Gaffer: Sorry Kenny, but a leopard doesn't change its spots - I still want Portsmouth change

Gaffer for a Day, James Robbins, aged 26 from Petersfield, looks ahead to Pompey’s encounter with Northampton...

Tuesday, 27th October 2020, 6:30 am
Gaffer for a Day, James Robbins, from Petersfield, would replace Sean Raggett with Rasmus Nicolaisen against Northampton. Picture: Daniel Chesterton/

So has Kenny Jackett turned a corner?

Sunderland was significantly better, a proper test, but it doesn’t change anything. A leopard doesn’t change his spots.

There are no excuses, we have to beat Northampton, but I would still sack the manager tomorrow.

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If anyone knows how to grind out results it’s him. It’s tough to watch, the football is abhorrent, a pub team would be ashamed.

From a business point of view they also need to get rid of him. Who is actually going to renew their season ticket to watch this?

So you have no hope for this season?

I don’t think we are anywhere near good enough for the top two – Peterborough and Ipswich are better than us.

Given recent performances, this league is weaker than I thought. Before the season I didn’t think we were good enough for the play-offs – now I think we’ll get sixth.

Having said that, nobody wants the play-offs. Jackett’s history with the play-offs is appalling.

It’s amazing that those shambolic performances have been so easily forgiven by Pompey’s hierarchy.

Okay, I see you want a start for Rasmus Nicolaisen.

I don’t trust Sean Raggett, to be honest with you. I wouldn’t have even signed him permanently in the summer, I don’t know what they even saw in him.

He’s always liable to make a mistake, some of the stuff this season has been like a Benny Hill sketch.

I appreciate he had a good game against Sunderland, but Nicolasien should be first choice.

From the little I have seen from the Danish defender, he should be given a chance. There’s no point bringing him over just to keep him on the bench.

Strong words – and you are also passionate about Ben Close’s omission.

Well, if I was Close’s agent, right now I would be calling every single club to come and get him in January.

It is a travesty that he is not playing. Clearly he doesn’t suit a system which involves the ball sailing over his head.

How many opportunities has Bryn Morris had to disappoint? Close gets one game and he’s out straightaway.

That is ridiculously harsh.

Pompey (4-2-3-1): MacGillivray, Johnson, Whatmough, Nicolaisen, Brown, Naylor, Close, Curtis, Harness, Hiwula, Marquis.

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