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8:30 am

Ex-Spurs manager Harry Redknapp is one of the managers that the Daily Telegraph undercover operation has revealed that he found out after a game his own players had bet on the result and may not have told the FA.

Man of the moment Son Heung-min is on the front of the programme for Sunday's televised top of the table clash against Pep Guardiola's Manchester City.


Last season's encounter was the most watched game on US cable TV with 725,000 viewers.

Eleven Spurs players have been called up into various England youth squads.





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David Pleat for England manager

7:30 am

NEXT ENGLAND MANAGER

David Pleat for England manager

Roy Hodgsom resigned immediately to try to stop a press onslaught against him. He should never have been appointed in the first place, the job should have gone to Harry Redknapp, the nations choice.

The FA know best though and appointed Bungle instead. Who are the people appointing these managers? We had Graham Taylor, a route one specialist who nobody wanted, there was Steve McClaren, who nobody wanted and Roy Hodgson, again who nobody wanted.

The favourite for the job is an FA yes man who was a total flop as a manager. How Ian Wright and Peter Crouch can agree that perhaps he should be appointed because of his work with the Under-21 side is beyond me. Under-21 football is terrible, we don't face any opposition until a major tournament and we flop in them with players who don't try and players who clubs won't let play. You can't give another pathetic appointment.

Quite frankly there are few options, there was nobody on the list that you would want to appoint. Flop Southgate is the long favourite at 6/4. Tim Sherwood anyone! We shouldn't even be contemplating Southgate and if we do it demonstrates that the FA simply do not have the ability to be making these decisions, but then we know that already.

Next is Alan Pardew, a manager who has only ever had one decent season in the Premier League from memory, Eddie Howe, who has had only one season in the Premier League full stop, so the job is a little really for him yet. He could be a future England manager though and may be the man we have to turn to in a couple of years with no other candidates on the horizon.

Gary Neville has no track record to be able to appoint him so he isn't feasible, incredibly Alan Shearer is on the bookies list, that shows how desperate we are, again no experience to able to offer him the job. A xase can be made for Welshman Brendan Rogers, but without Suarez he didn't seem to know what to do.

Next on the bookies list is Harry Redknapp, a definite contender and one option, but before I come to the two other options that make sense, let me first dismiss the route one football of Sam Allardyce, a manager who is trying to buy Eden Dzeko to lump balls to.

So, apart from Harry Redknapp, who could we appoint?

We need someone with managerial experience, someone who has been there and done it, ideally English. We first of I would turn to Scotland and ask Sir Alex Ferguson to take the job, he wouldn't of course. Then ask Arsene Wenger, he wouldn't accept it either. So after trying and failing with those two you turn to two other candidates.

With those two dismissed, who is there left?

Glenn Hoddle was doing a decent job with England until the media got into him and got him the sack. He is one option, the other is completely left field and probably wouldn't even be considered by anyone else, but has the kind of experience we perhaps need right now, David Pleat.

We need a manager with tactical ability and experience. He fits the bill, probably better than any other candidate out there. There is a dearth of feasible candidates around at the moment and for the next two years he could hold the fort. Unless Glenn Hoddle were appointed I'd give either Harry Redknapp, but perhaps preferably David Pleat a two-year contract and not on the daft money we pay managers either.
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Harry Redknapp Team of the Week

12:30 pm
Harry Redknapp Team of the Week


The Premier League Team of the Week Series will run throughout the season, where I'll bring you the Official EA Sports Premier League Tea of the Week and the Individual Player Ratings, where they stand in the list of Premier League players.

As a build up to that each week I'll also be bringing the Team of the Week selects from TV Analysts/Pundits/Experts call them what you will. Now it's the chance of BT Analyst and former Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp.

Heurelho Gomes of Watford is starting to feature regularly in these Team of the Week teams as is Southampton centre-back Virgil van Dijk, the man they bought to replace Toby Alderweireld and Janie Vardy, the Leicester City forward scoring goals, thus the man on the moment for the press.

Harry Redknapp Team of the Week

GK: Heurelho Gomes, Watford
RB: Kyle Naughton, Swansea
CB: Virgil van Dijk, Southampton
CB: Nicolas Otamendi, Manchester City
LB: Marcus Rojo, Manchester United
DM: Yann M'Vila, Sunderland
DM: Mark Noble, West Ham
AMR: Jamie Vardy, Leicester City
AMC: Santi Cazorla, Arsenal
AML: Christian Eriksen, Tottenham
CF: Harry Kane, Tottenham
Manager: Sam Allardyce, Sunderland


Harry Redknapp Team of the Week


Harry Redknapp Team of the Week

Gomes
Naughton Virgil van Dijk Otamendi Rojo
M'Vila Noble
Vardy Cazorla Eriksen
Kane

Back to the old Townsend - right angles and no goal threat, mentally poor
We have to marry strong defence with attack - a rather appropriate article given the defeat last night to Anderlecht
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Further reports of Spurs scouting - MacKenzie scouting 9 games in 4 days





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Harry Redknapp Team of the Week

11:30 am
Harry Redknapp Team of the Week

The Premier League Team of the Week Series will run throughout the season, where I'll bring you the Official EA Sports Premier League Tea of the Week and the Individual Player Ratings, where they stand in the list of Premier League players.

