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Now Sol's at it too!

Pompey captain Sol Campbell has followed the example of his Pompey team mate Niko Kranjcar by backing his club boss Harry Redknapp for the England job with what he has told The News: 'Harry's a top manager and has done a great job at Portsmouth.

'I'm sure he'd entertain it, but the FA have got to approach him and see what happens.

'People see him as a Del Boy just because he's from East London but he's got a lot more to him than that.

'That said, I think a lot of players can relate to that.

'I think if he's got the right people around him, sure, it could work'.

As I have previously said in an article about Redknapp's credentials - here, this and his backing for the job seem to be gathering pace, even his own players are backing him.

Fabio Coppello is currently 'the bookies favourite' for the job and now Redknapp has moved up to joint second favourite.

Depending on what route the FA take - will they go for an English manager again, or will they opt for a foreign name again - he is looking a strong candidate to get the job, so my worries for Pompey losing him are growing more and more... I cannot stress enough that I just keep praying they will not go for him, although I do know he would do a fantastic job.


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The Journalist

Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday November 26 2007

Time: 3:32PM

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i think Harry may well be a 'bit too much of a del boy' for the FA.
The Rabbi
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26/11/2007 15:37:00

Sol - sshhh! We don't want him to go!
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26/11/2007 16:13:00

I think I'd quite like HR to be manager, he's a great personality (unlike his dick dead son) and really knows his stuff!!
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26/11/2007 16:22:00

Rocky7, his son is actually is top bloke
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26/11/2007 17:16:00

Harry a Del boy, that is pure gold, Sol should be a comedian (once he's done his Pompey career :)
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26/11/2007 17:28:00

what has harry actully won as a manager? he has wo promotian a coupl of time - but other than that, he has done little. i dont wat to take anything away from him, as there is no-one i would rathe have at pompey - but he has rarely been ailed for his manegerial skills, and it isreally only this season that he has been suggested, whilst the likes of mourinho have been mentioed for a long time. i REALLY dont want harry to be a managr, partly because it coud ruin us, and patly becuase i think it could ruin him!
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26/11/2007 18:12:00

I would hate Harry to get the job and then fail, he is a great club manager and maybe the England job would be too much. I dont think the FA see him as the new manager and he represents too much of a risk, and he could end up like Keegan did and none of us would want that too happen.
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26/11/2007 18:16:00

I don't think it is down to what he has won though pompeycarpet because to be fair he has never been at a club that could realistically win leagues etc, but what he has done is mold together real teams who like to entertain (after sven and mcclaren how good would that be?) + is a great man manager. That is what England need more than anything, someone to get the troops fired up and proud.
The Fear
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26/11/2007 18:18:00

I think he would be fantastic there, imagine the comaraderie he would create in the team at a tournament!! That said, Please dont go Harry!! Can you imagine another Perrin stepping in?
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26/11/2007 19:13:00

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26/11/2007 20:00:00

...no midge...just no! he would be distrated, and wouldnt ut enough effot into either. he keeps complaining about the international brakes, imagine if HE went away on them too! who would be left to guard his blue and white army?
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26/11/2007 20:29:00

Harry is the best manager we have ever had...where were we when he took over-both times- where are england??? he would with out doubt do the country proud and win an honour
plymouth graham
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26/11/2007 20:34:00

No matter how much I bathe in the glory of Pompeys success, my nasty itch at the back of my mind, is when harry leaves us. I never for one moment it would be for the England job, just he would retire from the game. We had a taste of no HR when he wnt to scum. English as I am, Pompey is always first.
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26/11/2007 21:00:00

whatever happens someone will be a winner and someone will be a loser... i just hope that pompey are the winners! i would be very proud if 'arry took the england job - i just hope he doesnt get the chance to get it, selfish as this sounds...
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26/11/2007 21:42:00

heres the problem, i would like harry to turn down the job (which he wouldnt) but i would also not like him to take the job. my hope, i that he feels ths same, and so is operating under the safety net, that he can say whatever he likes about the england job, but peter storrie wont let it happen, so we can all say "if only harry was manager"...
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26/11/2007 22:11:00

PompeyCarpet. he could do both. He would be away for the international breaks, so wouldnt have time to miss his troops, and also whilst he is England Manager he could nobble/tire the players Pompey are up against the following week. result
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27/11/2007 14:36:00

We would all be proud of Harry either way. I would just prefer it if we can keep him here and complete the dream. I dont want us to be so close and yet so far from unleashing the Pompey Brand Name on Europe. Europe is ready for us, and we are ready for them. Bring it on...
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27/11/2007 14:39:00

Cant we have a song competition ahead of the weekend. Something NEW for the fans to sing (Even without Johnny and his Mini-me's approval). Something the fans can sing like... PLEASE DONT GO.. PLEASE DONT GO... or Hurry up Harry Dont go? i dont know, im no good at writing songs, buit you get the jist. Maybe PompeyRug could start a new letter about improving the Songs around Fratton Park, get some ides from the troops.
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27/11/2007 14:41:00

we tried something like this a while back mate, well not in so many words - but that was the kind of just... i will see what i can do and knock something together mate to see what we can come up with - watch this space!
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27/11/2007 18:29:00


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