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Judge
26-10-2008, 09:46
It was on the cards,good move by Spurs of doing it now and not leaving it too late..

Sky Sports | Football | Premier League | News | Redknapp agrees Spurs deal (http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11661_4393516,00.html)

Gypsy
26-10-2008, 16:53
It was on the cards,good move by Spurs of doing it now and not leaving it too late..

Sky Sports | Football | Premier League | News | Redknapp agrees Spurs deal (http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11661_4393516,00.html)
I was wondering what was going on.

Spurs in such dire straits we don't even have the heart to take the piss out of them.

Good move by Spurs - 'Arry is the best man for the job, wish we'd got him, or England before that.

trebor
26-10-2008, 19:01
.......Spurs in such dire straits we don't even have the heart to take the piss out of them...................

Speak for yourself :)

A man is sitting in a pub with his Jack Russell dog one Saturday afternoon. The football results are coming up on the television in the corner, "Liverpool 2, Tottenham Hotspur 1," reads the announcer in his normal, rather sedate, voice.

Suddenly the Jack Russell dog jumps up and shouts out, "Oh, no, not again."

The shocked landlord says, "That's amazing. Why did he say that when the result was announced that Tottenham lost?"

"Because he's a Spurs supporter," the dog's owner replies.

The landlord then asked what the dog says when Tottenham win a match, to which the man replied, "I don't know. I've only had him three years."

Gypsy
26-10-2008, 22:25
Yes the whole page of jokes has been doing the rounds for a few weeks now.

And it is 6 months not 3 years.

trebor
27-10-2008, 10:16
It was on the cards,good move by Spurs of doing it now and not leaving it too late..

Sky Sports | Football | Premier League | News | Redknapp agrees Spurs deal (http://www.skysports.com/story/0,19528,11661_4393516,00.html)

definately a good move by Spurs. There are going to be some upset Pompey fans around. Second time 'arry has walked out on them.

Gypsy
27-10-2008, 11:49
definately a good move by Spurs. There are going to be some upset Pompey fans around. Second time 'arry has walked out on them.
They'll be even more upset if he takes Defoe back to the Lane.

trebor
27-10-2008, 12:12
They'll be even more upset if he takes Defoe back to the Lane.

That's definately on the cards with Spurs lack of fire power. If you believe all you read the players at Pompey really looked up to Rednapp. I could well imagine a clear out at Portsmouth especially when you consider who they could replace 'arry with.
I fancy Spurs to stay up now but the question is, wether they have the funds to build a team to challenge for a place in Europe. Longer term i don't think the fans or Rednapp will settle for anything less. I can't see the point in 'arry going to Spurs if he doesn't have the funds to challenge for the top 3 spot and Europe. He might as well stayed where he was.

Len Ganley Stance
27-10-2008, 15:59
Spurs in such dire straits we don't even have the heart to take the piss out of them.

As Trebor says speak for yourself................

Where is DJ by the way? Reecently, he's been a bit like Tottenham's strike force (!!!) this season. Absent. Boom. Boom.:celebrate:

Anyway, I thought I'd better post this now before it's too late to do so..........

trebor
27-10-2008, 16:28
I've just been reading that Pompey have a 20,000 seater stadium. Seems difficult to believe and i can't be a22ed to google it but if it's true and they need to spend heavily on training facilities not suprising 'arry bolted.
Also reading the chairman wants to sell the club. Right, best of luck with that too.
The only thing selling at the moment is prozac to equity investors.

Len Ganley Stance
27-10-2008, 17:08
I've just been reading that Pompey have a 20,000 seater stadium. Seems difficult to believe and i can't be a22ed to google it but if it's true and they need to spend heavily on training facilities not suprising 'arry bolted.
Also reading the chairman wants to sell the club. Right, best of luck with that too.
The only thing selling at the moment is prozac to equity investors.

Fratton Park holds just over 20,000 but there have been plans submitted over the past few years to build a new stadium as they apparently can't do much with Fratton Park. There's been various reasons why these construction plans haven't gotten off the drawing board but the latest lot are currently under review with the Council. Those plans are for a ground that will hold something like 35,000.

trebor
27-10-2008, 20:09
Just seen this on the Beep.

BBC SPORT | Football | My Club | Portsmouth | Adams holds talks over Pompey job (http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport2/hi/football/teams/p/portsmouth/7693323.stm)

Adams holds talks over Pompey job
Adams was Wycombe Wanderers manager for 12 months in 2003-04
Assistant manager Tony Adams is in talks with Portsmouth about succeeding Harry Redknapp, BBC Sport understands.

Portsmouth were left managerless after Redknapp's shock move to Tottenham following Juande Ramos's dismissal.

Pompey chief executive Peter Storrie said on Sunday the club would take its time finding a manager after Redknapp left the club late on Saturday.

But BBC Radio Solent believes Adams, who has been at Fratton Park since 2006, is a serious contender.

Former Wycombe Wanderers boss Adams and first-team coach Joe Jordan took charge of the team for Sunday's 1-1 draw against Fulham.

Ex-Arsenal defender Adams, Jordan, former Newcastle boss Sam Allardyce and ex-Chelsea manager Avram Grant are among the contenders to take the job full time, but Storrie refused to provide any clues.

Redknapp has already put in a good word for Adams and Jordan.

"I spoke to Peter about it and said 'you've got Joe and Tony, and they are both terrific guys'," Redknapp said.


"Joe is very experienced, Tony is up-and-coming in the managerial game and works very hard. I don't think either of them would do any harm, for sure."

Redknapp rejected an approach by Newcastle in January to replace Allardyce.

And Storrie said he wished something similar had happened when Tottenham came calling.

"Nothing would have given me greater pleasure if Harry had rung me on Saturday night and said 'Look Peter, I've thought it over and I want to stay', like he did with Newcastle.

"But on this occasion the lure of Tottenham was too much."

Storrie insisted there were no financial problems at the club and that decisions would continue to be driven by owner Alexandre Gaydamak.

"In the summer we sold Sulley Muntari for a club-record fee and sold Pedro Mendes but used most of that money in bringing in Peter Crouch and Younes Kaboul and a couple of loan players," he said.

"If we were to sell players we would re-invest and bring other players in. We've got a very, very good squad here, a quality side and when January comes we'll approach it then.

"Sacha Gaydamak has owned this club for two-and-a-half years and has continued to put finance into the club to bring in players.

"It will be his decision in January whether he wants to continue that growth and expand."

Meanwhile, Jordan expressed his surprise at the speed of Redknapp's departure, while also wishing him the best.

"It was a bit of a shock I must admit, but Harry is a good manager and you expect that good managers will be wanted by big clubs," said Jordan. 606: DEBATE
All I want now is for Adams to get his chance

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"The speed of it has surprised a lot of people and it was a shock to me."

Jordan added: "I think it is important that they can get the right man.

"They've got to take a deep breath and take stock of events over the past 24 hours and then take things from there."

Crouch joined Portsmouth from Liverpool in the summer, but the England striker said he did not feel let down by Redknapp's departure.

"He was a big reason why I came to the club, but I'll move on and I wish him all the best," said Crouch, who scored against Fulham.

"It was a complete shock and I would have loved him to remain at Portsmouth.

"But Tottenham are a massive club, I did my YTS there so I know how big a club it is and if he can get them to where they should be that would be fantastic.

"These things happen in football so I am never that surprised. We will carry on regardless and continue our good season."