Arry, The FA Kingmaker

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Good morning.

First up, a massive ‘thank you’ to all those who took the time to mail in about being part of the Hotspur’s Half Hour show. I’ve sent out a group mail to get the Vox Pops firing in, but will be getting back to everyone individually to organise making all of you household names.


In more mundane news Tottenham supremo Arry Redschnapps has decided to narrate the hunt for Fabio Capello’s replacement and analyse the options available to the FA. For them.

This is a move I can only describe as ambitious. 

Clearly the inertia in the appointment process was niggling Arry. After all, he  invested a phenomenal amount of time and energy into courting the position when the news broke that Fabio was a goner.

Then he waited and waited for an offer. Arry was beaming, blushing and buoyant as day after day he told the assembled gentlemen of the press, ‘No letter from the FA yet boys!’ 

Then nothing. Nothing at all. There was a letter, but it was addressed to Sluralix the galling Scot, telling him to be like dad – and keep mum. 

So what was he to do? What would anyone do faced with such a predicament? Work harder at managing Spurs the job that catapulted him into the spotlight and the one he is currently remunerated for? Redouble his efforts to turn around a series of poor results borne in part by his own stupidity? Try and recapture the focus that was missing?


What was required here was the work of an audacious mind. A mind that was so sophisticated it could subliminally plant the path the FA needed to follow in their minds with out them realising. Subliminally.

And so Arry, a self confessed ‘brilliant football manager’ had hatched a plan so cunning you could stick a tail on it and call it a weasel.

“I suppose there’s not a million candidates, you know, Roy Hodgson and Sam Allardyce and whoever. And there’s some young managers like Nigel Adkins and people like that, who in the future I’m sure would be fantastic but, at the moment, probably too young.

“It is an older man’s job, I think. It’s not a job for a young guy. I said all along I think it needs an English manager. I think we need to give somebody a go.

“We’ve not achieved anything with foreign managers. Capello did okay for sure – bad World Cup (in 2010) – but we haven’t really torn up any trees, so why not give it to somebody from here. 

“Tottenham is my only focus, really.”

That last line is genius. You see, what he did there was mask – with just one line – all that he said before it.

And the Kingmaker slipped away into the shadows from whence he came…

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  • stupid people think everyone else is as fackin stooped as what dey awr. Anyway who we got next kevin stoke is it? Better stick crouchie on from the start so hee can defend all dose stoke high balls from those thingys wat you call em? Erm yeah corners innit.

  • Nikolay Bollukov says:

    Does it ever occur to anyone that he gets asks these questions? It’s not as if he’s just turning up with a microphone and chatting to anyone who’ll listen.

    He conducts interviews and, true to his nature, is open and honest about everything he discusses. More often than not, people are critical of sporting figures for trotting out cliches and not being honest. Stop moaning

  • LLL says:

    If Chelsea were to somehow win the CL yet come 5th in the league, and assuming we hold onto 3rd and Arsenal stay 4th, Chelsea would qualify as holders, we would qualify as 3rd place and Arsenal would be off to the far recesses of Thursday afternoon TV scheduling for their heroic fightback to claim 4th place.

    Just day dreaming here. Oh yeah, and Redknapp is and always has been a complete nightmare with the media. The memories of last Summer’s transfer window of excruciating bullshit haven’t faded yet.

    • jerkinmahjurgen says:

      Their comeback was a right shock. Gutted. 4th may not be enough. So what if the real Harry chats to the media? A man can’t talk about any other subject during the course of a day without being accused of not doing his job properly? Harry blushing, gushing, no doubt. Talk about we all see a different game… If anything I think he’s less sure now than he’s ever been about it because he’s enjoying Tottenham. And day to day. He’s been playing it down, no? Visibly embarrassed at his own very transparent change of heart, bless him. Hodgeson would be a good call and he’d only lose Brom :p Hoddle was good even when young but I doubt they’d consider him. Alladice just to see the spam lose him. What’s Venables doing? Curbishly? Anyone but Harry.

  • Nolanh says:

    The guy is a chancer…., putting out in the press sly remarks, covering his angles… If you marshalled our defence like that we might not concede so many stupid goals..

    Harry go, most of us ain,t that bothered now.. You should be honoured to be managing a team as good as us. You didn,t begin our road of success, you merely pick us up a little when it was going a little wrong…

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