Vital Football

2013/14 worst manager...

2013/14 worst manager...

It is the time of year where you look back on the good and 'not so good' of the season that was...

Not everything 'is good' and something that was not, for large periods, was the manager is place at Fratton - but the question was who was the 'worst manager' that took residence in the managers chair at Pompey?

The votes had been cast; these numbers toted up with it decided among the Vital Pompey fraternity that Richie Barker, unsurprisingly, was the unanimous winner.

Not a win he would have wanted!

I cannot speak for the general public but my way of thinking would be that this is a decision that is 'spot on' as not only was Barker a poor manager he was a poor man-manager and seemed to alienate virtually all at the club.

Perhaps Guy Whittingham was not 'successful', as we all hoped he would be, but he at least offered a brand of football that mirrored what football should be about - entertainment.

Watching paint dry was more interesting than watching Barker's side...

What the poll asked - 2013/14 VP Awards - Worst Manager

How you voted - Richie Barker - 100%
Guy Whittingham - 0%
Andy Awford - 0%

To see how the voting went, and what was said, in the forum thread - click here.

Ok guys not at all a 'shock horror' result was it but nevertheless thoughts?

PLAY UP POMPEY!

Join the Vital Pompey Debate

Vital Pompey always wants blogs, so if can offer us something we would love to share it with the masses!

To email your own unique article/blog for publishing
***CLICK HERE***



Click here to join in the debate on the club forum.

Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Thursday May 29 2014
Time: 2:10PM

Comments

0
No surprises eh! Came in thinking he was 'all that' when he was not. Looks a decent coach but not cut out to be a manager is he...
pompeyrug
29/05/2014 14:22:00
0
To be honest I was quie happy when Barker arrived he had a good background and Steve Coppell cam along as part of teh package, unfortunately his record at Pompey Speaks loud and clear not good enough, his style of football was not suited to the way we as fans like to see it played and in my opinion his biggest error of judgment was to say in public what shuld have stayed in the dressing room. He kept saying the player were not good enough and after a while I feel the started to believe it. hence poor performances even from the better players. Quite obviously they were good enough as Awfs proved.
khodgkins
29/05/2014 15:54:00
0
The worst football I have ever seen in nearly forty years under his management & thank the lord he went when he did.
storagematt
29/05/2014 21:54:00
Page 1/1
  1. 1

Login to post a comment

Recent Portsmouth Articles

On this day in history...9th February

A look back at this day in history, and what was happening with Pompey courtesy of our sister site PompeyRama, 9th February.

On this day in history...8th February

A look back at this day in history, and what was happening with Pompey courtesy of our sister site PompeyRama, 8th February.

Match highlights - Pompey 0-1 Orient

Disappointing as it was, you take the rough with the smooth and cannot gloss over things when they aren't so good so here goes with the 1-0 defeat Pompey suffered against Orient.

Simply not good enough!

Call me a moaner, call me a groaner but if you think the performance against Orient was good enough then I think you're wearing blue tinted specs as that was poor from Pompey.

Archived Vital Pompey Articles

Vital Pompey articles from

Site Journalists

pompeyrug
Profile
eastneydave
Profile
paultsmouth
Profile
Chix
Profile

Current Poll (see more polls)

Orient MotM
Suggested By: VitalPompey
Fulton25%
Freeman5%
Burgess33%
Clarke0%
Stevens11%
Roberts5%
Doyle0%
Close5%
Bennett0%
Smith5%
McNulty0%
Sub - Evans0%
Sub - McGurk0%
Sub - Chaplin11%
ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

League Table

# Team P W D L Pts. GD
1 Northampton 28 19 4 5 61 20
2 Plymouth 29 17 5 7 56 17
3 Oxford 27 14 9 4 51 19
4 Bristol Rovers 29 14 5 10 47 10
5 Mansfield 30 13 8 9 47 9
6 Leyton Orient 30 12 10 8 46 5
7 Portsmouth 28 11 12 5 45 20
8 Accrington 26 13 6 7 45 12
9 Cambridge 30 12 8 10 44 3
10 Wycombe 28 12 7 9 43 5
11 Wimbledon 28 11 9 8 42 7
12 Carlisle 26 11 9 6 42 5
13 Exeter 28 11 7 10 40 -1
14 Luton 30 10 8 12 38 1
15 Crawley 30 11 4 15 37 -13
16 Morecambe 30 10 6 14 36 -3
17 Notts County 27 10 6 11 36 -6
18 Barnet 28 9 6 13 33 -8
19 Stevenage 30 6 10 14 28 -15
20 Newport 28 6 9 13 27 -11
21 Yeovil 29 5 9 15 24 -14
22 Hartlepool 25 7 3 15 24 -18
23 Dag & Red 28 4 8 16 20 -21
24 York 28 4 8 16 20 -23
Latest F1 News
Latest Vital Boxing News

Portsmouth Fixtures (view all)

Feb 13 2016 3:00PM : Bristol Rovers (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Feb 20 2016 3:00PM : Yeovil Town (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Feb 23 2016 7:45PM : Barnet (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Feb 27 2016 3:00PM : Cambridge United (H)
Sky Bet League Two
Mar 1 2016 7:45PM : Exeter City (a)
Sky Bet League Two
Mar 5 2016 3:00PM : Stevenage (a)
Sky Bet League Two

Recent Portsmouth Results (view all)

Vital Members League Table

RankNamePoints
1.pompeyrug33
2.Jimsmithswig18
3.FrattonBlue15
4.Pompeytim14
5.storagematt12
6.Copnor4310
7.mslorna485
8.Emsworthianblue4
9.PompeyJake4
10.PFCblue3