2017-18 pompey-charltonGoodnight and thankyou.

Overskriften er titlen på en sang fra musicalen Evita, og med 0-1 nederlaget i dag mod Charlton hjemme på Fratton Park, så er den passende at bruge som billede på kampen.

For med 0-1 nederlaget, så spillede Pompey mere eller mindre klubben ud af chancen for Play Off, og det til stor ærgrelse for fans og vel også spillerne og manager Kenny Jackett, for de øvrige resultater gik faktisk Pompeys vej, og en sejr, ja den havde sendt Pompey op på en play off plads, hvor stillingen nu er:

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Kmp

Hold

Pts

5.

44

Charlton

68

6.

43

Scunthorpe

67

7.

42

Plymouth

64

8.

44

Portsmouth

63

9.

43

Peterborough

61

Dermed kan Pompey nu fokusere på at slutte sæsonen med stil hvor de mangler bundholdet Bury samt Peterborough der heller ikke har noget at spille for.

Hjemmekampen mod Charlton, var sæsonens højeste tilskuerantal på Fratton Park, og de mange fans var opstemte og forventningsfulde, men Pompey, ja de ville gerne men kunne ikke.

Spillet var forkrampet og det kørte bare ikke for Pompey, og fansene måtte bare se Charlton komme frem til afslutninger, som fansene havde håbet at se i den anden ende.

Selvom det kneb for Pompey, så havde Charlton ikke den store chance, men efter 40 min, så slog de til med hvad der skulle vise sig at være kampens eneste mål.

Efter pausen byttede Pompey to spillere, overraskende var det Burgess der kom ind for sin kollega Whatmough i forsvaret og ind med O’Keefe for Thompson.

Det sparkede lidt liv i håbet om et comeback, og et frispark lige efter pausen så Pitman heade over men efter den mulighed kneb det, Pompey ville gerne men den store chance kom aldrig.

Faktisk var det først i overtiden den store mulighed kom, da Pitman havde muligheden, men det var ikke Pompeys dag og skarpheden manglede for hjemmeholdet, der skuffet måtte sige farvel til muligheden for Play Off.

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Actually annoyed #pompey fans were quiet, I guess they played shit , but missed the away/home banter

Disappointing day for #Pompey but fair play to Charlton and their fans for good performances on and off the pitch. At the start of the season most would have agreed that top 10 finish would be a reasonable season after promotion. Hopefully onwards and upwards next year.

Pretty sure the corner flag did more than naismith on the pitch today!. #Pompey . Today Went to show team not ready for championship yet. What the odds for promotion next season .?

Was hoping for a BIG PUSH today... got more of a gentle nudge! 1st half we struggled passing the ball 5yards..2nd half was better but still we weren’t clinical enough, although Pitman puts his chance away & it’s game on! More of a case us giving them the game! #Pompey #UpTheBlues

Dont think i ever fumed at a home game so much as i did today Kai Naismith showed the worst performence i have ever seen in a blue shirt Kennedy should be in over him Such a poor attitude didnt want it at all and that 40 yard pop with Lowe open FML #Pompey

No disrespect but i think Kenny Jackett was the most disappointed man in the dressing room at FT. His L1 record doesn't usually include finishing under the playoffs. However he has had more money at his disposal in the past. That's not a dig at Tornante either #Pompey

Charlton manager Lee Bowyer:
“I’m really proud of them,” said Bowyer, as his side added to the 2-0 win at Shrewsbury in midweek.

“To do what they’ve just done – to go to Shrewsbury on Tuesday night and put in the effort and commitment they did and then have this quick turnaround and come to Portsmouth, which is probably the most intimidating place in this division and put in that effort and that fight. Their togetherness was outstanding.

“We dominated that game first half. We should have, if we took a bit more care in possession, scored two or three goals. The most important thing for me is we’ve kept another clean sheet. They’re a squad of players who know what’s at stake. I’ve drummed it into them. The reward is massive and it’s in their hands. They have to fight for each other. Everybody is fighting for the same thing. The togetherness we have is remarkable. I love seeing it.

“It’s going to go down to the last game, there’s only two games left. We’ve got Blackburn at home next week – they’re second. All we seem to be doing is playing teams that are in and around us. The run-in has been tough but the lads know what’s at stake and what they have to do to get into the play-offs.”

Pompey manager Kenny Jackett
“It does look like it (missing out) might be the case, although we’ll have to see what happens in the last couple of games.

“But if we want to be successful next season – which we do – then we have to finish this one as well as we possibly can.

“There are certain things that we need to improve on – whether that’s power, experience, organisation or a little bit of all of them.

"If we want to be successful next season – which we do – then we have to finish this one as well as we possibly can."

“A number of younger players have had their debut season and improved, but they have to be hungry enough to step on again.

“Recruitment will also be key over the summer because we need to keep our good players and add more of them.”

Leauge one, Fratton Park, 21/4-2018
Portsmouth – Charlton 0-1 (0-1)
40. min. 0-1 Ajose

Portsmouth (4-4-1-1): McGee; Thompson (46.O’Keefe), Whatmough (46.Burgess), Clarke, Haunstrup (66.Ronan); Evans, Close, Donohue, Naismith; Lowe; Pitman

Bænken: Bass, O’Keefe, Burgss, Ronan, Kennedy, Chaplin, Hawkins

Gult kort: Pitman og Evans.

Tilskuere: 19.210 (2.448 away fans)

Under følger videoer og flere bilder fra kampen:

nathan thompson81 
Nathan Thompson.

jason pearce charlton 
Jason Pearce - Pompey-gutten - nå kaptein i Charlton. Her i duell med Brett Pitman.

kal naismith70 
Kal Naismith i aksjon for Pompey for siste gang?

ben close70 
Ben Close.

charlton scorer 
Charlton scorer.

matt clarke74 
Matt Clarke.

connor ronan88 
Connor Ronan.

gareth evans65 
Gareth Evans.

connor ronan fortviler 
Connor Ronan og Pompey fortviler mens Charlton jubler.

jamal lowe depper2 
Jamal Lowe.