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Robson defends Carter

Robson defends Carter

Robson was seething with the reaction that Carter received during the defeat to Sunderland on Saturday.

Carter was booed by sections of the crowd after he was dispossessed by Sunderland's Liam Lawrence in the events leading up to The Black Cats goal, thus leaving a minority of Baggies fans angry with his part in the goal.

Robson is angry that Carter was made out to be the scapegoat for one of Albion's poorest displays in recent seasons. It was a poor response from a minority of fans and it is not the first time this has happened.

Robson said, 'It was a small section of fans who booed Darren and a lot of supporters tried to over-ride them by cheering for Darren.

'That is twice now that a minority of fans have booed good, honest players so they have got to have a look at themselves.'

The first time this happened was when a minority of fans turned fellow midfielder Ronnie Wallwork after the midfield man had a handful of poor games earlier in the season.

Ronnie has since been one of Albion's standout performers and become a favourite again with the Baggies faithful.

Albion are not the only fans to do this, Manchester United fans booed Rio Ferdinand earlier this season over his new contract and now he is the cream of Manchester after his goal against Liverpool.

Football fans are a fickle bunch and players, managers, chairman etc. all go in and out of favour week after week.

One minute a manager can be the best manager in the world but as soon as results turn their name is dirt and fans want them out.

This is what football is about, especially in the Premier League. Fans now expect a good result week in and week out, but for any team outside the top three of the Premiership this is not easy.

Fans have to be patient and have realistic short term ambitions and have to realise that successful teams are not built overnight (unless you’re Chelsea).

It is not wrong to expect, but do not expect too much too soon.

Bryan Robson hit the nail on the head with his last statement, he said, 'If you want success within the club, everyone has to pull together.'

So for any Albion fans that singled out Darren Carter during the game last weekend, please try to vent your feelings after the full-time whistle if you must and lay off the players during the game.

They are playing for YOUR team and have been chosen by the manager to play for YOUR team, so just remember that next time the feeling of frustration takes you over.

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Date:Tuesday January 24 2006
Time: 5:28PM

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