Gaffer: As if Portsmouth defeat at Coventry wasn't bad enough - I got a speeding fine

Gaffer for a Day, Sam Bowers, aged 25 from Portchester, gives his honest opinion on Pompey’s 1-0 defeat at Coventry...

Wednesday, 12th February 2020, 4:45 pm
Updated Wednesday, 12th February 2020, 4:45 pm

You were a bit grumpy in the preview, what’s your mood now?

Well, I would like to hear other supporters’ comments at the end of the season to see if their opinion is as far off as mine is now.

If we don’t get promoted, Kenny Jackett is either going to have to walk or the Eisners will have some unhappy customers.

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Gaffer for a Day, Sam Bowers, made Coventry’s Kyle McFadzean his man of the match, but also praised Christian Burgess. Picture: Kieran Cleeves/ProSportsImages

We lost at Coventry and on the way back along the M25 I was flashed by a speed camera for going too fast.

And do you know whose fault it is? Kenny Jackett!

What did you think of the match?

It was a typical Pompey performance that we saw at the start of the season.

The winning run had to end sometime and it’s not going to define our season, thankfully there are games coming thick and fast to put it right.

We didn't look like a team which had won nine games, but we have much bigger games coming up.

I’m actually very concerned with all the fixture congestion around the Peterborough game.

Anyone deserve praise?

It’s only right that I give out a man of the match – so it’s going to Coventry’s Kyle McFadzean.

He won absolutely everything in the air and definitely stood out. I can’t think of anyone else that was as impressive for Pompey.

I would have given it Christian Burgess but for that late goal, while Tom Naylor was solid and didn’t do much wrong.

Ellis Harrison would have got much higher had he not missed that late chance. He did really well until then.

Please can you finish on a cheery note?

At least I have managed to tick off a ground I haven't done before in St Andrew’s. So I’m happy about that.

It takes me to about 60 of the current 91 clubs in the Premier League and Football League, with the likes of Villa Park and Molineux to come.

I was actually really disappointed with St Andrew’s, there was a really old stand behind the dugouts, while the rest are a bit more modern.

I was expecting it to be a bit more unique and quirkier than it was.

Alex Bass 6

James Bolton 5

Christian Burgess 6

Sean Raggett 5

Steve Seddon 5

Tom Naylor 6

Ben Close 5

Cameron McGeehan 5

Ryan Williams 5

Ronan Curtis 5

John Marquis 5