BBC Sport football

IN ASSOCIATION WITH

Related BBC sites

Page last updated at 17:19 GMT, Saturday, 18 April 2009 18:19 UK

Bairns boss blasts fans' letter

Brian Rice and John Hughes look on with concern
Assistant Brian Rice and John Hughes are under pressure at Falkirk

Falkirk boss John Hughes has dismissed a letter from a fans' group which called for him to be sacked.

Speaking after the scoreless Scottish Premier League draw with Hearts, Hughes told BBC Scotland: "I thought the Falkirk fans were very good today.

"There were a lot of them there applauding the players off the park, getting right behind the team.

"It just shows you the nonsense that the letter was all about, just absolute total nonsense."

The Bairns remain four points adrift at the Scottish Premier League's foot with five games remaining.

And chief executive George Craig said before the clash with Hearts that the club would stand by Hughes despite the Bairns Trust's open letter to chairman Campbell Christie.

John Hughes is in the hall of fame twice and there's only one other man who can say that, so his commitment to Falkirk cannot be questioned

Falkirk chief executive George Craig

"John Hughes has been instrumental in the development of Falkirk Football Club over the last five years," Craig said.

"Unfortunately, football being football, you get bad seasons from time to time.

"Some fans are concerned and we share those concerns.

"But, when the story broke (on Friday), we received emails from fans completely the opposite, backing John Hughes.

"John Hughes is in the hall of fame twice and there's only one other man who can say that, so his commitment to Falkirk cannot be questioned.

"The manager is the manager, the players are the players, the fans are the fans. We are all Falkirk and that's what we need to be."



Print Sponsor


see also
Falkirk 0-0 Hearts
18 Apr 09 |  Scottish Premier
SPL safety over cup win - Hughes
19 Mar 09 |  Falkirk


related bbc links:

related internet links:
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites

BBC navigation

BBC © 2013 The BBC is not responsible for the content of external sites. Read more.

This page is best viewed in an up-to-date web browser with style sheets (CSS) enabled. While you will be able to view the content of this page in your current browser, you will not be able to get the full visual experience. Please consider upgrading your browser software or enabling style sheets (CSS) if you are able to do so.