Brown feels the pressure
Published : 21 Sep 2009 10:26:08
Hull City boss Phil Brown admits he is feeling the pressure following his side's slow start to the new campaign. The Tigers chief saw his players booed off at the weekend following a 1-0 defeat at home to top flight new boys Birmingham City. Hull have won just one of their opening six league games in a state of affairs which has forced Brown to accept his every decision is now under the spotlight. After insisting everyone at the club is united in their attempts to pull Hull out of the drop zone, Brown believes players and management alike have to take collective responsibility. "I feel pressure on the team for sure," said Brown in the Hull Daily Mail. "I have seen players pass the ball off the field when they're under no pressure, players that have played at this level for a number of years. "Yes, you can see pressure but it's up to myself and the backroom staff to lift that pressure. I'm not going to shirk any kind of responsibility. "I'm not after patience from anybody, I'm after results, that's the business that we're in. "Hopefully, those results will come sooner rather than later." Brown refuses to criticise those Hull supporters that made their disapproval known vocally and instead believes it is up to his players to put things right on the field. "As soon as a manager picks a team, he expects a level of performance," he explained. "The crowd can get uptight and when players are hearing moans and groans from the fans, that can affect them, but they're paid very well to play football and it's a simple game."