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Episode #23 Pompey Preview

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

Dan Hopwood, Tom Johnson and Sean McGinley spoke to Hugh Bunce host from the @PO4cast and writer from @Pompeynewsnow for his views on the upcoming game against Portsmouth. We discussed the situation with Kenny Jacket, playing 4-4-2, the players to play for both and the different tiers of COVID-19 now effecting the number of fans entering our beloved football stadiums.

Welcome to the one to podcast by you, TMP. We had great, I think, Fan with fan player relationships incredible. It's the best changer in by mile that I've been in. Then kind of things made the team stronger, made the bond stronger, made kind of play him for the club. That kind of strange a little bit more enjoyable. A small unbelief with tality group, who was just absolutely, think I could tangently unstoppable force. She's a short reminder to let you all know that our BSC legend monks and our sale through our UTMP shop and also available on Ebay to this is going to help us raise some money to improve our content further and to go towards and running costs of the website too. So I suppose starting off with last night, and I really at a moment to digest what went on last night. Don't I anyone's got an initial thoughts on what happened and where we go from here? I think I watched it back this today as well, just just before a part of the piece, and I think we weren't actually as bad as what it seems like. At the time. It was that fifteen minutes spell, obviously, where we completely lost all sort of shape and composure. I think that's a problem with kind of seen in the earlier stage of a season when we were good, when we went behind or when we had a set up, we really struggled to get back to making things work again and sort of that's where the whole weed debate came in in the first place, and I think we did lack that on the pitch for a good fifteen minutes. I know, can you do? will sort of is able to do that with his play sometimes, but I don't. I do think sometimes we do like that sort of composure and had done bad been in center half, could it potentially have been different? I don't know what. I think it was more a case of tactical tactically wise, I think we sort of the gap between the Midfield and defense wide and quite a bit of that fifteen minutes. I think in the first half we really stemmed what Doncass we're trying to do. They we're trying to get him behind that half space. I think everything that all of the goals that they scored came from them getting in behind that midfield. So I think realistically it's not that big a deal in terms of like it's quite an easy fix for obviously it's disappointing to losing that manner. Really. Yeah, it's cost us. It's cost us three poison and the day. We should have got a win from that. I agree. I think there's a combination of things. I think the first decision by the officials was poor ballby don't no one highlight too much because we should be doing better than anyway. I don't know how the man I to scramble a goal was a few people that could point the finger at Maxwell questionable. So I could he have done better? It wasn't. It's sort of near Post. But yeah, that after that first one, we just dropped and they score the second one and second ones a good goal, to be fair. Not got any issues of that. The third one, which just look tired. I think the third was Leggy and I'm putting the third one, to be honest, down to critically. I think it should have changed it earlier. A few things weren't working. Kikai did well the first half but then towards the end he was a bit sloppy of his play. A lot of the set piece balls were just two poor did put any fresh on doncaster at all. Had that been a bit of pressure, we could have maybe nicked another goal or this settled them a bit so they think keep coming forward and keep going out us. So I think a few things could have been changed there and making the for change at the end show that you wanted to go after the game, what it's like, get some from it. Like understand that, but a little bit too late for me. I think it should have been a lot earlier. Yeah, it feels like we can pull part of the goals and Riley, so it's worth analyzing the goals specifically. But to me it just it does feel like it's a bit of a mentality thing that sort of crept in over the season. We're not quite there in terms of being together group that come out and get the job done, and the second half it just feels like a little little bit naive, a little bit fragile. We saw that as soon as we came out and keep kicked off in the second half. It felt like they're up against us and we couldn't ride the pressure. Really, as soon as one goal goes in, we sort of seemed to collapse a little bit and totally panic and we sort of blame that first. Was it off side, was it not? We couldn't sort of regroup Timey nighted to to did we create one? They don't know. Never really love that winning the game and then they got a silly goal towards the end, so that if you put, for example, the leading game and last night result, if that six points, is that are not we're in the playoffs, whereas now that's two games. We should really have one them have lost, the only benefits last night being that we end the mental at least that's progress. One of the things that I've noticed in them, if you've both noticed it as well, but we seem to look for things are quite a few times. Play to the whistle. Robson got done when we're in there half and got dispossessed and then by a just a bit of strength and he said, on the floor for a while. I don't care. She did that as well, and this like what you're doing. Get up, play to the whistle, have a bit more steel about you. Know. doogles brought that, but even he looked tired at the end. She's no surprise, giving the amount of Gametime is played, to be a bit more streetwise, to be honest, because some of the things are playing...

