This is why 'Arry Redknapp annoys me!!

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    Talking about other teams players AGAIN! This after saying the other day he was happy with his squad during the window, which we all knew was bollocks, but why does he have to talk about other clubs players like that every fecking time? I hate that goblin faced transfer muppet prick!

    Redknapp confirms Remy interest - TEAMtalk | Latest Football News, Results and Fixtures

    Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp has confirmed his interest in Marseille striker Loic Remy and has again discussed Newcastle star Demba Ba.

    Remy has long been on Redknapp's radar after he watched the France international during his days at former club Nice, who he left in 2010 in order to move to the Stade Velodrome.

    Spurs have been linked with a swap bid for the 25-year-old which would involve Roman Pavlyuchenko moving to France, although Remy's agent does not believe that is feasible.

    Redknapp, though, is continuing to monitor the £20million-rated Marseille star during January along with the likes of Ba and reported interest in Blackburn pair Chris Samba and Junior Hoilett.

    Asked about Remy ahead of Wednesday's Premier League match against Everton, the Spurs boss said: "He is a good player.

    "We could have had him a couple of years ago, to be honest with you.

    "He has pushed on. He was a player we looked at and I watched him a couple of times at that stage, but he went to Marseille.

    "There is interest there. But that is as far (as it goes). At the moment, there is nothing more than that."

    Amid Spurs chairman Daniel Levy's considered approach to transfer markets over recent years, Redknapp has said he will only look to sign a player who could 'make a difference'.

    The Tottenham boss has made it clear he wants to have four competing strikers in his squad and it is thought he would be keen to offload Pavlyuchenko in order to sign a replacement.

    Remy is among the contenders, but so is Newcastle striker Ba, who scored 15 goals prior to departing for the African Cup of Nations earlier in January.

    Redknapp last week increased speculation about the Senegal international after claiming there is a buyout clause, reported to be £7million, within the striker's contract.

    And the Tottenham boss has again indicated he is paying attention to Ba, adding: "I keep hearing conflicting stories about the buyout clause.

    "One person says one thing and (then) somebody comes on and says he can be bought out for X amount.

    "I think the only people that probably know are Newcastle and Demba Ba."
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    peterstorey Specialist In Failure

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    Look Ramsho, he's paid by Sky to spout shit.
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    I donno, reminds me of Droopy.

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    Can you imagine him as England manager? Sky Sports News all access to his office round the clock.
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    Total wheeling dealing parody of himself. Even Spitting Image couldn't make a puppet for him.
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    peterstorey Specialist In Failure

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    I bet he gets Ba in this window
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    Lance Uppercut Loves turn based games

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    It does irk me that he gets a free ride on this shit. He is as bad as Barca/Real put together, when it comes to tapping up in public.

    Is it so hard to say "I am not going to talk about players who are under contract with another club?"
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    Yesterday he was worse when talking about Ba's clause. Unbelievably twattish thing to do.
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    peterstorey Specialist In Failure

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    More likely to see bars before the window ends.
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    Rado_N Grinner ruined my tagline

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    He manages to say that quite often.

    Usually right before going on to talk about players who are under contract with another club.
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    charlenefan Far less insightful than the other Charley

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    That's England's next manager you're all slagging off there!!
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    cnut of the highest order. Up there with Hitler and Dumbstar.
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    Can't see Levy being the type to sanction a move for a player who can't pass a medical.
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    Gazza Magic Carpet Pilot

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    Redknapp belongs behind Ba's
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    Sarni nice guy, unassuming, objective United fan.

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    If they can't have him for £7m that Redknapp has talked about then he will go for it. His knees are dodgy but haven't stopped him from having a succesful career so far and who knows if he can't carry on into his 30s, in which case £7m would be a bargain.
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    Gazza Magic Carpet Pilot

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    I think this is questionable. Yeah, he's been very good, but his knees are in a state and he could end up being worthless at any time. The business side isn't really separable from the football side, and the way Spurs are run these days they'd probably rather not take chances if the medical shows anything untoward.
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    Not really £7 million though.

    It's £7 million (if that's true), plus agents and signing on fees, plus commitment to atleast a 3 year contract. The investment is then upwards of £20 million.

    It's the kind of gamble that wideboy arseholes like Ashley/Llambias/Gold/Sullivan would go for but I can't see it being one that a club ran as well as Spurs fancying.
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    Anyway, I've said this before but I'm not completely convinced by the buy-out clause story. I reckon there's clauses but more likely to be linked to finishing positions or relegation in the same way his one with West Ham was.

    I can see him leaving but not until the summer.
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    Why are reporters asking him about transfers? He always seems like he doesn't have a clue and he doesn't exactly control who are purchased or for how much.

    Ganso who?
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    Gazza Magic Carpet Pilot

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    Seriously? He is a football writer's dream.
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    Kind of rhetorical but whatever.
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    This. There's a reason every club 'Arry has been to has more or less become financially ruined. Levy won't let the same happen to Spurs, the buck stops with him.
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    Gazza Magic Carpet Pilot

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    I honestly think he's being paid by Sky to talk to them and feed them shit.
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    No he's not. The stuff he says is never a result of some planned, mastermind scheme to pressurise players/agents/clubs into eventually cracking so that he gets his way. I don't think what he does it's either malicious or very thought out. It's slightly disrespectful I agree, but quite innocuous.

    He just can't keep his mouth shut, and is very open about everything, from tactics to selection to transfers. He's mostly hurting himself with it anyway. If he was told to feck off by any club id imagine he'd do just that.

