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Guy To Go

Guy To Go
I have been a lifelong Pompey fan for 40 years, played the game to a reasonable standard. What I saw at Fratton against Fleetwood was schoolboy stuff.

Never once did the goalie look up to play short probably because the whole back line were at the half way line the whole game! The old adage, "You can't play football in this division" is the defence for this tosh I witnessed.

Guy bless him was never any good at Newport or Newbury so why do we persist with him with these awful displays?

His physio is even his scout talent man!

We should run this club as where we want to go in the future. Playing or trying to play football. Swansea and Scum did it and now look at them. They never broke the bank, just had good managers and a plan.

Lets look to bring in a decent manager with great coaching skills who can get the players playing some kind of structured football unlike boot it up to ! the immobile centre forward and get the 2nd ball.

Painter at left back well they shouldn't put what his trade is on his back because he just goes through the motions.

Guy take your P45 and let the club move forward please!!

Written by benjbadboy.

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Date:Tuesday October 15 2013
Time: 11:23AM


This will not be a view that all agree with, some will be completely against it but PLEASE can we have constructive responses to what benjbadboy has written and not just abuse filled rants!
When all is said and done, right or wrong (in your opinion) its takes some guts to write something like this and put it forward as a suggestion to share with fellow Pompey fans so lets remember that point too…
15/10/2013 11:25:00
What a load of rubbish .. you opinion is based on one match (Fleetwood) and the fact that you have played at a decent level .. Everybody is entitled to their opinion.. and I think your opinion is complete an utter tosh .. In fact it makes me quite angry that you have no constructive basis for your arguement whatsoever .. Put an debate over then you might get some sense back as coment.
And Rug .. I am really *****ed off that you decided to label this article the way you have .. very poor show IMHO
15/10/2013 11:51:00
An article was written and submitted so I put it up (I did have email contract with benjibadboy to see if they wanted to add anything more to it as I was aware that it focused purely on the Fleetwood game but they wanted it as was...)
15/10/2013 11:59:00
Well, this is what I said in the forum...
I have a lot of time, and respect, for Guy and thank him for stepping in when we were in desperate need of him to do this but I have to admit now that his 'getting Pompey' probably isnt enough any longer and in all honesty I have to admit that I do not think he is the right man to take us forward...
Perhaps he is still learning but I am not sure he is learning as well as he should from his mistakes and do not think that he is getting the best out of the players that he has.
He does no appear to have a plan B if plan A is not working. Looking at him on the touchline against Plymouth be looked lost, Connolly and the other coaching staff around him were all making notes then going to him from time to time.
We need to consolidate at the moment of course but if he makes it through to the end of his contract I think it would be in our best interests if we parted company in the summer instead of extended his rolling contract. It goes without saying that I hope he can turn things around but I am not convinced that he can and in the long-term would not be the right person for us.
Before it is said my expectations for this season are top 10, so I am not expecting too much from him (or the side) or an instant promotion but do think that we could be getting a little more from what we have and think that ultimately we need to look beyond Whittingham in the long-term as seeing the bigger picture of what next season, and future seasons will also bring have to be considered and I would think fans will drop off if we are not looking to be showing some ambition going forward.
Pains me to say it but I would have to agree with the writer of the article that I do not think Whittingham is right in the long-term...
15/10/2013 12:00:00
But he is not saying that .. he thinks Guy should go now .. after the Fleetwood game .. It's just naive to think a) he would be sacked and b) we could afford an experienced manager .. I'am really surprised at these type of comments when the sole objective for the year is survival .. I would give a toss who was in charge as ling as we finish above third from Bottom
15/10/2013 12:06:00
Survival first and foremost is the aim but lets be honest about it Chixy would finishing third from bottom really apease the masses?
We need to try to retain as many of the 10,000+ ST holders that we have as possible and if we remain there or thereabouts that we are would that be enough...
Chances are even my top 10 aims would not be enough will they?
I do not think that Whittingham will go during the season but do not think the board will exercise the option of extending next season, and I have to say it would be the right thing to do in all honesty as much as it pains me to say this about someone who is a hero of mine.
15/10/2013 12:16:00
As I said .. The article didn't focus on the long term but agreeing that he should say for now .. means you don't actually agree with the article .. does it not ? .. Also yeah third from bottom would be disappointing for sure .. but I wouldn't care if we finished outside the top ten ... after all we are a team made up of players that nobody else wanted .. think (hope) your words come back to bite you :)
15/10/2013 12:45:00
If I am not convinced that Guy is the right option in the long-term I guess he wouldnt be the right option at the moment but have to remember back to my 'month ahead' article, 9pts was the minimum requirement from this month so if we do not get this I would say he should go at the end of the month...
I genuinely do hope (trust me) that I am left with egg on my face and Guy proves me wrong and the words (not sure if you mean my, on BBB or both?) do come back to bite...
15/10/2013 13:07:00
BBB's Rug .. your view is far more thought out and balanced .. and you have stuck by it with vigour ;)
15/10/2013 13:12:00
I am happy for Guy to be there at the moment. I think that he often gets the tactics wrong. But I am grateful to have these worries after recent times. I'm sure this honeymoon period will end, especially if there is any chance of relegation, but I'm not expecting promotion and just want us to be improving and not getting into debt.
15/10/2013 13:44:00
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