Date: 10th October 2011 at 9:28am
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Yep, I know that a number of people are ‘tired’ with talking about the future of manager Steve Cotterill – I kind of pick this up from some comments seen in the forum – although truth of the matter is this is something (his future) that really is getting towards a ‘make or break’ point, right?

He was given the dreaded ‘vote of confidence’ last week although, for me, I am sure that CSI will want to ‘protect their investment’ and if some good points are not picked up in the next few games then something will change…

Given the fact that I was in Corfu for a couple of weeks it really was tough to keep up to date with things, so I cannot say first hand how we played in the games against Blackpool, Peterborough and Leeds?

Although common opinion is that Blackpool was not very good – but we won! Peterborough was a lot better – but we lost, mainly down to some individual errors! Leeds, well it was a case of the norm really. One really poor half and one good one – but we lost again!

With Barnsley (h), Ipswich (a) and then Doncaster (h) coming up in an important week, kicking-off at the weekend, this will ‘probably’ prove the most important week in Cotterill’s reign as Pompey manager.

I do not want to do Barnsley or Doncaster an injustice, but with all due respect to them both, these are games that we ‘should’ win and I would suspect that CSI will be thinking the same. Ipswich will be tough of course but if we cannot come back with a return of 5-6pts, at least, from these games then there is every chance that they will be Cotterill’s last…

Football is a results based business and the results are not, on the whole, what I would imagine CSI would have been expecting so these next 3 games really are vital.

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