Is it too early in the season for squeaky bum time? How important will this week’s results be in eight month’s time? How important is a consistent system when so much can change from one game to the next? Am I asking too many questions? Do bums even squeak?
I’ll try and answer at least one of these questions. (Spoiler: I don’t).
Coventry City vs. Portsmouth – 02/10/18
Another day, another home tie against a team with a healthy travelling support. Portsmouth fans have every right to sing in the manner they did on Tuesday night: Unbeaten, top of the league, and showing signs that they are on their way back up after all the trouble that they have gone through in recent times. An example set for us to follow, perhaps?
With Conor Chaplin ineligible for this game, as part of the terms set by Pompey of his initial loan spell, most of the discussion going into the game was based around how we would line up without him. Since his arrival, we seem to have fared slightly better using a 4-4-2, yet Mark Robins decided that the next best course of action was to reintroduce Tony Andreu to the XI, and revert to the 4-2-3-1 that we had started the season with.