QPR manager Harry Redknapp has said today that Newcastle are not in trouble and they’re too good to go down this season – but we heard that also form many people four years ago – but we still ended up third bottom of the league with a paltry 34 points – and we were relegated to the Championship.
Harry Redknapp – Newcastle too good to go down
Of course since then Newcastle have come roaring back and apart from the last seven league games, in which we’ve managed to lose six of them – things have been on the up for Newcastle since the summer of 2009.
Newcastle were 5th last season, but our first romp in Europe for six seasons seems to have caused havoc with the small Newcastle squad, and we’re now hurting just a little.
This is what the 65-year-old former Tottenham manager had to say today:
“They’re not in relegation trouble.” “I don’t see them being in there come May. They’re too good to be there.” “Graham Carr does well for Newcastle.”
“He’s been a good person up there.” “He works hard. We’ve got to get the players we need.” “It’s different when you’re trying to attract someone to Newcastle who have 55,000 people there and attracting them to a team at the bottom of the division.”
When Sam Allardyce was sacked in January of 2008, Mike Ashley’s first choice for manager was Harry, who was then at Portsmouth, but after initially accepting the deal he changed his mind after going out to dinner on a Friday night with his wife and friends, and he called Ashley the following day and said he would not be taking the job, and then four days later Mike appointed Kevin Keegan as Newcastle manager.
Redknapp has done well since he joined QPR, and in four games in charge he has three draws and a win – so to us that means he’s due a defeat – and we hope that’s the result today – with Newcastle getting a massive 3 points.
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