Harry Redknapp quotes: our top 10 Harryisms

Harry Redknapp in quotes: our top 10 Harryisms

Harry Redknapp in quotes: our top 10 Harryisms

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HARRY Redknapp got into hot water when he waded into ‘Bantergate’ this week. But when he’s talking the Beautiful Game, is there anyone better than soccer’s Sage of Sandbanks?

1. On West Ham striker John Hartson: "John Hartson's got more previous than Jack the Ripper."

2. On his former club, West Ham: “Even when they had Moore, Hurst and Peters, West Ham’s average finish was about 17th. It just shows how useless the other eight of us were.”

3. On tactics: "I sorted out the team formation last night lying in bed with the wife. When your husband's as ugly as me, you'd only want to talk football in bed."

4. On the possibility of going to prison after his 2013 court case: “Was I scared of going to prison? Yes I was. You’re relying on 12 people who might not like you. They might have been Arsenal fans for all I knew. One had a stained jacket, for goodness sake.”

5. On a training ground bust-up between West Ham players Alvin Martin and Matthew Rush: "I've seen better fights at a wedding."

6. On West Ham's UEFA Cup chances: "Where are we in relation to Europe? Not too far from Dover."

7. On his love of animals: “I love animals so much, all animals. Apart from cats, I’m a little bit scared of cats.”

8. On missing out on the signing of a global superstar he had on trial at Upton Park: "Andrei Shevchenko didn't pull up any trees."

9. On signing Luther Blissett for Bournemouth: "Before I signed Luther Blissett for Bournemouth, my chairman at the time said, “Harry, they tell me he's over the hill. Why are we signing him?” I said, “He'll score goals.” In his first game he scored four against Hull. After the game the chairman said, “We haven't seen the best of him yet.” I said, “I think we have."

10. On West Ham's Ivory Coast striker Samassi Abou: "He don't speak the English too good."

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10:05am Sun 24 Aug 14

alanrr says...

well 'arry's wrong on this one..........mackay and moody both vile..........but I see he's only trying to defend mackay, so moody will be hoping he's not one of the 12 that decides his fate
well 'arry's wrong on this one..........mackay and moody both vile..........but I see he's only trying to defend mackay, so moody will be hoping he's not one of the 12 that decides his fate alanrr
  • Score: -6

10:43am Sun 24 Aug 14

ifordcherry says...

alanrr wrote:
well 'arry's wrong on this one..........mackay and moody both vile..........but I see he's only trying to defend mackay, so moody will be hoping he's not one of the 12 that decides his fate
And of course you have never done anything that has come back and bit you on the **** ???......Get a life !!
[quote][p][bold]alanrr[/bold] wrote: well 'arry's wrong on this one..........mackay and moody both vile..........but I see he's only trying to defend mackay, so moody will be hoping he's not one of the 12 that decides his fate[/p][/quote]And of course you have never done anything that has come back and bit you on the **** ???......Get a life !! ifordcherry
  • Score: 5

12:16pm Sun 24 Aug 14

elite50 says...

How many "Arry's" live in Sandbanks???
Go for it mate.
There is hope for us yet!
You just have to be the best at what you do!
Now there is a message that all the "hands out" brigade need to listen to.
Nelson, Wellington, Churchill, Thatcher(?), Redknapp.... the list goes on and on and on.
Look out world here we come,..............A
GAIN!!!!!
I hope!
How many "Arry's" live in Sandbanks??? Go for it mate. There is hope for us yet! You just have to be the best at what you do! Now there is a message that all the "hands out" brigade need to listen to. Nelson, Wellington, Churchill, Thatcher(?), Redknapp.... the list goes on and on and on. Look out world here we come,..............A GAIN!!!!! I hope! elite50
  • Score: -3

12:35pm Sun 24 Aug 14

BigAlfromsunnyBournemouth says...

"The Beautiful Game"

Is this "Beautiful Game" the one that is filled to overflowing with racism, misogyny, homophobia, cheating, bribery and corruption.

The large numbers of black players who suffer as much abuse from their own supporters as away supporters.

The large numbers of homosexual players too afraid to come out of the closet, hence we see players pretending to be heterosexual, which in turn causes resentment and abuse of the women in their lives.

