Gaffer: At Christmas I couldn't see Portsmouth reaching the play-offs, but Coventry won't define our season

Gaffer for a Day, Sam Bowers, aged 25, from Portchester, previews Tuesday night’s encounter at Coventry...

Tuesday, 11th February 2020, 12:00 pm
Updated Tuesday, 11th February 2020, 12:00 pm

This is a six-pointer, a massive game, but it won’t define our season.

With the league being so poor, there are so many more important matches out there still to play, including trips to Rotherham and Ipswich.

The form we’re in at the moment, I cannot see Coventry matching us. Even if we lose on Tuesday night, I still see us picking up more points than them.

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I must admit, I’m a bit bored of it at the moment, I find it all uninspiring.

The results at the moment are absolutely fantastic, but Kenny Jackett is still not the man to take us forward – and needs to go in the summer, no matter what happens.

I’ve lost a little bit of connection with the club, maybe it is down to him.

And, while the owners are doing a great job running the club, we are just customers and they want us to fund stuff for them, too.

Kenny Jackett has overseen nine-straight victories, but Gaffer for a Day, Sam Bowers, is not a fan. Picture: Daniel Chesterton

For instance, when booking tickets there’s an online option to donate to the academy – despite having a billionaire owner.

We have improved, though, and were clinical against Sunderland, while defensively didn’t give them a chance, just one shot at the end.

We dominated and were in control, while Sunderland were a shadow of the team which beat us in the play-offs.

I’ll forgive Jackett if he wins the FA Cup. If he get us up then it’s well done, but would be a year later than he should have done.

I think there's a lot who believe he’s not the manager for the future, although I’m not on social media anymore, I can’t be dealing with the fickleness on there.

I am one of these people who will not change their view, even if Jackett has done great to get the results he has so far.

Am I convinced he will take us up this season? I’m not so sure. Any lower than fourth would represent the first regression in years.

Mind you, at Christmas I didn’t think we would even get to the play-offs.