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Jordan for Scotland - thankfully no!

I admit that I would not want Joe Jordan to be the next Scotland boss as he is doing such a top job with Pompey, so even though he has ruled out the speculation linking himself with the job I am glad.

The fact that he has been linked, even if it is only 'speculative' does highlight what a top job he is doing at Pompey, so this is why I am taking a moment to give somewhat of an 'unsung hero' a mention.

All to often it is said 'what a great job Harry Redknapp and Tony Adams are doing at Pompey' with it often forgotten what a bang up job Jordan is also doing!

Since arriving at the club he has been fantastic, and much to his credit when Redknapp momentarily 'lost his faculties' to have his brief 'sabbatical' unlike others around him Jordan did not follow, he stayed with us and when things got desperate he did all he could to help try to turn things around.

He was outspoken with his honesty when he took over in a caretaker capacity that 'we weren't good enough' and desperately needed someone who could turn things around, so I do not think we can underestimate the part he played in helping get Redknapp back here too.

The work that he had done has continued since Redknapp has returned, and along with Adams the 3 have taken Pompey from strength to strength.

Jordan also performs a fantastic job with the 'media relations' he performs, often stepping in for Redknapp when he cannot or will not talk to certain areas of the media - much like he did in Redknapp's recent absence at the pre Villa game press conference, I think he was making a point wasn't he fellas...

Joe Jordan was a fantastic footballer and although on the whole as a manager in his own right things might not have been great for him, as a coach you do not come across many better and I would not be without him for one minute.

Links, albeit tentative ones with the Scotland job took a while in coming, but I do not think that they are unwarranted at all - thankfully though from our point of view this is not going to happen, but to have not one, but two of our management set-up linked with international jobs recently is another sign of the way things are going with Pompey.


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The Journalist

Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday December 7 2007

Time: 12:22PM

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Although Harry usually gets all the credit because he is the manager, it is the supporting cast that must be credited to much of the club's success. Tony Adams and Joe Jordan have both done a great job and it would be devastating to see them depart
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07/12/2007 12:40:00

it would, totlly agree mate. even with that said mate adams still gets much more praise than jordan does... i think ive just about said all i could about jordan above tho :-)
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07/12/2007 12:45:00

I agree with you guys; Jordan is the unsung hero of the coaching staff.
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07/12/2007 12:52:00

Joe Jordan has stepped into the breach more than once as caretaker manager, and done a good job too - notably following the departure of Perrin. Its nice to see this article, because I've thought of him as an un-sung hero for a long time.
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07/12/2007 13:19:00

thats another of the beauties of vital pompey - we give the credit where it is well and truely due... but also take it away if that is the case. look out for an article on sean davis which was sent to me earlier - it'll be going on later...
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07/12/2007 13:21:00

The team this year has gelled so well together that praise is often given to 'arry and the team. Praise should so rightly be given to the coaching staff because they are the be all and end all of bringing a bunch of relative strangers together to such play beautiful football as we have been doing (0-0's aren't beautiful I know but at least its better than playing well and losing). Keep up the good work Joe and Tony, i think I speak for us all when i say it never goes unappreciated. oh and cheers for the warm welcome rug, i have been reading your chats for awhile now and thought it was about time i joined in.
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07/12/2007 14:03:00

ah, so you did notice my previous welcome :-) i think alot of people do that mate, they like to read the articles that are produced and what we say as a result, then gradually - be it in the forum or on these articles - they get involved, were all glad you did too.
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07/12/2007 15:35:00

Nothing but respect for JJ, when you think of some of the predicaments he's been put in, Always very dignafied and honest. By all accountsa superb coach well respected, so here's throwing some your way JJ
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07/12/2007 20:25:00

has he had his teeth fixed yet?
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07/12/2007 21:04:00

he got a set for xmas last year, could join the Osmonds now
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07/12/2007 23:06:00

Jordan as manager of anybody frightens the ***** out of me ..... He's got 100% respect outta me and even given his age I still wouldn't wanna 'take' him down a dark alley.... far too hard.
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08/12/2007 02:19:00

There are 101 jock managers out there begging for the job. JJ is a top coach & I don't think ready for the managers job. Anyway our need is greater.
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