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Key Portsmouth figure offers verdict on disappointing performance

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Portsmouth owner Michael Eisner has given a positive verdict after the club drew with Burton Albion at Fratton Park on Tuesday night.

It is a message that is sure to go down badly with a frustrated fan base with the home side requiring a late penalty to salvage a point against a Burton side who played over half the match with ten men.

Taking to Twitter after the game, Eisner wrote: “Salvaged a point after giving up 2 goals in the first 6 minutes. Got my heart back in rhythm.”

It was a nightmare start for the south-coast side on Tuesday night, with Joe Sbarra and Kieran Wallace both finding the back of the net inside the opening six minutes for the Brewers.

Ronan Curtis pulled one back for Pompey before midfielder John-Joe O’Toole saw red for picking up a second yellow card in the first half, giving even more hope of a turnaround to the hosts.

However, they had to wait until injury time to rescue a point, with Pitman slamming home a penalty after Ellis Harrison had been upended in the box.

The verdict

I think this is a very poorly judged tweet from Eisner.

He is, of course, entitled to his opinion. He owns the club after all. But a simple glance at the ‘Pompey’ hashtag will have shown how frustrated the fans are.

To then see the owner tweeting so positively is never going to go down well, therefore. With a fanbase growing more and more frustrated, he may have a very difficult decision to make in the coming weeks if things do not improve.


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