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We don't want to boo you Iain

We don't want to boo you Iain

Iain Dowie reacted to jeers from the Ricoh Arena crowd during Coventry City's 4-0 defeat by Preston North End by saying: 'I don't understand booing at half time or the booing of Robert Page.

'That goes against everything he is about - he is a good honest player.

'I accept booing from the fans because they have a right to that but they should boo me, not the players.

'My job is to take this club forward and I want my sides to be tough, difficult to beat, play attractive football and grind it out.'

Aside from the fact that Saturday's performance was the complete opposite of what the manager wants, Page and Kevin Kyle in particular have to accept jeers from the crowd as a consequence of their off-field actions.

Page at least can point to playing over 70 games for the club and a key role in avoiding relegation at the end of the 2004/05 season.

Kyle however has made far more headlines for his extra-curricular activities since moving (for a big fee) earlier this season.

Having his salary of over £400,000-a-year made public means he has to do a lot more to convince the people who contribute a large amount of that sum that he is worth the money.

Poor performances can be forgiven but sarcastically applauding the fans, stupidly handballing when he had a chance of scoring and then berating Fadiga for what (as the sub pointed out) was a decent, hanging cross cannot be.





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Writer:CCFC
Date:Sunday April 15 2007
Time: 4:53PM

Comments

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Page I think should be allowed to leave with dignity at the end of the season. It's hard to see how Kyle can really come back from yesterday.
Rugby Sky Blue
15/04/2007 16:59:00
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Agreed. Stick to marauding around Stranraer.
CET Stander
15/04/2007 18:31:00
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Players playing for any club and earning fantastic sums of money have a responsibility to the fans. They are not being booed just for making mistakes but for their whole attitude.
CET Stander
16/04/2007 13:49:00
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After the very poor second half we have every right to jeer poorly performing players and both Page and akayle deserved what they heard. Neither should play again for us. In anyother business Page would have been sacked after assualting Michael Doyle but we take him back, what message does that send
roberts
16/04/2007 20:14:00
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