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What the people thought...

What the people thought...

...of Harry Redknapp staying that is.

Some 24 hours later and several drinks later from many of us - certainly myself I can vouch for that - I have a little time so have decided to look at what the people said about his decision to turn down the Toon and stay with us.

Firstly I must look at what our own chief executive Peter Storrie had to say to The News: 'Harry staying has taken a huge wrench away from my stomach.

'We're absolutely delighted. We've been in lengthy discussions with Harry, who has now been linked with three big jobs - Tottenham, England and Newcastle.

'It speaks volumes about his desire to see Pompey succeed that he wants to stay here.

'Harry feels there is still a job to do here.

'We have moved forward tremendously but he feels there is still more that can be done.

'Hopefully, myself and the club's owner Sacha Gaydamak have persuaded him to stay as much as his family have'.

Throughout this whole ordeal Storrie and Sacha Gaydamak have really shown what commitment and dedication to the Pompey cause they have, so they have both gone up in my estimations - they probably have in many of yours also? Not that I am saying they were ever low in them of course.

Milan Mandaric, our former chairman who came in and saved us from near certain extinction showed that although he is now in control at Leicester how much Redknapp and also Portsmouth Football Club still hold a very, very special place in his heart, as he could not hide his delight from sky sports at his decision to stay: 'it's great news, particularly for the supporters because they love Harry. I'm very happy for Harry and the loyal supporters of Portsmouth.

'I thought it would only happen if Harry wanted a big challenge but at the same time I was banking on his loyalty.

'Nobody could do a better job as Harry.

'The way he makes these players work for him and the club and the football, I don't think anyone could do a better job than Harry there.

'There's a lot of money in the Premiership these days but it's the manager and the supporters who will drive this club.

'I think Harry is tailor made for that job and the city. The supporters love him and adore him. They are great people'.

Yep, as said I think he has shown that he still has plenty of time for him, Pompey and of course us the fans - and this was all genuine, if you heard him saying this you could tell by the tone in his voice.

We have all rejoiced in this and can all now look forward to what promises to be a magical future for Portsmouth Football Club starting with a win today at Sunderland all being well - if you have not already made your predictions in the Pompey predictions league on this game do it here.

Lets just hope that no other 'tempting' jobs come up in the foreseeable future as I do not know about you fellas but I could not go through this again anytime soon, if at all...

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Sunday January 13 2008
Time: 11:30AM

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The only other job he would take now is the England one. Being as the fa wont ever offer it to him, he is, as i said in an earlier thread, before he made his decision, 'arry is Pompey till he dies!!
pompey4me
13/01/2008 11:51:00
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Yeah but.... have you seen the BBC website ... apparently Ashley has not been put off apparently and maybe still wants to try and get Harry ......."Redknapp has ruled himself out of the running to replace Sam Allardyce, but reports claim Magpies owner Mike Ashley is still keen on the Pompey boss".... I don't think that anything will change but when are they going to give up.. it's bordering on harrassment !
Chix
13/01/2008 12:10:00
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Once you have seen the interview in full, i think it is clear that 'arry wont go anywhere.
pompey4me
13/01/2008 12:37:00
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They have been talking to HR since last October, so something happened over the weekend, which was unexpected.
007
13/01/2008 14:07:00
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HRs not mooving anywhere. who would want him after that result???
pompeycarpet
13/01/2008 16:46:00
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Good to see that he has decide to stay, would have been a big mistake to move to toon,
will it ever happen
15/01/2008 09:10:00
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