My views may be clouded by my judgement, but all the reasoning I give here is absolutely veritable. SB earlier told me that my argument in a way was as ridiculous as me trying to convince him that Man City were better than Man Utd. My despise for Redknapp runs beyond Tottenham and let me dwell on this. The earlier post was one extolling Redknapp’s virtues as a great manager. Please remind me, what credentials does he hold to being touted as great manager? He has spent two full seasons at the Tiny Totts and all he has to his name is a Champion’s League spot and a couple of expensive signings (and one could perhaps throw in a few scandals and allegations while you’re at it).
The managers before Redknapp were Juande Ramos, Clive Allen and Martin Jol. Firstly, let me serenade you with
some Elton John tunes Harry Redknapp’s “consistent” track record with the Spurs. The first season ended with 8th place and the second season in 5th place. Compare this to Ramos’, Allen’s and Jol’s record. Between them just ONE 11th place finish and for two seasons before that the Spurs finished in the fifth position. The gripe I have with people is that, on the back of one CL spot Redknapp is being paraded as a great manager.
Redknapp decided to revamp things at Tottenham, because clearly they were not good enough to see things through especially after the emergence of
Abu Dhabi F.C. Manchester City’s firepower. Tottenham’s shopping list included Palacios, Keane, Crouch, Kaboul, van der Vaart, Kranjcar, Bassong, Chimbonda and Defoe. Now I am not sure of the exact valuations of each player, but I can safely estimate the number to cross the 50m quid mark. The same summer Arsene Wenger and Alex Ferguson made one signing each. Speaks for itself. I will come to the finances bit in a minute.
Now what can one say about a man who considers Gallas to be a great piece of business. I am sorry, but did you have your head up your arse? The man is not a tactical genius and comes nowhere close to the expertise of AW. The only player I can credit him with is Gareth Bale who, ironically, was signed by Ramos.
As I said earlier, my despise for Reknapp has more to do with him than Tottenham. He is a mercenary who, at the whiff of the greenback will not think twice.
On to the next one.