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Post by Harry Redknapp on Tue Nov 11, 2008 12:31 pm

Aleppiek and I had a chat going on the NAU thread because of my name change and activity in a land far far away.

One link to the Pilots is that Harry made his name first at West Ham, or West 'am as it is really known. Which leads us to the beloved Clive who also was an 'ammer.

Like Clive Harry is a coach who believes in keeping it simple and having fun. He is smarter than he makes out, but does not over complicate the game.

In his latest assignment he has taken a team that had 2 points from 8 games before he was hired, and they have 10 points from 4 games with him including a win over Liverpool and a 4-4 tie with Arsenal.

He has players believing in themselves and playing a passing game. Sound familiar?

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Post by aleppiek on Tue Nov 11, 2008 12:33 pm

Long live the 'ammers

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Post by DaTruRochin on Tue Nov 11, 2008 12:39 pm

Haha and I've picked up Jenas on both of my fantasy squads... But after losing Robbie Keane, Malbranque and the messy Berba divorce I think Harry is one of the best to right the shaky ship. And getting Corluka and Bentley will most def help that cause (Will be interesting if they can get Arshavam in the Jan transfer window)... But just look at this list, is it really a surprise it took them a while to gel with all the turnover:

IN:

Vedran Corluka; from Manchester City; 8.5m
Roman Pavlyuchenko; from Spartak Moscowl; 14m
Cesar Sanchez; from Real Zaragoza
David Bentley; from Blackburn Rovers; 17m
Giovani Dos Santos; from Barcelona; 4.7million fee rising to 8.6million depending on appearances
Luka Modric; from Dinamo Zagreb; 8.75 (subject to granting of a work permit)
John Bostock; from Crystal Palace; 700,000
Heurelho Gomes; from PSV; 7.8m
Paul-Jose Mpoku; from Standard Liege

OUT:

Dimitar Berbatov; to Manchester United
Lee Young-Pyo; to Borussia Dortmund
Anthony Gardner; to Hull; 2.5m
Younes Kaboul; to Portsmouth
Steed Malbranque; to Sunderland
Robbie Keane; to Liverpool; 20.3m
Pascal Chimbonda; to Sunderland
Paul Robinson; to Blackburn; 3.5million
Teemu Tainio; to Sunderland
Tommy Forecast; to Southampton
Radek Cerny; to QPR; free
Joe Martin; to Blackpool

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Re: Harry Redknapp

Post by aleppiek on Tue Nov 11, 2008 12:42 pm

I really need to get the most recent Fifa soccer game...

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Post by DaTruRochin on Tue Nov 11, 2008 12:43 pm

Oh and by the way if you want an intense 'ammers flick, check out Green Street Hooligans.... Haha although I suppose it's more about the darker side of football and their oh so vicious firms....

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Post by Harry Redknapp on Tue Nov 11, 2008 12:44 pm

What Redknapp has done different from Ramos is:

play Modric behind the sole striker in a 4-4-1-1 line up;

play Bentley wide right;

play Tom Huddlestone as one of the two center mids.

They are all playing well. Bentley scored an amazing goal from 35 yards against Arsenal. T Hudd scored on a volley from a corner from 20 yards against Dinamo Zagreb.

Come on you Spurs!

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Post by aleppiek on Tue Nov 11, 2008 12:44 pm

You know I saw a bit of that, it was a bit brutal for the wife, so I never saw the end of it.

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Post by DaTruRochin on Tue Nov 11, 2008 12:53 pm

Other random bit... did you know West Ham is one of only 2 Premier League teams without a shirt sponsor this season?? Their current sponsor went belly up...and they couldn't get the right amount of $$$ for a new one so they are going blank for the time being... Makes me wonder if another squad is gonna get a new one soon:

Your tax dollars at work....

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Re: Harry Redknapp

Post by SoreKnees on Tue Nov 11, 2008 1:02 pm

And my pension funds... Hitting my head agai

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Post by KFTC on Tue Nov 11, 2008 1:57 pm

Oh and by the way if you want an intense 'ammers flick, check out Green Street Hooligans....

I'm forever blowing bubbles! Pretty bubbles in the air!
They fly so high, They reach the sky!
And like my dreams they fade and die.
Fortune's always hiding, I've looked everywhere!
I'm forever blowing bubbles! pretty bubbles in the air!
United! United!

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Post by PurplePrideTrumpet on Tue Nov 11, 2008 3:11 pm

I loved Green Street Hooligans. Spurs' match away to Arsenal, not so much. Hitting my head agai Evil or Very Mad Mad

All is forgiven after the performance the Gunners put in against Man United. GOOOAAAALLL!!!!

I'm a little surprised nobody put this up. Slightly NSFW for language, so I'll link it:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zRZTna7tRHk
The Spurs players know they'll be in the frakkin' reserves if they mess up. Laughing Laughing

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Post by PurplePrideTrumpet on Tue Nov 11, 2008 3:14 pm

DaTruRochin wrote:Other random bit... did you know West Ham is one of only 2 Premier League teams without a shirt sponsor this season?? Their current sponsor went belly up...and they couldn't get the right amount of $$$ for a new one so they are going blank for the time being... Makes me wonder if another squad is gonna get a new one soon:

Your tax dollars at work....
It's an old joke by now, but when AIG first ran into trouble several blogs photoshopped a "USA" logo onto the United Kit.

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Re: Harry Redknapp

Post by Geezaldinho on Tue Nov 11, 2008 9:41 pm

KFTC wrote:
Oh and by the way if you want an intense 'ammers flick, check out Green Street Hooligans....

I'm forever blowing bubbles! Pretty bubbles in the air!
They fly so high, They reach the sky!
And like my dreams they fade and die.
Fortune's always hiding, I've looked everywhere!
I'm forever blowing bubbles! pretty bubbles in the air!
United! United!

Some of you folks may not Know why KTFC quoted this seemingly silly song. It 's West Hamm United's (Clive's club) signature song, and it is sung before every home game. It's so respected, that it has been sung in tribute by clubs all over England. It's even been sung perfectly in stadiums all over the world, including Spain, Ukraine, Turkey, and Argentina.

Here's a taste of what the start of a game at Upton Park is like:


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The magic continues

Post by Harry Redknapp on Wed Nov 12, 2008 9:05 pm

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/league_cup/7708820.stm

7 changes from the winning team at the weekend and they win again and 'arry is in great form ... if you listen to this you'll understand why fans love 'im. 'e's a right tasty geezer is our 'arry.

http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/football/7726011.stm

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Post by Geezaldinho on Wed Nov 12, 2008 9:16 pm

There are whole websites devoted to his quotes.

One of my favorites is Here.

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Re: Harry Redknapp

Post by Harry Redknapp on Thu Nov 13, 2008 6:45 am

Brilliant! You couldn't make this stuff up. The first comment is excellent. Part of his charm is that so much of it is self-deprecating. Although that's a word that would raise 'arry's eyebrows.

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