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    levy was right

    Post by Guest on Tue Oct 08 2013, 06:08




    Sorry if in wrong area - it's spurs related.





    Harry Redknapp: FA bosses 'do not have a clue'

    Harry Redknapp says that Football Association senior officials do not have the knowledge required to choose the best England manager.
    The QPR boss was overlooked for the role when Roy Hodgson succeeded former coach Fabio Capello in May 2012.
    "I wouldn't trust the FA to show me a good manager if their lives depended on it," he wrote in his autobiography, serialised in the Daily Mail.
    Redknapp, 66, says he holds no grudge against Hodgson after the decision.
    But he insists he was the leading choice with England fans and players, claiming senior players texted him to offer him their support.
    Redknapp's managerial career
    1983-1992: Bournemouth
    1994-2001: West Ham
    2002-2004: Portsmouth
    2004-2005: Southampton
    2005-2008: Portsmouth
    2008-2012: Tottenham
    2012-present: QPR
    "This isn't about them giving the England job to me or Roy Hodgson, but English football being run by people who really haven't got a clue - and they get to pick the England manager," he said.
    "Everyone said I was the people's choice, the only choice. All the senior players seemed to be up for me to get the job.
    "I got quite a few text messages at the time from players saying they would love me to manage England: Steven Gerrard, Wayne Rooney, Rio Ferdinand, John Terry.
    "But the FA went for Roy Hodgson to be the England manager - a man who is more their cup of tea."
    Redknapp, who was manager of Tottenham when the decision was made, said he wanted Liverpool boss Brendan Rodgers - then with Swansea City - to be his assistant.
    "My thinking on Brendan was this: if he can do it with players from the lower leagues at Swansea what can he do with Rio and Terry or Rooney and Gerrard?" he added.
    "So when Tottenham played Swansea on 1 April, 2012 I pulled Brendan after the game and said that if all the speculation about me and England was true would he consider coming to the European Championships in the summer as my part-time coach?
    "I told him I wanted England to play with as much technical ambition as Swansea. He was up for it.
    "Some Tottenham fans might think I was distracted from my club job, but I can assure you the conversation took five minutes. And we beat Swansea 3-1 that day."
    Redknapp's side won just twice in 10 matches following Capello's resignation as Spurs failed to qualify for the Champions League.
    He was sacked in June 2012 before taking over at QPR the following November.

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    Re: levy was right

    Post by Guest on Tue Oct 08 2013, 06:08

    harry thinking he had the england job. trying to poach other mangers to go with him
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    Post by vis on Tue Oct 08 2013, 08:35

    And that's why he's a c**t Lought and will always remain a c**t. He thought he was nailed on Ing-Ger-Land and forgot our team. Oh I got texts from Lumpy & Wazza & Wavy Lips & Gerrard & JT (and all the other good ole boys who feared for their futures under anyone else then Redknapp). So fucking what Redknapp. I'm glad you got screwed over . . . .


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    Post by Guest on Tue Oct 08 2013, 09:09

    we agree on something vis lol

    spurs are bigger then the england job.

    in fact any top prem job is

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    Post by Guest on Tue Oct 08 2013, 11:53

    http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sport/foo...ng-jockey.html

    HARRY REDKNAPP EXCLUSIVE: How a fake jockey took me for a ride... I was conned into paying for £150 taxis, giving him seats in a private box and signed shirts from Bale. Three years later, I found out he was just a potman in the pub

    I was introduced to ‘Lee Topliss’ at Les Ambassadeurs casino in London one night during my time as Tottenham manager.
    Lee Topliss is a young jockey who has been riding for Richard Fahey at Musley Bank Stables since 2009. He is regarded as one of the best apprentices in the game.
    This guy seemed a nice kid. He wasn’t dressed too well, looked like he could do with a few quid, but very open and chatty.
    If you like a bet, he seemed a good man to know.
    Then the conversation turned to football. ‘I love Tottenham, Harry,’ he said. ‘The only problem is, I can never get a ticket…’

    Suddenly, he was at near enough every home game. He’d ring me up, give me a few tips for horses — they usually got beat — and then arrange to come to the match at the weekend. Half the time I’d end up dropping him at the station afterwards because I felt sorry for him.
    He came everywhere. Directors’ box at Manchester United and Arsenal, in a private box next to Roman Abramovich at Chelsea.
    We went out for dinner after a match and I’ve never forgotten the way he tucked into his food. I’ve never seen a jockey eat like it. He even had dessert.
    ‘Are you sure you should be having all those calories, Lee?’ I asked him. ‘Oh, it’s OK, Harry,’ he assured me. ‘I sweat it all out in the sauna in the morning.’ What do I know? He went through the card and then I gave him £150 for a taxi back up to Newmarket.
    This went on for years. If we had a big game, he was there.
    One day he said he had an offer to go to Dubai for a few weeks and ride for the Godolphin stable.
    ‘It’s a great opportunity, Harry,’ he said, ‘but I’ve got to pay my own way and I can’t afford the air fare. I’ll get prize money out there but I can’t collect it until the end of the month.’
    ‘How much do you need, Lee?’ I asked. ‘About five hundred quid should do it,’ he said. So I lent him £500. I never saw that again, prize money or not.