...for is we're not getting and were just, like I said, like that game management maybe, and Robson's not good for that easy it was an opportunity to come back in last night and he didn't do a great deal. and think in terms of the middle of the park is a really important role. Take the pressure off Kenny a little bit. We sort of went backwards a little bit as I an unfortunately he's tied on the ball, but if the other side of the game is not quite hey, I don't think I was going to say with that I think we should have brought ward on quite early on in lives. I can all think if we didn't, had a midfield free there not necessarily replace on the reveals, but I think we needed that from red fielding because they clearly swapped around knowing that they could, if they added another player on to the park in that area, that be able to get him behind us more and if critually look quite slow to react in that sense when things are going on, it's it is as much as you can say. Obviously it's some mentality thing which we've all sort of questioned, and I think again experience on the park potentially could have done something about that, but I think if you'd have just closed that that midfield area quite early on, when you saw straightaway after that first goal is the first thing you should have done is thrown on the next ro midfielder. You're there to one up even there and you need to just hold on to that. When you're away a team right doncaster, who are one of the best performance eyes in the League, it's easy to forget how good doncaster are generally this season, even though they didn't look up too much against us. Something that you can easily react to, and that's why I think it's not that big a deal. As long as we learn the lessons from it. I'll just question. It's a little bit of different scenari but why have we not little lessons from linking and know can he came out today. I was like, are we're going to learn from this? Well, they well, you had to, because that's too two games that's happened. Yeah, the other thing to me, and I don't want to be too negative, because I'm really positive about the season, like how we are now versus where we're five games ago is totally different and I'm really enthusiastic about the coming games, I suppose, in Hindside, the other consideration being that we found this forth to that works and stuck at it, even though maybe it's probably cros picture is run to change it. Maybe going three in mid fields from the start, and you might do it on Saturday, but we've got the dean and the a's in front, and then we haven't got a plan be because we've running both of our strikers on the field. So there's no you can't change one of them. If you change them with when you're making a big change of the whole shape of the team a little bit. So we sort of stuck at it for too many games potentially, and to long last night as well, sort of eighteen minutes. Can He doogles out on his ASS knackered. So was garying the dean. So vortu made for all for our own that by initially planning to play for three, three, stumbling across four or two and not in the squad to deal with four or two every single week, because we when we got two trackers but no plenty of positives out there. And I think good game coming up against Harry at the weekend and then obviously paused with at home as well as a winnable game in it. So I say plenty of positive to take. I only get pustrated because the things that weren't clicking last night we did a peterborough like the game management against Peter B after we score, and it was a late goal anyway, but the way we manage that out that game. was never at Fret any point after we scored and went to one up, that we were going to lose that game. Pot L stands pomaus, a guy readine with silky skills in the corner, but the fact that we just seemed so much more comfortable as well just to handling that game where. I know it's a lot longer, forty five minutes, but you would have thought that we'd have a bit more now than just conceding. So like after we conceded the first one, I didn't fear it. I didn't feel as confident as a day with Peter Bro I thought we could lose this and that was what ended up happening. And it was there. The game was there for the taking and we just couldn't capitalize on that's what's straight and generally I see actest has been getting quite a lot of stick based off the points, based off in general. It seems to be a thing that he is really like not well rated by a lot of funds generally. That's quite harsh. I think he in the first have been particular him and grets and both showed their ability, not the only only the defensive sense, but in terms of bringing the ball out of the back. I think the amount of times at to starts one of our moves is it's a lot. It's like a lot of times against Peterborough was the same. WHO's starting? A lot of our attached from from the battle line. I think the only good thing almost about the negatives is that they are intangibles. It's not necessarily a case of the quality is what's wrong, because it's it's not like we need to replace a player with another player or I it's all tends to be around little tweets to the system and little intangible things that you got to build up over time naturally anyway. So as long as we've got that quality there as the building block and foundation to work on, I think we're going to be absolutely fine and that's why I was I think Portsmouth, I think are. Generally they seem to concede a lot of chances compared to doncaster and compared to Peterborough. I think they're going to be an easier game than those two games, and even Peterborough and doncaster didn't look that great. In this episode we're joined by a pompey fan, Hu buns, who's right for pompy news now and...

...host the Pel for podcast. How are you you? That's me. Yeah, I'm well. Thanks. So how are you, guys man? Yeah, yeah, just journals. So obviously saw Dan and myself Tom also. We just initially discussing, dissecting last night's result. Obviously you may see from to no part time, to lose fee to unfortunately. So just yeah, let him then in a little bit there, as you cause. Yeah, well, you knows, they get out for is. That's the best way, especially for since before your record, isn't it? Otherwise, you get back on it, you look back Aweek later and you got probably maybe you know that a's a bit emotional. We thought about that and it was a it was, you know, you said it in a se and then maybe on, you know, thinking about it later on, it's not quite the best analysis. And we all do the same sort of thing, don't we? Hosting PODCAST, obviously right under host of podcast with pumping news now. So if you wouldn't mind giving a bit of a background on you and that entity as well, I'm one of the guys who have run pumping us. Now we've got a team of about eight or nine different writers who do who do our blog in page rist as well within the podcast. Now it's our third season doing the podcast to do it every week. It's called the PO forecast. So yeah, that's it. Really good there. You know old players, you know. I've had the the CEO Markatin on. He comes on once a year into the season to give us a review and take questions and then it's just a bit bit about having different fans on really and getting the debate going. So it's sort of an honest, open forum. So yeah, that's what we do. And how long has it been running? There's the third season for the podcast now doing it week. I think it's eighteen nine episode so far we've done and then the the blog itself is being going for I'm going to say quite a lot of years. I mean when I was comment when it first started out, but I think I've been doing it with the Guy Adam who now runs it with me, for four years, I'm going to say, but it's been going much longer than that. Yeah, it looks like twitter started in July as running thirteen, so we'll take it a six years go. That's that was thou wasn't bad than was it? I wasn't bad to myself in terms of pumpy so far. Sort of would from the outside looking in, it seems like you're one of those teamortes to be sort of on there the top end of the division. But we know that the fans are seen massively against Kenny Jackiet. So what's the sort of current situation with pumping and the sort of feeling along the fan base of the moment? Well, after another dreadful start to the season, which is what played this last season, you know, it was pretty close over who went up. You know, rather a managed to rob the division by getting promoted on. You know, I don't think they would have been there the end of the season, but there we go. There's only a few points in it and we had it awful start to last season as well. So at the start of this season we start off Kenny jacket had a bit of a mare again. He drops our captain Tom Naylor in the playoffs. He says some odd things. He says stuff like in the center of the field, I'm not playing because he's a winter player. When I played Britain Morris, he's more a summer player in the center of midfields, which you know the fans sort of don't really take that as a reason for not selecting your captain and best than a midfielder. He then goes out and carries on trying to play that in. At the start of the season he brings Britain Morris in again. He's a player who you know. As far as I'm concerned, you know apparently he's a great guy, but he only paid a couple of times in fourteen months I've been out injured. Added nothing in the center of our midfield of really really pedestrian playing or four two thirty one. We're sitting so deep, John Marquess up front on his own. You know, the man was working so a Harby, had no one around him, no chance of getting goals. The fans have been calling out for a difference. They didn't think that Kenny jacket had it in him. To change the system, will change the way plays in a while. I would they. You know, three seasons in he changes it up. He goes for two, which you know, you think old school. Fair enough. He put the striker up front, he puts Marcus Harness up front with John Marquis, and suddenly the team start ticking, the goal start coming. Marquis has got players around him, he's got players like Curtis on the left. We've got good depth in the squad as well scoring goals, and all of a sudden this team's turn itself around and looks like a threat that could push onto at least be a playoff team this season. Sounds similar. Similar situations all were in at the moment. We've just changed from a three, three, two, four or two, and prior to that we weren't getting muchucker it. To be honest. We're expecting on choosing for two next week. DREKN A body hope. So mate needs a nice language. If it's not, it's not a two then and what you saw actually against Plymouth recently was that for some reason Kenny jacket thought maybe because of the they playing three at the back. I'm going to go with a back to the old formation back to the fortwo three one, we look shocking again, and then at halftime he actually makes the change to change us back to forty two. So you think fair play, makes a change early and it's a game of two half and we could have gone on to win that if it wasn't for a penalty that wasn't a penalty, if that makes sense. So yeah, we're going to pay for two. I think that's the formation now. Anything else would be absolute robbery. Pompy fans of all over twitter clamoring for jacket to go again and...

