Spurs Appoint Harry Redknapp – Recovery Likely

We have to be thankful for Tottenham Hotspur this season, because if a vote was taken for the most under-performing team so far this season, Spurs would edge us out of top place – thank goodness.

Redknapp – new Tottenham manager starting with today’s game against Bolton

But it looks like Spurs have waited long enough for Juande Ramos to perform, and he was sacked yesterday, almost exactly a year after Martin Jol was given the sack, following Newcastle’s 3-1 win at St. James’ Park over the London side.

Harry Redknapp will take over and there must have been some very quiet negotiations going on behind the scenes as Spurs have agreed to pay Portsmouth £5M for Harry in compensation.

It’s almost a similar situation when Bobby Robson took over at Newcastle when Newcastle were second bottom of the league, back in September, 1999. Robson managed the team magnificently to get us 52 points in that 1999-2000 season – a fantastic management accomplishment that Bobby never really got the plaudits for that he deserved.

Redknapp is a good manager, who almost ended up at Newcastle last January, and if we were to lay any bets, we fully expect him to have Spurs at least in mid-table before the end of the season. With all the stars at Spurs, albeit under-performing right now, Harry will have his best squad ever, and he’ll be like a kid in a candy store.

But that now puts the spotlight on Newcastle, and we must get a new owner in as soon as possible, so we can start turning around the mess we’re in, as we rooted at 2nd bottom in the league.

We still expect Joe Kinnear to get us some wins before he leaves, and hopefully that will start on Tuesday night against WBA, following our disastrous loss to Sunderland yesterday.

Now is the time for our fans to support Joe and the team big time, and we can pull out of this mess.

Comments welcome.

15 comments so far

  • yemozone

    Oct 26, 2008 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #1

    If joe replaces butt and geremi with barton and jonas, then we are winning that match.

  • toonbully

    Oct 26, 2008 at 10:56 AM

    Comment #2

    Used to watch Dads Army all those years ago , and in a thick scottish accent , Fraser would say ‘


    We need to have some clean sheets , where is all this work on our defence !

  • Nick 69

    Oct 26, 2008 at 11:07 AM

    Comment #3

    nicky butt needs to be dropped, hes a liabilty, geremi is sh*t.
    id go with this team on tues:

    beye colo bassong enrique
    duff barton guthrie nzog

  • ToonKing

    Oct 26, 2008 at 11:10 AM

    Comment #4

    the Fat Foook needs to get moving with the sell or i’ll see you all at Yeovil and Macclesfield very soon.

  • DanToon

    Oct 26, 2008 at 11:17 AM

    Comment #5

    v WBA…











    Comments welcome!!?

  • Nick

    Oct 26, 2008 at 11:19 AM

    Comment #6

    Until Kinnear is ruthless enough to drop Butt and Taylor then yes we are doomed.

    Sadly JK did an Allardyce yesterday and went for a draw, even subbing a left back for a left back when we were chasing the game and generally leaving the subs far too late.

    Yes Taylor had a decent game v Everton as a RB and he should be cover for Beye, but in the centre Taylor just does that stupid goonish grin every time he messes up with his ball watching !

    Butt has these stupid rushes of blood on the edge of his own pen area which is killing us game after game but along with Tayor he seems to be an ” untouchable”


    Beye Colo Bassong

    Spidey Barton N’ Zog Enrique / Duff

    Lua Martins Ranger

  • Toon Graeme

    Oct 26, 2008 at 11:32 AM

    Comment #7

    I was surprised when I saw this on the tele at yond time this morning. Thanks for the clocks going back and the boy getting up an hour earlier.

    Anyway my point this:

    Mike Ashley, who is best of chums with Tottenham hierachy seems to have modelled his management style of their european set up.

    Now Tottenham made a huge cock up in selling its strikers and bringing in no real replacements apart from Chinny fuss Bentley, who thinks he is David Beckham by changing his appearence every week – but ends up looking a tool.

    Now the spuds have had a right crap start (like us) and not only sack the manager, but assistants and also their director of football!

