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Redknapp to St James'? I think not

Redknapp to St James'? I think not

Apparently over the weekend there were 'quiet whispering' about Newcastle being interested in nabbing Harry Redknapp should the barcodes dispense of Fat Sam but Peter Storrie has acted swiftly to tell The News it is nothing more than speculation based on his success here and he will not be going anywhere: 'when you are doing well your team gets linked with everyone.

'Like all players, everybody talks about Benji, Muntari, Utaka, Distin and on and on and on. They are people who are doing very well for this football club and Harry's the same.

'What he has achieved here has obviously caught people's eyes.

'Everything is going very, very well and unfortunately he will get linked with other clubs.

'But he's not going anywhere.

'Harry has just signed a new contract and is very happy here. If he wasn't happy, surely he wouldn't have even signed the contract?'

This must have been such a 'quiet' rumour as reading about it on the Pompey pages was the first I had heard about it!

What is the price you pay for being successful, as both players and managers? You will be linked with other clubs - but my thinking is this is nothing more than idle speculation that has little or no truth to it at all, something that was drummed up by the media due to a 'quiet news day' and the simple fact that he is doing well with Pompey.

Besides why would Redknapp want to leave Pompey for Newcastle? I have nothing against them, in fact I quite like them but they can offer nothing - apart from a bigger, and more modern stadium - that we cant, if anything it looks as though we are moving further forward than they are, which is a case that we can point to against many top flight teams now.

Yep Redknapp will get linked with other jobs the further he carries on taking us forward, the same will apply to our players the better they perform but I am convinced we will see Redknapp play out his managerial days with Pompey now - only the England job would tempt him and even that might not appeal to him that much...

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Monday November 19 2007
Time: 3:35PM

Comments

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He has a brief encounter with twots in stripey shirts, i dont think he'll make the same mistake again.
Midge
19/11/2007 15:59:00
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Striped tripe is how they should be known. Once again mere speculation from he press must be a quiet day if Russia had won they would by on someone elses back.
eastneydave
19/11/2007 17:02:00
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Well put Midge.... I mean 'arrys never ever been tempted north of Watford has he and given his love of the countryside where he lives and the fact that he's only just signed a new contract he's hardly gonna up sticks. The people that report this tripe show that they know nothing of Footballs characters otherwise they would know there's more chance of England winning Euro 2008 than there is of Harry taking over at Newcastle
Chix
19/11/2007 17:40:00
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Harry will never leave Sandbanks, the only move he will ever make would be to buyout Bournemouth one day
paultsmouth
19/11/2007 17:52:00
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i think harry made it quite clear what he thought of newcastle, when i sent out a side to destroyt them 4-1. no, seriosly, that is the biggest load of rubish i have ever heard...in fact, i didnt here it untill i read this...but its still a load of rubish.
pompeycarpet
19/11/2007 18:04:00
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Harry will not go up there, he loves living where he does and you cant imagine him going there and taking another poison chalice. Although they are a massive club etc. they are going nowhere at the moment and it will take Sam a bit of time to turn it around but he will if given the chance, Harry has done all the hard work now he just needs one injection of cash in January and we will be off on the next phase of his plan.
Owenspompey
19/11/2007 18:12:00
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I have just seen that Graham Paddon has died, he was a coach with Jim Smith when we got to the cup semi-final. Another nice man has gone, god bless him
Owenspompey
19/11/2007 18:23:00
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Same as that Owens, Graham Paddon, top man
pentonpompey
19/11/2007 18:46:00
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what a load of tat!! no damn way he would want to leave now, especially to move up there!
CharlieChimes
19/11/2007 19:35:00
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Go on Charlie dont hold back, i think you are quite right mate, as Jim Royle would say, big club my arse!!
Owenspompey
19/11/2007 19:44:00
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