It has been far from a pleasant 2019/20 campaign for Portsmouth fans so far this season with reality falling far short of expectations.
Having pushed for automatic promotion throoughout last season, Kenny Jackett’s men were made one of the pre-season favourites to win promotion.
But with 13 matches now played, Pompey sit in 16th place with pressure growing on Jackett – some fans have even been chanting for him to go.
However, on Wednesday night club owner Michael Eisner told a fan event that the current manager has his full support and that they do not want to become synonymous with making knee-jerk reactions.
Here, though, are TWO reasons why it was not a good idea to make these comments…
Should Kenny Jackett be sacked as Portsmouth manager?
As the weeks tick by it is becoming more and more clear that the majority of Portsmouth fans do not want Jackett managing their football club.
Social media can always skew genuine feeling amongst the wider fan base, but with audible chanting against the former Millwall and Wolves boss now being heard at games, it is clear that this is a widespread attitude.
Eisner’s latest comments are therefore seriously misjudged. I get that he wants to back his manager but I am not sure he considered how it might affect the fans.
They may well become passive in terms of going to games or it may even make them turn on him as well.
Porstmouth have hit a patch of form where it is becoming increasingly hard to find adequate excuses.
Jackett could have blamed the loss of key men in the summer for their slow start, but alternate avenues of blame are now starting to run out with only the one leading to him seemingly remaining.
Making such a public announcement regarding his job security could therefore only worsen the problem. If Jackett now becomes complacent it will only make the situation at Fratton Park worse and, because of these comments, him harder to sack.