Jones can't understand boos

Billy Jones has admitted he was shocked to hear the fans' reaction to Chris Brunt during West Bromwich Albion's home defeat against Fulham.

Last Updated: 03/01/13 at 11:53 Post Comment

Billy Jones: Wishes the fans had got behind Chris Brunt against Fulham

Billy Jones: Wishes the fans had got behind Chris Brunt against Fulham

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Brunt was substituted to ironic cheers as the Baggies went down 2-1 in the Premier League on New Year's Day, and defender Jones thinks the supporters were harsh.

"I don't understand why they did that. You can tell that Brunty, the same as a lot of us, misplaced some passes, but the effort was still there," said Jones.

"He was challenging and working hard. It was one of those days for us individually and as a team, we know that and we'll learn from that.

"But Brunty's a great player, he has been in the past and still is now. He's a massive part of the starting XI and the squad."

West Brom were also booed off at half-time and full-time following a disappointing performance, but they remain seventh in the table and Jones believes they have become victims of their own success.

He added: "The expectations we've put on ourselves, and the performances we've given in front of the home crowd, means they expect that.

"We expect high standards from ourselves, but against Fulham it wasn't a good performance.

"Yes, there were misplaced passes and mistimed tackles, but all the lads gave it a right good go."

More of the games that matter

Upgrade in minutes or watch with a NOW TV Day Pass.

Related News

Most Commented

Readers' Comments

I

think Finnegans Wake would have been a better reference point than Ulysses. Far more rambling and incomprehensible.

debra2927
Football People On TV: Garth Crooks

I

f I recall correctly, Degsy predicted a 100/1 shot correctly the week after his 150/1 Blackpool 4 - 3 Bolton call. I stuck a fiver on it as an idle bet. Paid for a stag do in Munich. Heady days...

baldini
Backing Hull To Beat United 2-1...

R

odgers prefers Joe Allen to Lucas? If this is true then I'm setting aside a fortnight to finally learn the rules of American Football and I'll give up on real football.

godzilla
The Jammy Gossip

Footer 365

Jose Mourinho eyes Premier League title defence with new additions

Jose Mourinho will freshen up his Chelsea squad with new faces as the club look to defend their Premier League title next season.

Hull suffer Premier League relegation as Newcastle beat West Ham

Hull City suffered relegation on a goal-laden final day in the Premier League after Newcastle secured a 2-0 victory over West Ham.

Hull 0-0 Manchester United: Steve Bruce's men suffer final-day relegation

Hull City were relegated from the Premier League after they drew 0-0 with Manchester United, who had Marouane Fellaini sent off.

Mail Box

Only One Real Manager Of The Year

Winning the Premier League with the best squad in the Premier League is only par; Ronald Koeman did a whole lot better. Plus, the last word on Raheem and...

Don't Slate Sterling For Ambition...

Raheem Sterling deserves credit for his desire to quit Liverpool, according to one mailboxer. Also: why football should not be compared to business and Degsy's latest spot of bother...

© 2015 Sky Ltd. All Rights Reserved A Sky Sports Digital Media company