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Kitson breaks silence

Kitson breaks silence
So! It had to happen; a Pompey player has come out with a few lines aimed no doubt in the direction of our former Manager.

In a piece in 'The News' by Jordan Cross, Dave Kitson is quoted as saying that; "Pompey are playing without pressure."

There are plenty of little snippets in the piece, that gives me the impression Kitson and Cotterill weren't exactly on each others Christmas card list. Kitson goes on to say that he feels the impression Whittingham and Gray have imbued on the squad, has given over to a more relaxed style and furthermore a new unity in the squad.

Kitson say's "We played for each other out there" and "We're not playing with any pressure." Judging by last night's performance and the second half at the weekend, it would be hard to disagree with the striker.

He does offer one broadside to his former 'Gaffer'. He believes Cotterill's departure could be "Good for the Club, good for the team and good for the players." No doubt this was in response to the lack lustre performances the team had produced on many occasions this season.

Something does smack a little of a response to Cotterill's jibe that he'd joined a team with 'More stability!' I have not doubt more of this kind of thing will raise it's ugly head over the coming weeks, and with Forest on our radar soon, it could lead to a tasty weekend.

Judging by not only the teams shackle free performances in the last two games; but also the Orange Phoenix's rise from the ashes to find the form we had hoped he'd produced. Long may this continue! Both in his performances and also our rise up the table and giving us the entertainment we so richly deserve...

As that lot showed down the road last night. Thirty two thousand turned up to St Mary's, now that kind of number doesn't turn up for a team playing long distant hoof ball and a team struggling at the wrong end of the table. Success and attractive football will get the turnstiles moving again at Fratton Park; I'm sure of it.

So whether Kitson was right or not to air his views in public. At least he had the nerve to do it and let us know that no matter what the Club would have you believe, not all the squad was entirely happy with their lot.

Written by penton.

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Date:Wednesday October 19 2011
Time: 4:57PM

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Adds weight to the rumours Kitson had a falling out with SC as did Rocha, and the fact we looked energetic also adds more weight to his training regeim. To be honest, thanks for stepping in when needed, but it's quite obvious we were going no where. Also, explains why CSI were not going to improve his contract and happy to let him move on.
19/10/2011 17:12:00
Good for the club..hmm.. lets hope so.. its a nightmare waiting for an appointment..its worse seeing the donkey's being lined up for the job..the Dowie's, Worthington's and Ince's..and the prospect that we will end up with one of them.. to be honest Gray and Guy have done OK so far, ..
plymouth graham
19/10/2011 17:46:00
lets just hope he can kick on now and we'll get to see Chix in that delightful little number in the FE chatting up westwood ater all xD
19/10/2011 18:46:00
I am never happy with player comments about management past or present. So is Kitson saying he was not giving his all previously, although selected continuously.
19/10/2011 19:12:00
I'm not sure Mr Bond, I just feel he was unhappy playing the style of football they were asked to do, and that was down to one man. It does go to show just how little influence Grey and Whitts had; as their style couldn't be more opposite if it tried!
19/10/2011 19:25:00
It is obvious now that something was up, but I agree with 007, the players should let their football and the results do the talking. No good can come of a war of words between an ex Manager and the players.
19/10/2011 19:40:00
I did't think it would be to long before bits and pieces, started to come out, think we will hear a bit more over the next few weeks, not one player came out in support of Cotterill lastweek stating he should stay that said it all to me.
19/10/2011 20:37:00
SC leaving appears to be a good thing, roll on the Forest game in a few weeks! 4-0 pompey (Kitson hatrick and rocha header) I personally think some of our players knew successful football better than SC. Are players have worked with premiership and international players, SC was out his depth!
20/10/2011 07:19:00
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