As a build up to that each week I'll also be bringing the Team of the Week selects from TV Analysts/Pundits/Experts call them what you will. Now it's the chance of BT Analyst and former Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp.

This week we see no Spurs players and as was the case with Garth Crooks we see Liverpool goalkeeper 
Simon Mignolet between the sticks. As reasonable game as he has we should have scored, our shots were actually too close to him and not that difficult to save. At this level hitting the target is not enough.

Harry also agrees with Crooks over Carl Jenkinson, Morgan Schneiderlin, Raheem Sterling, Georginio Wijnaldum and Jamie Vardy.

Harry Redknapp Team of the Week

Simon Mignolet (Liverpool)
Carl Jenkinson (West Ham United)
Chris Smalling (Manchester United)
Gareth McAuley (West Bromwich Albion)
Nacho Monreal (Arsenal)
Morgan Schneiderlin (Manchester United)
Yaya Toure (Manchester City)
Raheem Sterling (Manchester City)
Georginio Wijnaldum (Newcastle United)
Jamie Vardy (Leicester City)
Diego Costa (Chelsea)
Manager: Steve McClaren (Newcastle United)

Harry Redknapp Team of the Week

4-2-3-1
Mignolet 
Jenkinson Smalling McAuley Monreal
Schneiderlin Toure
Sterling Wijnaldum Vardy
Costa

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Harry Redknapp Team of the Week

4:30 pm
Harry Redknapp Team of the Week


The Premier League Team of the Week Series will run throughout the season, where I'll bring you the Official EA Sports Premier League Tea of the Week and the Individual Player Ratings, where they stand in the list of Premier League players.

As a build up to that each week I'll also be bringing the Team of the Week selects from TV Analysts/Pundits/Experts call them what you will. Now it's the chance of BT Analyst and former Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp.

Last week he went for a 4-2-3-1 formation which included 2 players from Tottenham Hotspur (Toby Alderweirels at right-back and Eric Dier), Manchester United and Arsenal topped up with 1 player from Crystal Palace, Southampton, Newcastle United, Stoke City and Liverpool.

This week he seems to have a Manchester City fetish with 7 of his best 11 from them.

Harry Redknapp Team of the Week

Asmir Begovic (Chelsea)
Matteo Darmian (Man Utd)
Vincent Kompany (Man City)
Phil Jagielka (Everton)
Aleksander Kolarov (Man City)
Yaya Toure (Man City)
Fernandinho (Man City)
Jefferson Montero (Swansea)
David Silva (Man City)
Mesut Ozil (Arsenal)
Sergio Ageuro (Man City)

Harry Redknapp Team of the Week

Begovic 
Darmian Kompany Jagielka Kolarov
Toure Fernandinho Montero Silva Ozil
Ageuro


Garth Crooks Team of the Week


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2 Spurs Players in Harry Redknapp Team of the Week

10:00 am
Harry Redknapp Team of the Week


The Premier League Team of the Week Series will run throughout the season, where I'll bring you the Official EA Sports Premier League Tea of the Week and the Individual Player Ratings, where they stand in the list of Premier League players.

As a build up to that each week I'll also be bringing the Team of the Week selects from TV Analysts/Pundits/Experts call them what you will. Now it is the turn of Harry Redknapp.

Former Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp, the only man to get us into the UEFA Champions League yet still lambasted by some sad people to this day, selects his Premier League Team of the Week. 

He includes 2 players from Tottenham Hotspur, Manchester United and Arsenal topped up with 1 player from Crystal Palace, Southampton, Newcastle United, Stoke City and Liverpool.


Harry Redknapp Team of the Week

David de Gea (Manchester United)
Toby Alderweireld (Tottenham Hotspur)
Brede Hangeland (Crystal Palace)
Virgil van Dijk (Southampton)
Kevin Mbabu (Newcastle United)
Eric Dier (Tottenham Hotspur)
Glenn Whelan (Stoke City)
Juan Mata (Manchester United)
Mesut Ozil (Arsenal)
Alexis Sanchez (Arsenal)
Daniel Sturridge (Liverpool)


Harry Redknapp Team of the Week

4-2-3-1
David de Gea (Man U)
Alderweireld (Spurs) Hangeland (Palace) Van Dijk (Saints) Mbabu (Newcastle)
Dier (Spurs) Whelan (Stoke)
Mata (Man U) Ozil (Arsenal) Sanchez (Arsenal)
Sturridge (Liverpool)



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Redknapp, Dele Alli & history made

9:00 pm
A few quick pieces of site news before tonight's offering. I have removed all ads from links, a brief experiment that I wasn't fully behind as I find the ads on other sites before you can view content annoying, indeed I turned them down on my site as too many in Newsnow have them.

The ads for the Football-Shop.net you see at the end of each post is this sites own shop so I'd rather earn that way through product sales and from the ads that appear in the sidebars and I thank all of you who do click on them, it's very much appreciated (so keep it up) for the time that has to go into producing the content for the site.