...yeah, for two boys. It's amazing how much I totally taking emotion out of it, how much stick Jackie, I was a gets from your fans. Given way are an the league table song. What's the sort of reasons? Why is it just a way speaks of the press and just never really click with a fan base, or what's the sort of back around on that? It's funny because I find myself explaining this to most fan bases actually, and I'm going to say it from a point of view of a fun if you're in the stadium, you're watched in or you're at home and you're paying for it and I follow. You're watching the style of football which has been grinding out results, which not being pretty, with a talented team who is, you can see, switching too and forty two now I've got goals in them and it the balls up in the air and when we score one went one ahead, we just sit back, everyone back, defend that, defend that goal, defend that and it's been awful to watch over the season's that's number one. Reason number two. Anytime you get anywhere near a big game, playoffs, whatever, bottle it, absolutely bottle it, you know, you come up against the likes of Sunderland, it just bottle it. Oxford in the playoffs, bottle it. And it's this sort of bizarre tactical moves that I've mentioned before about the likes of top nail are being dropped, etc. And the fans are like right, is at his time now, you know. But also he's a poor communicator with the fans. You know, if you score a goal, give a little clap, yet little pump in the air, show some emotion. Don't just stand there like a lemon, and these the all sort of things that pompy fans have been a little bit yeah, you g's hard to take to a manager in that situation. But yeah, there's been a bit of controversy as well about player management skills, players falling out with him. You know, being told to go. Brett Pittman is example. It's hard to go and train with the under twenty three Esi Bournemouth not needed and there's quite a few stories. And Gary Roberts came out recently inst that the same thing for when he left us. So at the moment is contracts up in the summer. All right, it doesn't get US promoted, he bear be gone or there's going to be a revolution outside Frat Park. Youg guess in if he goes as a difficult one, because it's management is such a rap Mary go around. I actually wanted us to get cluffee and Nigel clough. He's obviously taken a step down and gone to Manage Mansfield, but that's the sort of manager that we, the fans, really want to get in somebody plays football. Would you take poor comeback or is he the wrong decision? I've been going to wiggin in the first place. Some fans would take him back. I don't want him back. The reason why I really is that I want us to move on, not move backwards, and there was some there were some od stuff. When cookie actually left, he played some good football for us. He said he wasn't going to leave the club. He sort of slammed any players are talking about leaving and the next week he's off to Wigan. Now that's fair enough. They left a sour taste in my mouth, but I really want us to move on under a new system. But at the moment I want to see how Jack it does. Let's given this year, let's see what happens and then go from there. But if we have a three year contracts and going a bit, it'll be upset. Yeah, that's enough. So you seem to have your eyes fairly on the automatic places rather than the playoffs. Would you say that's the end of the Portsmouth this year it's promotional bust, and got that from Mark Catlin. Bump C this year we need to get promoted. Anything short of being promoted this season is a bit of a failure. Really. It doesn't look like though. I don't think we're looking like we're on track to get automatic promotion. This is a team that started awfully, has purple patches and plays really well and then doesn't look like converting chances like agains Oxford, you know, one one at home as a team that have been rubbish or season, you know, Carl Robinson in charge. It's another in my opinion. Yeah, so I at the moment we're performing like a playoff team, which is a curse of pumpy because we look rubbish in the playoffs. But you never know, let's turn it around to then be positive. And we got the ability, we've got the players and we've got the squad depth. So this team really should be looking at being the top, you know, two, three, four the season. They thoughtso. Show in terms of the way pumpy looking set up and expectations to the season. Yeah, and I was looking at few of the Games. Fine, I was looking at the performance dage as well and I seen that. Obviously pump it tend to concede a lot of chances. I know, even in terms of expected goals, even in the crew win when we were foot one hundred and forty one career utchweight expected to score more and pumping create more chances than pompy in that game. It seems to me to be a case of you've got a team there that have got the ability. Like you said, you've got your key players there and simply case of just getting those key players around market and so relying on the ability of those those attacking players to drag you over the line rather than they're actually being a set structure and a set sort of style of play. You look at teams like Portsmouth in Sunderland, it seems to be similar things where some of them again have those sorts of players but they don't really have that structure and system in place to make the most of those plays. So it's just a reliance on the players themselves to do that. So that's why I think potentially we're going to play really well against pompy in terms of being able to a team that's going to concede a lot of...

