punishment despite rumours of a special application.

How will Venky's react? Back their man or show him the door??

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The Journalist

Writer: Mikey Delap Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday August 15 2011

Time: 10:38AM

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Surely the court won't look kindly on Kean changing his plea?!
Mikey Delap
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15/08/2011 10:40:00

Surely the court won't look kindly on Kean changing his plea?!
Mikey Delap
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15/08/2011 10:40:00

Interesting turn of events. Changing your plea is generally not a good idea. Be very interesting to see how he's punished. Also how Venkys see it. However it goes, it must NOT be served as a distraction to the real issue in that the squad needs strengthening. cupstillfull. . . .
st_jimmy_77
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15/08/2011 10:43:00

Interesting turn of events. Changing your plea is generally not a good idea. Be very interesting to see how he's punished. Also how Venkys see it. However it goes, it must NOT be served as a distraction to the real issue in that the squad needs strengthening. cupstillfull. . . .
st_jimmy_77
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15/08/2011 10:43:00

We really don't need this at the moment. The media will love this.
ITSALLROVER
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15/08/2011 11:01:00

We really don't need this at the moment. The media will love this.
ITSALLROVER
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15/08/2011 11:01:00

I agree ITSALLROVER. Sadly though, it's here and we have to deal with it accordingly. Let the media have their day and let the club and Kean get on with it.
st_jimmy_77
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15/08/2011 11:05:00

I agree ITSALLROVER. Sadly though, it's here and we have to deal with it accordingly. Let the media have their day and let the club and Kean get on with it.
st_jimmy_77
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15/08/2011 11:05:00

o my god there is a video of gamst,,nelsen and salgado all eating bucket of chicken this all time low
tubzz
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15/08/2011 12:41:00

o my god there is a video of gamst,,nelsen and salgado all eating bucket of chicken this all time low
tubzz
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15/08/2011 12:41:00

I don't understand why he pleaded not guilty in the first place - surely the breathiliser proved his guilt!
freidelno.1
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15/08/2011 12:51:00

I don't understand why he pleaded not guilty in the first place - surely the breathiliser proved his guilt!
freidelno.1
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15/08/2011 12:51:00

Banned, according to LT.
awh
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15/08/2011 13:17:00

Banned, according to LT.
awh
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15/08/2011 13:17:00

18 months, least he deserves. If he only had one drink he still shouldn't be driving. No sympathy for him on this one.
ITSALLROVER
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15/08/2011 14:09:00

18 months, least he deserves. If he only had one drink he still shouldn't be driving. No sympathy for him on this one.
ITSALLROVER
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15/08/2011 14:09:00

Venkys need to act decisively for once. For me this is a sackable offence and the owners should have his replacement lined up already. This is far from what is required of a manager whose job is partly to dictate how youngsters lead their lives.
kevin e
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15/08/2011 14:12:00

Venkys need to act decisively for once. For me this is a sackable offence and the owners should have his replacement lined up already. This is far from what is required of a manager whose job is partly to dictate how youngsters lead their lives.
kevin e
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15/08/2011 14:12:00

I don't understand people being so judgemental here! we don't know how far over-the-limit he was, and these days, a single pint can put you there. Granted he should be more careful as he is a figure head but lets not be hypocritical! I'm sure most of us have been the designated driver on a night out and had a cheeky one through the night. Either way, if you want him out 'cos you don't like him, fair enough, but to use this as an excuse borders on diabolical.
GoneRoverBoard
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15/08/2011 15:59:00

I don't understand people being so judgemental here! we don't know how far over-the-limit he was, and these days, a single pint can put you there. Granted he should be more careful as he is a figure head but lets not be hypocritical! I'm sure most of us have been the designated driver on a night out and had a cheeky one through the night. Either way, if you want him out 'cos you don't like him, fair enough, but to use this as an excuse borders on diabolical.
GoneRoverBoard
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15/08/2011 15:59:00