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Harry Redknapp in his Kicca column takes a ;look at The Manchester United vs Tottenham Hotspur game and felt United had no pace in the side.
Kicca

While many have praise for young Dele Alli there is one questioning voice, a certain Chris Waddle. He raised a legitimate question about stepping up two grades of football, the Premier League is a different game than pre-season friendlies. Ryan Mason did it last season so stepping up two divisions is quite possible.
One MK 

Tottenham Hotspur set history once again on Saturday when we became the first club to start with 4 Belgians in the side, Toby Alderweireld, Jan Vertonghen, Nacer Chadli and Mousa Dembélé.

We have a rich history of being first, a history which includes:

  • Tottenham Hotspur were the first team in North London - established in 1882.
  • Spurs were the first non - league team to win the F.A.Cup in 1901 - defeated Sheffield United 3-1 in a replay at Bolton, following a 2 - 2 draw at Crystal Palace. We are still the only non-league team to win it.
  • Spurs were the first team to wear numbers on their shirts - We led the campaign for numbered shirts and in 1939 for the F.A.Cup against Watford we wore numbered shirts and won 7 - 1.
  • Spurs were the first team in 20th century to win the 'impossible' Double in 1960/61 season, when managed by Bill Nicholson, we won the 1st Division with 31 wins and defeated Leicester City 2-0 in the F.A.Cup Final at Wembley.
  • Spurs signed Jimmy Greaves from AC Milan in 1961 for £99,999 so that he wouldn't be the first £100,000 player. Our best wishes go to Jimmy for his recovery.
  • Spurs were the first British team to win a major European trophy - European Cup Winners' Cup - defeating Atlético Madrid 5 - 1 in the Final in Rotterdam.
  • Tottenham Hotspur set transfer records throughout the 50s, 60s and 70s.
  • Spurs became the first British team to win two European trophies when lifting the UEFA Cup in 1971/72, defeating Wolves in the Final.
  • Spurs created transfer history and were headline news when we signed two Argentinian World Cup stars in 1978 - Ossie Ardiles and Ricky Villa. Signing major foreign players was unheard of.
  • Spurs became the the first English club to become a plc.
  • Spurs new stadium will be the first to have a sliding pitch.

In addition Kyle Walker then set another unwanted record when he scored the first goal of the Premier League season, it was the first time such a goal had been an own-goal.
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Studio debate on Spurs plus Ade, Hoddle, Redknapp, Rose

7:00 pm
A selection of content from around the web, there is a very goof discussion video on Spurs upcoming season as well as a Ben Pearce article, news on Emmanuel Adebayor, a transfer round-up and short audio clips from Harry Redknapp and Glenn Hoddle.

Ossie Ardiles and Ricky Villa Signed 1981 Replica FA Cup Shirt available from The Football-Shop.net

Ben Pearce is always worth a read and he has penned an article for ESPN about where Tottenham stand at the moment. Also on the blog is a good discussion video with a three-man panel, former Scotland and Liverpool right-back Steve Nicol, former Venezuelan international and MLS forward Alejandro Moreno and former Scotland and Chelsea midfielder Craig Burley discussing Tottenham ahead of next season.
ESPN - Tottenham

Emmanuel Adebayor is one of many African stars on the move at the moment, the latest news is the deal has all been concluded, just not announced. Here is the African viewpoint on transfer movements at the moment.
Soccer Laduma

Togo's all-time top scorer Emmanuel Adebayor, with 28 goals, recently converted to Islam and has spoken of his reasons for doing so to The Siasat Daily.
The Siasat Daily

US-based Fox Sports have a round-up of the transfer stories in their Rumour Mill section involving the potential moves of Mario Balotelli to Lazio, Pedro and Pepe to Manchester United, John Stones and Danny Rose to Chelsea. Adama Traore and Asier Illarramendi to Liverpool. They include podcasts and videos (one of Harry Kane) in a narrative that goes beyond the usual two line newspaper headers you often see.
Fox Sports

Harry Redknapp has questioned the wisdom of playing two friendlies so close to a tough season opener on Saturday against Manchester United at Old Trafford, the 11th time in 14 years Spurs have been away on the opening day of the season. Chelsea are also playing tonight in the Champions Cup so will face a similar problem. You can hear our former boss speaking to Kicca in this short audio.
Kicca - Harry Redknapp

Former Tottenham and England midfielder, the gifted Glenn Hoddle, now a TV pundit, has also been talking to Kicca about our opening day opponents, specifically regarding the recent signings of Morgan Schneiderlin and Bastian Schweinsteiger.
Kicca - Glenn Hoddle

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Harry Redknapp audio

1:00 pm


KICCA asked former Tottenham Hotspur manager Harry Redknapp for his views and he felt Spurs were a big, big club with unbelievable training facilities. He thought the new stadium looked absolutely fantastic and enthused about new signing Toby Alferweireld. he feels there is no reason Spurs can't make the top four.

You can listen to the short audio clip below.





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Links to Tottenham News

8:00 am
We begin this morning with a round-up of a few stories with angles you may have missed such as the American perspective of the DeAndre Yedlin situation or Harry Redknapp getting involved with coaching again.



It seems the MLS All-Stars are dropping like flies at the moment. Following the news that Frank Lampard (New York City) was out the game, Robbie Keane (LA Galaxy), Steven Gerrard (LA Galaxy), Chris Tierney (New England) and Michael Bradley (Toronto) have also all pulled out.
Fox Sports

Harry Redknapp has had enough of retirement apparently and plans to get involved in coaching at newly-promoted Bournemouth. At least he won't have too far to travel from home.
The Daily Telegraph

The Official Tottenham website gives us a guide to the 20th MLS All-Star game.
Tottenham Hotspur

An article asking a question that will receive some support, are Spurs' commercial interests undermining Pochettino's preparation and a video of Harry Kane speaking at the press conference.

