Date: 19th February 2018 at 9:11am
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Did Kenny Jackett miss a trick during the January transfer window, in fact during the summer?

Has the boss brought in too little experience and allowed too much of it to leave? Well, in the light of the Pompey defeat at Southend chris1954 certainly believes that to be the case.

In reaction to the latest Sunday Chimes column from eastneydave this is a comment made.

chris1954 said: ‘Sorry but there is only one man to blame Jackett!

‘We now have a squad full of kids and loanee’s most of whom can’t get in the side its criminal the experience he’s got rid of, we were well placed Xmas his failure to strengthen midfield especially when Danny Rose got injured has cost us big time.

‘His answer was to bring in 3 kids and a injury prone goal keeper which we didn’t need, he still doesn’t know what system he wants to play or his best side, well don’t bother looking Mr Jackett you haven’t got one.

‘To say I’m angry is an understatement, anybody who thinks this man is going to suddenly put a promotion winning side together next year is ga ga.’

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5 Replies to “There is only one man to blame”

  • I would agree a team of loanees isn’t ideal, far from it. I would sooner use our own players, certainly younger ones, than someone else’s. However, it was said most, if not all, of these loans have come with Pompey holding the option, or having an option to buy and I think it’s clear the philosophy going forward is to build up a team – this season should act as a learning curve to many, all being well.
    Admittedly there’s absolutely no doubt whatsoever the failure to replace Danny Rose, both in terms of ability and experience, has proven a huge mistake, would agree with that completely. We’ll miss the play offs this season, but wouldn’t rule them out next season, especially if the youngsters benefit from this campaign, and chance given. [Edited by pompeyrug]

  • Perspective is a funny thing. If we had lost badly at the beginning of the season and then improved to move up to our current position of 10th we would all be very happy. Anything above the relegation places is acceptable for most of us this year.
    On Saturday we lost to Southend by the same 3-1 score as Wigan lost to the resurgent Shrimpers. An individual error by Walkes – who has impressed me up to now – and then by Clarke, but hey, everyone is human. But for the sending off it could have been a better scoreline than Wigan – who will likely top the league. With 11 on the pitch we might have salvaged a draw.
    Give Kenny time. We don’t know who he tried and failed to bring in during the January window. We move on to Fleetwood. Look to the positives – Jack Whatmough will soon be back.
    This is a long term project not a Harry Rednapp quick fix and regret it afterwards.

  • As said, can agree with some of what Chris said, but think you’ve made a good post blueexile in reply, with some fair and just thoughts, which I do agree with for sure (as Redknapp would also say) as the longer-term project is what we should look for, and what I want to see.

  • I stand by what I said, it wasn’t a knee jerk reaction I have been saying it for some time now and though’s who read the posts on here can vouch for that! We came up with a fairly good team in my opinion more than capable of holding their own in this league, it just need to be improved and enhanced by gradually bringing in better player’s over time, our defence who Jackett blamed for Saturdays defeat gets no protection and doe’s not have an outlet because our midfield is rubbish hence we end up hoofing the ball upfield and usually it comes straight back at them. None of the players brought in by Jackett have been any better if not worse than what we had. I could go on and on but won’t! i’m just hoping he will quit as he usually doe’s before we end up back in league 2.

  • That is true Chris, from the comments you have made over the weeks and months they have been pretty consistent.

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