Date:Wednesday December 19 2007
Harry Redknapp has both pleased me, but also slightly angered me with his most recent comments made to The News...
It pleases me to hear him say that because he thinks we are good enough that we can go on another unbeaten run, similar - dare I say maybe even better - to the one that has recently come to an end: 'we've been playing unbelievably well - we have to remember that it's been an incredible run for us.
'You are going to have your ups and your downs over the course of the season.
'We were not going to go unbeaten for the rest of the season. Man United or Arsenal might be able to go close to doing that, but we're not, that's for sure.
'But we'll have another good run again, because we're capable of doing that'.
Yep, we have done this before and if we can turn around our fortunes at home if we keep going like we are away from home there is no reason why we should not go on another run like we did, as I say if we can sort out what is going on at home we might even start winning these games too and not just draw them!
The part that did anger me though was his thoughts that those getting 'carried away' - for lack of a better word - 'do not understand the game' if they are hoping for - maybe to a degree with some maybe even expecting - what personally I think is not looking for too much, a place in Europe next season: 'some people may have got carried away, but those are the people that don't understand the game.
'We know where we are and how well we've done and we want to keep it going.
'It is where you finish at the end of the season that counts.
But this is just Redknapp in his own way that he does playing down things, trying to keep people grounded - but maybe he might want to rethink the way that he does come out with these sayings sometimes...
On the other hand though he did also say that 'we haven't done too shabbily in my book' when comparing our season to that of Everton's so far, which did redeem himself.
It has been a fantastic season so far, one that I have really enjoyed, surely we all must have?
We now have the second half to look forward to and why should we not build on what we have started? We are a year wiser and most certainly a year better so providing we learn from our mistakes that we made in the second half of last season this season is more than capable of being a very unforgettable one.
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Date:Wednesday December 19 2007
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