Let's not remember that it was Bayern Munich president, Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, who said they had to go on pre-season tours to try and keep up with the Premier League clubs financially. It's a decent length article with plenty of discussion points in it.
ESPN

The US perspective of the DeAndre Yedlin situation is always going to worth a read as he is one of theirs and SBI provide it. Sites over here say Pochettino is indicating he may go out on loan while this article indicates the opposite. We have known for a while that training and pre-season games will determine what happens to him this season.

I suspect it may be a loan, we could do with him playing regularly in the Premier League to speed along his development. Kyle Walker and Kieran Trippier should be able to handle the role between them, especially as we have Eric Dier and Toby Alderweireld who can also play there.
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Much maligned but Harry Redknapp talks sense

8:30 am
Heurelho Gomes, in a nutshell, recently said it is not up to a player to improve his game it is up to the football club to pamper to the players and guarantee them a place.



He went on to say that he wouldn't recommend anybody to join Spurs, yet he was quite happy to not play football and continue to take £50,000-a-week wages. Gomes, who will be back in the Premier League with newly promoted Watford, only backtracked after a backlash from Spurs fans but his thinking was clear.

Étienne Capoue has similar thoughts saying the English don't understand foreigners, he has always been guaranteed a place. Any player that wants a guaranteed place doesn't have a winning mentality, they want protection. If they had faith in their own ability they wouldn't have a problem having competition for a place.

Harry Redknapp had it spot on when he was asked about his former club Tottenham and what he thought about the under performing stars there.

"It’s up to them [big-money signings] to come and perform and Paulinho hasn’t. If they’re going to come over here they have got to produce the goods and Paulinho at the moment, like so many other lads at Tottenham who were bought for big money, hasn’t produced."

This is exactly what I have been saying since the Summer Seven failed to impress. We are starting to see something from some of them but throw Adebayor, Kaboul into the mix and you have a whole raft of players failing to perform.

Go back further and you have the like of Giovanni Dos Santos, a talented footballer who produced nothing. Too much money too young may have been the problem. Redkapp was his manager and commented that 'If Giovanni could pass a bar, like he can pass a football, he would be an incredible player'.

That just demonstrates how a player having talent simply isn't enough, the wrong mentality stops him becoming top class, remember Barcelona let Dos Santos go because of his mentality. I read a forum where someone said he wasn't allowed to show his best football. Wasn't allowed!

The player determines to show his best football, he produces on the training field and shows the rich attitude, a winning mentality, then he'll get a chance and then he has to take it. Boozing is not a winning mentality for a professional sportsman, they are not you ad me, they lad a different life in a different world and it is there responsibility to be professional at all times, it's what they get massive wages for.

Fans make excuses. Excuses never won a thing.

Erik Lamela is the latest, he's not a Giovanni but does he have the 'I'll do whatever it takes to be a success in the Premier League' attitude? He shows it sometimes. The first season was all about excuses, arrived injured, if so then our medical staff must be incompetent and I don't believe they are. He didn't adapt quickly and has public pressure taken off him then when he did get injured that was the end of the first year.

Year two and it's bee underwhelming again. I saw a statistic a site put up showing how good his tacking statistics were, he is an attacker, his job is to score goals and create goals. That's the bottom line, not looking good, not looking like quality, it's actually producing that matters, it's all that matters. Two goals and seven assists, that's his season, you could throw in chances created there as well.

Year three has to be about production. There has to be a finish product, there has to be goals and assists, look as fancy as you like,but with goals and assists. Nothing less is acceptable. Does he have the bottle to do that, does he have the mentality, does he have a winning mentality, after two years you'd say no, year three he has to change that to a yes.



Much maligned but Harry Redknapp talks sense Much maligned but Harry Redknapp talks sense Reviewed by THBlogNews on 8:30 am Rating: 5

Resigned but effectively pushed reveals Hoddle

8:30 am
Out go one old Tottenham guard and in come the new Tottenham guard, that's the story at Queens Park Rangers after Harry Redknapp bizarrely left because of his knee and first team coach Glenn Hoddle left too.

Resigned but effectively pushed reveals Hoddle


Taking over are Head of Football Operations, Les Ferdinand and he will be supported by former Spurs coach Chris Ramsey. The bookies have unsurprisingly made Tim Sherwood, the final member of the triumvirate who took temporary charge at Spurs, as their favourite to be appointed the new manager.

That of course means very little because for some reason I have yet to figure out they seem to have made Sherwood favourite for every vacant position going, even if the club has a director of football. Sherwood feels the manager should have control, not the director of football, but if the manager yes the yes or no on players then he is in control. Sherwood seems to view the post with suspicion as he conformed that the head coach at Tottenham has the final say on signings.

Hoddle confirmed he was leaving to Zapsportz.com and his words clearly indicate that Redknapp was effectively sacked. In such circumstances you allow the incumbent to leave by mutual consent or to resign for whatever reason, in this case his knee operation.

