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Why mention Johnson?

Why mention Johnson?

Harry Redknapp just does not know when enough is enough does he! He claims 'he did nothing wrong' as far as Jermain Defoe was concerned, which fair enough if not mentioning you would like to sign him at any given moment is doing nothing wrong then he is in the clear... Either way, I think most are in agreement the best thing was for him to have left the club anyway.

He has now 'felt the urge' to mention Glen Johnson and how 'he would have gone back to Portsmouth for him' but has not done so as he 'did not want to get involved or cause any problems!' Oh, how very kind and noble of you sir...

Does he do these kinds of thing 'accidentally', not realising that just the mere mention of wanting to sign someone can be unsettling, or does the fella not even know what he does - hence why he always feels 'he does nothing wrong.'

Either way, if he 'does not want to cause trouble' why even mention him, or anyone else that plays for Pompey for that matter?

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A transfer getting closer?
The transfer targets are growing, all manor of names are 'being linked', most of whom have previous with the club or Tony Adams.

He has dropped a 'settle hint' at his liking for Joey Barton, who he knows from his Sporting Chance clinic and suggested that an improved offer for Gary O'Neil could be made - I still think that the fella will return to Pompey...

Yep, I know people might say 'are you not being a hypocrite for not slagging him off but doing so to Redknapp' for 'public speaking.' The way that Adams does this, and it is rarely, is totally different and so far very respectfully done.

Anyway, back to the 'links', a £3m re-signing of Benjani is growing and a £6m move for Manuel Fernandes surfaced yesterday, and of course there is his former Arsenal teammate Edu who is still said to be on the verge of joining on loan.

Hopefully we can get some dealings sorted out very soon - without a doubt by the time we face Spurs next weekend, maybe even by the time we have our FA cup replay on Tuesday?

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Sunday January 11 2009
Time: 9:26AM

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An article coming up later today on who the five players we will sign this week are - but as for Redknapp this is just a ploy to unsettle us ahead of next week - As time goes on I am really begining to see Harry for exactly what he is and I firmly believe there is nothing accidential in anything he says. As for not wanting to cause trouble surely it's a bit too late for that isn't it !
Chix
11/01/2009 09:42:00
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Sour grapes, I hope they choke you!
johna
11/01/2009 09:53:00
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leave harry alone. you were all happy to see him win the fa cup for you last season. now you have turned on him. what is adams doing with that same team. selling the best players and losing games. defoe was not going to stay once harry left. do you really think harry talking in the press about player does anything. he could speak to his agent anytime or get defoe or any other player to have a little word with him. we all know that goes on and has for years. managers and chairman who say they are upset about there players getting tapped are are playing a game to get more money. we as fans are the only real thing left in football. so time to move on.
simmo10
11/01/2009 09:53:00
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Just 'Arry up to his usual bs tricks of trying to turn a players head while not making a statement that could be used against him in a court of law!
Tantona
11/01/2009 10:03:00
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Time to move on, weather permitting. The papers recycle crap to sell & we shouldn't bite every time. As how comes into the midfield, well, they have to be good because without it, we will struggle.
storagematt
11/01/2009 10:03:00
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I like the player links you've spoken about as well, although paying more than 4.5 for Gary seems a bit o.t.t.
Tantona
11/01/2009 10:05:00
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gary o'neil, benjani, Manuel Fernandes and edu i like barton no way he is not worthy if its better than you cripple it ask pedro mendes
robertpog
11/01/2009 10:20:00
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just think how the spurs right back must feel too (whoever he is). O'neil: I don't think boro will sell, manuel fernandes sounds promising, and would be excelent. benji would be good cover for crouch, edu... no idea. Barton - would annoy the rest of the team (especialy distin!), so would not be a good idea at all!
pompeycarpet
11/01/2009 11:11:00
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Whilst I understand the very mention of Johnson would annoy you the Defoe deal has worked fantastically well for you. You sold a player for nearly double. A player who wouldn't have joined Portsmouth if it wasn't for Harry Redknapp. What would worry me now if I was a Portsmouth fan is how Adams will spend it. I fear for you guys, I really do. A year ago you had the fantastic Pedro Mendes so if you end up with a thug like Joey Barton it will be the start of further problems ahead. Move on from the Redknapp articles now and start moving forward, we all know what Harry is like and he'll never change. But remember the good occasions like promotion and the FA Cup, no one can take that Cup win away from you. All the best
Mike_THFC
11/01/2009 11:20:00
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BUT MORE IMPORTANTLY, "Rangers are interested in signing John Utaka from Portsmouth, should the Scottish club sell Kris Boyd." yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes!
Et_tu_Pompeii
11/01/2009 12:00:00
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