...chances as a team that we're going to do well against generally, because we struggle against teams are hard to break down, but when it's a team that wants to play more openly in terms of just getting the ball forward to their key players, I think that's that's ideal for us. We can catch things like that on the break. Know no issues. Yeah, well, they sticks out as well, as we always know. Critically, likes to match up against the position, and so to hear that you're playing fourth or two is encouraging because it sounds like we're probably going to stick with it as well. So from our point of view, obviously we lost last night, but we're on a decent run and would expect to be harring it in the Cup on Saturday. So going into that game will be tales of up. So it's four for two. All the will key players in then at home as well. Reason problem as my guests. WHO's sort of danger man and do you like to hold onto possession, because we thought we would play profession based on Black Pool, or recently we've been happy for teams to have possession and just sack them on the brakes. So I don't think pump, you now looking to hold on to the ball the whole time. We're quite pretty good passing team if you want to be. We started passing the ball much more short but then it's get the ball forward quickly. So it's not a case of us, you know, really slow builds sort of a team. We're not that sort of team. Will get the ball, we'll move it with pass forwards. We can't. We can hold onto the ball a bit if we need to get in some teams. But this is a team who gets the ball forward to its quick players. As attacking place you've got the likes of running curtis again, he started again for islands the other day, who's, you know, been exceptionally good art coming over for eighty five or grand from Derry. He you know, he's a lot of championship interest. You can score goals. You've got marcus harness. He's just been called up for island as well for the senior squad to play for them again. He looks incredibly good. Paid attacking may feel for Burton for listeners who don't know that before he's picked up by its last season. He has probably, I said, the quickest feet in the division. You can shift it from left to right. He can, he can shoot. He's got that vision to chick the ball through to John Marquis as well. Really good player to watch out for, I think. Really I got LS Harrison Front, John Marquess up front. Ryan Williams is another play on the right wing who can but he works hard, I'd say, as well. This is a team with goals in it. Who can score. Then again, there's not one player to watch, as I'm going to say to you. You know, if you want to just try and sit on somebody for the whole game, it's not going to work. You need to get the ball forward and play your game and make pompy be on the back foot. If you can impose yourselves on us, stop our shifting the ball forward, not commit loads of men all the time forward, and I think you do well if you try and pass the ball around us and sit on possession like crew did. Yeah, okay, crew create a lot of chances. Didn't take him a lot. The chances weren't very good quality. That's not going to work. You need to get out there, get out pompy, and that that's how we will be successful. Yeah, I'm trying work out what will well, how we compare to all the teams in terms of doing things with the ball, because we are quite possession based, I would say. With then last night, so the Darcaster game, we know about thirty five percent possession in the first half. Yeah, I think we're guilty of both. For really did we come be quite laborous in possession. I know, as I said, a teams that are quite well structured and organized against us we do. We do struggle to break down in that sense, because they don't do tend to hold like a deeper line. As soon as we come up against a team that's that's willing to push them forward and focuses on their attacking play to almost make up for the fact that they're not the best at the back. When it comes down to it, those are the teams that we perform well against. We like teams coming on towards because it allows us to have that space in behind the break with pace. So it's a case of I think we do trust in ourselves that against you look at the teams that we've beat in like Peterborough, they made up for their sort of defensive misorganization really by pushing men forward. It later in the game that those sort of teams are teams that we're going to beat time and time again because we're going to create chances and, whether it's one in two or one in three of those chances, we're going to put them away. So it's a case of just being able to soak up that pressure when we need to and break them with that pace. Like I say, I don't know what the excuse had to say in there against. But I would say that first of all, pompy is still going to be a defense first team. On the Kenny Jacket. You've got Jack. What more, at the Batcy, I think it's one of the best center backs. Is Not the best enter back in the league. has some injury issues, but apart from that he passed the ball really well. I have defense. You've got both both the left and right back get forward. Dunson on the right is very good at getting forward. Can put crosses into the box. Lee browns look a lot better in that sense as well. He can get forward and provide that. Defensively, throughout the years you've been fairly good long as you don't sit back, etc. Craig will givering goals, a plus goalkeeper for this league, you know, l championship standard as well. So pompy aren't a sloppy sort of at the back, running guarn attacking team, even though they are, I don't know what they are now, but until the last game leading the League and goal scoring, they're trying to be a team that's set up pretty well, play very aggressively and then we'll hit you quickly and score goals and take the chances. So it's very not like Peterborough, who are a team that literally a running going out score everyone...

...at all opportunities and to take a lot of risks going forward pomp. You won't do that and you need to get in the middle of the pitch and win the ball and win the center of the midfield, and that's really the way you'll be able to get the win. Kessey Anderson's a player like for Black Pool. Don't know how he's been doing this season for you. He's good passer, gets on the ball, spreads it. He needs to get on the ball and who or whoever you think is good in the center and try and dominate and dictate and, you know, get Tom Naylor off his game playing in the middle. We have a bit of mix among with midfield care she has been injured recently so he's not featured as much for he was. He was, like you mentioned, doing that role. But yeah, we had some issues last night was some of the midfielders. So it's just sound like it's going to be a bit of a battle there on the game night. Do you go? Is All sort of main main amount the moment in midfield. He is very good passer and just break up the play well. So it's hopefully he'll get a bit of arrest this Saturday against Harriger and then therefore could be a key man for the again. Yeah, I think we've that as well, even Robson these two other game. I know it wasn't the best against on Caster, but when he is on it and when he is aggressive in his play, is really good at breaking up the ball, much like Google. The worry for me is just how clinical pomp he really have been with the chances that they've had. They has got a lot of goals and it's a case of you look at the they've creating a similar chances of as teams against them do, but that pompeel score three and the oppositional score one. It's like they're taking the chances are such a high rate at the moment that it's a case of we start to concee chances, which we are prone to do, we could be in danger before we even get a chance ourselves. You are top scorers in division with twenty six after fourteen games, so you've playing more than most, but yeah, far away top scorers on him. Two more than a hot hole who are top of the League. Three more than Peterburn, a couple more than platewood as well. So I think John Markers is got eleven in nineteen, hasn't he already? Most of the start of the season as where we were rubbish and weren't score and go. So it really is the last fifty percent of games or that's come through as well, especially for Marquess. But just a bit of positivity of the blackfle hands listening. We missed the host of chances against Oxford. You know, yesterday and night it was awful and John Marquess could have got two or three goals in that game. He didn't take those chances as unlike him. But we seen we could be a streaky team in this sense, scoring forward, which is why I think we're really a playoff team at moment rather than an automatic promotion team. So it really depends what team and