    I don't get this 'free ride' shit either. Should he be sent to the gallows because he publicly admitted that he likes a player? What sort of repercussion do you think he should be facing after such a heinous crime? Of which our own manager was himself guilty, many a time, might I add.

    Obviously 'Arry does this more than anyone else, which understandably makes him stand out, but what is it about it that makes it so irksome to people?

    Here we are in a world where everyone is trying to guess what's going on 'behind the scenes' and 'in the minds of managers' from their armchairs, and then there's a manager who's so stupid, that he actually lays all his cards on the table, all the time.

    I find it a welcome insight more than anything. I wish every opposition manager would be so kind, and share his thoughts on players that way.

    If anyone should be irritated by his behavior it's the Spurs fans really.

    He's brought nothing but amusement to the rest of us.
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    Gazza Magic Carpet Pilot

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    Moonwalker, Redknapp's ways definitely comes across as lacking a bit of class, and I really struggle to see "the insight" it offers that you find welcome. It's just hot air, worth nothing to no one and serves to unsettle players. That's probably why it's seen as crass and probably also why people think the media should question such tactics, rather than pander to them.
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    I don't think it's A- intended to unsettle players or B- that it achieves that
    nor do I think it's part of any cunning 'tactics'. Whoever thinks that him running his mouth is anything other than spontaneous naivety is giving him way too much credit imho.

    I'm also guessing from your double negative there that you do acknowledge that it means something to someone. I for one am glad he's talking about Loic Remy. We spend countless hours on these forums discussing potential transfer targets, for Manchester United Spurs and a whole host of other clubs, what kind of players would be good for each club, what kind of player would be affordable, which player would improve whom. All interesting everyday topics.

    Call me crazy, but I find an opinion on a player from someone who's actually part of the game and will be doing the buying and selling quite interesting and insightful, even if he were a complete fecking moron, he'd still be a complete moron that's probably gonna try and bring the said players, and that's an interesting heads up, for someone who has an interest in football.

    Or you could be completely indifferent to all that cause you don't give a shit about Tottenham Hotspur, and that's fair enough too. I just don't get all the outrage and tumult about Harry bloody Redknapp, with references to his looks and twitches. Talk about crass.
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    Gazza Magic Carpet Pilot

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    If Harry running his mouth helps you in "discussing potential transfer targets", then fair enough. I must say I find that bizarre.

    Redknapp offers no insight, he just says he likes the look of a player, what use is that?

    Also, "outrage and tumult"? The rest about his "looks and twitches" is just normal banter/talking bollocks.
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    There's thousands of posters on here who would love to pick Fergie's brain on nothing more than just that. Which players he fancies at this point in time. Fergie being 15 times more shrewd than Redknapp in his transfer dealings though would never be foolhardy enough to actually come out and spill the beans like that. Doesn't mean we wouldn't like to know, however. And if we got the chance to hear him on that, it would be quite an 'insight' compared to the endless guesswork that goes on around here on daily basis.

    I really don't know if I can put it in simpler terms for you.

    People are interested in what others(particularly managers) think of certain players. How bizarre.
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    You don't need to put it in simpler terms for me, thanks
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    Do people really think Redknapp talks about other players the way he does out of pure naivety? He's been in football a long time, he's dealt with the media for years, he's not some wet behind the ears kid. He might come across as a dopey git, but I've no doubt when he's talking to the press about other clubs players he knows full well what he's at.

    He's a wheeler dealer, a dodgy wideboy from Lahndan Tahn, he knows a triffic player when he see's one, and he bloody well knows full well what he's at when he's talking out his car window to Sky Sports News about a player he likes the look of.
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    Yes, he's tapping up 20 players in the same transfer window. All part of his very calculated secret evil plan.

    Why is it so hard to believe that he likes certain players and then 'thinks out loud' when asked about them by the press(which is every week).

    He prides himself in being a very affable guy with a great relationship with everyone in football(including and most importantly in this case, the press), the press on the other hand as we all know, is ever inquisitive. He ends up talking about dozens of players.

    I don't for a second believe that all that is part of some grand scheme through which he unsettles players and clubs to bolster his wheeling and dealing. He's talking up Carlos Tevez for crying out loud. Where's the shrewd calculation of a 'not some wet behind the ears kid', sly old fox Redknapp in that one? Surely anyone with half a brain would know that that's not an attainable player for Tottenham Hotspur. Well here's plausible explanation, he actually likes the player. And when asked about him during a presser he will blabber about it because he can't help it, regardless of whether he can sign him or not.

    In short, he's usually talking about players because he's a prattler, and not because there's some meticulous master-plan behind it.

    The irony in this whole thing is that I'm defending a man who's quickly becoming the new super-villain of the Caf, by actually suggesting he's less intelligent than given credit for in this thread.
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    He's just a transfer muppet who wants every player thats in good nick. Him at City would be hilarious..
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    How do release clauses work? If Redknapp's isn't sure as to what the exact figure is can't he just keep bidding to find out? Say he thinks the release clause is 7m, he can bid 7m and see if Newcastle accept, if they don't he can go to 8m and so on.
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    Moonwalker = Jamie Redknapp.....triffic!
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    There's no doubt about it. Last summer in was in the car every night spouting shite, if he wasn't being paid he'd tell them to feck off.
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    Lance Uppercut Loves turn based games

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    How do you know?

    Tell that to Alan Pardew, for example. Do you think he is finding it "quite innocuous?"

    Considering what he does is not permitted (supposedly), I think he should absolutely be punished. And since when has our own manager engaged in anything like what Harry does?

    Because it is not permitted.

    Again, tell that to the various managers around the world who have these players under contract.

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