Harry Redknapp; Marmite man


Well-Known Member
Apr 8, 2005
Has his faults but look around folks....challenging for fourth again (despite many injuries) and topped our Champions League Group with Milan match next week. Sit in silence and think about those words for about ten seconds. Then think about ex-Spurs such as Christian Gross, Gary Doherty, Rohan Ricketts, Acimovic, and Rasiak.

Redknapp has been brilliant for Spurs.


Active Member
Jun 2, 2004
How anyone can knock Harry at this stage baffles me. Yes, he has made a few mistakes and we all think sometimes we can do a better job.

What do people want?

Should be have played Niko when he was fat and Bale was on fire? Coudl of seen it now, Bale tearing people a new arse and then Harry drops him for a couple of games for Niko, he does nothing and we people are all of a sudden on Harry, calling him mental and most likely saying he doesnt give youth a chance!

They say stick with a winning team and I agree with it. Sure, we probably could of roated a little bit more but if we had a lost (like at Bolton when we started with Wilson, Sandro and Niko) people would be all over Harry again. He really is damned if he does and damned if he dont.

I actually rate Niko and I hope he stays and it works out for him. He has just had a shocker that he was unfit at the start of the season and Bale was on fire. He cant play right and Modric has been undroppable.

People on here seem obsessed with either blooding youngsters or spending £30m on some one they heard of once on TV.

I think some people wont be happy until Harry starts the mascot called Jose Manuel Dominguez up front after seeing him toe punt a pea roller past Gomes in the warm up......
I agree with this. People seem to forget what we've acheived under Harry. He's not perfect all the time, but people are too quick to think the grass is greener. Other managers make tactical errors, even the likes of Wenger and Ferguson with all their experience. I was dissapointed we didn't get another stiker in the transfer window, but buying a stiker for 50m doesn't guarantee you the title, as Chelsea will attest.

I would definitely like to see Harry give Pav a chance, but as much talent he no doubt posseses, he is very lightweight and falls over easily in a light wind. Crouch, on the other hand has a fair few assists.

Defoe needs to get a couple of goals under his blet and get back the form we know he has in him.


New Member
Feb 22, 2010
Pavs main problem is that when he arrived from Russia he was tired from playing through the Russian season while other Spurs players had had hollidays and preseason. So he was lacking in energy, got labeled as lazy by Redknapp, and unfortunatly that tag has stuck with him. A question for all the Crouchy fanboys: If Pav is lazy, then what is Crouch? Pav is a natural finisher, and in form/with confidence I would actually say he is one of the worlds best! Remeber Euro 2008? He might not be as good as the very best strikers at creating his own chances, but if you can find a way to feed him the ball, he will score consistantly. Check out a highlight clip of him on Youtube for example, there is something decisive and confident about his finishing, he basically know how to find the right space and what to do to get the ball into the net. This is evident in the way the ball often goes in even though it is not a well placed shot. Many says it's luck, or that the keeper should have taken it, but that is not the case, the truth is that Pav is a rare talent, he's a true goal-getter. Now if only we would change our style of play to suit him, the way we change our style to the embarrasing to fit Crouch, we would'nt have to go spend € 50 million on some shady character from Hajduk Spliff. Instead Super-Pav is rotting on our bench.

The treatment that Niko has recieved from Harry is just as despicable. I don't think it's fair to expect us to be higher on the table than we are, but I think it's a miracle that we are this high on the table considering how few goals we have scored (read: Harry poor utilisation of the squad.)
May 2, 2005
I liked it apart from the dig at Crouch at the end. Crouchie is the only striker who justifies a start in Europe, and has arguably scored two of our most important goals in the last 20 years with his header against City and his finish against Milan.

If I could roll the striker changes at WHL, I'd keep Crouch as a 3rd/4th option. Defoe and Pav on the other hand might not be so lucky.


Well-Known Member
May 10, 2005
I can't believe I have only just seen this.

I am very much in the same camp as you Jimmy.

My main issue with Redknapp (It makes me cringe that people put 'Arry, like he's their mate from down the pub) is the short-termism of the job he seems to see for himself. It makes me think that a) he's not one of us and, b) that he won't necessarily do what is right for our wonderful club. I also dislike how he speaks about us as fans sometimes. It shows a lack of respect for the people that line his pockets and will be here well after he swans of to yet another 'last job'.

But I also recognise that I am watching some of the best football I have seen in years. So, well played sir, well played.


Jun 29, 2003
You just cannot argue with Redknapp's record. Look at his win percentage compared to past Spurs managers. you'll struggle to find better. That speaks volumes, he is getting it right the majority of the time. As others have said he makes mistakes but all managers do.

And I agree with those who have asked the question who would be better? It's hard to believe he is being touted for the England job on one hand yet on the other he is not good enough for a small percentage of his own clubs fans.

Give the guy a break, take a step back and see the whole picture. We are having a very good season and it's not over yet.