Vital Football

Well it was not a surprise really was it?

Well it was not a surprise really was it?
The winner of our who will manage our great VITAL side was Mr Harry Redknapp with 34% of the votes of the poll when all votes are in and counted. Not a surprise really (even if he will forever be tainted by some). Personally I have to admit to finding this a hard call.

Redknapp was manager of the club giving us some great times, Promotion, Premiership and of course the FA Cup. Many years ago I swore I would only go to Wembley if PFC got there I guess I had given up that dream when I watched the final England International at the old Wembley (I think against Italy where England lost 0-1) But I should have had more faith suddenly we were there so often it became like a home game.

Enough about all that, what is more interesting is the support from you for Alan Ball our manager who was told to sell Mick Kennedy even though we had just been promoted to the 1st Division. I ask this question how much more successful would he have been given the money that Harry Redknapp spent? Probably for me Harry Redknapp just about edged it but it was close.

It was also great to see both 'Uncle' Avram Grant and Steve Cotterill well supported they have both done good jobs under the hardest of working conditions. It is also interesting that a current Premiership manager Tony Pulis got 0% of votes.

So the result for Manager is below.

Harry Redknapp * 2 34%
Alan Ball * 2 29%
'Uncle' Avram Grant 16%
Steve Cotterill 12%
Jim Smith 3%
Steve Claridge 3%
Frank Burrows * A few 2%
Graham Rix 1%

So when put all this together with the team looking like below.

Goal Keeper James
Defence Primus, de Zeeuw, Blake, Taylor
Midfield Anderton, Diarra, Merson, Prosinecki
Forwards Todorov, Whittingham

With your bench consisting of Knight, Mendes, D'Alessandro, Kanu, Biley and Walsh.

With the Manager Harry Redknapp and the Chairman Milan Mandaric.

Which division do you think we would be at home in?

Thanks for all your help in creating this 'VITAL' team.

Written by MickTait.

The views within this article are the views of the individual who wrote and submitted this piece, sometimes solely theirs. They are not necessarily shared by the Vital Pompey Site Journalists.

  • Click here to make your prediction: Reading v Pompey.

    Join the Vital Pompey Debate

    Trust

  • Frippy's Virtual Bookies - latest update and place your bets!

  • Writer:MickTait
    Date:Wednesday March 30 2011
    Time: 11:23AM

    Comments

    0
    A rare response to this vote based on football other than prejudice. I commend you all.
    russellm
    30/03/2011 13:10:00
    0
    not really as defoe was better than either picked striker, but was never going to get in was he!
    Super Bock 1898
    30/03/2011 18:49:00
    0
    My wife often criticises my memory, but not in this case.
    007
    30/03/2011 22:03:00
    0
    tbf i can see why the voting went this way - based on what was won, and achieved, under redknapp's management it had to be him i guess.
    altho i voted for ball because he genuinely did care wherever he was managing - to bridge that pompey-scum divide like he did takes something special. that day at palace when we got spanked 4-1, when a teary eyed squeaky bally had to plead with us to leave selhurst park installed him in my mind as one of the greatest people ever to walk the earth. so, perhaps my judgement was slightly clouded, along with the manor is which a certain mr redknapp departed etc...
    pompeyrug
    31/03/2011 08:27:00
    Page 1/1
    1. 1

    Login to post a comment

    Recent Portsmouth Articles

    2016-17 Champions Review: February

    A lot can change in the space of a few weeks, and with fixtures piling up in front of them, Pompey needed to find form if they were to make themselves serious contenders.

    Another Pompey player interesting Coventry?

    Carl Baker, a former captain at Coventry, could join ex-Pompey skipper Michael Doyle in returning to the Sky Blues? An 'ambitious swoop' for the former MK Dons midfielder is mooted.

    Cook named League Two Manager of the Year

    Cook shared the stage with Chelsea's Conte, Brighton's Hughton and Sheffield United's Wilder, winners of the Premier League, Championship and League One awards, respectively.

    On this day in history...23rd May

    A look back at this day in history, and what was happening with Pompey courtesy of our sister site PompeyRama, 23rd May.

    Archived Vital Pompey Articles

    Vital Pompey articles from

    Site Journalists

    pompeyrug
    Editor email
    Profile
    eastneydave
    Editor email
    Profile
    paultsmouth
    no email
    Profile

    Current Poll (see more polls)

    2017-18 ST sales - will they...
    Suggested By: pompeyrug
    Be higher than 2016-1778%
    Be lower than 2016-170%
    Be about the same15%
    Hmm, too soon to say7%
    ScoopDragon Publishing Entire League Network of Sites

    League Table

    # Team P W D L Pts. GD
    C Portsmouth 46 26 9 11 87 39
    P Plymouth 46 26 9 11 87 25
    P Doncaster 46 25 10 11 85 30
    4 Luton 46 20 17 9 77 27
    5 Exeter 46 21 8 17 71 19
    6 Carlisle 46 18 17 11 71 1
    7 Blackpool 46 18 16 12 70 23
    8 Colchester 46 19 12 15 69 10
    9 Wycombe 46 19 12 15 69 5
    10 Stevenage 46 20 7 19 67 4
    11 Cambridge 46 19 9 18 66 8
    12 Mansfield 46 17 15 14 66 4
    13 Accrington 46 17 14 15 65 3
    14 Grimsby 46 17 11 18 62 -4
    15 Barnet 46 14 15 17 57 -7
    16 Notts County 46 16 8 22 56 -22
    17 Crewe 46 14 13 19 55 -9
    18 Morecambe 46 14 10 22 52 -20
    19 Crawley 46 13 12 21 51 -18
    20 Yeovil 46 11 17 18 50 -15
    21 Cheltenham 46 12 14 20 50 -20
    22 Newport 46 12 12 22 48 -22
    R Hartlepool 46 11 13 22 46 -21
    R Leyton Orient 46 10 6 30 36 -40
    The Vital Football Members League
    Latest F1 News
    Latest Vital Boxing News
    Vital Football Comment

    Recent Portsmouth Results (view all)

    Portsmouth Fixtures (view all)

    Vital Members League Table

    RankNamePoints
    1.pompeyrug183
    2.PompeyFrippy48
    3.storagematt42
    4.pompeyweller28
    5.eastneydave22
    6.Copnor4322
    7.stubbsy00715
    8.Jimsmithswig10
    9.FrattonBlue8
    10.uspompeyfan4
    Write for Vital Football