    Makes MA look more of a tit from copying this style and another concrete piece of evidence that it doesnt work in the premiership.

    I could be barking up the wrong tree but it if MA was to do this back in September, things could be a whole lot different.

    I fear for our prem survival and the lads need to play each game like its that vital last game that means staying up and going down.

  • selly no skill

    Oct 26, 2008 at 12:09 PM

    Comment #8

    why are you worried what spurs are doin ed.who cares what spurs are doin.what matters is what we are doin.stop over dramatizing everything.we got beat by a very good goal by a team who had all its players firing.we should of got beat last year really there.yesterday we had two world class strikers out and possibly our two best midfielders coming back from lengthy lay offs.if you took just one player in cisse out of their side they would have been shite.and as for new owners changing things.even if they take over next week and install a nother manager it will take him a few weeks to suss things out and he cant buy till jan,when clubs dont sell top players anyway.lets just calm down and build from the last few games.christ if the players read your blog and its comments ed ,which they might,no wonder they lack confidence.

  • Vitorbarbosa

    Oct 26, 2008 at 12:22 PM

    Comment #9

    It’s good news. I hope this will force our players to re-think about their performances.

    If they do believe Spurs will come up, then that’s good. They will need to perform better before they drop to the last spot in the league.

  • Turkish magpie

    Oct 26, 2008 at 12:30 PM

    Comment #10

    poyet has been sacked!

    who thinks Cashley will apoint him with wise! The owners might even think of this one!

    Tottenham might be out of trouble and i think we will be after 3 games but With poyet sacked this could cause ideas to spark which might even effect the sale! We dont need anymore trouble anyway tottenham are still bottom if they win but tuesday is a must win now because a defeat or even a draw might not save us from a massive scrap!

  • Tom_Toon

    Oct 26, 2008 at 1:04 PM

    Comment #11

    Spurs wont go through a revival, look a their next 6 fixures, all you can do is laugh, they wont get anything from them.

    They wont improve till january because their team is simply so lightweight.

  • Michael12

    Oct 26, 2008 at 1:22 PM

    Comment #12

    @DanToon Ameobi over Xisco would be my option and surely anyone but Taylor would be welcome.

    I argue Ameobi because he has been scoring of late. We should be capable of winning a game 1-0 but if only for our defense. We have conceded 2 or more goals which is simply too much for any side. We were beaten by a spectacular free kick and missed a chance or two to actually win the game. Feelings about losing the game today aside, it could have gone either way but importantly we were competing and it was not a meltdown defeat. We were unlucky.

  • Michael12

    Oct 26, 2008 at 1:30 PM

    Comment #13

    Back to the topic on hand. Does this not surprise you somewhat? Harry Redknapp would not touch Newcastle with a pole when we were courting him but the moment Tottenham release Ramos, a day or two later he is appointed. What does this tell you about yourselves?

    1. We are an unreasonably hostile bunch.
    2. London is an attraction on it’s own.
    3. We are not such a big club after all.
    4. We need to change attitudes as fans.

    We need to be a more inviting group rather than people prone to protestations when we are not satisfied. I cannot think of another group of fans that have behaved in such a similar fashion after the Keegan resignation.

  • Obafan

    Oct 26, 2008 at 1:33 PM

    Comment #14

    Ed, with all respect, but Spurs do not interest me a bit.

    The only thing that is important to me is NUFC. I think our club has got problems enough to comment that we don’t need to read something about a team in London.

  • listie

    Oct 26, 2008 at 4:57 PM

    Comment #15

    Michael12 – I think it has more to with the following
    1. He can commute to Spurs
    2. Portsmouth have money trouble, no cash to spend
    3. If he keeps spurs up he will be seen as successful
    When we wanted him all was rosy at Pompey, money to spend, good squad, league position etc, now things have changed massively, and Portsmouth are in trouble, HR has seen that he will more than likely have to sell and may not be able to buy, so he is running and running fast. Remember this was the man who said i’m never moving, this is my last move, what a crock a shit, writing on the wall, i’m off sharpish.


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