How the Eisners reacted to Portsmouth win at Ipswich - and their clear message moving forward

Chairman Michael Eisner and son Eric were clearly pleased with Pompey’s latest win against a promotion rival today.

Saturday, 12th December 2020, 7:29 pm
Updated Saturday, 12th December 2020, 7:42 pm

The Tornante duo marked the victory against Ipswich at Portman Road with separate celebratory messages to their Blues followers on Twitter.

They acknowledged the terrific team performance which stood out, alongside Ryan Williams’ first-half double, as Kenny Jackett’s side moved up to third in the League One table.

And with Pompey putting their below-par start to the season firmly behind them and gaining momentum in the pursuit of promotion, it’s understandable they have a desire for more of the same.

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Indeed, they quickly turned their attention to what else lies ahead in terms of opposition, with a common theme resonating from their accounts – the need to see the job through.

Pompey director Eric tweeted after the final whistle at Ipswich: ‘Great team win! Solid performances all around’, before adding ‘In the hunt. Let’s keep it rolling. More big games coming up.’

Chairman Michael said: ‘Strong consistent performance for #Pompey.’

However, his last word summed up a feeling which all the Fratton faithful will relate to – ‘Onward!’

Pompey chairman Michael Eisner, right, with son Eric

The Blues’ two most recent wins in the league – against Peterborough and now Ipswich – have seen them close the gap on the division’s top two.

Before the Posh game, they sat sixth in the table – four points behind second-placed Lincoln and eight adrift of leaders Hull.

Fast forward a week and Jackett’s side have reduced the deficit to one and three points respectively.

They host Fleetwood, who were 1-0 winners against Swindon today, on Tuesday night, before travelling to Hull on Friday evening.

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