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Coleman rounds on Fulham Boo-Boys

last updated Sunday 05th November 2006, 8:14 PM
Chris Coleman
Chris Coleman

Fulham manager Chris Coleman has told a section of the Craven Cottage faithful to take a reality check following his side's 1-0 win over Everton.

Coleman had some harsh words for the Fulham fans who had booed his side off at the break after a lacklustre first 45 minutes.

He said: "I wasn't unhappy with my players. I'm not saying we had played well but sometimes that happens.

"There are a few of our fans in the corner by the tunnel - and it's always the same ones - who, if we are not 2-0 up at half-time, will generally boo us off.

"I have been here a long time and I can't remember, when I joined, us playing in the Champions League. But I can remember where we were compared to where we are now and I have got a long memory.

"We are not going to come here every week and play beautiful football to win games - we are not good enough to do that. We have to win scrappy games.


"I told the players not to worry that they had been booed off. The players know me, I tell them what I see and I don't kid them on.

"Most of our crowd are great but there is a certain section that have short memories, unfortunately. We were 0-0 with Everton, who had been on a great run and were sixth, so that's not bad.

"It was a shame we didn't play very well in the first half but we dug in as we can't have it all our own way all the time."






Source Jon West at PA Sport
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