'Players bottled it massively.... tactical switch spectacularly backfires' - Portsmouth fans react to 4-0 hammering against Hull

Pompey fans on social media have been having their say on the Blues’ 4-0 defeat at the hands of Hull.

By Mark McMahon
Saturday, 23rd January 2021, 5:03 pm
Hull celebrate their opener at Fratton Park.  Picture: Joe Pepler.
Hull celebrate their opener at Fratton Park. Picture: Joe Pepler.

Two Jack Whatmough own goals either side of half-time, plus a George Honeyman effort and a last-minute Josh Magennis strike, condemned Kenny Jackett’s side to a rare loss – a result which sees them drop to fourth in the table following scorelines elsewhere.

The afternoon started so brightly, with news that Charlie Daniels had signed until the end of the season.

However, it ended on a sour note, with Pompey suffering a devastating blow against a promotion rival.

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Here’s how fans reacted to the defeat on Twitter.

@jtw_96: Awful day at the office but doesn’t change the fact that we had 6 consecutive clean sheets prior to today.

Hull arguably the best side in the league, lesson learnt and onto Tuesday against Lincoln. Up the Blues.

@scottpompey: Bad day at the office, credit to Hull better from 1 to 11 today, we’ve been bullied and totally outplayed, need to move on from this and fast, put it right Tuesday #pompey.

@originalfrostie: Players bottled it massively for me no one was good enough today kenny made it harder with some very strange subs.

@RobShiers: Fully deserved to get hammered.

Great chance to redeem ourselves on Tuesday.

Hopefully we don’t take 2 of our best players off at half time again either.

@dannyfossett: Fair play To Hull, they are by far the best team we’ve played.

We done well away from home to beat them.

I think a kick up the a*** has come at the right time In the season.

We will come back stronger from this and would had learned a lot.

@FrattonFaithful: Jackett's tactical switch spectacularly backfires as it hands Hull total control of the game and results in an embarrassing hammering. Disaster with all other results going against us, absolutely must beat Lincoln on Tuesday night now. Appalling.

@burningbeach: Well that was embarrassing

Whole team chose not to turn up - tactical masterclass from Kenny - changing formation at H-T when we were still in the game - Other results all went against us too.

@w_chitty: Been on a hell of a run and one thing we do is respond well to defeat.

Dust ourselves down and move on. Keep the faith.

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