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Harry Redknapp Arrested!

Harry Redknapp Arrested!

The preparations for Pompey's game with Everton this weekend could be thrown into chaos with the club confirming reports that Harry Redknapp is one of 5 men with current/former connections to Pompey to be arrested...

Reports earlier had said that 5 men aged 69, 60, 55, 48 and 30 had been arrested by police investigating football corruption, with them arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to defraud - even then I worried as these ages seemed to indicated Redknapp could be one of them.

It has now been confirmed that along with Redknapp Pompey chief executive Peter Storrie has also been arrested. According to the Evening Standard's This Is London website the others to be arrested are former Pompey chairman Milan Mandaric, former Pompey midfielder Amdy Faye and agent Willie McKay.

A spokeswoman for the Police said: 'five men have been arrested on suspicion of conspiracy to defraud and false accounting as part of an ongoing investigation into football corruption.

'Three searches are currently under way. Five additional searches at a variety of locations across the country have been concluded'.

Portsmouth football club have confirmed that Redknapp and Storrie were 2 of the men arrested via a Pompey spokesman, who in a statement - despite stressing this matter was prior to the current ownership taking over - confirmed the reports, but said the pair have been given the clubs full support: 'Portsmouth Football Club can confirm that chief executive Peter Storrie and manager Harry Redknapp have today been asked to help police with their inquiries concerning a matter dating back to 2003.

'This was prior to the new owner taking control of the club at the beginning of 2006.

'The club is fully supportive of Peter and Harry who are cooperating fully with City of London Police in this ongoing inquiry.

'Both are playing major roles in the continued success of Portsmouth Football Club'.

I think it is probably safe to say that our worries that Redknapp might get the England job have gone away, but while I will admit I am worried at this point in time it is too early to speculate where this leaves him and Pompey...


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Date:Wednesday November 28 2007
Time: 7:12PM


Can I be the first to say "ooo err" and "there goes the England job".
28/11/2007 19:19:00
Damn didn't see that one coming! Mind you, you don't get his nickname for no reason.
Real Deal
28/11/2007 19:22:00
Can I be the second to say "there goes the England job"? And what a damn shame it is aswell.
28/11/2007 19:26:00
If it involves the transfer of Amdy Faye to the barcodes that happened in January 2005 and HR was not manager here then?
28/11/2007 19:31:00
The autorities have to be seen to be doing there bit against crime since they can't seem to deal with real horrors. No smoke without fire though. I for one was hoping to scream how glorious our harry is during the agme on Saturday, let's hope he will be there for it.
28/11/2007 19:39:00
does it involve the transfer of faye to or from pompey tho?
28/11/2007 19:41:00
im glad that he is now out of the running for the england job - but i dont want him to be out of a job full stop!
28/11/2007 19:42:00
could this be a lessing in disguise??? a pretty drastic one granted, but surely he couldnt get the England job now???!!!! :):)
28/11/2007 19:54:00
looking into 'arry's finances got the fa somewhere didnt it - at least they've ruled one out... more worryingly for us tho tho will he even have a job with pompey?
28/11/2007 19:56:00
Just heard on Sky Sports News that it relates to an event 4 years ago. So I was wrong it must be the purchase of Faye from Auxerre in July 2003.
28/11/2007 20:13:00
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