‘Absolutely appalling… no structure, no passing, just hoof and hope’ – Portsmouth fans react to draw with Southend

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Pompey fans have had their say on the Blues’ 3-3 draw with Southend.

And they haven’t held back as they attempt to fathom exactly how Pompey threw away a 3-0 lead at Roots Hall.

The Pompey players look dejected at the final whistle

The Pompey players look dejected at the final whistle

Goals from Bryn Morris (8mins), Ben Close (20) and Oli Hawkins (31) handed Kenny Jackett’s side a comfortable lead.

However, over the course of the next hour, that advantage was wiped out, with Simon Cox grabbing a match-saving hat-trick for the hosts.

The way the Blues conceded their lead failed to impress the Blues fans.

Here’s a selection of those comments posted on our Facebook page and at portsmouth.co.uk...

Barrie Jenkins: What was that? Pretty good first half but a shocking second. It was like they came out waving white flags.

They will never get a better chance than that and yet they blew it big time. So so poor.

Bob Beattie: Launch ball to the hopeless Hawkins, yet again our sole tactic.

Southend outplayed us for most of the game. The surprise is they didn’t score 4 .

How can one of this league’s best strikers not even make our bench?

It looks and feels a mess. No structure, no passing the ball. Just hoof it and hope.

Steve Ware: That's now 14 consecutive games now without a clean sheet.

Gary Dobbison: Worrying issue is that the loss of Ben Thompson seems to have exposed the rest of the side as not having the mental strength needed

.He may not be a footballing genius but he is a winner with a winners mentality and that is exactly whats wrong with Pompey at the moment.

Too many loans which never works and players looking at each other to dig them out of a hole.

Pete Whittle: Bad decision to change shape when everything was going ok. Poor tactics.

Chris Pompey FC: Absolutely appalling, 3-0 up, a poor Southend there for the taking, then we give them a stupid goal. 

Not only that, Jackett then sends them out to hold on to what we had and invites pressure knowing we had nothing in the centre of midfield – we had as much bite as a gummy bear.

Hawkins did absolutely nothing, little better than a passenger, so he takes Bogle off.

Walks is a liability, pulled out of position time after time.

We made Southend look like champion league contenders.

What’s going on in Jackett’s head – not a lot by the looks of it.

Lee Cooke: On a bad run. We will be back

Anthony Knight: Disgraceful...when your 3-0 up in any game you should see out the game and win...but hey this is Pompey it’s what we do. Doesn’t help when your manager hasn’t got a clue either.

Di Williams: No midfield control again sort it out KJ

Rory Moran: Only a really poor manager would get his side sitting back and inviting pressure when 3-1 up at HT. Shocking to watch.

Rosemary Williams: Embarrassing performance. Top 2 forget it. Play-offs and heartbreak at best and that’s assuming KJ can sort this mess out.