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Redknapp rejects Toon job!

Just after publishing the 'mixed messages article' I found on setanta sports that they claim Harry Redknapp and Peter Storrie have told the media that he is staying with Pompey!

I will not quote the whole article, as for one I cannot do that and for two the main part of what that site is claiming is all we need to know...

'The duo explained that Redknapp's decision was based on his dedication to completing his project at the club.

'Redknapp also confirmed that Newcastle had made an approach for his services, the first time that any official contact had been corroborated'

The BBC, sky sports and so on are also reporting that he is staying too now...

There is however nothing on the Pompey Site so until this is the case we will not know for sure - to coin the phrase 'more to follow'...


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Writer: pompeyrug Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Saturday January 12 2008

Time: 10:25AM

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Does this make HR a legend at the Park? I believe it does in my eyes and more than makes up for the mistake he made three years ago in going down the road. He will be popular at Sunderland tomorrow by the whole ground!!
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12/01/2008 10:29:00

I'm actually lost for words ........ Brilliant... all those doubters.. apparently he turned down a wonderful offer to stay .... Nobody can ever doubt his loyality again.. and I think he may now even be 'slightly' forgiven for his scummer past ;) Nice one Harry ... We our in your hands... Take us into Europe...
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12/01/2008 10:32:00

I also believe that HR will have been told there is money to spend in the window. Raise a glass and move on now. Lets get three points tomorrow and head on for Europe. Watch the Fred situation as well.
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12/01/2008 10:33:00

Portsmouth reportedly gave Redknapp until lunchtime on Saturday to make a decision, and he has opted to stay. Hooray for Harry...
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12/01/2008 10:33:00

Blomey Chix and I have just posted almost identical comments. ******y - cheers mate happy days eh!!
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12/01/2008 10:34:00

once there is official confirmation from pompey i will produce and article, also commenting on strong opinions that we might have shared - which i found acceptable given the fact that nothing was being said, so silence seemed to say it all... im delighted by this news, and cannoy believe it, incredible!
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12/01/2008 10:35:00

tbh i didnt hold it against him that he went to scum - and i have often said this, but those that did/do must surely forgive this now? signings to follow in the next couple of days anyone...
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12/01/2008 10:37:00

if the BBC says it, thats good enough for me - they dont publish speculation! Harry is clearly commited to the pompey cause - legend.
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12/01/2008 10:39:00

I lose fifty quid on a bet I had,and I am "happy" with that.To see him stay at your club and not go running to "the bigger club".The man that everyone likes and respects anyway,has just gone up in my estimations.Well done Portsmouth for keeping him,and as fans,you lot must be excited about whats around the corner,because he hasn't stayed for nothing.
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12/01/2008 10:41:00

Well done Harry, i must admit i thought that you might go, but there is such thing as loyalty and Harry has been quite remarkable. He is a special man and i am glad he is staying, we could never have replaced him. Lets give him the praise he deserves at Sunderland tomorrow and show how much we love him.
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12/01/2008 10:43:00

SLF You're right; watch for a couple of big names coming our way in the next seven days.
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12/01/2008 10:45:00

Look out fellas .. I'm on the Stella already... and we ain't even playing today... I just wish we were at home tomorrow .. the atmosphere would be electric ....... Harry Redknapps Blue & White Army....Harry Redknapps Blue & White Army....Harry Redknapps Blue & White Army....
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12/01/2008 10:45:00

Did you have a busy night then? Two happy groups today then - Pompey fans and the bookies. Make that three with the Salisbury Off licences!!
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12/01/2008 10:46:00

BBC is gospel, they NEVER report without confirmation
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12/01/2008 10:46:00

It also gives everyone, management players and fans, a massive lift for tomorrow's game. 3 points is still important.
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12/01/2008 10:46:00

There is a God. Thank you. To all those how bet on him going may you all burn in hell. Not sure where all the religious overtones are coming from but thank the heavens. HR is the best thing to happen to Pompey, underestimate that at your peril.
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12/01/2008 10:47:00

Well Chix, it is after 10.30. Have one for me; I've just cracked a tooth and alcohol is off the agenda.
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12/01/2008 10:48:00

It's because he read my article over at Vital Arsenal............make all cheques payable to Paul Mustchin!!! Thank you.
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12/01/2008 10:52:00

From all HR fans, thank you Mrs Redknapp, a woman always has the last word.
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12/01/2008 11:04:00

After 10.00 pm here in Sydney so I will now raise a drop of good Aussie plonk to his Royal Highness Sir Harry of Fratton !! and thanks for the Clean Sheet that we had all be it against the ARSE !!
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12/01/2008 11:09:00

Gray.. there may be a million miles between us.. but I'm with ya sunshine... Drink up! My round ..Happy days eh!
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12/01/2008 11:21:00

chix...australia is less then a million ,iles away - eve I know that!!!
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12/01/2008 11:39:00

a man with morals in football. Pompey is where he belongs, long may it stay that way! now someone tell me that everyone in football is only after money.
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12/01/2008 11:40:00

Good on yer Harry, he was right then, its not all about money, as they would have given him more in his pocket and more for players, but he has done us proud and stayed loyal to the cause. Take us on into Europe now and prove the press (Lineaker and co especially) that we are a top club as well.
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12/01/2008 12:19:00

good decision - he had everything to lose and nothing to gain!
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12/01/2008 20:44:00

Yep Merlin you are spot one sunshine.. Harry is a Lehgend down here and now i thik he'll even be forgiven for 'going up the road' a couple of years ago..
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13/01/2008 07:52:00

Would have been a terrible move for him, at the moment it is the worst job going.
will it ever happen
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15/01/2008 09:22:00


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