    When I switched clubs, Lee’s allegiance to Tottenham turned out not to be as strong as he made out. Now he was going everywhere with QPR.
    On the last day of last season, he came up to Liverpool as my guest, sat in the directors’ box and, at the end of the game, pleaded poverty again. ‘I’m riding down at Newbury tomorrow, Harry, and I’m not sure I’ve got the train fare.’
    He even cadged a lift to the station out of me, which took me in the opposite direction to home.
    I just felt sorry for him. He was always on his own, and he obviously wasn’t making much money, despite being a top apprentice.

    And then I got a phone call from Willie McKay, a football agent. ‘Do you still speak to Lee Topliss, Harry?’ asked Willie. ‘Yeah, I do,’ I said. ‘He’s always calling me, more losers than winners, mind you.’
    ‘Right,’ Willie continued. ‘Well, I think I know why his information isn’t so clever.’
    ‘Why?’
    ‘He’s not Lee Topliss. He’s a potman at a boozer in Newmarket. He picks up glasses - he’s not a f****** jockey.’
    Three years he’d had me.
    The best seat in the house, good restaurants, lifts here, there and everywhere - and heaven knows what in hand-outs.
    And it was a sheer fluke that Willie found out the truth. A while ago, ‘Lee’ had given Willie a rare successful tip, so the next time Willie was at Doncaster, he saw Lee Topliss’s name on the card and wanted to thank him.

    But when he saw him ride around in the parade ring, it didn’t look like Lee Topliss. Taller for a start. Willie put it down to the protective racing helmet he was wearing and thought no more of it.
    Then, a few races later, he saw Lee with his back to him in the paddock. Now was the chance to say something. He tapped him on the shoulder.
    Harry Redknapp
    Extracted from Always Managing: My Autobiography by Harry Redknapp with Martin Samuel, published by Ebury on October 10 at £20. © Harry Redknapp 2013. To order a copy for £15.99 (p&p free), call 0844 472 4157.
    ‘Hello, Lee, I’m Willie, Harry’s mate, thanks for the horse you gave me, good lad, it ran well,’ he said.
    The jockey stared at Willie as if he was mad.
    ‘I’m Harry Redknapp’s friend,’ Willie repeated. ‘If you ever need anything, give me a ring.’
    Again, he was staring back at Willie as if he had landed from the moon. Then Willie began to study the lad’s face. It wasn’t the ‘Lee Topliss’ he knew, the one he had met with me at Les Ambassadeurs.
    And then Willie started making enquiries.
    I thought I was streetwise. This guy, ‘Lee’, was a different class. I’m told when Istabraq won the Champion Hurdle, he’d led the horse into the winner’s enclosure waving the Irish tricolour. Everyone thought he was part of the trainer Aidan O’Brien’s stable but it turned out they didn’t have a clue who he was either.
    He was a conman preying on the racing scene and the little Irish rogue had us all. I’m told he was working the same racket with Liverpool’s Glen Johnson, plus a couple of football agents and other managers.
    I can imagine him now, in his room full of signed shirts —Robbie Keane, Aaron Lennon, Gareth Bale, all collected through me.
    So I’d got sacked by Tottenham, relegated with QPR, my mate of three years turned out to be an Irish crook, and my last memory was of him disappearing off to Lime Street station in Liverpool with another £150 of my money.
    Oh yes, it had been one hell of a year.
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    Re: levy was right

    Post by vis on Wed Oct 09 2013, 05:20

    Serves the widboy mug right lol. And I wonder if he had permission to give away the clubs property to chancers? Just a thought . . . . . .


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    Post by totalytot on Wed Oct 09 2013, 05:36

    vis wrote:Serves the widboy mug right lol. And I wonder if he had permission to give away the clubs property to chancers? Just a thought . . . . . .

    "Thats awite my son put that in your bin, there's plenty more where that came from. It's all on exseeees and old Danny boy don't know a thing about it, never as but he's a triffic guvnor"

    Tosser!!!

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    Re: levy was right

    Post by vis on Wed Oct 09 2013, 06:45

    PMSL Mikey lmao lmao lmao lmao 
    Repped . . . . .


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