you know how those players perform. If they're clinical and take the chances, I think we could do well. But there's definitely no certainty that if you give us some chances will score them, because it's just not the case. So you know what strikes are like. You know they're streaky at this level, otherwise they'd be playing in the championship. Moving on to Blackpool and well, you mentioned Cassey Anderson there, so I don't know if you'll have many of our players with his sort of observed what's been going on back Paul over recently. Has Be interesting to get an outside of you on what all the moment really well, first of all it's it's great to see that you sort it out your ownership situation. Pompy fans know all about that as a group of fan base of a club at nearly, you know, went bust in the fans had to save save the team myselves. So first of all just want to say cause all your fans, I think everyone's really happy for you and congrats. So I'm Grayston for his rubbish. Women personally don't like his football. Don't like him as a manager. I think he's old, overrated. Sort of makes Kenny jacket that like a modern day manager. So I think mixing changing that up. So any good for the club, for Blackpool generally. Is it Hamilton? He plays up front. He's a guy you got from Mansfield. Is Mansfield? Yeah, so, yeah, yeah, he looks good. He's tricky player seeing him. I mean I've only watched the sort of the basic highlights of it, of how you play and stuff, but I thought I thought he look pretty good. I don't you've had quite a squad turner over, aren't you? Yeah, and I'm guessing the new managers now had a bit of time to impose himself. I think Yates is good up front. He gets gold. He's got four this season in league one as well. So but you'd really need someone to get you don't have a player. D WHO's that goal scorer at the moment? I'm looking at good looking for your team. You don't have anyone. I mean you've got Yates and Hamilton of four goals, and then then it drops down to don't know you pronounce his name, but Kikai to those. So, unlike pompy, of maybe got that out and out striker with John Mark Uick. It looks like you could share the goals rounder a little bit more. Would you say it's fair that you're missing someone that clinical up front? Absolutely, I think we're a team, the team's full of goals in a way, and that I would back most of our players score. However, like you say, I think we've got a few inconsistent players at the moment a lot of young players between the age of twenty two, twenty four twenty five who are not proven at this level yet. So it's a case of them fanning the feet and getting going and probably been very good players in two or three years, both of this level and higher. So at the moment probably not got that out and out proven goals. Called up front. Got Guarandine, who is proven at this level, however's ever been prolific. So last think that you can chip in with a few and Jerry, as he's only getting better...

...as well as the time goes on, as a cjr Hamilton, of both our top scorers. So yeah, I don't see here's a problem in that. was scoring enough goals. But I agree with the point if we had an hour and our goal scorer who could turn the draw into a winner, in our case a lots into a draw, because we can't draw games at all the moment, then we'll be a lot higher on the table. Yeah, personal I don't think it's a massive concern of the moment. We're really we whenly scored fourteen in thirteen. So it is it's on the law end, isn't it? But yeah, the team doesn't drive me as the reft of goals to say. I mean I tuched you for a top ten finish this season. That was what I was thinking as a squad. That was just my my thoughts when I looked at the start of the season and how you're playing, and it looks like now you're picking up form and actually starting to put some wings together as a team after a pretty drab starts the season. It's very snay, pretty average, average start. So I don't know what's necessarily change. And you're saying as a formation change is kind of interesting because it seems exactly the same as what pomp you have done. So maybe we can put this little rubbish start to the season two one started and go and push on and, you know, getting to the top half of yourselves and maybe pushing to the automatics for the playoffs. Do you guys think you should be getting a playoff places season? Looking at the League, treking you can do it. I think that's the big question. I think the squad believe we can click. The like the noise coming out of the club. It seems to be constant talk of promotion, I know, but Gary Medine was speaking out in his postmas press conference recently and critically again after doncaster, is speaking about how it's not acceptible if we want to be up there. So I think if the squad believe that, then I guess we should too, because we should hold them to that. We should hold them to that standard. But I think generally, I think if we'd have had a top half finish this season after the turnal we've having, that be a pretty good season. I think it's a two year job we've critically bought. I mean, if they're wanting to go over that, I think the standard in the league the season is relatively poor. I think we've spent well and reporting the quality. Really I think could do something this year. So because I think we need to take advantage of the standard of the lead this season. I think we felt the same last season and then obviously we wasted it with Grayson. But again this season I think we why not? Really, why not? Yeah, you see linking up in third and that's all you need to know in terms of how Paul this league is a happening. We notice is Thatt to Lincoln, so much scraff and if you're listening, but there's some big teams up there that are ruddle us. So without naming well, you've said it yourself, into the Kenny Jacking, but then it switched, Paul Lambert. You know halls lost a lot of players. There's they're all big teams up there and they're only up there because the big teams are big wave bills. But the most part there's not necessarily got an identity and going to take this league by store. Any of them Holler in absolute disarray and the fun ten out of thirteen. So I think it is there for the taking for any team that can put a run together. But as you can see from our full of one hundred and five lost, drawn one and lost seven, so raither great or absolutely pathetic. And half the Games have not been up to hear the moment. So I just need to turn those into decent performances and most of the time fan will we start winning games, as we've started to deal over the last few weeks. We just don't just happen to turn up and we can. We can change it time. Minute after we're looking good, we can be poor again. Advice versus all. It's consistency. Will Parky in there? Aren't we real Parkinson in. Let's keep that going on with sudden and talk about drab managers. I'm enjoying that and a lot of Sunderland funds and they're Parkinson in. amight add that to my random tweets where they're loving that as well. But that's a team who should be pushing up there with a squad they've got again looking rubbish. That that helps us all out as well. I don't know if you're a sparky team. We had a fight on the pitch after the game boxford. Don't you saw that? There's a massive like scrapped in all our players that were sparked off. Matty Taylor basically grabbed running and Curtis in the crutch basically, and there's photos of it. Just grabbed him there. I don't know if he's going to face I assume he's going to face the fay them tribunal board, as as happened to the guy from Preston as well. But you know it's pompy, so I'm going to guess nothing happens at all. But that should be a sexual assault band in my opinion. You can't go around grabbing people there and trying to put them down. But the ages anymore? It. It's not allowed anymore, is it? You know, even in rugby you can't get away that now. Is Joe MARLA GETTING BAMPIED ten weeks? So we'll see, but maybe mattie Taylor gets a suspension. That will help box would sink further down the league, hopefully. Yeah. Yeah, well, we knew what. You know what we getting repressed and, though you've got to expect that's all behavior from them. Or Yeah, Oxford getting the Lard into it as well. Yeah, that's just cold Robinson or over pretty pretty asked for that coming up. Probably we're going to find out tomorrow or want to record it. A lot to the announced in terms of what Portsmouth's tears going to be in terms of Covid so where the fans can come back, so that the foll lockdown. You're in tire one. So looking I might be able to get four thousand fans back from the next long game. Is that you're really here. We're gonna be tre to okay, so I to think. I think we're going to be too too. Yeah, I don't think...

