If I am going to be super critical of Pompey, it is we need to be more clinical.
Although we are top of the league, have made this incredible start to the season and possess this amazing away record, improvements can be made.
That especially applies at home, with matches coming up against Fleetwood and Burton.
I can’t believe I’m having a pop, but changing that would be the icing on the cake to this fantastic start.
Admittedly, I cannot knock what they have done so far, but if there is a little chink then it’s at home. As it stands, though, our amazing away form means we are getting away with it.
So that’s my wish. Then again, you cannot have everything!
Our home form needs addressing, though, and perhaps the reason for that is the way the game is played now, with sides happy to come for a point. Get a draw at Fratton Park – happy days.
We need to be more patient, the crowd as well, and give the lads the backing to get the goals at Fratton and win.
Having said that, I thought we created chances against Gillingham, yet were not clinical – and the same applies to AFC Wimbledon on Saturday.
We could have been four or five up at half-time at Kingsmeadow – and that’s being generous to Wimbledon. They should have been dead and buried at the break.
Even then we had a couple of other opportunities after half-time. The Wombles then pulled one back through James Hanson, but I always felt we were comfortable.
During the Paul Cook days we always talked about teams parking the bus. It’s not quite that way now, but we must take our opportunities.
Meanwhile, I wish to pay tribute to Dorothy Viney and Peter Coombes, whose funerals I attended last week.
Dorothy was my ex-mother-in-law and a lovely lady who became like a second mum to me. She is also the mother of Keith Viney.
My condolences to the family of Peter, who had been suffering from cancer. I totally respect what fans on the Isle of Wight do, travelling across the water to support the team.
I am also saddened to learn of the death of Peter Brackley, a very funny man.