pompeygunner wrote: ↑
Tue Oct 15, 2019 8:48 pm
Invicta Pompey wrote: ↑
Tue Oct 15, 2019 4:33 pm
Catlin who lets face it is the Eisners main advisor knows this. He also knows that a club thats in this position will struggle to find a better manager in those circumstances. The issue wasn't even mentioned in his latest update, I wonder why?
We spent the most in the TW just gone. That in itself brings expectation.
As for would struggle to find a better manager, well we'll have to see about that. But the likes of Stendel are better & play better football than Jackett who is dinosaur like when it comes down to tactics. Also people are staying away, all ST's are included but already some people aren't attending. Its dull & generally poor fayre, a lot of his signings he seemingly doesn't trust or worse doesn't know how to get the best out of them, Marquis as a particular case in point. Tactically he's easy to counteract when we come up against the better L1 teams. Push up on the wingers & deny them space, we rarely play through the middle so do the former & you get a very blunt looking Pompey team with KJ having zero idea how to sort it.
I reckon & hope his days are numbered, we deserve better for our hard earned than the current type of Jackettball. Nice bloke & all that but hoofball never works here, Pulis, Cotterill etc testify to that.
Did we spend the most in the last TW? What on a net basis (Ie transfers out - transfers in) I'm a bit sceptical, by my calculations we'd be well down the league. Would you care to share your calculations or source?
From my seat in the Fratton End Block B there's no evidence of large scale absenteeism, Yes the crowd are dissatisfied and they do walk out early but that has always been the case.
I share some of your tactical concerns but I reckon there's absolutely no chance of KJ being replaced until the spring and even then if/ when it becomes apparent that we won't make the playoffs. My money is on him still being the manager at the end of the season. The only influence that the fans can have on this is by not renewing their season tickets. If that is a determining factor you change manager at the end of the early bird renewal period to maximise income.
My season ticket will be renewed whatever and I will always stay and applaud at the final whistle because I want to encourage better things with what resources we have.
Maybe with a 3 1/2 hour train journey to home games I'm more hardcore than some of the people that walk down the road.