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Redknapp very important to Pompey!

Redknapp very important to Pompey!

Harry Redknapp is very important to Pompey! Not my vote, yours - although these findings from muffdaddy1983's poll are thoughts that I do share.

This poll had only been on Vital Pompey for some 24 hours but I think the was things were going were unanimous enough to say that it would not change too much so I thought we might as well change the theme already.

Redknapp was the only man that could have saved us from the drop in 2005/06, so it was little wonder that former Pompey captain Dejan Stefanovic led the charge to Milan Mandaric for him to get him back from the lot down the road - so he did.

Since coming back he has helped move us forward like not too many could have.

Yep, at times Redknapp's methods can be 'unusual' to say they least and some of the things that he comes out with boarder on downright lies, but I would not change him for anyone.

He does frustrate the hell out of me at times but his importance to Pompey cannot be denied, he most definitely is 'very important' to Pompey.

What the poll asked - How important is Harry Redknapp to Pompey?

How you voted - Very important 92%, Not that important 5%, Not at all important 3%

Current Poll - August was an up and down month but on the whole most players performed well enough really.

Out of all Pompey's performers in August who was the standout best player that month, this is what I want to know as I ask - who was 'Pompey's player of the month for August?' Let the poll do the talking before we do when it finishes.


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Date:Tuesday September 11 2007
Time: 7:00AM


Of course he is. As for the 8% muppets out there, smell the coffee. Yes money is important but it's HR who attracts the players. He is highly respected in the game & outside the big 4 & probably Everton, Spurs & Newcastle we are rught in there for attracting the players we have had or have. I fear the day he leaves.
11/09/2007 07:20:00
i feared the day he would leave before mate - and when that happened we went to the dogs... as much as he can wind me up at times this is only very minimal so i too fear that day again, but hopefully we will be better equipt to deal with it when this day - not for a long time yet tho! - comes...
11/09/2007 08:30:00
Of course we need him, you only haveto think back to those dark days of Rix and Pulis to remember how poor we really were. I often try to imagine where we would be if Harry and Jim had stayed and not been forced to go by Milan. We were on our way then to being a good side, probably near to where we are now, but we had a squad of decent players then, who really went out to play for us, and slowly this is coming back to Fratton. Harry is an integral if not pivitol part of the club, and if he went who would come in?One of thr managers on the merry go round of in work and then sacked, we have tried that and it does not work.
11/09/2007 08:59:00
not many have the draw that 'arry does do they... joe jordan - could he step up to the plate if asked? if adams decides to hang around we could have a ready made replacement, altho i feel sol could do a job in a few yrs time... whenever adams talks about leaving im always keen on jamie redknapp joining the team as he knows his stuff.
11/09/2007 09:16:00
i also 100% agree, we need harry. I for one Do believe he felt he made the mistake going up the road, and it was all politics between Milan and Harry, nothing more nothing less. I do also feel his Move was needed though, as it unlined in Milans mind the need to bring in another (Gaydamac), and if this hadnt happened, i dont think we would have moved past bottom 3rd of the division, and spent year after year looking over our shoulders. i am beliver in fate, and i really believe we nneded to make that Nail Biting step backwards, to enable us to regroup, and move forward. I love Milan for all he did, but i love where we are now more... and that is With Harry and Sasha. PuP the giant is awake.
11/09/2007 10:39:00
Totally agree with you boys!!! I dont like feeling so realiant on a manager, but Harry, clearly, is one of the good ones! would we have big Sol is harry wasnt at the club??? HELL NO!...lovin tha twitchy freak!
11/09/2007 12:22:00
Totally agree guys, I start every weekend expecting a Pompey win and Harry gives me that belief. When he went so did my confidence in the team and I'm just a supporter!!! Perrin just didn't have it. It will be interesting to see how we do this season with expectations running, that is something Harry has not had before along with £30M....
L L Blue
11/09/2007 12:27:00
expectation levels have risen, but 'arry has been in the game long enough now to know how to deal with this and i am sure that he will do us proud again...
11/09/2007 12:36:00
'lovin tha twitchy freak!' :) great stuff CharlieChimes, he is highly amusing to watch isnt he - the more under pressure he feels the more he twitches and if he is 'bending the truth' he not only twitches alot but his blinking becomes uncontrolable...
11/09/2007 12:46:00
On the Quay, i hear some guy STILL travels to away games, but wont go in all the time Harry is there, calling a Scummer and a traitor. Is it just me, or do people like that wind you lot up too. For petes sake, he wasnt a traitor or a scummer, he was someone who went off to lick his wounds, picked them up the road out of spite, and then came back when he counted to 10. By staying away from games, all that person is doing is Missing out on Pompeys greatest years in over half a century. I watched at Wigan 2 seasons ago, when a young lad Really wanted to sing along with the fans, but his dad clipped him round the ear for joining in as he was another Anti-Harry fan, that poor kids day must have been ruined as that was a day of joy for the rest of us there.
11/09/2007 16:30:00
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