Now the Stoke game is confirmed as on we can and indeed ought make a welcome return to focusing on football.
I remember when I first discovered Woody Allen. A few live recordings of his stand up and then ‘Without Feathers’. Anyway there was a sketch about a ransom demand and his father’s very poor reading habits.
Today …I discovered a London Evening Standard interview with Henry James Redknapp, footballing supremo of this parish published some 3 days ago. ”Harry Hotspur for the best reheated leftovers this side of Stone Henge.’
“Finishing top four is not a must [to keep those players],” said Redknapp. “If Arsenal don’t get in the top four, are their best players going to leave? If Chelsea don’t, will their best players walk away?
Is this clown out of his tiny cockle & whelk slurping mind? I’m no expert in these matters but is he actually for real? Modric is a man overboard just waiting to happen. Bale who we all love is only
human a footballer after all and if the right offer came in from someone else – in addition to Arry – who didn’t give a monkey’s about his dreadful license to roam vision, who’s to say that not being a Champions League side wouldn’t have a baring?
I find it staggering that our manager, in fact any decent Premiership manager would come out with such self serving twaddle. Ian Holloway, yes. But to the best of my knowledge Ian Holloway and Henry James Redknapp are two separate people.
I’d be fascinated to get Levy & Co’s view on this. The impact of Champions League football on THFC’s revenue streams, the revenue streams that are pivotal to the new stadium don’t need spelling out.
Is this unfair criticism? Is he right? Is securing a top four finish a mere trifle? Is it a supermarket own brand trifle, all bovine gelatine, artificial flavourings and a some genetically modified custard substitute? Maybe he’s right. Maybe upon considered reflection the notion that Champions League football is nothing to get too fussed about is a fair viewpoint.