Date:Sunday June 17 2007
Harry Redknapp has spoken of his 'anger' and 'disappointment' - in the People Sport - of the way the Lord Stevens bung probe has been handled by the media.
'Why am I always linked to it all?
'There are a couple of big deals involving Chelsea that have been named in the report, but I don't see pictures of Jose Mourinho in the papers.
'This has been a total waste of the Premier League's money and if this is all they can come up with then what a waste of time.
'What has been worthwhile about it? What have they achieved? They admit there has been no wrongdoing?
'I find it strange that there are lot of pictures in the newspapers of me, Sam Allardyce and Graeme Souness.
'In my view, one of the reasons these deals haven't been cleared is because not all the agents have co-operated - it has nothing to do with the managers.'
Redknapp's 'wheeler dealer' tag has often seen him branded as one of the 'dodgy dealers' in the game and although he may not be a saint - yep, I know he was during his moment of madness! - you can understand why he is unhappy, what's that saying 'throw enough mud and some sticks,' which it does with Redknapp.
Repetitive dealings with some of the agents in question has not really done him too many favours, so hopefully from now on some of these characters can be avoided - if they will even be able to have football dealings again? I am not sure what will happen with these agents?
I think most people know certain 'discrepancies' go on within football, as they do in all walks of life, but what has this £1.3million enquiry really showed up - was it indeed worth it?
PLAY UP POMPEY!
Date:Sunday June 17 2007
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