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Millen's View: Portsmouth away (3-1)

Millen's View: Portsmouth away (3-1)
Bristol City boss Keith Millen was left disappointed after the 3-1 defeat away to Portsmouth on Tuesday night and has accused his players of being soft.

Despite a much improved performance, City were again below par in front of goal after squadering enough chances to win the game.

And in the end they paid for their wastefullness in front of goal when John Utaka, Aaron Mokoena and Hayden Mullins grabbed the goals to give battling Pompey the points.

Now City sit one of the bottom, desperate for that bit of magic or luck that would turn their season around.

Millen did have issues to take up with the referee Graham Harwood about how they were not given two penalties, but he did not use the incompetence of the referee as an excuse.

"We have a soft side to us that is costing us at the moment and we need to toughen up and be harder," Millen said.

"We have allowed Portsmouth to score their first two goals far too easily and that simply is not good enough.

"I talked to the lads about the dangers of allowing Utaka to come inside on his right foot, because he is a quality player, yet we allowed him to do that from a throw-in and he punished us.

"We've then let one of their centre forwards run across us and head the second goal, which is criminal. It's far too easy and both goals were soft.

"That soft side is letting us down and we are now under real pressure because of it."

Writer:Andy999
Date:Thursday September 30 2010
Time: 1:36PM

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Pompey are a quality side in a false position others will go the same way.
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02/10/2010 17:13:00
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