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Redknapp aims to make moves fast

Harry Redknapp has told The News how he plans to make moves in the transfer window as soon as he can - ideally as soon as it re-opens for business on Tuesday: 'we've got to get busy now.

'We really need to have people coming in on January 1 if we can.

'Getting them is the most difficult part'.

Spurs and Arsenal are teams that he has sounded out, so it looks as though we will be looking to do business with one, or both of these clubs, in the case of Arsenal without any question purely in loan capacities only.

If he can start getting players in immediately this must be done, the sooner we have players in the sooner they can work their way into our squad and side as well as get to know us - we do not want to be waiting until the African nations comes along and then throw them in.

Speaking of the African nations, he also gave his usual 'we will lose 4 players' and 'I cannot afford to lose players' speeches, but hearing him say that he wants to move as early as he can for players when the sales start is music to my ears - hopefully this can be the case...

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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Monday December 31 2007

Time: 8:00AM

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as much as I can moan about Harry (although I love him really) the transfer window activiity is where he stands head and shoulders above any other manager in the premiership. This is Harrys no'1 strength he can wheel and deal with the best of them and because he has so much respect in the game other clubs and managers are prepared to do business with him and as has been seem in the past really help him out. I've not idea who may come in and go but this is one area where I think we can rest assured that if anybody can convince a player to play for Pompey - It's our 'arry
Chix
I agree we need people and 'Arry is the best at getting them in. Looking forward to seeing Defoe and D'Allessandro!
UKTony
Well apparently Berbatov wants to leave Spurs for a 'bigger club'!
tracyc
if the spurs fans are to be beleived, there is no "bigger club" than totenham, so he could be looking for a very long time...either that, or they're wrong, in which case they are probably also wrong about spurs being a bigger club than pompey...in which case he is nailed on to join us ;-)...theo walcott would be a nice addition to our squad, even if he is ex-scummer, although i dont think harry would give many of arsnals youngsters a chance.
pompeycarpet
the good thing about him being prepared to move quickly though, is that he has already planned his targets, so will not waste time deciding who to go for...that would be an ameteur mistake...
pompeycarpet
defoe and d'alessandro would be welcome - as much as i have thought defoe could arrive im not so sure now, as for d'allesandro im not so sure the fella will sign now, as said elsewhere i think this might have passed us by...
pompeyrug
i would happily have walcott sign on loan for us carpet, former scummer or not, he would inject pace and a goal threat into our side... i feel that 'arry already has a loan or two linned up with arsenal and these could go through before, or after reading tomorrow. i cannot see spurs loaning us any players, they would be looking to sell, but as much as they have some quality players im not sure who they have - that we could sign - that we need, in positions we are lacking i mean.
pompeyrug
other than there 4 up front, i cant honestly think of many players i would take from there team! in fact, reading through all your "other teams point of views" articles - it is very hard to think of many players from any team that i would have instead of those that we do already! our defence is one of (if not the) best in the league, muntari and kranjcar are 2 of the best midfielders in the league, davis is one of the best that play in his position, and benjani works is scoks off up front...that doesnt leave many gaps!!!
pompeycarpet
Andres D'alessandro!! I can feel it, coming in the air tonight....
PompeyGleamer
Take Walcott and stuff him right where the sun dont shine, you cant be serious about him coming to Fratton. Even Arsene and Harry will work that one out, Denilson yes but not that lightweight!!
Owenspompey
Owens - I with you on this one... 'd rather he rotted away in their reserves or went elsewhere ... He ain't gonna want to come to Pompey anyway especially after the reception he got at the Emirates last Year when he came on to replace Freddie Ljunberg - Above 60,000 Gonner fans singing 'Theo, Theo, Theo all you could hear was the Fratton faithful singing Scummer, Scummer, Scummer - I'm all for Pompey doing well and attracting good players (and there's little doubt he will one day be a good player) but the rivalry between us and Scum has to remain what it is ... I'm still getting over Martin Cranie for christ sake !!
Chix
i dont know fellas, maybe its because im from a different era but my dislike of scum doesnt run as deep as yours, granted i dont like them but i think its pretty clear that i can accept them more than some, as i say probably a different era thing - not that i am saying either is right or wrong...
pompeyrug
I think all the 4 africans when they come back may struggle to get a 1st place. Only Sulley has briefly shined in recent games.
storagematt
D alessandro back, I,m up for that.
blueape
 

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