"I am a bit shocked and surprised, to tell you the truth. We all know football is a results-orientated business but I always felt that given a few more games, Harry could have turned it around down there at the bottom. 
"It would have only taken a couple of good results to have achieved that as it is very tight down there. But that's football for you. I have enjoyed coming back into coaching and I thanked Harry for giving me that opportunity to dip my toe back into the coaching arena. 
"I have enjoyed every minute. I wished him all the best and I do sincerely hope QPR can stay up. I would love the players to turn it around as I have enjoyed working with them - and hope I have improved them."

I have to say I've always liked old Harry and can never understand the daft attitude towards his son Jamie. Some fans seem to have invented he has an axe to grind which isn't actually born out by anything he has done in the media. He has simply been honest in his assessment at Spurs and spot on in much of it as well.

Happy retirement Harry, better get that knee sorted so you can get on the golf course.




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Zero chance of Adebayor to QPR

2:30 pm
Once again he nation has been given further proof that being a prolific Championship striker means nothing when it comes to the Premier League. QPR are now learning the harsh lessons of the Premier League and at the minute are simply not good enough.

Zero chance of Adebayor to QPR


Charlie Austin has scored 2 goals in 6 games but they need more goals and more of an attacking threat. They need a Batman and Robin duo to rescue them.

Managers love to buy players they have worked with before and Harry Redknapp is no different, in fact he does it rather a lot. It is no surprise therefore that he has once again been linked with Emmanuel Adebayor and Jermain Defoe.

The Sun are running a lazy story about Harry Redknapp being interested in his former charges, Defoe is on £90,000 a week at FC Toronto and is not a happy bunny. He went there for a wage packet he couldn't turn down but doesn't like it, now wanting out. Toronto, who sacked former Tottenham centre-back Ryan Nelsen, have already said they do not want players who don't want to be there. Defoe is expected to return to the Premier League when the MLS season ends in January.

Emmanuel Adebayor is constantly linked with other clubs but nothing ever comes of it because of his wage packet. Lazy reporters seem to forget he commands hefty wages and is not going to take a pay cut for anyone just to play football. Therefore any club being linked with him must be able to pay his wages and QPR are in financial difficulty after overspending on wages and getting relegated.

A permanent deal is out of the question meaning a loan deal would be the only realistic option with Tottenham paying part of his wages. Why would Tottenham want to do that? So they can bring in another player on lower wages but still have a higher wage bill? Makes no business sense and lie it or not football is a business run on business lines.

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A loan deal from Spurs point of view has little going for it because as he then comes back to Tottenham at the end of the loan period, suddenly the wage bill goes up again. That reduces any available wages for further new signings and ties your hands, Daniel Levy is not going to do that, quite rightly, so Adebayor to QPR has no chance of happening.

There are no benefits to Tottenham but plenty of negatives, the only deal Daniel Levy will entertain is a permanent deal. In addition, why would Emmanuel Adebayor, who has played for Arsenal, Manchester City and Real Madrid suddenly want a relegation battle with QPR in a poor team when he is playing every week for Tottenham?

A lazy story that makes no sense.



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Redknapp is right of course

1:30 am
Harry Redknapp believes the the Financial Fair Play rules are not fair play at all and he is of course quite right.

Redknapp is right of course


The theory of Financial Fair Play is that clubs don't go into huge debt and put themselves in danger chasing success. It was of course sold as a way to even things up, but of course that is never the intention of UEFA.

UEFA have to pander to the top clubs, it's the only way to keep them on board. The UEFA Champions League was created to prevent a breakaway league. It was designed with the sole intention of guaranteeing them as much European football against each other as possible while in theory having an open competition. The big clubs wanted to guarantee the TV money and revenue these games bring in rather than playing a perceived small team.

For those that failed to get through easy groups a second chance was created, an elongated UEFA Europa League that rewards failure, but does guarantee further European football and thus extra revenue.

The Financial Fair Play rules are along the same ideas, you have to live within your means and your income determines what you can spend. The clubs with the most money coming in, the Champions League clubs have the most income. They can therefore spend more money and pay more wages than anyone else, thus getting the best players to help retain their position as a top earning club.

Many will moan Redknapp is opening his mouth again but these people simply love to hold grudges, if you listen to what he says he is spot on, not that I'm complaining with the way things are, they suit us quite nicely thanks to Daniel Levy building us to this position.

If he hadn't and hadn't built the clubs commercial income we'd be one of the 13 in the Premier League who fight out the relegation places. We can't spend the amounts the big boys do with over£100 million less income, or pay the wages they do. We can though do better than the rest and try to find the right combination to help us break into the top four on a regular basis.

“To make it 'fair play' we should be able to spend as much as Man United have spent before we play them on Sunday, surely?” 
“One team can spend £100m and another can only spend £8-10m. That’s not fair play is it? 
“It would be fair if each team can spend £30m a season and bring through youngsters. 
“We have seven teams on a different planet to us. The top seven will almost certainly be the top seven again, it could get boring.”

Germany, Spain, Portugal, France, leagues are all moving towards small numbers having a chance to win a domestic league, this year the Premier League is basically a two horse race between Chelsea and Manchester City with the rest fighting out for third and fourth.



