Date: 24th April 2018 at 8:12am
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In the wake of defeat at Bradford Kenny Jackett made it clear he had been looking for Pompey to finish in the top-six this season; not that failing to achieve this constitutes, well, failure.

Charlton’s win at Fratton Park on Saturday basically confirmed the play-offs are gone.

Looking back to when we played Wigan, I heard the Sky Sports pundit state League One survival had been the aim of the season, so our position was above expectation.

Really? I disagreed and have thought about that a lot since. I personally felt a midtable finish, flirting with the top-10 was the target, which we should achieve with a young squad that’ll gain plenty from this season.

Of course, there’s still a chance we’ll make the play-offs, but should we fall short, and in all honesty I think we all accept we will, in all fairness we probably should too, there are plenty of positives to take from this season into the 2018-19 campaign, with lessons to be gained.

So, despite the past week being far from ideal for the Blues, come what may, I do think it’s been a successful season and, regardless of a mixed bag at times, I’m more than content, all things considered.


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