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Redknapp praises the quality we have

Redknapp praises the quality we have

Harry Redknapp has really praised up the current Pompey squad with what he has said on the Pompey Site: 'I stand outside in training and look at the improvements that we've made and the players that we've got.

'It's fantastic to see the quality that we've got here.

'It's a pleasure to watch these players, people like Sylvain Distin - what a player he is.

'We're building a team here that's beginning to look like a really good side'.

Clearly Redknapp is now happy with things and is seems like he is starting to believe that things are possible, well openly admit this belief which is a good thing.

I do not want to sound like Redknapp and give a 'look where we were X amount of years ago' but it genuinely is hard not to think back just a little over 2 years ago and think about the squad we had then - when he returned - and the direction we looked like taking, compared to the squad we have now and the direction that we are...

He is also casting his eye on FA cup glory this season, and as he told The News he feels that we have the players that are capable of going all the way, but he is also wary of the threat that Plymouth pose: 'It would be fantastic for this club to go to Wembley.

'And now I'm looking at my squad and believe we could give anybody a game.

'It's a home draw, so if we are on our games we should progress.

'I'm not saying it will be easy. You just have to look at the last round to see that'.

Yep, it will not be easy at all but I would be bitterly disappointed if we did not progress.

If we do, with a little bit of fortune with the draw and maybe some help with results in this round the draw could really open up for us...

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Writer:pompeyrug
Date:Friday January 25 2008
Time: 12:00PM

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Oooooozzzzzzing class. Well most of the time we do.
storagematt
25/01/2008 12:30:00
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On our day we can beat anybody including those in the big 4... We just need a few more 'days' to be really consistent, but we are making strides all the time.... Imagine what we'd be like when Muntari, Diarra, Johnson et all have a full season under their belt... Doesn't mean we should stop building though.... Who would have thought GON & Matty T would be surplus to requirements... Maybe in a couple of years we will move on again and be in a better position and watching the likes of Benjani, Kranjcar & Johnson leave because they can not get in the starting line-up ...
Chix
25/01/2008 12:38:00
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Whoa; slow down! I know what you mean and I think we can and will go forward over the next two years. Let's just get in to round 5 first. If The News is to be believed, HR will put out his strongstet team tomorrow.
UKTony
25/01/2008 12:53:00
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Agree, it really is good times at the club, at the moment and hopefully we can get our place in Europe which will help entice new players. We have got a good balance of experience, with youth at the moment, (which did surprise me with Berger link) so hopefully we can keep the momentum going and have a team that go onto the next level next season.
blarmy
25/01/2008 12:55:00
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i should hope that 'arry will put his best side out - we can win the fa cup if we have a few more of our 'we can beat anyone on our day' days... if we do that we will be in the final at least, with a bit of luck and performances like we can give we could go all the way.
pompeyrug
25/01/2008 13:29:00
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Two thoughts - one is as Chix and Matt have said consistency - 6 home games without scoring could cost us Top 4 at the end of season and two building will now be have to be more slowly. We have reached a level where improvement will not come quickly and more from team work (improving what we have got) rather than getting new players.
eastneydave
25/01/2008 13:29:00
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Eastneydave you are 100% correct. We need stability and to get away from buying a whole new team every year.
007
25/01/2008 14:06:00
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its good to see harry changing his perspective on pompey, and does this mean he doesnt want to sign too many more players before end of transfer window?
jbaker
25/01/2008 14:16:00
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Agree with eastneydave, consistency is the key now for the next 18 months with Pompey. Still think we need a natural goal scorer before the end of the window.
bluedr
25/01/2008 15:38:00
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we do have a side, that, when everyone plays at there best, no-one - yes, NO-ONE can beat us. the thing that would make us into title contenders would be the consistency that we need, and possibly some slightly younger centre backs, as sol just cant play every game. ...and possibly more "squad players", a creative midfielder, and a goal scorring forward.
pompeycarpet
25/01/2008 17:16:00
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