Murphy appeared agitated by the criticism levelled towards the West Ham United manager by some fans who don’t attend matches on a regular basis.
“A West Ham fan who goes to every game can say generally it’s not been very good but for those who don’t I think that’s not fair,” said Murphy.
“The times I’ve seen them, they’ve played well and they’ve got goals in the side.”
Fans are entitled to their opinions because West Ham are a top flight club and are being forced to pay more to watch their side play than ever before.
Season ticket holders who follow the side home and away throughout the season are able to create more solid judgements than some fans who only watch a handful of games.
However, West Ham set a certain standard for themselves over the first half of the season and it’s not surprising there is frustration that the team have slid down the table since the turn of the year.
The key test for West Ham comes with their remaining games and whether they can start winning the close matches where they have been dropping points in recent weeks.