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Pompey refute Redknapp financial claims

Pompey have moved to distance themselves from Harrys claims of financial instability, this is either to steady fraying nerves among fans, or anger at Harry's usual martyrdom claims.
I'm not in the know, but we are obviously tightening belts, but the club insinuates that it is not as bad as Harry makes out, there are no names to 'club sources' so far, but the backlash has no doubt begun




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Writer: paultsmouth Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday October 26 2008

Time: 2:25PM

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I suspect we will never know how bad or how rosy things are in that respect...
Tantona
Heard this morning that a Storrie may be close to finding a buyer for the club.
eastneydave
Yep, just heard Peter Storrie on Radio 5 saying that the financial claims are untrue. Harry wanted to go and that's all there was to it. Which to be fair, is what we all knew anyway. If we'd been that hard up for 5 million, we'd have sold Diarra before deadline day, and got double that.
PhilTaglia
For all his detractors I believe Storrie is correct on the situation - Harry wanted to go 100%. The most significant thing I've heard today is Daniel Levy being interviewed and saying that he had known Harry for sometime and had several 'conversations' with him over the years. Harry has shown himself to be so self-interested - all this calling the mdia at midnight and taking about the 5 million deal thats so good for Pompey is typical Redknapp PR spin to make him smell of roses - notice how he's claiming all the credit for Spuds win today. Don't give up on Sacha - from all I've heard he's always been straight with Redknapp - doesn't look like Harry had repaid his faith.
FP Dec 16th 1972
So Harry has gone and if I'd been offered a 3mil wage increase, I wouldn't have given it a second thought either. But what I would not have done is try to bamboozle people saying he went for the good of the club. F--K off Harry and don't come back!
Gandor
How the man can expect any football fan to accept this drivel is anyone's guess. Portsmouth have heard such Redknappesque versions of the world before. But I would think this is the last straw. Why couldn't he just admit he went to put more money in the bank account before his retirement?
Sindbad
yep a bit of spin by Harry, patronising really, he went for the money, no need to say pompey got a good deal.
krisvilla
I don't but the 'we needed the money'. I read it as Harry wanted to go & the best deal that Ps could was to get 5m.
storagematt
Harry who?
Chix
without a doubt he went for the money.....no question.......he has gone way down in my estimation as a manager now........good luck in getting another good one to take charge... ...I think the best man for you now is Big Sam.....
lincolnblue
Harry has always tried to take the moral high ground and, much as I respect his abilities as a manager, I do not respect him as a man - not that it would bother him of course. He did what many would do in this day and age, he took the money but, true to form, he tries to make himself out to be a martyr to the cause. The man has always been full of contradictions. Unfortunately, this is planet football, where contracts, integrity, honesty and respect are rare qualities. F*ck off Harry.
NinjaTim
I for one will not be missing the worlds worst spin doctor! Suprised the Govt. didn't come in to try and recruit him after a story like that.
sneakay
Are people joking with the poll across the side? 55% want Adams for manager? Come on now, I think the world of Tony, and he has been great coaching us, but he has not proven himself on the stage. He failed at Wycombe, and has not yet shown the evidence that he can manage a team. LETS NOT GO THE WAY OF SCUM If you mess about with managers trying to do it on the cheap you get relegated, and serve up rubbish. Adams would not take us forward. We need to find someone proven to come in and keep Tony too.
wakey
The 5m is a compensation payment they had to pay for poaching him, nothing to with buying him etc. Its Harry being the hero again, painting himself good again. What a hero, what would we do without him. Maybe just maybe you are not the be all and end all Harry. Go now, and learn to shut up, we all know whey you went, and good luck but dont keep harping on and on and on...
Midge
Top o the league, with tony an jo, top o the league with tony an Jo. Do you think it'll catch on?
Midge
Can we have a poll on the side of the site please. Who was Harry a fan of as Boy Milwall? Chelsea? West Ham? Liverpool? Spurs? or Arsenal? or Bournemouth, Pompey, Southampton, Notts Forrest, Man City, Preston, Torquay, or ANOTHER?
Midge
The next turn of the Redknapp saga may well be the final victory of the Met Police in pinning the corruption stuff on him. May be some chuckles on South Coast were that to come true.
hammersmithblue
Wakey.. Finally somebody that agrees with me !... I think Big Tone is great but he ain't ready.... Put Avram Grant alongside him for a year or two then I'd be happier .. thing is though it's that or Big Sam .. ummm
Chix
 

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