Before you point the finger, take a hard look at yourself

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On Saturdays I present the sports programme on BBC Radio Solent.

Seven days ago Pompey manager Richie Barker publicly tore into his players after their 5-1 spanking at the hands of Scunthorpe.

Did they deserve to be pulled aside and given a good rollicking about their poor attitude, lack of passion and woeful performance? Definitely.

Should this have been happening in public? No way.

When confidence is low, players are disgruntled and the fans are starting to get on your back, raging openly isn’t going to improve the situation.

An England rugby player once passed on this advice – before you go pointing the finger at other people, be sure to take a good hard look at yourself.

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