Date:Monday September 29 2008
Harry Redknapp had plenty of praise for his strike pairing of Jermain Defoe and Peter Crouch after the pair both scored to see us to a 2-0 win over Spurs yesterday: 'it was nice to see him score. He's been very sharp and so has Crouchie who also did well.
'The pair of them dominated Spurs' two centre-backs who are both very good players.'
You always feel that Defoe is going to score, well I do anyway - and for him to have done so against the club that sold him showed just how wrong they were to let him go, even more so looking at the troubles they have striker wise!
As for Crouch I thought he was fantastic and showed just what an asset he can be to us, although to be fair I think the fella has played well for most of the season despite a massive amount of criticism - most of which I find unfair and even unwarranted...
Redknapp also knew how important the win was for us, as it meant we got back on track after a couple of heavy defeats: 'we needed this result and I was delighted how we went about it. We've had two bad defeats but sometimes that happens and the most important thing is to get back as quickly as you can.'
No doubt people that had 'written us off' after a couple of heavy defeats, having previously thought we were the best thing since sliced bread the week before will again think we are the bees knees again - all I say is, what I have kept saying, we did not become a bad team just because of a couple of heavy defeats, they were just a couple of bad games - all clubs have them...
Redknapp did however attack the Spurs fans, who once again voiced their distain towards Sol Campbell with another vile afternoon of insults and abuse: 'he was fantastic.
'Nobody likes being called filthy names and other filthy abuse. It's not right. What has that got to do with coming to a game? For a start, there are kids there.
'Sol's been fantastic since he came here and he was terrific again today. He knew the centre-forward. He's played against him for England and he didn't let him have a chance today.'
I have never quite been able to understand quite why the Spurs fans refuse to left the issue with Campbell go? Granted we give former scum players abuse, and do not like those that leave us for the lot down the road - but we do not give out the sort of abuse on the scale that they do to him do we, or for so long!
Ok, he left to join the clubs fiercest rivals and did this on a free, but they are happy to accept players on a free so you have to also accept that players will leave in such a manor. The fella left to better himself, and won just about everything with Arsenal - who would have turned down such a move? Arsenal are a cut above most sides, so you would be more of a fool to refuse such a move surely!
He, and we had the last laugh yesterday though, but this will without doubt carry on until his playing days end - it would be interesting to see how the fans react to him should he one day maybe return to manage the club...
PLAY UP POMPEY!
Date:Monday September 29 2008
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