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'The special one' for England

Jose Mourinho should be the man England turn to! Not my vote, yours - although these findings from The Rabbi, whitestones and pompeycarpet's combined poll are thoughts I completely agree with.

Following Spineless Steve's sacking there is a vacancy with England, 'the special one' Jose Mourinho is currently out of work, and although it was previously said he had ruled out the job, more recent news has claimed the opposite with him said to have told the FA to 'make him an offer'.

He would be my choice - so if we can get him we should, no two ways about it, this is what I had to say to one of the vital football directors who recently asked other editors to vote for or against Martin O'Neill - I voted against, and said...

I would not be against Martin O'Neill as the next England manager, do not get me wrong, but do not think he will get it, nor will he want it?

I think Fabio Coppello has said that he would take it, so I would not mind that. I just hope that 'Fat Phil' Scolari is not approached again - he said no before, so that should be it.

People might say Harry Redknapp is not the kind of fella the FA would be looking for, but if there is a better English candidate out there I would be surprised - clearly I DO NOT want this to happen though, and pray it will not happen... I think he would get board not having the day-to-day involvement anyway.

Arsene Wenger would be the man I would love to see in charge, he would do something special with England - but he will not want to leave Arsenal, and I do not blame him...

If he really meant it when he said in the past that he would take the England job, offer it to 'the Special one' right now, get him down to the FA and let those spineless cowards start saying 'yes' to him, not looking for someone like Spineless Steve to say 'yes' for them...

So, after taking the long-winded road round - Jose Mourinho would be my choice.

What the poll asked - Who should be the next England manager?

How you voted - Jose Mourinho 53%, Don't care 10%, Sven Goran Eriksson 7%, Jurgen Klinsmann 7%, Marcello Lippi 4%, Stuart Pearce 4%, Martin O'Neill 3%, Harry Redknapp 3%, Alan Shearer 3%, Arsene Wenger 2%, Phil Scolari 1%, Guus Hiddink 1%, Mark Hughes 1%, Steve Coppell 1%

Current Poll - Another month has ended football wise for Pompey, with it being another successful month, yielding 2 wins and a draw.

This successful month has also brought many a successful performance from many a Pompey player, but who has been our best performer in November - this is what pompey wants to know with this - 'Pompey's player of the month for November?' Let the poll do the talking before we do when it finishes.


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The Journalist

Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday November 25 2007

Time: 8:00AM

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We could do worse, I fear he is too much of his own man for the Fa though
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25/11/2007 08:57:00

As long as it's not HR, I beginning not to care who gets it. I have this fear a bit HR would like it. He has taken us to a level we couldn't imagine 18 months ago, yes it could get better but this may be his last chance at the England job. As he said, if they come knocking, it may be hard to say no. I think we need him more than England do.
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25/11/2007 09:03:00

Jose for England... I'd love it, but it will never happen especially not at this stage of his career he needs to be involved day to day with a club... but hang on ...Now if Harry gets the England job I'd have Jose down at Fratton Park... There's a challenge for him .. take 'arrys team to the next level, get the new stadium built (Jose Towers) and win the champions league - Sasha could give him a ten year project (and a pot of dosh) to deliver it all by 2017 ... Who could refuse that as a challenge ..... actually I might ring him, I've got his number in my phone..
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25/11/2007 10:04:00

great idea chix, and i completly agree...the only difference is that i DO have his numbe rin my phone... unfotunalty, i thought he was looking to go to italy or spain to manage - but then, campbel said the spain...maybe he could be convinced that pompy really is in spain?!?!? then theres the fact that i know that he was trying (unsuccsesfully from what i have been told) to get his kids into school in hampshire, and he has probably settled down into the area...anything is possible after all...just so long as he is allowed to keep his dog!
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25/11/2007 10:27:00

that said, i would rather jose for england, and harry for pompey...but either way, i would be happy...
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25/11/2007 10:28:00

Haha that would be brilliant! Jose is a good manager, but didn't do that well in CL with Chelsea now did he? HR is just an awesome manager - always liked him :)
Pardew is Sexy
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25/11/2007 12:43:00

how about a joint harry/jose management of england/pompey. jose has said several times that HR is a "good friend".
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25/11/2007 13:55:00

so long as we keep 'arry here - im seriously starting to worry about what might happen with 'arry now tho! - i will be happy... 'the special one' would certainly be my pick for england, but we will see. if 'arry went i would love mourinho to come to pompey, how fantastic would that be eh! however, i pray that 'arry stays - please stay 'arry...
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25/11/2007 14:24:00

This Harry for England is growing but we must keep him for ourselves.
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25/11/2007 16:55:00

i think its time to quote gollum..."my preeeshiious"
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25/11/2007 18:11:00

the thing that will be most interesting will be if the fa do approach 'arry for an interview will the club stay with the 'we would refuse any such approach' attitude? if they did i fear what 'arry might do as a result...
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25/11/2007 21:38:00

If Harry did go, do you think we might actually get an England game at Fratton Park? I know we have Wembly back but the pitch is better in Portsmouth.
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26/11/2007 00:11:00

nope, we wouldnt, as all england games untill 2025 (i think) are going to be played at wembly...maybe a "b" international though...
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26/11/2007 22:22:00


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