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Tottenham turn down chance to re-sign Caulker

11:30 am
Tottenham have decided that Steven Caulker is not the answer in central defence which may be due to his reportedly high wage demands.

Steven Caulker joins QPR


Tottenham had first refusal on him as part of the transfer deal which took him to Cardiff City but decided not to exercise it. The Welsh club still owe Tottenham money for the initial purchase which would have been against Financial Fair Play rules going into a new season so they won't have all the £8.5 million fee to spend on new players.

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The former Spurs centre-half has signed a four-year contract with QPR, a move I certainly felt was in the best interests of his long term career, given that he could learn from working with Rio Ferdinand every day.

“I am very excited to be here. It was important for me to be back playing in the Premier League, and Harry Redknapp has given me the opportunity to be at this fantastic club. 
“Harry was a big factor for me, having worked with him at Tottenham. He was very keen for me to join and that was a big plus, knowing the manager wants you. 
“Being able to play with Rio was also a big draw. He has been a role model of mine for many years, along with Ledley King. To have the opportunity to play alongside him was something I felt I couldn’t miss out on. 
“Our first aim this season has to be to get to 40 points, to make sure we stay up. That’s our first goal.”

Harry Redknapp was delighted to have signed the 22-year-old England international.

“Steven’s a top player, so we’re delighted to have him at QPR. I know the ability he has and I think it’s an important signing for the club – for the here and now, and for the future. I had him at Tottenham and I was very surprised when they decided to let him go last summer, because I thought he had a big future there. 
“He’s young; he’s a good age; he’s already a fine player but he has so much more potential – it’s a really excellent signing for the club.”
Caulker is another successful product of the youth system at Tottenham that Tim Sherwood turned around, one that now seems to produce a flow of Premier League standard footballers.

Jake Livermore and Steven Caulker are just two of the products that have changed hands this summer with Spurs picking up £7 million from Hull City. It's certainly paying it's way lately while performing the role it was set up for.


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Ángel di María, Jackson Martínez, Memphis Depay, Jermain Defoe, Harry Redknapp

2:30 pm
Hello readers and welcome back to Tottenham News Shorts, quick bits of bite-size news surrounding Tottenham and the glorious game of football, soccer to some.

Ángel di María, Jackson Martínez, Memphis Depay, Jermain Defoe, Harry Redknapp


Before we get into today's Tottenham News Shorts - Issue 6 here is a quick reminder of some articles you may have missed. Click on a link to find out more and share on your favourite social media.

Mauricio Pochettino Wants Two New Centre-Backs looks at the defensive combinations we may have next season. Who is right-sided, who is left-sided.

Want to know what fixtures might be on a Sunday next season then take a read of Europa League affect on 2014/15 Fixture List. You grammar buffs can tell me whether that should be affect or effect.

Gylfi Sigurdsson's recent interview shows mental weaknesses all to often seen at Tottenham. A look at what he said an why it doesn't shout I'm a winner.

The title of this article speaks for itself, Should Redknapp Face an FA Disrepute Charge and recall Chris Sutton who refused Glenn Hoddle's England. It's disgusting that Ben Foster is playing today.

Right let's get into the Tottenham News Shorts - Issue 6 recent news which concerns Ángel di María, Jackson Martínez, Memphis Depay, Jermain Defoe, Harry Redknapp.

It is claimed Argentinian wide man Ángel di María has alerted Manchester United, Arsenal, Tottenham and a host of European clubs to his potential availability after revealing he is unsure of his Real Madrid future.

Before anyone gets too excited though he may have started the season slowly but he finished it in superb form and Real Madrid and Carlo Ancelloti doesn't want to sell the player. The suggestions are that the management are happy to let him go with Monaco and Juventus heading the queue.

Because of the fee and status, the two marketing tools, Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale, have to play so di María will always be the back-up option at Real, which could well force him to leave.

Porto are holding out for a better offer for star striker Jackson Martínez who joined them in 2012 from Mexican side Chaipas. Atlético Madrid have an offer on the table for Martínez, who hasn't yet played a game for Colombia at the World Cup, £19.96 million + £3.99 million in add-ons (€25M +€5M) variables), total £23.95 million (€30m).

Porto are resigned to losing the man who bagged 20 goals in 30 league games last season, in all competitions he scored 29 in 51 games. He has a £31.94 million (€40M) release clause in his contract and Porto are willing to wait to see if anyone will get nearer to it.

He has been linked with Tottenham in the past but this time around I haven't heard of any Spurs interest in the everlasting, it seems, search for a prolific striker.

I haven't bothered reporting anything on supposed interest Dutch 20 year-old Memphis Depay at £16.77 million (€21M) as the Real Madrid hierarchy want him to replace Angel di Maria.

Jermain Defoe has come out to clear his name after the smear placed upon him and other Spurs players by irresponsible comments from Harry Redknapp. Defoe has insisted he has never tried to drop out of any England squad.

Harry Redknapp has unsurprisingly refused to name the players. The FA should really be speaking to him and charging him with bringing the game into disrepute. You can not slur players, especially the innocent ones but the weak FA will no doubt ignore it. If he did name players he would face libel charges.

As you'll all get withdrawal symptoms with a look at a potential shirt I'd post the pictures everyone else has! I have found it funny how everyone has tried to describe them as if they are some kind of fashion expert.


