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Lets play good football...

Lets play good football...

...this is the message that Harry Redknapp has delivered with what he has said on the Pompey Site: 'we want to play, that's all I ever say to the players.

'We've got good footballers here and I want to see them pass the ball. I hate it when we lose the ball by just kicking it anywhere.

'When I had Rio Ferdinand at West Ham all those years ago he would maybe make the odd mistake once a year but I would still encourage him.

'If you tell him not to play what are you looking for? Do you want him to kick it up field or into the stands?

'That's the easy way out and too many people do it.

'Look at Niko and Pedro passing the ball around - they were fantastic'.

We do have to keep things in perspective, as with all due respect to the opponents it was Derby and we should be beating them at home but we did look good at the weekend and looked as though home form could return.

There have been a few times this season when we have played some bad football - against Boro in particular just after Christmas we were awful and we basically reverted to a long ball tactic for 90 minutes. This was not only ugly, but it did not suit us - but in the main we have played some fantastic football.

Sadly most of our best football has been away from Fratton Park this season, but now that we have got that monkey off our back and scored some long over due goals, as well as picking up a win with players seemingly having returned to their best form and others arriving we could see some great stuff at home for the rest of this season...

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Monday January 21 2008
Time: 3:37PM

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Good for HR. Passing football is great as long as you retain the ball. At home this season we have given the ball away too cheaply and hence not scored the goals we should.
eastneydave
21/01/2008 16:10:00
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Diarra was hungry for the ball; I think that rubbed off on others
UKTony
21/01/2008 16:22:00
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Yes this is why so many people like Harry - because his teams play football.
tracyc
21/01/2008 16:38:00
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we have players that are confortable on the ball, so long as they use it in the right way and others are intelligent enough to see what they will do - which most are - we should see some fantastic stuff at fratton from here on in i reckon...
pompeyrug
21/01/2008 17:45:00
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th problem was, MOTD clearly didnt think it was a good game!!! i hope/think we will be seeing some fantastic stuff at fratton - but i would also like to see our away form pick up again...particulyl when we play man u...
pompeycarpet
21/01/2008 18:27:00
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If Harry wants to play good football, I want to watch it!
paultsmouth
21/01/2008 18:45:00
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Play as quality team & you'll always beat a team of quality individuals.
storagematt
21/01/2008 20:04:00
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If its good entertaining football HR wants then he needs to leave Kanu out of the squad.
frattonaussie
21/01/2008 21:41:00
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Or, play to his strengths, not put him up front on his own.
pompey4me
21/01/2008 21:56:00
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agreed p4me - im ok with kanu playing if he is used in the right way and to his strenghts, not up top on his own...
pompeyrug
21/01/2008 23:07:00
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