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HR on Pompey win against Spurs

HR on Pompey win against Spurs

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...

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Monday September 29 2008
Time: 4:51PM

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Looks like the police are getting involved with the anti-Campbell chanting. About time as well. Unfortunately, the FA will do nothing and Portsmouth's captain will be verbally assaulted for 90 mins later in the season.
Pompeyscum
29/09/2008 18:03:00
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Whilst the barracking of Sol seems pathetic, let him who is without sin cast the first stone, by that i mean Delap and Higginbotham recieve a friendly welcome next Sunday. Sol played well, and rammed their jeers down thie throats. Crouch had his best game so far, so lets hope this is the platform we all wanted. Where was Westwood? did i miss him?
Owenspompey
29/09/2008 18:29:00
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What a great result! All it needs is for Sol to head one in from a corner - maybe next time!
tracyc
29/09/2008 19:08:00
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We all sing something we arguably shouldn't but this ain't the opera. We don't want to be silenced otherwise there will be chanting at all. Sol is big enough to deal with it & rise above it. As for Westwood, he eventually turned up minus the instruments.
storagematt
29/09/2008 21:46:00
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I thought Sol handled it really well. I wonder how the young Younes Kaboul would have handled it tho? They apparentlly dislike him almost as much as Sol. Good job he only came on for five minutes.
Gandor
29/09/2008 22:42:00
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Good result, about time, Little showed some good flashes, lets just hope that he stays fit and gets some speed back in the up and coming games.PUP
harrissman
30/09/2008 02:43:00
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we give 'scummers' abuse, but not along the lines that sol gets from spurs...
it was a good performance on sunday, our defence looked good and looked like we had actually played together before - something that it hadnt the games before! little did ok, if he had pace he would be frightening, he has attributes that utaka doesnt, and utaka has some that little doesnt - if only we could find someone that has both of those combined! hughesy was really good again, he never lets you down...
pompeyrug
30/09/2008 08:33:00
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Youve never been betrayed like what he did to us thats why. Its nt even Rio signing for Utd for 30million as you get 30million. Its your boyhood spurs fan captain pledging his future to the club saying on radio 2days before signing for arsenal "i would never sign for arsenal as that would be unacceptable, my future is at spurs" then the next day walking up the road in a suit with Arsene Wenger. Give us a break i respect hes your player and a verry popular one, but what the man did was vile and betrayed millions of spurs fans around the world and deserved all the abuse he got.
HuddersfieldYiddo
30/09/2008 16:27:00
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"What the man did was vile and betrayed millions of Spurs fans around the world..." How OLD are you, you berk! Not exactly Harold Shipman is he? It's a job, mate, a job.
hammersmithblue
30/09/2008 20:48:00
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Here, here!! Whatever he did he did not deserve the filth hurled at him by so called football supporters. The FA must act if no other reason the protect the young children who are present at games.
eastneydave
01/10/2008 13:21:00
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