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Jol hits out at unrealistic fans

15 Sep 2013 10:01:54

Jol hits out at unrealistic fans

Fulham boss Martin Jol believes the displeasure which greeted his side's 1-1 Barclays Premier League draw at home to West Brom was a result of unrealistic expectations from the home fans.

Gareth McAuley scored West Brom's first goal of the Premier League season in stoppage time to cancel out Steve Sidwell's strike and extend Fulham's winless streak at Craven Cottage to six games, since the April 1 defeat of QPR.

Dimitar Berbatov had twice netted when offside and Bryan Ruiz, who went off on a stretcher with an ankle injury, hit the crossbar before McAuley met Chris Brunt's corner with an emphatic header.

The draw prompted a vocal minority of Fulham fans to call for Jol to be relieved of his duties at the final whistle.

"If we would have been bottom of the league I would have understood it," Jol said.

"But we are 12th in the league now ad we were a bit unfortunate.

"We should have had six points, so that is a bit disappointing that people boo.

"I always say to the players as well, it is very hard to fight expectations and expectations can make you very unhappy.

"It is the same with women as well. If you expect too much of them, you could wake up in the morning with a big shock.

"If you don't expect a lot of things... I think we are 12th in the league so for me it is not a big problem.


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