Barnet Reaction - Bees

Last updated : 30 December 2008 By Bournemouth Co-Ordinator
Speaking in the Bournemouth Evening Echo on the home fans' reaction to the defeat, out going manager Paul Fairclough is quoted as saying: "You're halfway through the season and it's ridiculous. Everyone's got to get behind Jimmy and support him. The crowd should get behind Jimmy. Jimmy Quinn is not a bad manager. He's been crippled with what he's been given and the crowd here - you could see 10 or 15 minutes into the game - they're as quiet as a mouse. [They should] get behind the team and get behind Jimmy and give him the best chance. There's a wage cap in our league and there's no question that Barnet have got one of the smallest budgets in the league and we have to make do with it. It is difficult because there are teams in our league who have got the money and do put it about, so it's hard work and doubly hard for Jimmy with the club taking the knock they took - its very difficult for them".

On their own game plan, Fairclough admitted that: "The whole idea was to get behind the ball, be patient, wait for Bournemouth to be impatient and then hit them on the counter attack, which sadly for them, we did. This league is so, so tight and there's nothing in between them being a team in the top half, as opposed to being where they are".