The training tops above and below the shirt that was previously modelled by a woman I seem to recall and rubbished at the time.



No guarantees this is the shirt of course but all you clothing experts can at least start planning your new wardrobe if it is.



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Former Spurs youngster Adam Smith questions Redknapp claims

12:30 pm
Former Tottenham academy player Adam Smith rubbishes harry Redknapp's claim players refused international duty while he was manager of Spurs.

Former Spurs youngster Adan Smith questions Redknapp claims


The local Daily Echo asked Smith about the allegations made and whether their was any foundation in them. He told the paper he never got that vibe while at Spurs and the players never talked about it.

“I couldn't comment on individuals but I never got the vibe (at Spurs) that people didn't want to play for their country. I definitely never heard anybody talking like that.

“Wherever I have been, whether players had been picked for England or other countries, I never got the impression that people did not want to go and, to be honest, I could not imagine anybody not looking forward to it.
 
“The satisfaction of getting that call up, knowing you're doing well enough to get in the England team, I just don't understand how anyone would not want that. I can't get my head round it.

“To be picked ahead of everybody else is such a great achievement, it shows you are recognised as one of the best players in your country. Even at under-16s level it is a great feeling and I am still very proud of it.”

Right-back Adam Smith was sold to Bournemouth for £250,000 in January, signing a three-and-a-half year deal. He has 11 England Under 21 caps and had been at Tottenham since 2007.



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Should Redknapp face an FA disrepute charge? Remember Sutton?

8:00 am
Unsurprisingly Roy Hodgson and Steven Gerrard were not impressed with Harry Redknapp's comments that some Spurs players tried to avoid international duty.

Should Redknapp face an FA disrepute charge?


The former Tottenham bosses comments on BBC Radio Five Live’s Sportsweek programme raised plenty of questions the FA should require answers to. I have assumed Redknapp was only talking about friendlies and not competitive internationals, that needs clarification.

"I can tell you that, when I was at Tottenham, when full internationals came around there were two or three players who did not want to play for England.

"They would come to me 10 days before the game and say: 'Gaffer, get me out of that game, I don't want to play in that game' - that was how it was.

"That is the truth, so it makes you wonder ... and I think it's only going to get worse. You see the stick the England players get. They're earning fantastic money at their clubs, they're all playing in the Champions League. They wonder: 'Do I need the aggro?'"

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The FA should now be having a word with Redknapp to ask him to explain his comments. During a World Cup this is effectively bringing the game into disrepute.

All Spurs players have now been tainted. During his time as Spurs boss Harry Redknapp worked with 12 England players - Jermain Defoe, Peter Crouch, Aaron Lennon, Darren Bent, Scott Parker, David Bentley, Jermaine Jenas, Michael Dawson, Tom Huddlestone, Jonathan Woodgate, Ledley King and Kyle Walker.

Is he talking only about full internationals or does this include Under 21 games and other age groups. Are players like Andros Townsend, Tom Carroll or Harry Kane involved for instance?

The general public will be wondering if England regulars Andros Townsend and Kyle Walker are among the players he is talking about, they won't start associating and working out who was playing under him they will just tar all Spurs players with the same brush. Certainly if I were Walker or Townsend I would want my name publicly cleared.

Roy Hodgson certainly needs to know who they are, he also feels Redknapp should name them.

"In the two years I've been here, I've seen a greater interest in playing for England, so Harry's comments come as a bit of a surprise to me.
"I've spoken to Jermain and he's devastated [not to be in Brazil].

"We need names. It's not been the case here. I can guarantee it's not been the case here.

"If you make comments like that, you have to name them."

England captain Steven Gerrard also feels the players should be named and shamed. Personally I feel very strongly that any who ever turns down their country should never play for them again, to me it's scandalous that goalkeeper Ben Foster is at the World Cup after he refused to play for his country.

It's disgusting that he was not prepared to be in England squads but then when a World Cup in Brazil is approaching he makes himself available. Roy Hodgson should never have asked him.

"I'd be interested to find out who those players are.

"If Harry is making a comment like that, he should name them and embarrass them. No one in this group wants to go home. No one wants to go home.

"If what he says is right it's disgusting. For me, if a player doesn't want to be, he doesn't deserve to be here at a World Cup.

"But the comment is not clear. 'They' didn't want to play for England. Who? Name them. Is it Aaron Lennon, Kyle Walker, Andros Townsend? I don't know who he means. Was it five years ago? 10 years ago? Should Harry not name them?" 

Of course Harry Redknapp won't name the players because without proof they sue him for defamation of character but he has put question marks over some tremendous former players and current England players.

Will the FA now do it's duty, interview him and let the public know that Kyle Walker and Andros Townsend have never refused to play for their country, assuming they are not guilty of course.

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Do you remember what happened to Chris Sutton when he refused England? What happened after was the right approach.

In February 1998 Sutton refused a call up to an England B game when Glenn Hoddle was England manager. He never played for England again, never got near a squad.

In 2011 he recalled that moment as the biggest regret of his career when promoting his autobiography, which Hoddle didn't contribute to.

“It’s a pity Glenn Hoddle did not contribute to my book just to give it a bit of twist, but I don’t know why he did not want to.

