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'Arry admits we got what we deserved

Harry Redknapp admitted to sky sports news after our defeat to Spurs that we got what we deserved: 'we got well beaten today. I thought Tottenham were the better team. We just never got going.

'I don't know why, it is difficult to put your finger on it, we have been in such great form all season.

'Credit to Tottenham they well deserved their win'.

I do not think that many, if any Pompey fans will deny that we were beaten and fairly so, we just did not get started and were never at the races. Why? Search me... actually, strike that a lot has got to be attributed to the lack of 4-4-2 formation at home, has it not?

Another blank at home concerns me, but Redknapp has played down any 'problems' with how things are going at home: 'we've always had a great home record at Portsmouth and largely we couldn't win away from home.

'This year we are winning away from home. But we haven't been losing that is our first defeat at home since I don't know when.

'It's no problem I don't care where you get your points from. It's been a great start to the season for us'.

So long as we are picking up wins away from home as we are to a large degree it does compensate for the lack of wins at home, but you always want to win on your own patch don't you. If we did keep losing at home - which we are not - I would be more worried though, I would like to see us pick up wins at home again, and not just draw.

We just need something to give at home and then all being well this will see an upturn in fortune - maybe this defeat was exactly what was needed to give us a kick up the backside?

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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Sunday December 16 2007

Time: 9:00AM

Your Comments

Since you smashed seven past Reading your home scoring record has been shocking!
merlin
I'll say we got what we deserved, what a shambles......
pentonpompey
shocking in the fact that we cant score eh merlin, but its still only 1 defeat at home and 3 in total - so its not bad really is it, our performance yesterday tho that really was bad...
pompeyrug
I watched the game and was really *****ed off but the thing that got to me more than anything was Harrys post match comments - we were poor he admitted that we showed no spirit or fight he admitted that too.. but then he comes out with what we missed was KANU ... Sorry H you are having a laugh... What we need is a goalscorer .. not some lazy good for nothing you can't run more than two yard.. I can't wait for the African Cup of Nations it'll get Utaka and Kanu out of my sight for a good number of weeks - I hope Bertie Vogts does demand they go early and the I hope they reach the final .. that way Harry will not be able to play them for a while and I just hope the other players that come in to cover them can see what we all see and play so well that Kanu and Utaka can not get back into the team...
Chix
yep, i heard that bit too and that wound me up - altho at the same time it seemed to suggest to me that he would have gone 2 up top... but then why didnt he do this anyway, but with dave nugent? i do like kanu but he is a spent force, he cannot play up front on his own and why 'arry keeps turning to him and praising him as the golden child im not sure, maybe he has something over him...
pompeyrug
I think the African Nations is what Utaka needs. It's as if he's run out of ideas being stuck on the right wing. Kanu's a wild one because sometimes he is an absolute genius yet if you play him regularly he quickly deteriorates. We need a strong, pacey forward with a deft touch and the strength of Hercules for 5million + Kanu. Anyone?
stillthewhizz
In technical jargon we were just bollox.
storagematt
i hate harry in interviews. he sucks cock
PompeyGleamer
Straight to the point eh Gleamer ... you seem as about as grumpy as I am today... results affect ya don't they... proves we care I suppose... We will bounce back I'm sure and we are 7th .. I would have taken that at this stage of the season if you would have asked me August..
Chix
Totally uncalled for comment PG.
storagematt
If he does Gleamer, no wonder so many want to play for him ;-)
pentonpompey
And we are onlt 7th on goal difference. Think your last shows immaturity gleamer.there are many ways of putting your point across, and that just isnt the way we post on here is it?!!
pompey4me
Gleamer - im not picking on you - but im not liking your attitude over the last 24 hours, yep we lost and im *****ed at the fact too but i think - and if it is because we lost - we have to learn to lose gracefully dont we...
pompeyrug
The problem with Harry is their is too much "I" in his interviews. Stop the boasting Harry and get on with the job that you are good at. 007
007
thats a point mate, but i honestly do not think it is meant as it comes across really is it?
pompeyrug
Rug, thank you for agreeing with my first posted comment. All of you bring me great joy discussing Pompey. I wish the censoring could be somewhat improved. A fan since my first Fratton Park visit in 1949. Sadly unable to attend these days.
007
you will get all you need from us on that, i have a new idea for away games that i may bring into force next weekend for this site... well welcome to vital pompey mr bond we are 'expecting you to talk' :-) do you feel enough isnt cencored, or is it that it is cencored too much? if it is that is isnt enough, the real 'bad words' are filtered out, others that arent 'that bad' are allowed...
pompeyrug
 

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