Megson Hits Back At Fans

  • December 29, 2009 | By Chris Mann
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Gary Megson has hit back at the Bolton fans after their reaction to the 2-2 draw against Hull City.

Goals from Ivan Klasnic and Kevin Davies had Wanderers 2-0 after an hour at the Reebok Stadium, but a late double from Stephen Hunt handed the Tigers a share of the spoils.

Megson's decision to replace Klasnic with Gavin McCann at 2-1 was unpopular in the stands, with supporters voicing their opinions with boos at the full time whistle, much to the annoyance of the Trotters boss.

"At the time I make the decision and it goes down like the Bismarck," Megson told Sky Sports.

"But I would make exactly the same decision I did to try to keep hold of the game and keep that momentum.

"I made it against Burnley in a game I felt was slipping away from us and we got a point and no-one says a word.

"I made exactly the same decision against West Ham at 2-1 and we went on to win that one 3-1. No-one says a word.

"Today it went the other way and it was 2-2.

"I don't understand the reaction at all. Their reaction is one of 'This would happen, that would happen'.

"Everyone has an opinion but mine has consequence therefore it becomes a decision.

"When Klas scores - and it is a fantastic goal and we knew what we were getting with Ivan - even then you are getting 'Megson, Megson, sign him up'.

"Who do they think brought him here in the first place?"

Aside from his comments about the fans, Megson was disappointed his side did not hold on to their lead, believing they should have gone on to become comfortable winners.

"It ended up frustrating but it wasn't frustrating at 2-0, it wasn't frustrating at the start - although I thought we should have done better after taking a one-goal lead," he said.

"It is disappointing we didn't go on to become comfortable winners.

"We became nervy and anxious and with the first goal Hull got the anxiety increased."

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