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Former Spurs Manager Joins The Mourinho Pile-On
By Harry Hotspur -

Another day another Redknapp. The family line about ‘looking at the squad’ has been finely rehearsed at this stage and by the time a Redknapp has finished extolling the virtues of the Tottenham squad, you’ll be struggling to understand why Mauricio Pochettino failed to win at least the double in his last season. In the land of the Redknapp, the pundit stands hundreds of meters away from a burning building, describing how the fire could be put out with just one bucket of water – if the bucket was in the right pair of hands.

In his column for The Sun, Redknapp Senior warns us that even winning the Carabao Cup won’t be enough for Mourinho to save his skin at Spurs. Interestingly enough, Harry now subscribes to the trophies are for egos mantra – which may or may not have something to do with the fact this own managerial record is almost trophy-free – “finishing in the top four is what really counts” we are told.

I for one in times such as these am reassured that we have such respected characters in the game to turn to for sage advice, for sure.

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Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
Is Gascoigne gonna have a crack?
9 months ago

The Redknapp “look at the squad” nonsense must at this stage be trying to make Mourinhos look bad, as if he’s suppose to achieve anything with this lot…..dunno why Redknapp bothers, hes just p$ssing people off who mostly loved what he did at Tottenham. Either that or he’s senile.

The squad is largely pants.

Elevenstonedidiots
Elevenstonedidiots
9 months ago

Every time Redknapp opens his mouth about Spurs its like a come and get me plea to Daniel ‘triffic squad, full of international’s, two players for every position blah blab ‘ truth is if he was in the hotseat he would be the very one moaning to Sky Sports about not having enough quality players

Baleficent
Baleficent
9 months ago

No one will succeed under ENIC anyway.

Marbella Spur
Marbella Spur
9 months ago

Notwithstanding Harry Redknapp’s debatable abilities as a football commentator and critic, what is not debatable is that we played some great football under him when he was manager and had the makings of a very good side. I seem to remember that when we had a realistic chance to win the League, he asked for reinforcements in that particular January transfer window. He requested Carlos Tevez and I think it was Paul McGrath. He was rewarded by Levy signing Louis Saha and Ryan Nelsen. the rest is history as Levy went about selling our best players and inevitably sacking Redknapp, who incidentally, did not help himself by flirting with the FA for the England job. As they say, plus ca change!

Suffolk Spur
Suffolk Spur
9 months ago
Reply to  Marbella Spur

Don’t think it was Paul McGrath – he retired in 1998 and would have been 52 in 2012 when Ryan Nelsen signed!

Bertoliver
Bertoliver
9 months ago
Reply to  Suffolk Spur

Believe it was Gary Cahill who went to Chelsea

Marbella Spur
Marbella Spur
9 months ago
Reply to  Suffolk Spur

Thank you, I thought I was a bit hazy on that particular detail. The reason I mentioned McGrath was that I remember Redknapp tried to sign him at some stage after he fell out of favour at Utd. Rather like Ledley King, he couldn’t really train due to dodgy knees.

Dexter
Dexter
9 months ago
Reply to  Marbella Spur

…. and the fact that he was a raging alcoholic.

Bertoliver
Bertoliver
9 months ago

Harry is always good for a quote sometimes right often wrong. However in this case I believe he has a point. Sadly football has become all about money and that in this country has come at the expense of the domestic cups.
For the vast majority of premier league teams at the start of the season remaining in the top flight remains the priority. As a result they field weakened sides in the cup competitions in order to prioritise this objective. An example is Martinez who at Wigan won the cup and get relegated. He was sacked.
For the top six or so sides for whom relegation is not an issue the path paved with gold is Ecl entry which is worth a minimum of 50 million up to 100 million if you win. By contrast the Fa cup pays peanuts.
In addition Ecl entry apart from the money allows you to recruit players.
The reason why clubs like City and Chelsea always win the domestic cups is that their second sides are so strong. By contrast Liverpool under Klopp have never tried to compete in the domestic cups as his record shows.
As a spreadsheet man Levy certainly buys into this narrative one of the reasons Harry was sacked after we didn’t qualify for the Ecl in 2012

dembeleshapedhole
dembeleshapedhole
9 months ago

Another paid schill. Rent a gob family Pays for ‘orses and the accountant no doubt

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