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Harry Redknapp interview;

'I'm not sure how much of the World Cup I'll even see,' he told BBC Sport.

'I don't need to watch it for scouting or anything - I know who I want and now the hard work of getting them starts.'
Redknapp met with Gaydamak in Tel Aviv to make plans for the new season, including potential targets and the club's budget.

'I can't sit about and wait for the World Cup to finish,' he said, 'I have to get out there and make my moves now.

'Just on Wednesday, myself and Peter met with a good player who we'd very much like to sign for a chat and hopefully we'll get something done there.

'I won't be naming them, but it just shows that we're trying to get things done here.'

'There's no doubt that this is a club on the rise, and I think players can see that,' said Redknapp.

'The form we showed at the back-end of last season was not just critical in keeping us up, it was a sign of where we are heading.

'Everything about this club is positive now. The future is very bright.'
But Redknapp said: 'First of all, I have not told anyone outside of the club my targets, so how the papers think they know is anyone's guess.

'Secondly, I will endeavour to do my dealings outside of the public eye, and only then will I talk about it. Otherwise you run the risk of jeopardising the transfer, raising other teams' interest or prompting a club to up their price.

'Make no mistake, we have our price of the players we want and we won't be paying over the odds. Yes, we have money to spend, but clubs either take what we offer, or they don't and we move onto the next name on our list.'

'Clearly, the budget is a bit bigger than what we're used to down here, but it's far from inexhaustable - and nowhere near Roman Abramovich's figures,' he insists.

'Alexandre's come in, he's positive and wants to take the club forward.

'When I come up with a player I like, and if the deal suits the sort of money we're willing to spend, then he'll back me.'




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Date:Thursday June 8 2006

Time: 8:49PM

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interesting, i think ure in for a good season next year, what u aiming for?
green giant 12
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08/06/2006 21:02:00

Uefa cup position is what all the bookies, papers and pundits are saying. Thats would do me just fine lol
Linvoy#1
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08/06/2006 21:12:00

stay up for me
lmatthews
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08/06/2006 21:21:00

" no- you will finish top ten"
millers4eva
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08/06/2006 21:47:00

maybe but 1st aim has to be to stay up
lmatthews
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08/06/2006 21:54:00

Finish above the Scummers... Oh, we've done that already!
andypk
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08/06/2006 23:57:00

Top six no but but 10th a definate posibility and I also predict a good cup run.
TeddyLyon
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09/06/2006

12th - 15th, which is better and a bit of breathing space from the drop zone, but higher is unlikely and very, very optimistic.
pompeygray
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09/06/2006 01:47:00

Nothing less than a champions league place and an F.A. Cup win. We have the greatest manager that has ever lived in the whole history of association football. Anyone else with a silly question they want answered?
FEn_100
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09/06/2006 03:04:00

mid table or above, anything less is not acceptable, well almost.
pompeyinoz
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09/06/2006 06:40:00

um do carrots make you see in the dark fen?
lmatthews
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09/06/2006 22:23:00

Not sure but if you eat to many of them they turn your skin orange like David Dickinson.
POMPEYMEV
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11/06/2006 23:00:00

Whats the odds on portsmouth finishing top 5 with the bookies 100 to 1 we could be laughing all the way to the bank hahahaha all we need is a proven striker 12 mill
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