Saturday, October 25, 2008

Quitting comes easy for Harry.

                                                    Harry nose when to quit!

It's confirmed. Tottenham's new manager will be the 'king of quitters' Harry Redknapp. A hefty fee was agreed between Spurs top man Daniel Levy and Pompey's Peter Storrie on Friday (they kept that quiet) and tonight old Harry spills the beans. Join me after the jump for a look at the 'history' of Harry...don't leave early will you?


Champion quitter Harry Redknapp has announced that he will be Spurs new gaffer. The man to save the day and resuscitate Tottenham's cadaverous season. He told SKY Sports tonight that Porstmouth will receive 5 million quid in compensation for his extremely intriguing move to the scared shitless part of North Laaaandon.

"I love Portsmouth and I loved my time there, we had some fantastic success and I'd never been happier, but it's a great deal for Portsmouth, £5m for me, and it's a chance for me to get on and see what I can do. Once Tottenham came in and once the offer was made it was difficult for the club to turn down a £5m offer for a manager. The club were pleased to take it and hopefully people will remember what I've done there." -Harry Redknapp.


So It's a "GREAT "deal for Pompey, that's the slant. They wanted to sell me! Honest!

True or not, Harry is the new Spurs manager and it's a weird move indeed. Porstmouth are currently 7th in the table and the reigning F.A Cup holders. Spurs have 2 points, are 5 from safety and are rooted bottom of the Premier League. They are also bottom of their UEFA Cup table after Udinese rolled them over 2-0 in Italy on Thursday. Harry must like a challenge because this is the mother of all challenges. But this isn't the first time Harry has quit a team, he is starting to make a habit out of it.

Harry's first act of quittage was Bournmouth in 1992. He'd had enough of the limited resources and walked. Next Rednapp joined West ham as Billy Bond's assistant and took over the top spot in 1994 after Bond's resigned. After a falling out with Hammers supremo Terry Brown over some comments he made to a fanzine regarding Brown, Redknapp left West Ham in 2001. Pompey were next. After pulling a Houdini and keeping Pompey in the Premiership Harry quit in 2004 after falling out with (then) owner Milan Manderic. He joined rivals Southampton in a move that turned him into a hate figure for Porstmouth fans but in 2005 he pulled the old switcheroo for Portsmouth once again. Keeping the hate flowing on the south coast (It just moved east to west a bit). Moving to a rival once was unheard of, but twice? Harry sure is a quitter, but quitting is better than getting the old
tin-tack isn't it Harry? And that brings us to today.

Maybe Harry gets itchy feet? Maybe he likes money. I'll go with the latter, but it has to be said early, if anyone can save Tottenham from a drop into the Championship, it's Harry Redknapp. If Harry fails to save Spurs then he has proven that he can bring a team back up from the challenge that lies below (Porstmouth 2002-03). Maybe that's the key to Levy's move? Prepare for the inevitable while having a good go at surviving. Either way it's going to be a tough challenge. However, Harry Redknapp is a tough cookie. Spurs players certainly won't get an easy ride or the niceties of Senor Ramos and his European ways, oh no! And this is a wonderful opportunity to bust out one of my favorite you tube videos EVER.



So take that as a warning all you under achievers of Tottenham. Harry is in the house and he means business. Shape up or you'll be in the "facking reserves".


-Bigus

12 comments:

sven said...

Quite frankly, Kevin Keegan takes offense to you giving away his 'King of the Quitters' crown...

Bigus Dickus said...

Harry is a far bigger quitter! But unlike Keegan, harry does it after a spell of success.

Kopper said...

I think its a great move by Tottenham. Glad they got the whole lot out so Harry has full run of the place. I would bet there will be some January transfer activity. Levy must be scared enough to do do whatever Harry wants to remain up and relevant.

Bigus Dickus said...

Diarra in. Crouch in. Defoe back. You watch, those 3 in Jan!

jjf3 said...

How is the tag "Bigus wrote this drunk.", and not "Bigus wrote this drunk!"?

That, and is it just me, but if you ass-u-me that 'Arry is the ONE guy who can get them out of the drop zone, how the fuck is he only worth approximately 1/6th of Robinho? If he gets them to 17th, they've already recouped their expense many multiple times over...(any math failings in previous statement due to beer...)

Mike Georger said...

"It is a big, big, club."

sorry harry, no it isnt, its not even close. what an asshole.

who takes over at pompey? could this possibly be the return of the epl's prodigal fat fuck who thinks too highly of himself big sam?

jjf3 said...

man, big sam and pompey's team (as it stands now) sound like oil and water to me...
but it also wouldn't surprise me at the same time...

Kopper said...

A Ipswich fan posted on the Norwich Fan Boards (Pink'un) this week that a lot of Ipswichers hate Magliton and want him sacked. The poster had said there were whispers of Fat Sam heading there if the axe does fall.

Bigus Dickus said...

Fat f#$k.

JJf3, I lose all power of exclamation when walloped.

I'd be surprised if Sam is the man. he needs to build a team to be Successful. Pompey need someone entirely different. Forest for Fat Sam!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

jjf3 said...

Bigus!!!!! is back!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (drunk or not)

i agree on big sam, but what little i know about pompey's management makes me wonder...where do their priorities go for this season, and the future?

of course, i'm the guy who didnt know they were playing 3-5-2 this season...so i know nada...

jjf3 said...

and this seemingly never-ending Carew story for Villa - WTF? Dude, you're a Scandinavian with an English-looking name...don't fuck around while in the EPL...

Mike Georger said...

SWEEP THE LEG XABI!