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Dave Robertson: 'Social media to blame for Peterborough United sacking'

Ousted Peterborough United boss Dave Robertson believes that social media pressure played a big part in his sacking.

Dave Robertson has put his Peterborough United dismissal down to growing fan unrest on social media sites.

The 41-year-old was sacked as Posh boss on Sunday afternoon after picking up just four points from the club's opening six games.

Supporters grew increasingly frustrated by Peterborough's early-season form, a run which also included a defeat to Millwall in the Football League Trophy, which ultimately cost Robertson his job.

"I can see the pressure the chairman's under, particularly from a group of fans on Twitter," he told BBC Sport. "The chairman will only make decisions in the best interests of the football club and this is one he had to make.

"At the end of the day, we are in a results business. Unfortunately results haven't been coming recently, although the performances have shown signs.

"I don't think it's the end for this team. The team can go on and do good things if they work hard enough, and have the mentality they need to be successful."

Robertson was handed a three-year deal at London Road when taking over from Darren Ferguson on a permanent basis.

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 A general view of The London Road Stadium prior to the Sky Bet League One match between Peterborough United and Crawley Town at The London Road Stadium on August 31, 2013
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TeamPWDLFAGDPTS
1Portsmouth1393123111230
2Peterborough UnitedPeterborough1383230191127
3Sunderland1366124131124
4Doncaster RoversDoncaster137332116524
5Barnsley126512371623
6Accrington StanleyAccrington136521713423
7Walsall126421512322
8Fleetwood Town135532112920
9Luton TownLuton135531715220
10Southend UnitedSouthend136251716120
11Charlton AthleticCharlton125341918118
12Coventry CityCoventry135351113-218
13Blackpool12381129317
14Scunthorpe UnitedScunthorpe134542026-617
15Burton Albion124261315-214
16Rochdale133461928-913
17Shrewsbury TownShrewsbury132651113-212
18Wycombe WanderersWycombe132651419-512
19Gillingham123271522-711
20AFC Wimbledon133281018-811
21Bristol Rovers13247913-410
22Bradford CityBradford133191020-1010
23Oxford UnitedOxford Utd132381323-109
24Plymouth ArgylePlymouth13148922-137

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