The inordinate amount of cheating, there's a saying that "in football players spend 90 minutes pretending to be injured in the hope of getting a penalty, in rugby players spend 80 minutes pretending they aren't injured because they don't want to be substituted".

Bribery and corruption, the proven regular match fixing that takes place continually.

The beautiful game, I think not, a more accurate description might be the cesspit that is football.
"The Beautiful Game" Is this "Beautiful Game" the one that is filled to overflowing with racism, misogyny, homophobia, cheating, bribery and corruption. The large numbers of black players who suffer as much abuse from their own supporters as away supporters. The large numbers of homosexual players too afraid to come out of the closet, hence we see players pretending to be heterosexual, which in turn causes resentment and abuse of the women in their lives. The inordinate amount of cheating, there's a saying that "in football players spend 90 minutes pretending to be injured in the hope of getting a penalty, in rugby players spend 80 minutes pretending they aren't injured because they don't want to be substituted". Bribery and corruption, the proven regular match fixing that takes place continually. The beautiful game, I think not, a more accurate description might be the cesspit that is football. BigAlfromsunnyBournemouth
  • Score: -3

1:34pm Sun 24 Aug 14

Bob49 says...

Broken Dreams by Tom Bower. A book about corruption in football, which has a whole chapter on Harry Redknapp. Look it up on Google
Broken Dreams by Tom Bower. A book about corruption in football, which has a whole chapter on Harry Redknapp. Look it up on Google Bob49
  • Score: 0

1:37pm Sun 24 Aug 14

elite50 says...

BigAlfromsunnyBourne
mouth
wrote:
"The Beautiful Game"

Is this "Beautiful Game" the one that is filled to overflowing with racism, misogyny, homophobia, cheating, bribery and corruption.

The large numbers of black players who suffer as much abuse from their own supporters as away supporters.

The large numbers of homosexual players too afraid to come out of the closet, hence we see players pretending to be heterosexual, which in turn causes resentment and abuse of the women in their lives.

The inordinate amount of cheating, there's a saying that "in football players spend 90 minutes pretending to be injured in the hope of getting a penalty, in rugby players spend 80 minutes pretending they aren't injured because they don't want to be substituted".

Bribery and corruption, the proven regular match fixing that takes place continually.

The beautiful game, I think not, a more accurate description might be the cesspit that is football.
The French have a saying for what you are trying to get across.
"Cest la vie"
Such is life.
Well "Big Alf". Eat less, exercise more and you will become Normal Alf.
See you at Dean Court!
[quote][p][bold]BigAlfromsunnyBourne mouth[/bold] wrote: "The Beautiful Game" Is this "Beautiful Game" the one that is filled to overflowing with racism, misogyny, homophobia, cheating, bribery and corruption. The large numbers of black players who suffer as much abuse from their own supporters as away supporters. The large numbers of homosexual players too afraid to come out of the closet, hence we see players pretending to be heterosexual, which in turn causes resentment and abuse of the women in their lives. The inordinate amount of cheating, there's a saying that "in football players spend 90 minutes pretending to be injured in the hope of getting a penalty, in rugby players spend 80 minutes pretending they aren't injured because they don't want to be substituted". Bribery and corruption, the proven regular match fixing that takes place continually. The beautiful game, I think not, a more accurate description might be the cesspit that is football.[/p][/quote]The French have a saying for what you are trying to get across. "Cest la vie" Such is life. Well "Big Alf". Eat less, exercise more and you will become Normal Alf. See you at Dean Court! elite50
  • Score: 4

7:48pm Sun 24 Aug 14

asj says...

when the seagulls follow the trawler
when the seagulls follow the trawler asj
  • Score: 1

12:08am Mon 25 Aug 14

portia6 says...

I was a football widow now he plays golf! The working class hero
good old Harry!
I was a football widow now he plays golf! The working class hero good old Harry! portia6
  • Score: 0

8:59am Mon 25 Aug 14

Telscombe Cliffy says...

Get a cat Harry, you'll find they are good fun
Get a cat Harry, you'll find they are good fun Telscombe Cliffy
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2:50pm Mon 25 Aug 14

hamworthygirl says...

Thats a good read made laugh out loud on a wet miserable day
Thats a good read made laugh out loud on a wet miserable day hamworthygirl
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