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Pompey refuse official approach...

Pompey refuse official approach...

The Daily Mail are reporting what they say is an 'exclusive' that Pompey have refused an 'official approach' from Newcastle for Harry Redknapp.

If this is in fact true, then the only way that he will be able to talk to them is by resigning his position at Pompey... but they also report that he has given it 48 hours thought but wants to accept 'the biggest challenge of his career' by taking over at Newcastle.

His standard press conference on a Friday was also cancelled, so it is not looking good fellas.

To be honest I have all sorts of thoughts going around in my head but I am trying to restrain myself as I do not want to say anything in the heat of them moment or off the cuff, what I do know is I am getting increasingly frustrated with this situation already - the fact that I have to go to work shortly and will not know anything until late tonight will be even worse if I do not find out before I go!

Come what may, whatever happens I do not want it dragged out, I want this sorted sooner rather than later - but will say now if Redknapp does go the fella that I want to take over is Tony Adams.


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Date:Friday January 11 2008
Time: 1:21PM


harry should say something that gives a clear indication of what eh is thinking instead of cloudy could go either way comments i really want him to saty is the best thing that has happened for this club and just as things look like the team is at its strongest eh si going ot leave what a shame
11/01/2008 13:43:00
The worrying thing in the Daily Mail is supposedly they say that Harry now reckons he has taken Pompey as far as he can go. Not a quote mind you so that could be typical press bulls**t. I reckon we are going to lose him I'm sorry to say, but if he does go I hope he falls flat on his face. We may take Sam on down here if Harry goes? Think the best thing though would be to give Tony the job for the rest of the season and then see where the land lies before extending the deal or getting another more seasoned manager in. Lets just hope this all blows over and we get back to sorting out our squad and push for European football.
11/01/2008 13:46:00
why would he go there, he will be sacked in less than a year. Newcastle fans will start booing again (do they ever stop) when he doesn't have them top of the league by march. I'd worry about pompey if he did leave.
11/01/2008 13:47:00
just give us something to work with 'arry - by not saying anything it seems like he wants the job tho...
11/01/2008 14:00:00
i cant see tony adams being a good coach in the transfer market. but he would play the younger players...
11/01/2008 14:04:00
Shame, Harry is losing a lot of credibility here with Pompey Fans. With him leaving the Training Ground I would guess he has gone back to meet with Storrie as he will have heard that we have rejected there request to speak. I'm afarid this looks likely to lead to him leaving shortly with a sour taste in everyone's mouth!
11/01/2008 14:05:00
Harry is stuffed either way. Being so vague about the Newcastle approach will have alienated hard core fans. If he takes the job, he will only duplicate his Southampton efforts and probably end up with a divorce.
11/01/2008 14:15:00
He's on his way isn't he. Perhaps it would be better for Pompey if he goes before the Sunderland game, and allows us to focus on it - let Adams take the reigns. When he went to sc*m all the players he'd brought in p*d of fairly soon afterwards, I spose that's what's going to happen again.
11/01/2008 14:43:00
i have to say in my eyes portsmouth are a far better proposition for any manager. he has the respect of the fans(great fans too with realistic expectations), a chariman who clearly backs him, giving him money to spend, and a club going forward, i believe you are trying to build a new ground, whereas newcastle have the most fickle fans on the planet, people say spurs fans are delusional well NUFC fans are even worse demanding success when they have won shag all for fifty years
durks de rover
11/01/2008 14:56:00
1.Joe Jordans comments on Sky/Setanta are encouraging thoughts that he might be staying 2.The Mail is one of the worst rags ever produced 3.Sandra aint gonna like the North East goldfish bowl 4.007, there will always be a section of Judasnistas who will never except Harry at Pompey coz he 'went down that road' & I think it appeals to the mans ego to try to shut them up
11/01/2008 15:26:00
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