Harry Redknapp

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I feel a bit ungrateful criticising Redknapp because he was manager during the other good Spurs period that I can remember (oh, and Martin Jol - that was the first time I actually believed we could become a top 4 team), but I always have this overwhelming feeling it was less about him being a great manager and more about him lucking out and getting the biggest appointment of his career at a team that had consistently underachieved for decades, but were making slow and steady progress at improving. Although it seems like a job where it's hard to fuck up, lots of managers had tried and failed and him managing to steady the ship for a bit showed how good we had the potential to be.

My opinion of him has softened in the years since he left, but I was glad to see the back of him at the time.
I'm somewhat mellowed about Harry's exit saga (never wanted him to start with so can't be too hypocritical), but I do cringe at the idea that he's considered as Spurs.
 
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CSWY

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Just a load of handbags publicity for Sky and Talksport. Harry probably in on it. Yawn.

P.S. as a WHL regular for almost 30 years, I can confirm that we were pretty crap and pretty soft for most of that period!
 
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Mrs Perryman

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He's right though about pundits know all the answers and can tell you in minute detail where teams go wrong. But when it comes to actually managing a team, those who have actually had a go are pretty unsuccessful. The way that people hang on every word they say, as they don't have an opinion of their own!
 
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Harry’s not wrong though. He brought in Palacios and Sandro, and directly addressed the fact that he was trying to resolve our reputation of having a ‘soft underbelly’, which he did. He paved the way for Dier and Wanyama.
That's the problem, Redknapp's only solution was to sign a player, not coach the team to be less soft. He didn't pave the way for us to become a team that didn't have a soft underbelly, that took Levy hiring people that could actually coach players, like Pochettino and AVB to a lesser degree, not just buy a busy cunt to cover everyone’s arses.

I would never argue that Redknapp had an eye for a good footballer - but you and me could spot the players he "spotted".

That clip's fucking hilarious.
 
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