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By streetrifle
#885817
With some concerns arising, I'm approaching this game with a bit more trepidation after the Wimbledon defeat in midweek. In no particular order: the Rose situation is worrying with Jackett showing reluctance to play him as he did last season. Rose has shown himself to be a creative and also hard-working midfielder who covers a lot of ground, is competitive and has a lot of skill for this division. Tuesday night would have been a good time to introduce him. What is Jackett's problem with Rose??
Jackett introduced Walkes as right back on Tuesday night, having said in the summer that he saw him as a defensive midfielder in a 4-4-2 set-up. I simply don't rate him as a right back and he's clearly not happy there. I would be seriously worried if he was to deputise for Thompson. I would even prefer Evans there although he's not suited to the position.
This championing of Hawkins by Jackett worries me because firstly it heralds introduction of the long-ball game. Despite his surprising display at Blackpool I am unconvinced by Hawkins in the air. He wins few headers and his timing is all over the place. I am not that convinced by his skill on the ground either.
I just hope that Jackett fixes on his best team and the set-up he wants to use as early in the season as possible and doesn't like last season chop and change the team and the formations for most of the season.
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By The Cincinnati Kid
#885818
The thing that mildly irritates me is that as the manager of PFC, you ought to have all yer bits and pieces in place and be ready to hit the ground running by game 1 and it seems to me like we are still at game 3 of the pre season.
As one of the big dogs money wise in this league we should have a better scouting system than most, more financial clout than most, should have the upper hand in negotiating with players we want to retain / loan or purchase so we should be able to speed up deals.
We don't seem to have any loan agreements with clubs such as Brighton or Bournemouth who must have reserves that need playing time in competition.
Also, KJ'S comments on player fitness and the comments from the player that moved on last season (name escapes me) ie we spend all training sessions practicing deadball situations (ok...slight exaggeration) is concerning.
The back from the game comments usually highlight the same old same old issues. Lack of fitness / players played out of position / hoofball / lack of a dominant midfielder / not as organized as the opposition and good players that seem to disappear from the teamsheet for no obvious reason..

There just seems to be a lack of consistency about the place.
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By uspompeyfan
#885832
McGilvery to score when their keeper thinks Hawkins will actually head the ball, it turns into a dummy (or a thinly veiled one as Hawkins misses yet again). Consequently it turns into a comedy goal and we win 1-0 because Jackett has not played Curtiss as punishment for scoring two at Blackpool.
By Jack_Tinn
#885836
New Forester wrote:Bit depressing all this. Someone cheer us up. :lol: :lol:
KJ has addressed the glaring weakness in the team - a keeper to take command of his area and some experience in the back four and midfield with the signing of McG, Brown and Naylor. The focus has been on making Pompey a tougher proposition to break down and a team more likely to finish in the playoffs.

KJ is seeking to establish that strong foundation and he has it. Its not his fault that Eisa did not join but the club have signalled intent by meeting the £1.5m valuation and KJ will keep on looking until the right option is found. He knows that he needs to find some added creativity and pace to the attack and now that the defensive pieces have been slotted in that will be the sole focus.

So far the team is 2/2 in the league! Oxford also have a 100% record but of another kind. Pompey have firepower in Pittman, Curtis, Chapln, Lowe and Curtis.

Its only 18th August. Nothing is won in August and the loan window is open for another two weeks yet.
By Jack_Tinn
#885837
oh, and the video board / jumbotron is nice

saints are average at best and have put all their hopes on a couple of strikers with dodgy knees and horrific history of being injured.
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By Pompey Penguin
#885838
It's a lovely morning, there's football at FP and I have found enough money down the back of the sofa to buy the new black third strip today.
By Milton End
#885843
Greetings from Maun in northern Botswana. Have been without any signal for the last week so have appreciated the bftg reports now that I have a signal.

Will be at J’burg airport for the Oxford game today and able to follow the BBC text commentary. Unfortunately I ifollow usually works for only a few seconds. The News website has som good insights but is very slow and disjointed.

Looking forward to a good win today. PUP
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By Selsey Bill
#885844
Pompey Penguin wrote:It's a lovely morning, there's football at FP and I have found enough money down the back of the sofa to buy the new black third strip today.
Love it :thumb
By BlueinPLtwenty
#885849
Four One

we do like that scoreline
By Berkshire Blue
#885850
For heaven's sake: only 4 - 1 and stats show Oxford had one shot on target.

Thank God that I'm in Cornwall and missed the match. We have no attack and the defence is obviously carp.

I blame the manager - Jackett out!
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By rumourmonger
#885851
3 wins out of 3 . 7 goals scored and only 2 conceded (and we've scored both of those !!) . And our 25 goal striker hasn't notched at all yet.

This Jackett fellow doesn't know what he's doing surely ??????
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By New Forester
#885855
I have cheered up. :lol: :lol: :lol: I'll leave the match analysis to more learned colleagues. Thoroughly enjoyed the game today. And I bet Ben Thompson sleeps well tonight. A great debut, MOM and he now knows what great supporters we are. It was good to meet Selsey Bill. I'll look forward to his match review.
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By Selsey Bill
#885856
New Forester wrote: It was good to meet Selsey Bill. I'll look forward to his match review.
No pressure there! Just home so going to knock up some food and will then sharpen my pencil. Great to meet you too, and very good of you to make yourself known to me. How on earth did you know it was me???
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By New Forester
#885857
Selsey Bill wrote:
New Forester wrote: It was good to meet Selsey Bill. I'll look forward to his match review.
No pressure there! Just home so going to knock up some food and will then sharpen my pencil. Great to meet you too, and very good of you to make yourself known to me. How on earth did you know it was me???
I have a good memory.


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