Posts Tagged ‘Harry Redknapp’


This is the second part of the article we began yesterday by asking which player, over the last twenty five years of the Premier League, has been the best/most influential signing for the top six clubs.

We have already covered Arsenal, Chelsea and Liverpool so today it is the turn of the other three.

Remember, our one stipulation is that the player in question must have been signed by the club and not have come up through the ranks, which rules out obvious candidates like Paul Scholes or Harry Kane, for example. (more…)



(Jose tells the team how many players he wants on the bus!)

If it is true that Jose Mourinho wants to stay in England as a manager, he may have to set his sights a little lower than he is used to.

It would appear that his first choice of club would be Manchester United, but the noises coming from Old Trafford are not encouraging for him. If we are to believe the press then Louis van Gaal had to win one of his last two games to keep his job. He failed to do so but remains in situ at United. This says one of two things. Either the press were wrong, (perish the thought!), or United don’t have a successor lined up. If the latter is the case, then Mourinho is not in the running for the job.

Further, more recent rumblings, supposedly emanating from Old Trafford, suggest that the players would like Diego Simeone from Atletico Madrid. I am not aware that Simeone has been consulted on this matter but I suggest it may be a job he could summon up some interest in, despite his lack of English. In actual fact, having no command of English never appeared to be a problem for the likes of Mauricio Pochettino or Harry Redknapp. (more…)

image(James Bond villain and part time undertaker Dastardly Daniel Levy trains his super high powered binoculars-designed-to-look-like-any-old-reading-glasses on Saido Berahino to see if that really is him playing for Jeremy Peace again.)

I like Tottenham. I like them in a way that only someone who isn’t a supporter can like them. I laugh at their little jokes, cry with them in times of sadness and am constantly amazed at how much they think they can achieve, without ever achieving any of it.

Take Emmanuel Adebayor, as I am sure Spurs wish somebody would. He left Arsenal and went to Manchester City, shortly after which he was sent on loan to Real Madrid who, obviously unimpressed, sent him back fairly pronto. City then sent him on loan again, this time to Spurs, who were so impressed that they bought him. Now they don’t want him and he won’t leave. Well, not until he gets a sign from God that it is the right thing to do. Five million pound signs ought to do it.

How about Tactics Tim? He was doing fine at Tottenham and actually seemed to get the best out of Adebayor. He gave Harry Kane his debut, along with other youngsters. Unfortunately, his profile didn’t fit with Dastardly Dan, who wanted immediate success with a bigger name than Sherwood. So goodbye Tim! Aston Villa’s youngsters are now benefitting from Tim’s babysitting skills. (more…)