Gaffer: I missed both Portsmouth goals thanks to iFollow, but Blues display a vast improvement

Gaffer for a Day, Will Hahn, aged 49 from Waterlooville, assesses Pompey’s 2-0 win at Gillingham...

Wednesday, 21st October 2020, 5:00 pm
Michael Jacobs impressed Gaffer for a Day Will Hahn with his goal-scoring display in Pompey's 2-0 win at Gillingham. Picture: Nigel Keene/ProSportsImages

So Will, did you enjoy that?

Well I did, except I missed the two goals because of iFollow.

Normally I cast it from the laptop to the television, but it was buffering after the opening five minutes.

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So I tried to watch on my phone, which was a small picture, and attempted to connect to another laptop, which then went a bit wonky.

Everything was okay after that, though!

Mind you, I have watched every game on iFollow this season. As someone who is currently unemployed, I have to ask whether I keep wanting to spend £10 each time.

Okay, from what you saw what did you make of that?

It was a vast improvement on Saturday, we looked like we wanted it and were positive going forward.

You could see the energy, the team wanted to play for each other, and it should have been a few more goals to make the game a bit easier.

Whether you are pro-Jackett or anti-Jackett, at some point the players are going to realise they are out of contract at the season’s end and will need to prove something.

It’s all very well the manager getting stick, but at some point the players need to step up and play for themselves.

Good to see John Marquis get off the mark in League One this season.

I rate him, but he has not been suited to the position he is playing. He wants to run off the shoulder, not hold the line.

You can see him putting so much effort in and I don’t think he is given the recognition he deserves for that.

You look at the goals he scored at Doncaster over the years and there weren’t many tap-ins. He may not be the most natural scorer we’ve ever had, but give him a few chances and he will net.

Who was your man of the match?

I thought it was Michael Jacobs’ best game for us so far. He was looking fluid, got into the right positions, and we are starting to see what he can bring to this team.

You can see his football brain working a bit quicker than some of his team-mates, when they start to learn and catch up he will be even better.

We need to get the best out of him, while he’s also getting there with his fitness after no pre-season with us.

I really like the look of him. He’s dynamic and knows where to run.

Craig MacGillivray 7

Callum Johnson 7

Jack Whatmough 7

Sean Raggett 7

Lee Brown 6

Ryan Williams 7

Tom Naylor 8

Andy Cannon 6

Michael Jacobs 9

Marcus Harness 8

John Marquis 7

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