Coleman delighted

Last updated : 17 August 2003 By Mad Reporter
Fulham have been written off by the media this season and Coleman has become one of the bookies favourites for the first manager to get the sack this term.

However, after the battling display in the game with Boro, Coleman is hoping this result silences the critics for a short while.

"I knew everyone would write us off, because of our ground situation and because I'm the Premiership's youngest manager," Coleman said after the 3-2 victory.

"Everyone expected we'd be in for the drop but I've looked at some of the criticism and laughed at it.

"I was confident we'd win, because we're a good team and I know what we're capable of.

"The atmosphere in the camp was fantastic and positive and I was delighted with the fans and for them.

"They know it's not going to easy for us and they created a good atmosphere and they gave us a lot to shout about."