...it's been many cities are going to be into tear one either. Thing that's going to be left to so a lot of rural areas. I don't see big cities in the south being I think it'd beats here too. I know the infection rate's been dropping a little bit, but I think it's risen a bit generally and they get also, they're going to be a little bit harder, aren't they? On this tearing system? I think they're going to be. Are on the side of caution, so I think tear too. We'll have to wait and see till tomorrow when it comes out. What about you guys? What's the what? You're in the northwest, so there's a lot of coverage down here saying the whole northwest is plagued with covid but I'm guessing that's not just the case right. Yeah, we're seagery, I think, aren't we? HMM, that's like yeah, as you say, I think the going a bit stritcher. It is sort of dangled the four thousand fun carrot, but I don't think he's going to come any time soon, as you say. I think. I think the talk is that everywhere is going to be tear to at the start, like there's no one going to be nowhere into one but wait and see just places he know people who played pretty much in the middle of nowhere, like, if it's which are still going to be, I think in tear to of the Plymouth. I suppose you think somewhere like that. You know, in the absolutely a long way again. That might be tier one, but can't think of anywhere else really. Then how would yours work if you were to go back, because I obviously we had the game where we had one thousand the funds in but we tapped our season ticket sales at four thousand. So it kind of has worked out well that even if we get the four thousand in or ther we get the two thousand and we can just sort of rotate week on week. Purse. Not a massive club. I don't know what you did with season ticket sales and how he's going to work. Really we basically didn't sell season ticket to the season. What we did was we gave a kind which was now thirty five quid to reserve your season ticket the next season. So it was just a placeholder on the seat. The Club didn't see the point settling a season ticket for a season as such, as probably wasn't going to happen. So we have about fourteen thousand, fourteen and a half thousand season ticket holders generally at Portsmouth. So and then you have members on top of that, a couple of thousand. All of those people can you put into some sort of raffle? People were chose, who you want to sit next to, that kind of thing, little groups. And then the tickets. I guess it is just going to go out to be, you know, raffled off or wherever you want to cut, whether you want to call a lotter read off, and people will be offered seats from there. I'm not personally to bothered, to be honest. So don't you know, going to front and Park with two thousand people will be a bit odds, you know, for you get it, fair enough, but I'm definitely not going to be set at home winging about it if I don't manage to go and watch them two boys down at at the stadium. But so all ground as well. So there are issues getting people in and contact points and that kind of thing. I think the difference rolls is we because we missed five seasons anyway. So it's a little bit of a sour spot for the Blackpool vands to not be able to get in Bloomfield roll when we're been going over one season under Simon Grace, and so it wasn't particularly enjoyable when we went. Even so, a lot of fans are desperate to get back and feel like we're on. We're on. We've lost a lot of time already, so I know there's a lot of people who peel passionately about getting back. Me and I are both not in the local area, so I don't expect to get to that many games this season. The Sun of fans cled back. Obviously just going to have a modern intensity other game in and just better for people's wellbeing and various other benefits to it as well. And it'll help the club of financially if we can get at least two thousand in there as well get all were losing. I think it's the club is trying to say jen seven hundred nine hundred thousand pounds a month at the moment. DUDES are not bigging out to have fans into the ground. Obviously the clubs who get more revenue through ticket sales, you know, the likes of us to like the Sunderland it switch, for losing out more avenue than they would be so clubs who you know the atlies at Acrington or people with lower wage bills, and I was looking to see open other club and we say it is but you know, a team with a lot smaller so we say revenue income and he's saying that these teams are actually better set up to last through this period. Actually in some of the bigger teams. It's a bit awkward, isn't it? Ain't going again into all the salary cap stuff. That's a bumber for all of us. We've got players of a better resign at the moment if we don't go up. So it is. It's very tough on the big teams and I think we've been screwed, really absolutely screwed, because we make we're turning a profit each year of we know. I think it's one point four million last year, while a'm we allowed to spend any of that money, which is being open booked and, you know, sustainably sourced, will call it. I don't see why we don't be on allows to spend money that we generate. Some reason, other clubs like Accrington could spend way more than they're actually generating bringing in and under the salary cap. It's a joke. It's complete joke. How are you the moment, Proba? Well back. So we've got the chairman, Michael Eisner, is the the CEO of a paramount Disney all other people like that. He run the club with this son, Eric Eisner, with we're sorted from a financial basis. He came in to run the club from a sustainable point of view. He's done that. He's not put that they've not put much money in from a level of or where it say they've got a load of money and you can see those changes. I would like them to come in invest money in the youth, Youth Academy, the youth system. As as they said the words, we see nothing towards it. Under twent three or under twenty one development squad, which I asked Mark...

