‘Sick of hearing him,’ ‘Clueless manager’ – These furious Portsmouth fans turn on Kenny Jackett after another disappointing performance

Portsmouth’s difficult start to their League One campaign continued last night with a 2-2 home draw with Burton Albion.

It was a result and performance that heaped further pressure on under-fire manager Kenny Jackett, with Pompey fans not slow to vent their anger on social media after the final whistle.

It could have been much worse, Nigel Clough’s well-drilled outfit came into the game full of confidence after four wins in their last five away games in all competitions and raced to a 2-0 lead after only six minutes through goals by Sbarra and Wallace.


However, Pompey were thrown a lifeline when Burton had Joe O’Toole sent off in the twenty-fifth minute, and Curtis pulled a goal back soon after. However, a tense Fratton Park had to wait until the ninety-fifth minute for returning forward Brett Pitman to level up from the spot after Ellis Harrison was brought down in the box.

BBC South TV & Radio Sports Reporter Andrew Moon tweeted a snippet from the post-match press conference in which Jackett replied when asked to send a message to frustrated supporters ‘I’m very frustrated with the start to the season…. we’re at the stage where we need a win or series of wins to turn the season around.’

The tweet garnered a hostile reaction from many Pompey fans who are far from happy with the Welsman. Many fans questioned his tactics and style of play not to mention his ability to inspire and motivate the players.

Pompey are currently eighteenth in League One, and If Jackett doesn’t start winning soon, it looks like the Pompey board might have a decision to make, as the following selection of responses to the tweet illustrates.


1 Comment

  1. I have never like Jacketts style of play, and now he cannot even pick a team, Playing Burgess as right back, Nooo!, Not playing Evans, NOOO! Not playing Canon, Nooo! How can we not have enough players in each position to cover injuries.
    WQE are playing against who get gates of 2000 to 10000, we get 18,000 they come here with players that make ours look slow witted and blind.
    We sold our 2 best players and replaced them with donkeys or the walking wounded.
    To me that is mismanagement.

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