G.R.B - I don't think he should be sacked for it - I'm just disappointed in him for it. I think that drink-drivers are selfish individuals who don't think about the consequences of their potential actions.
freidelno.1
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15/08/2011 16:09:00

G.R.B - I don't think he should be sacked for it - I'm just disappointed in him for it. I think that drink-drivers are selfish individuals who don't think about the consequences of their potential actions.
freidelno.1
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15/08/2011 16:09:00

i'm glad he pleaded guilty and got this over with. the last thing we want was for this incident to become some long drawn out drama...this will go under the radar quietly
DommyWalker
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15/08/2011 16:20:00

i'm glad he pleaded guilty and got this over with. the last thing we want was for this incident to become some long drawn out drama...this will go under the radar quietly
DommyWalker
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15/08/2011 16:20:00

Got to disagree with the last few posters. Drink driving kills. FACT. GoneRoverBoard no I have never 'had a cheeky one'. If I'm driving I have soft drinks. People who drink and drive are the scum of the earth and I believe the sooner he is sacked the better.
Uncle Jack's Nephew
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15/08/2011 18:22:00

Got to disagree with the last few posters. Drink driving kills. FACT. GoneRoverBoard no I have never 'had a cheeky one'. If I'm driving I have soft drinks. People who drink and drive are the scum of the earth and I believe the sooner he is sacked the better.
Uncle Jack's Nephew
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15/08/2011 18:22:00

drink driving is not good, we all agree on that, but does it cast doubt into the owners minds?? are they holding back transfer funds for a replacement manager?? is kean going to be shown the door before xmas and a new manager get given the money from jones if we're in trouble??
demonchef
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15/08/2011 21:10:00

drink driving is not good, we all agree on that, but does it cast doubt into the owners minds?? are they holding back transfer funds for a replacement manager?? is kean going to be shown the door before xmas and a new manager get given the money from jones if we're in trouble??
demonchef
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15/08/2011 21:10:00

TBH unless your job was around driving for a living not many companies would sack you for drink driving unless of course you were involved in an accident. I think Kean is an idiot, i don't care how far over the limit he was the fact is he was over the limit but he has finally done the decent thing and pleaded guilty and has been punished accordingly. Now if only he could carry on this trend and resign!
mutts nutts
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16/08/2011 12:18:00

TBH unless your job was around driving for a living not many companies would sack you for drink driving unless of course you were involved in an accident. I think Kean is an idiot, i don't care how far over the limit he was the fact is he was over the limit but he has finally done the decent thing and pleaded guilty and has been punished accordingly. Now if only he could carry on this trend and resign!
mutts nutts
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16/08/2011 12:18:00

UJN, You are right in your fact that drink driving can kill, and it does appear to be a sensitive subject for you. However, I'm just noting that this is PC gone made. Obviously, if you're drunk enough to impair your driving skills significantly enough that you get caught, then you could be deemed as a risk to others and sentenced accordingly (which apparently is what kean was...)! but most of us are sensible when we are out and don't drink enough to physically affect our performance on the road! I realise that you might perceive this as being reckless, however I am an extremely cautious person. just because people like me have one then drive, does not make us scum! The matter is not as black and white as how you think, half the reason why the laws are so strict so there is no ambiguity for people who abuse the priviledge.
GoneRoverBoard
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16/08/2011 20:56:00

UJN, You are right in your fact that drink driving can kill, and it does appear to be a sensitive subject for you. However, I'm just noting that this is PC gone made. Obviously, if you're drunk enough to impair your driving skills significantly enough that you get caught, then you could be deemed as a risk to others and sentenced accordingly (which apparently is what kean was...)! but most of us are sensible when we are out and don't drink enough to physically affect our performance on the road! I realise that you might perceive this as being reckless, however I am an extremely cautious person. just because people like me have one then drive, does not make us scum! The matter is not as black and white as how you think, half the reason why the laws are so strict so there is no ambiguity for people who abuse the priviledge.
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