Catlin about the pump CEO in May. He said they've got the model was rubbish and didn't like it. Well, Mark, I've been asking for years and guess what, we're in a League now where the under twenty threes team is really important and we haven't got one. So you know, it's a bit of a struggle for some fans are on their back a little bit. End of the day. They're paying this bill, they're paying this loss is bill. You know, they're paying the wage bill. You know, I don't really think that, looking at US two clubs, we can really complain too much about an ownership that comes in and stead he's the team, but that's what they've done. Yeah, I agree with what you say. Obviously it's difficult, isn't it? I think obviously we've had time and saw her come in and it's right. The lost six million pounds just to keep the club going in over the COVID period. So from our point of view, thankfully we're not under the previous regime, because goodness knows what would have happened. But also it's a little bit unfortunate that it the new Oran has been landed with this massive bill, where as he probably would have been planned to invest that bit more wisely self. It's all on it, and with the squads as well. So it's just trying to remember the rules. I'm pretty sure it's twenty two this year. Is He dropp into twenty next year in terms of squabs cap? Everybody in League one? Yeah, I think so. In these for me it's the use of young players. You look at the someone like Peterborough who haven't earned the twenty three development squad and have actual players that can step in from that squad and make an impact when you know who don't count as part of that twenty man squad or whatever it is. So that's where you need to be. And I'm watching the players that come in from pompey and I've got scout some of the guys who were on loan other clubs, etc. From us. Those guys need an under twenty three team or what will happen is what's happened with all of my young players recently. They get released at eighteen because they can't make it into the first team straight away. And that's not the way to build a sustainable football club, is it? In the likes of even like I'm going to go up north for Barnsley, teams like that, have a good under twenty three s team and use that to support their their main squad. I think that's the way forward really. Yeah, but moll and Portsmouth have been linked with very similar players. Other last couple of truansfer windows on the Simons alasole. I know that Judy, who are he was living with us in the summer and obviously Ethan Robson and Luke Garbe were both linked with Portsmouth. First of all, watch who are? Who are of being like, and I was on Michael Jacob do place was online. They've both been good editions. And did you see black balls a bit of a threaten the transfer market as well? Say, I thoughtcas towns laughing now I'm loving that way you've trying to pronounce his name them M's all. Yeah, I Johnny Jordy, who Reil is? Come in and he's not going to rule. He's not really he's not really down. I want to stop quickly May and say that is a great cash. By the way, from November. I need to get it off my mind by because then I'm thinking that is the great mustache you got rock in their mate. Thank you right, yeah, for a good course of it gets. Yeah, yeah, I think your listeners need to see it if I haven't seen any photos. But moving back on to the football, I don't really sat. I didn't really consider black Paul beyness as a transfer rival with players because, yeah, money in the recent years. So when I'm looking at teams that I think they're going to come up against us and get players, it's usually the likes of piece of press, Sunderland, etc. Yeah, Judy, who heard, is weird because he actually came in very recently. He was he wasn't signed and we had an issue where we need another striker to cover us. Really, he's been bought in as a backup player just and jackets barely played in these. He's got one appearance and a half things. Came on as a sub, so can't really say much about him at the moment and he's contractually ends in December, January. Yeah, so he only came in literally as a stop gap. I supposed to increase the squad size. So there's Robson and Lugar, who were both linked with various teams over somewhere, including both. I don't as he saw other of those. Sort of not unch about it route to honest mate, I didn't. I didn't see much about it. We're also one of those names a gets thrown around in the division. Agent Taught, probably. Yeah, and we are our front office lights to throw a lot of dust out there as well to try and cover the our tracks or who were all you know we're going after. And Yeah, so Jordy, who is being a good addition. In some ways he's a I think he's a good player. I like to make Coventry. You know, he plays wide in the three three. You would have been good for you, I suppose, but I don't know really. That's it. Roll Michael Jacobs is raising his hand and there we go. He's a quality for us mate, absolute class. He looks he took a game or sage to get to touch back, but he's been injured. Actually he's seem to come back. It's a pretty horrible challenge actually against him, but he's at class. He scored goals, he's ripping teams open. He might be that player the black pool needed actually to be the difference maker. He's a championship player who gets fifteen goals a season, fifteen goals each season in league one, and I think he's got promoted multiple times in this with out in league one. But you know, he's a playmaker and you could tell he's got that class on the ball and it's actually he was keeping running curtis out of team for a little while on that left hand side, so he's got that class. Definitely. Yeah, he played for us about five years ago alone and monk could but we were in all kinds of mess at the time. So yeah, always gets out and it's definitely two good for his level, like saying day's class. And then the only other...

...point I was going to raise in terms of players with played for both so too that come to mind are David Norris, who obviously scored a import and golf here against Timson the cup. Absolute legend, mate. Yeah, it's been on a podcast twice to actually I really yeah, yeah, friend of the show, David Norris. Now he's a really he's a really Nice Blake as well as a great footballer and he's He's actually don't even know he's running as in Jim Company that I'm in, in personal training stuff and he's did a lot of stuff for for other sort of teams, you know, teaching them out to these and fitness stuff. But Norris, mate, he's updates, he's he's giving me some good childhood memories as well as sort of being an absolute legend. And he plays football the right way, you know, setting the field, always gives it a hundred percent. You can shoot and you know anyone in this league if you got him from, you know, in his mid twenties and dumped him into one of the teams here. Now he's the kind of player that gets team promoted. So now love David Norris, what your thoughts on him? That interest to play for us in one of the most awful seasons of all time, and so I didn't actually hear game for him because we were boycotting at the time. But it was in a season we went straight through league one from the championship into League to play Thirty Eight Games in that game and then end up going to leatherhead after thatshole. That's some probably where he was at in his career at the time. Twilight. Yeah, so not necessarily remembered as the family for the blockble fans know this board against Southampton Forest Mate Injury Tiring, injury time, with to one down at their place. All the scummers given it the big in, you know. So I'll get again their clappers out as they don't know how to make any noise normally. And he just scores. That rocket bounces up and he just shoot some distance, goes in mad love it may. I've got the gift. I look at it on my phone occasion, even feeling. Yeah, and we've got