HUDDERSFIELD Town manager Peter Jackson said `Blame me, not the board' after about 400 football fans demonstrated in the wake of Saturday's 3-0 home defeat by Oldham.
The disgruntled supporters gathered outside the main entrance to the Galpharm Stadium with chairman Ken Davy, who left before the end of the match, the main target of their criticism.
Jackson, who came under fire from some in a 13,280 crowd during the derby game, said: "Blaming the board is not the way forward. If it were not for the board, there would not be a club, and they have backed me as best they can.
"I am the man who picks the side and I am the one who should be criticised."
Having collected just one point from the last 12 available, Town have slipped to 14th in League I, but Jackson's position is not thought to be under threat.
It was the second time supporters have demonstrated after a home defeat. About 100 gathering after Yeovil won 3-2 in mid-September.
And leaflets with claims about finances at Town, Huddersfield Giants rugby league club and the Galpharm Stadium were handed out to some fans before the 3-0 home defeat by Brighton last month.
Davy, who is also chairman of the Giants, led Town out of administration in 2003.
The demonstration followed a game which saw many fans streaming away long before the final whistle.
Police officers, many in protective clothing, stayed to contain the angry crowd who vented their feelings towards Jackson and Davy outside the Stadium.
Hundreds more chose to spell out their frustration on websites, with many demanding that Jackson and Davy should go.
There were also clashes between Town and Oldham fans before and after the game.
Police were called to The Peacock on Leeds Road where scuffles broke out and The Woodman in Leeds Road, Bradley, were rival fans congregated.
There were three arrests for public disorder at the ground and a 32-year-old Dewsbury man was arrested on suspicion of breaking into cars near the stadium.