Supporterintervjuet: Før Bristol City (B) i FA-cupen

Pompey har ikke spilt en kamp på over tre uker. I dag tror Mark Raine vi slår ut Championship-laget Bristol City på bortebane, etter straffesparkkonkurranse.

SUPPORTERINTERVJUET: Mark Raine, brite bosatt i Danmark, er vår medlem nummer 43. Her er hans tanker før dagens kamp i 3. runde av FA-cupen: Bristol City-Portsmouth.


Pompey did well in the cups last season, but ended up losing to Oxford in the play-offs. What do you think of Pompey’s 2019/20-season?
– In the end, I think we sneaked into the play-offs after the Corona break. The matches against Oxford followed the pattern of the season: negative football, and lacking in creativity and quality.
We are 3rd in the league. In the cups we are out of the league cup, but we are still in the FA-cup and EFL Trophy. What are your thoughts on this season so far?
– After a slow start, things are more positive this season. We are scoring goals, and looking dangerous in attack. The players seem to be playing with more confidence compared to last season, and automatic promotion must be the target.
How do you stay updated on Pompey (matches, news, rumours etc)?
– Family in Portsmouth, and social media.
Have you got any favourite players at Pompey at the moment?
– John Marquis and Marcus Harness. Rasmus Nicolaisen has also impressed me, and is a good option at centre-back.
What do you think about Kenny Jackett and the job he has done and is doing at Fratton Park?
– My opinion has changed a bit this season, as the results and performances have developed. The quality last season was generally poor, and players out of position. I didn’t think he would be sacked, but if we don’t achieve promotion this season, the owners might be forced into a change.
What do you think about our promotion hopes this season?
– We are in with a good shout. Right now, things look good, and we have the goalscorers and form to make the top 2. We showed that against Hull recently. However, given the Corona situation, our squad depth will be tested as the games pile up, and I hope we can keep it up.
Now it is time for an FA Cup game against Championship-side Bristol City in the 3rd round of the FA cup. What are your thoughts on that game, what is your starting 11 and what will the score be?
– I lived in Bristol for a while before I moved to Denmark, and they have been a solid top-half Championship side for a while. It will be a good test for us. I think KJ will play a strong side, and an FA Cup run should always be something to look forward to. I can see us winning on penalties.
Lineup: MacGillivray, Brown, Whatmough, Raggett, Johnson, Williams, Curtis, Naylor, Cannon, Harness, Marquis.
Have you got a message to the other Pompey-fans in Scandinavia?
– I hope it’s not too long before we can enjoy a game together again. I don’t know whether it will be this season, but as soon as it’s possible, we’ll be back!!

Tidligere supporterintervjuer denne sesongen:

Før 19. serierunde: Hull City (B): Ståle Håheim

Før 18. serierunde: Fleetwood (H): Mange Nilsson

Før 17. serierunde: Ipswich Town (B): Torkil Risan

Før 16. serierunde: Peterborough (H): Jean Robert Tankred

Før 15. serierunde: Blackpool (B): Robert Daffenberg Nilsen

Før 2. runde FA-cup: King’s Lynn Town (H): Michael Pantling

Før 14. serierunde: Oxford (H): Thorgeir Benjaminsen

Før 13. serierunde: Crewe (H): Tom Saunders

Før 12. serierunde: Plymouth (B): Håvard Myhre

Før 1. runde FA-cup: Ipswich Town (B): Atle Stray

Før 11. serierunde: Lincoln City (B): Torstein S. Pedersen

Før 10. serierunde: Charlton (H): Alexander Nilsson

Før 9. serierunde: Northampton (H): Veny Vere

Før 8. serierunde: Sunderland (B): James Lund

Før 7. serierunde: Gillingham (B): Bjarte Hope

Før 6. serierunde: Doncaster (H): Andreas Hougaard

Før 5. serierunde: MK Dons (H): Zubajra Tsutsulaev

Før 4. serierunde: Burton (B): Jakob og Øyvind Velde

Før 3. serierunde: Wigan (H): Sam Manton

Før 2. serierunde: Rochdale (B): Kyle Simon

Før 1. serierunde: Shrewsbury (H): Rasmus Sørensen

John Marquis.