all the pompy fans actually have a David Norris Day. So the day that he scored that, everyone goes on twitter, happy David Norris Day, celebrates it, gets his phone goes off fairly that mad time, just all the time, just going off. And Yeah, he's IT, one of the club legends. And Yeah, after S I'll say about him that's amazing because he played thirty eight games for us and forty Games supportsmouth. So he's only had two games more for these elves. And look how much. Who Actually Record Alim as well? Isn't even sort of made. I can impact for also. It's just so interesting to find I had such an impact in such a short space of time. Yeah, it's weird, isn't it? Sometimes that happens. You got players by hundreds of games you can't remember they are. Yeah, so sack on't quite the weave. He's thirty eight games for us. I genuinely just thought it was one of the bit part millions of turnover players we had during that period. But but yeah, that's much in every pretty much says it all, doesn't it? It sounds like our where's after they scored against PNA. Yeah, the more funly remembered for Blapple fans, La Mano, Lulu Wah, he did right dally. Yeah, yeah, he's a fucking legend mate as well, and I think I did a podcast with Norris and then Luila last what he did is you previewed the Southampton Game. The game we've got tounked in and we had both of them on. He's got some funny stories about how a red nap and when he went off to from us to them. Basically he said they know they're really changing ruins, etc. And he is saying that you know he's left us, but why is he gone to them? You know everyone can leave to go to another club, but you know, and he said that they were giving it the big and before the game he's like we're this is a lion going to going out there and stuff. And he's bornks mate, but I love him in a great way. To know I mean, and there you had to spoken to him before, but he's a kind of guy you want to go for a beer with. Definitely. It's such a maverick. I asked he his coming to the game and he said he might just turn off. He'd you find someone let him in. Wherever I was like as a big darby game. You know, I'm sure you can just rock up and he's like I rock up, you know, just Wah, no, no, well, what day? Is a great easy, great guy, literally great guy. Yeah, we all telling on real character. He only actually scored four times. Was In twenty nine games, which is a lot of worse record than he's remembered for the Blackhole, because he was brilliant for us in in a short space of time. It's got a couple of leaves when we won't five one Allen Road scored a real bill wile goal Sheffield Wednesday as well. Obviously the celebration thanks. It seems like he's scored more than four. When he celebrates like that doesn't as well. So gr remembered for US REDD NAP. Actually he gave him some stick a memory. Scored against at Arsenal, I think it was, and he scored and read mats. Had stopped doing that celebration, because you're going are injure yourself because, yeah, he does the backflip part where and he does it any in the lands. You can see on his face is like he says, he tries to hide it, pretend it wasn't from that landing so that all the lads run over and jump on him and lift hi up, US up. It makes it loads worse. Apparently just crushes his leg. He's just done and he's trying to Hogle around like he's perfectly fine and then pulled his leg later or something. That got taken off and I think he was falling anyone, but it's jokes. That celebration was iconic, isn't it?...

Yeah, upon it. I think all those four goals is school was from a really tight angle as well, just like scored from the most acute ridiculous angles, and I think that's why maybe he's so far. They remember because he just such a technically gifted player. They're all massive games as well. We can every one of those. Those goals were games we remember now massive at the sleep. I think the other one was a sleet will game in the Corp and pretty sure that he scored in so, like every single one of those games, I remember really well, really good memories from that time. So I think as well that that helps his stay it. Yeah, the other one's being both Mike Harmpleton's Portsmouth memory of him. He was a manager who did well in the circumstances, considering how poor we were. We're, you know, we're falling through the league's got no money. He's one of those managers is bit had a team dumped on him as such really and I think he's a manager that you know. I look and think, you know, he's decent manager. Not surprised now he's having a bit more success as a manager when he's got his own and gets his own team on it. I think he's Broxford. It looks good before. I think he's good manager. I don't know really. I haven't got overthoughts about remember watching him, but it was such a period of time or we are so poor it's difficult to actually rating. But he likes to play the ball around, isn't he? He's good manager and he's doing well night Lincoln. It was. The thing that stands out for him for me was obviously we got him in the championship news in I think it just been relegated. We with yourself and he came in and to place in Holloway and said when he took over a black poole he couldn't believe what state the club was in and he'd been at Portsmouth, which was probably the worst one club in the football league at that time season. You got to black we couldn't believe what state he was in. So I was somehey really for how badly we were. I was going to say it was here as manager was here on holiday for a bit, because it didn't last very long. I think he sort of came and run out the back door the minute Blackburn came calling. Really Yeah, I heard actually the BLACKBURNS chairman and the time. Obviously the Thanki's thought they were getting in Holloway and that's why they are pointed him. He said, gone get that black pool manager, but he'd left six weeks before and ended up with apple thing because he looked vaguely similar. I don't know how true that is, but it would explain a lot, wouldn't it, in terms of why they posted him from US aft as about seven games. It's like a before or after, isn't happens? Some before you went out in a messy one and the Holloway is that after ten parts down the pub business all that. That's what I would be the transformation from one manager to the other. He's at high flaying the Lincoln now John. Oh Yeah, yeah, third in the League doing a right way with the team, because Danny Cowley played a royally direct system for Lincoln. Didney played a real hoofball, I'm going to say. He likes to call it direct and run off. I'm calling it hoofball. overrated manager in my opinion. But you know, appleton's come in and he's had this season now and he's got people playing football more of the way he likes it. So is actually credit to him. I think it's the first time he's been given some proper resource to be able to play football like key wants it. Can't really write and what happened to us? We both tire fires, you know, of teams at the time. But it's interesting to see now he's been given a bit of backing and I think Lincoln look like a team you could make a top six potential. Yeah, run definitely. Yeah, the sounds similar. Put a number of players to us and then making it look a lot easier than we are at the moment. So it could be a it could be fossible. recomend definitely really good time. Don't right other questions, but thanks. What coming on? I'll so we'll see how we get on next shoes day. For for two versus four or two will be like the good old days. So see you comes out on top clash of the Mike Bassett and cheers. Will to happen to be on yeahs. Thank you very much. Yes, it's you for sure. Thanks a lot, boys. Thanks lout. To get more involved with fan reaction, Paul News and further competitions, make sure that you sign up to our pop page and also follow our social media pages on twitter and facebook.

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