Early goals and a continuation of defensive troubles - here’s the verdict from around Twitter after Pompey’s 3-1 defeat to Southend...
@ConorChaplin19 - Thanks to the fans for the support. We have to do better than that and another opportunity to do so Tuesday..
@knightronik - Lack of investment in squad is singing through loud and clear. Just hope for a change in direction for next season or it’s going to be a struggle.
@Mellono -Poor performance all round. Lowe was clearly MOM and needs to stay on the right. Injuries may open the door for Naismith and Kennedy.
Fleetwood have sacked their manager so no doubt they’ll get the new manager uplift!!
@PompeyNev - Defence has been awful lately and, while Pompey have been badly hit by injuries this season, I find the number of sending offs more alarming. They affect the games where they happen and subsequent ones through suspensions. Needs to be addressed, too.
@pompey0 - Worst circumstances being elevated to play-off positions, this artificially raised the bar.
We need to allow KJ time to evaluate our current players so he can make informed decisions to sign better quality players, for next season. Work in progress. Be patient. PUP.
@MajorRaverMatt - It was our defence, Burgess got into continuous problems by letting the ball bounce and not heading away first time.
Walkes was shocking, possibly the worst performance I’ve seen in 40 years in a Pompey shirt from him. Ball watching, can’t tackle and can’t pass.
@BigTofty - I don’t think the defence is our issue, it’s the lack of a strong midfield, far too lightweight and continually inviting pressure!
@GrahamPompey70 - Last time we kept a clean sheet in the league Rose & O’Keefe were in the midfield tells its own story.