That speaks volumes.Excellent as usual Paul. Our recruiting of "crocks" beggars belief & if it's the result of our scouting set up then they have to be replaced pronto.
I really want KR to be successful but he certainly was not Tiger's first choice &, as a stand in, he is failing miserably with his lack of 'man management' skills. His constant screaming from the touchline shows clearly that he just is not getting his message across on the training ground.
A Pompey friend of mine has just told me that all the talk after the match was not how good their team had played but how embarrassingly poor Oxford were!
We caught the train home and the Pompey fans on the train said exactly the same - they couldn't believe how dreadful we were.I've just had these comments on the Rage Online site from a Pompey fan. Thought they were worth sharing.
As a Pompey fan who has seen oxford many times over the years including ‘Santa claus’ 2-1 game. The 5-5 draw and 1-4 ‘ours’ game I can honestly say that was the worst oxford side to rock up at fratton I’ve seen.
I’d like to believe Pompey are that good but I think the truth has more to do with your horror show than our brilliance.
Firstly well done to your fans who made it. However, it was actually a poor turnout as if your fans knew what was in the ‘offing’! Your RB spent more time engaged in verbals with Ronan Curtis than actually playing. Why, I don’t know RC was all over him. Your LB was murdered and as our own WOWAD Oxford (fan report) said probably went home to find his son had disowned him, such was his incompetence in dealing with Jamal Lowe. Being fair he won’t be the only one this year.
The CBS were bullied at every moment by another Pompey non league find in Hawkins. If he adds goals to his game then he will be some find. After that the midfield you started the game with hit aimless balls into channels that meant the ball coming back at you instantly.
With NO attacking intent it was a miracle that it was goalless at halftime.
All our talk was about how our new loan signing Thompson was the missing piece now knitting it all together.
At 3-0 Pompey seemed to stop pressing so high and Henry took advantage. He is a good player. That said after pulling a goal back Pompey simply pressed higher again and the 4th was a worldie from Lowe.
Overall, I’d be worried if that’s the best you’ve got but I’m sure you must come good sometime. Never rated KR though and his sides always come a cropper against us.
Your fans deserve better.