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Redknapp's angry reaction to boos

Redknapp's angry reaction to boos

I have just watched match of the day and seen Harry Redknapp having his say when talking to The BBC, a full interview is available on the, after the game - and I could not agree more!

He said that he was disappointed with the amount of people that left early and refused to stay for he lap of honour, with him believing that basically most of these were people that had 'jumped on the bandwagon in recent years' - something that have been my exact words to many people for some time…

I wonder just how many of these people that left early have got tickets for the cup final - and if they really do deserve them, and also just how many of these 'fans' have been interested in us for any long period of time?

I was told that some were giving Redknapp grief behind the dugout, something that he must have heard as he got up and simply shrugged his shoulders then sat down again, others also told me that some people were booing the players as they went round on the lap of honour, sorry but the people doing this are ungrateful b******s!

I may have been disappointed with some of the performances in recent weeks, and been heavily critical after the Boro game, but that is because I did not feel their was any effort at all their. However I have taken stock, reflected on this and when all is said and done as I have said earlier how could you be disappointed with the season, particularly when you think about some of the tripe we have had to watch over the years… maybe some people have been spoilt and do not appreciate what it really means to be a Portsmouth Football Club fan?

Yep, I am fully behind Redknapp with this rant, I might not always agree with him but I think he deserves credit where it is due for having the balls to come out and say what he did.


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Date:Monday May 12 2008
Time: 12:08AM


I agree with Harry and was very disappointed with those that left early. Maybe those who are off to Wembley don't consider it to be their end of season game but we still have a duty to sign off what has been a fantastic season in the Premiership.

I can't doubt that Harry's deals this season have been fantastic and in particular in January, but I do feel it's left us with an unbalanced team. Just got to hope that we win the FA Cup and we can plug those gaps.
12/05/2008 00:15:00
I didn't boo, but left on the whistle, I will honour the lap of honour at Wembley, I feel we gave up too easily on the league once the Cup was in sight, it would have been a good insurance policy, I jumped on the bandwagon in 1979 and have must have seen 95% of all Pompey home games since, and I Never leave BEFORE the whistle
12/05/2008 07:11:00
Like Harry or not, like a player or not it is not necessary to boo at the end of the season when the club has a cup final to win. These so called fans should go home and stay there but I will bet they are Pompeys greatest supporters if we win on Saturday.
12/05/2008 07:31:00
thats why i say you were younger than i expected paul - 79 i was just being born :-)
i can understand and appreciate that people had to leave, as they might have had further to go, and traffic to get through etc. the mass exodus surprised me, and mainly before the final whistle even went... the booing, altho i didnt hear any tbh - but with fulham in full swing it was difficult to hear most things! - but whatever there was no need for that, and that is just ungrateful and most doing this probably were those that have only been watching us 'since we were good'...
12/05/2008 09:26:00
I heard no booing and most around me stayed for the 'lap of honour'. League season has ended on a bit of a sour note but first cup final in 69 years what is the problem with people? Some will always leave early to avoid traffic, I walk so never leave early.
12/05/2008 12:16:00
I agree its a sad day when people feel the need to boo your own team. At them down the road then yeah thats fair game obviously. I as most am a bit disappointed in the results of the last 5 games and maybe the lads have had one eye on the FA Cup, but although things could have be much better if we hadn't just lost the last 4 games 8th and hopefully winning the FA Cup is a bloody good season in my book. There are no excuses though on Saturday, those that play need and must give it 110%
12/05/2008 12:21:00
I wasn't there but feel that boo's are not needed at our club. 8th in the league and FA Cup final? These people who were booing need a slap. I have noticed this season is much quieter than before. I wish people would lighten up a bit and just get behind there team rather than moaning and booing
12/05/2008 12:29:00
aussie i think you are wrong. As a pompey fan of some 35 years i not as Russ puts it "since we were good" i agree with paultsmouth, now i must admit i was not at the game (at brands hatch instead, diary fuqup) and did not hear said booing on sky; but perhapse those that booed were fed up of paying good money and like Rug have travelled hundreds of very expensive miles over the last weeks to watch four dysmal; very un proffesional performances. Perhapse these people wanted to demonstrate their frustration, not the thing i would do but ultimately what is wrong with that, have you seen the form table recently? If it had been mid season no one would have complained and we would all think the players deserve a kick up the arse, and remember the club have not been small payers this season so it seems quite frankly arrogant and ingnorant of those who deny faans that right. I have always wanted to see pompey win the FA cup; i am frantically trying to get out of a weddding to do that; and come to think of it the charity shield might for once will have an interest but quite frankly not on current form. These days with all the foreign players around; the FA cup is of reduced importance so i asked myself would i have preferred a 5th place for pompey, instead of the Cup to be the best of the rest? 5th is more relevant to the players we need to attract to move up a level so very very sadly i would probably have to say yes, yes i would. Still
12/05/2008 12:30:00
and 5th would have got us an extra 2.1 million squid, so dont moan about us not getting the players or your ticket going up in cost
12/05/2008 12:32:00
so what i am trying to say is unfortunate that it happened, if it happened...but dont be indignant when you have singulalrly failed for some time to perform
12/05/2008 12:39:00
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