Date: 1st November 2008 at 8:10pm
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Tony Adams saw his Fratton bow as Pompey boss end in a 2-1 defeat against Wigan today – a far from ideal way to end what is a week I am glad to see the end of!

But he told sky sports that he could not fault the side as he remained philosophical about the defeat: ‘football takes you up and it takes you down, it’s got great highs and great lows, and we had everything in one game today.

‘The boys gave everything, they threw everything at Wigan. On another day you beat them 5-0, so I can’t fault them.

‘You get back in the game, you get the 1-1 and you think ‘okay let’s go away, we’ve got a point, we’ve dropped a couple today’ and then you get done.

‘It’s just a crazy game, football. That’s football, and we’ve got to learn from that and we’ll see how we go on.’

One thing that I do know was crazy was the reckless challenge from Papa Bouba Diop in giving Wigan a penalty, the second needless penalty he has conceded in the last two games!

I thought we were pretty poor in the 1st half, yet still had the much better chances, so to have gone in one down at half time was unbelievable. We were all over them, granted they had some chances when we left ourselves exposed, in the 2nd and cannot quite understand how we managed to lose – we hit the bar 4 times – twice in each half, had at least 2 efforts cleared off the line and missed a number of other chances… I was very confident about today, and what I thought it would bring but soon had that feeling it would be ‘another of those days’, like the one we had last weekend against Fulham.

It has been a tough start for Adams who has seemed to get no luck at all – but more often than not this evens itself out, so hopefully it will start to do this shortly.

As said this is a week that I am more than glad to see the back of to be honest, now we dust ourselves down – and dry ourselves off after a drenching – and start again next week at Sunderland. Today was a big game for us, and a game that we needed to win, but we just move on from it now and put this week behind us.

How anyone can say that Adams is the wrong man is beyond me – and people have really started banging on about this already, which pisses me off! In the two official games he has been in charge, and the one as caretaker I have not seen anything that has suggested to me that he is the wrong man – the one thing that has surprised me a bit was the fact that we were so open at the back, something that I would not have expected from a side managed by him considering his stock …


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