Duffen - Brown's job is safe

27 September 2009 10:44
// A bit of a hack but it works// The article snippet is wrapped onto a second line, even when #article-sub is emptyif( $("div#article-sub").children().length == 0 ) {$("div#article-sub").remove();} Paul Duffen insists that Phil Brown's job in charge of Hull City is safe despite the team's poor start to the season.[LNB] Having taken the Premier League by storm in the first half of last season the Tigers have struggled somewhat since.[LNB]After leading the club into the top flight for the first time in 104 years Brown has seen recent performances heckled by some sections of the Hull support.[LNB]A 4-0 Carling Cup defeat at home to Everton in midweek will not have helped matters but a demoralising 6-1 loss to Liverpool on Saturday leave the team second from bottom of the Premier League.[LNB]"There is no speculation at the football club about the manager's position," Duffen told The Times.[LNB]"That's just mischief making in the media if there is. We are certainly not aware of it.[LNB]Vociferous minority"In football you are always going to find a vociferous minority who will be discontented and I also think second-season syndrome articulates a little bit about fans and a club who got into the Premier League for the first time in 104 years.[LNB]"In the second season maybe they have set themselves unrealistic expectations. At the moment we are seven games into a new campaign. [LNB]"We are right in the mix, only a few points separates us from the middle of the league and I am really pleased with the signs I see developing in the squad.[LNB]"As you could see, we certainly don't lack spirit or heart. Everyone is playing for each other and they are certainly playing for the manager." [LNB]Duffen even went as far as to say that the Tigers' first-half showing at Anfield was a good performance with the visitors going in 2-1 down.[LNB]"I thought it was a fantastic performance for the first 45 minutes but obviously we went down to a 46th minute goal that made things very difficult," he added.[LNB]"I thought for 45 minutes we played really good football and there were good signs of things to come." [LNB]

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