“The England thing is a big regret. I should not have done it and I really regret it.”

Obviously Mr Sutton Hoddle didn't want to promote your book, you refused your country and then want help to improve a product so you can make more sales and make yourself more money. Me me me.

When your country calls, you answer, if you refuse, you should never be picked in a squad again at any level. So who are they Harry?



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Redknapp - Some players don't want to play for England

2:30 pm
Harry Redknapp has revealed that some players don't want to play for England, at least not in friendlies.

Redkapp - Some players don't want to play for England


Speaking after England's defeat to Uruguay he revealed what happened at Tottenham with players asking for excuses not to have to go for England games.

Amazing how they all seem to want to play in a World Cup or a European Championship though isn't it. The revelation doesn't surprise me as friendlies have become a pointless exercise so the instigation of the Nations League in 2018 should see this attitude consigned to a thing of the past.

"I can tell you that, when I was at Tottenham, when full internationals came around there were two or three players who did not want to play for England.

"They would come to me 10 days before the game and say: 'Gaffer, get me out of that game, I don't want to play in that game' - that was how it was.

"That is the truth, so it makes you wonder ... and I think it's only going to get worse. You see the stick the England players get. They're earning fantastic money at their clubs, they're all playing in the Champions League. They wonder: 'Do I need the aggro?'"

Clubs certainly have too much sway these days, Ryan Giggs never played a friendly for Wales, Gareth Bale didn't play in the World Cup warm up against Holland citing injury even though he had just spent a week in Jakarta earning £2.5 million on a personal promotional tour.

Real Madrid don't wanted Cristiano Ronaldo to return from the World Cup early if his injury prevented him playing the USA in the second group game. Arsene Wenger always moans about internationals as did Sir Alex Ferguson.

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If Tottenham players are suggesting to their club boss they don't want to play for their country, presumably only in friendlies, then it will be happening at other clubs too. For a national manager to have to negotiate with premier League managers over how long he can play their players for is ridiculous.

It always amazes me how we have two years to prepare for a tournament yet when we get there we either have a new team or as in this case a new style of play. Couldn't we just settle on something and stick to it.

The football experts all seem to think England are better than they are. Redknapp feels England are better than any team in the group yet personally I gave us little chance of progressing thanks to the weakest defence I can remember.

Baines is an attacker not a defender, Johnson is constantly up field out of position and doesn't have the speed to get back, when he tries to that is, Jagielka and Cahill are not international standard. Smalling shouldn't be in the squad and along with Phil Jones has been ruined by Manchester United playing them both out of position.

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"For Costa Rica to top the group by beating Italy and Uruguay ... that tells you all you need to know.

"For me, it's the worst Italy team for years. Uruguay have two world-class strikers but then not too many players you'd fancy in the Premier League, let alone playing for your country.

"We've got better players than them but for some reason, with good manager after good manager, we just don't get results."

I think what Harry is trying to say is that he thinks he should be manager and not Roy Hodgson!



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Redknapp - Baldini, Levy & Co to blame

8:00 pm
Harry Redknapp has been asked about Tim Sherwood's sacking as you would expect and answered, which will of course upset a certain element of our supporters.

Baldini, Levy & Co to blame


What he had to say was of course right, whoever signed these players, and the Head Coach has the last say, have taken Tottenham backwards. If they don't improve next season Spurs have to start rebuilding all over again.

"The real culprits of Tottenham's failings last season are not Tim, Les Ferdinand and Chris Ramsey.

"It is whoever decided to spend or recommend spending £111m on a load of bang average players. Every single one of those deals should be scrutinised in great detail.

"There's probably a little clique of about four or five people there sorting out all the deals and haven't they done well? There should be an investigation to find out on whose say-so those deals were done, whose judgment was it to bring in a bunch of players who have not taken the team on.

"This is a sad day for Tottenham and a sad day for English football."
Of course what Redknapp doesn't mention is that his friend, Tim Sherwood, was a part of that 'clique of about four or five people' who made the decisions.


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Being a former manager he knows how Tottenham works, he knows how they buy players, who makes the decisions so rather than just dismiss his words as Harry talking to the press, we should listen and take note.

Former Spurs winger Darren Anderton was asked his views on Sherwood's departure by Sky Sports and felt Spurs were waiting for a top manager so inserted a clause to release Sherwood at the end of the season.

"They gave him 18 months and there was a break clause and maybe this was the way [Levy] thought it would go. There was a World Cup coming up and the top managers were still involved in the Champions League.

"If Tim had got them into the top four then maybe he would have kept his job. Who knows? The team got into the Champions League two years ago under Harry Redknapp and once you're in it then you want it every year and that has to be the aim.”

Gary Lineker is in agreement with Harry Redknapp feeling that Daniel Levy has a lot to answer for. He tweeted on May 13th:

"Tim Sherwood has been sacked by Spurs. He's opinionated, bombastic and refreshingly different. Hope to see him in charge of a PL club soon.

"It's always those that run the team, never those that run the club that are to blame!"

And previously on May 9th he tweeted:

"I think Tottenham's treatment of Tim Sherwood has been shabby in the extreme!"

It's about time Tottenham started acting with a bit more quality if they want to be a quality club, at the moment those two words don't go together and that is not good for brand image and revenue generation.



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