With a 3-0 lead by the 31st minute on Saturday, Portsmouth were in good shape to cruise to a comfortable victory over Southend United. However, the home side rallied to pull off a spectacular comeback and earn a point with a 3-3 scoreline.
Pompey are now without a win in their last six matches in all competitions – a run which has seen their chances of automatic promotion out of League One suffer a real blow. Kenny Jackett’s side are now third in the table, five points behind second-placed Barnsley and eleven short of Luton Town in top spot.
Given this setback, there has been rising frustration amongst a section of the supporters at Fratton Park. The bad results have brought to light many issues that fans have with the industrial, pragmatic football that Jackett’s team play.
In the wake of the weekend’s disappointing result, plenty of Pompey fans took to Twitter to debate Jackett’s future…
Bad result yesterday but let’s be frank. We’re sitting third in the league and top spot is still achievable. Regardless, Kenny’s still got us massively overachieving this season. Credit where it’s due – our fanbase chronically over expects but we’re progressing as a club. #Pompey
— Dan Brett (@DanBrett90) 17 February 2019
Kenny Jacketts long ball football is finally being found out as useless. He doesn’t utilise the players we have and I’ve had enough of watching bottom half sides out play us with possession football for us to hump it long. If only we hadn’t lose Paul cook #POMPEY
— Peachey (@Peacheyyyyy) 17 February 2019
Kenny Jackett has no connection to fans, it doesn’t matter if he’s got promoted with Wolves and Millwalll that was in the past football has moved on, he won’t do it at #Pompey he’s got a safe job here and will be here for a very long time in League one.
— clivepfc1898realtalk (@clivepfc1898) 17 February 2019
Shouldn’t even be a question. We have been exceptional for the majority of the season and very well placed for the run in. Kenny Jackett has done extremely well in developing his squad from last year. Even with this bad form we still sit 3rd. 100% right man for the job
— Sam Stone (@Sammstone10) 16 February 2019
Appleton for me. But to be honest, sacking Kenny now is not the answer.
— Timbo (@timbo__12) 16 February 2019
I just want to see you retweet this tweet at the end of the season for us to of progressed to championship… keep faith, we are the night Pompey
— Harry Ethan Clayton (@ClaytEthanHarry) 16 February 2019
Literally would rather have a parrot in charge
— Reece (@YMAS_reece) 16 February 2019
Cook would often take responsibility for defeat look at after Crewe for example. Never see Jackett doing that
— AJPMCG (@Ajp_McGreal) 17 February 2019