Saints need to heap more woe on Redknapp

Harry Redknapp

Harry Redknapp

First published in Sport Daily Echo: Photograph of the Author by , Chief Sports Writer

There may be a feeling of a score to settle amongst Saints fans ahead of Harry Redknapp’s return to St Mary’s this weekend.

But the result of the game is of much greater importance to the club in general.

Feelings have always run high towards Redknapp on the south coast.

His remarkable jumps from Portsmouth to Southampton and back to Portsmouth are the kind of thing we are never likely to see again.

That he was in charge when Saints were relegated and led Pompey during a very successful spell certainly hasn’t been forgotten, by fans of either side.

Saints fans regularly chant Harry’s name still, but, as he is probably well aware, and certainly will be on Saturday, not in the most complimentary of songs.

It’s easy to get distracted by the ‘Redknapp return’ hype.

In some ways it’s perfectly understandable.

Despite only a comparatively brief tenure in charge of the club, he remains a major figure in its recent history, and a controversial one.

However, Saints fans should not get too pre-occupied with simply barracking Redknapp.

The significance of this game for their side should not be underestimated and, if all goes well, there will be plenty of time for gloating at the final whistle.

Full story in today's Daily Echo

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7:53am Thu 28 Feb 13

Winsaint says...

The important thing is the players not getting wrapped up in the emotion. The players need to concentrate on the job in hand and the fans need to concentrate on giving Harry a birthday he will NEVER forget.

COYR
The important thing is the players not getting wrapped up in the emotion. The players need to concentrate on the job in hand and the fans need to concentrate on giving Harry a birthday he will NEVER forget. COYR Winsaint
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8:28am Thu 28 Feb 13

Stroppy_gramps says...

same story different headline DE? really?

look - he was our manager for a short while some time ago and he wasn't very good for us. Thats all there is to it.

Boo him when he walks out the tunnel if you must but then ignore him and get on with supporting Saints.
Twitchy is part of our history, nothing more. He has (thankfully) nothing to do with the amazing journey we are on now.

DO NOT get sucked into the emotional frenzy the DE is evidently trying to stir up
same story different headline DE? really? look - he was our manager for a short while some time ago and he wasn't very good for us. Thats all there is to it. Boo him when he walks out the tunnel if you must but then ignore him and get on with supporting Saints. Twitchy is part of our history, nothing more. He has (thankfully) nothing to do with the amazing journey we are on now. DO NOT get sucked into the emotional frenzy the DE is evidently trying to stir up Stroppy_gramps
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8:32am Thu 28 Feb 13

Southampton boy says...

Winsaint wrote:
The important thing is the players not getting wrapped up in the emotion. The players need to concentrate on the job in hand and the fans need to concentrate on giving Harry a birthday he will NEVER forget.

COYR
Agree with this give him and his team a good send off, we need the win just like we need to win at Reading we have 10 games and we need to get 3 wins I think to stay up and acouple of draws we Norwich away then Liverpool and Chelsea at home these will be two big games for us if we are to stay up just need to keep the players focuse on the job at hand COUR's
[quote][p][bold]Winsaint[/bold] wrote: The important thing is the players not getting wrapped up in the emotion. The players need to concentrate on the job in hand and the fans need to concentrate on giving Harry a birthday he will NEVER forget. COYR[/p][/quote]Agree with this give him and his team a good send off, we need the win just like we need to win at Reading we have 10 games and we need to get 3 wins I think to stay up and acouple of draws we Norwich away then Liverpool and Chelsea at home these will be two big games for us if we are to stay up just need to keep the players focuse on the job at hand COUR's Southampton boy
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8:33am Thu 28 Feb 13

Benali76 says...

I remember when Hoddle brought his Spurs team to St Mary's for the first time after he left us - the atmosphere was amazing and must have helped lift the team to go on to beat Spurs 1-0. More of the same except 4-0 sounds better this time. Let's give the saggy faced lying crook a very unhappy birthday.
I remember when Hoddle brought his Spurs team to St Mary's for the first time after he left us - the atmosphere was amazing and must have helped lift the team to go on to beat Spurs 1-0. More of the same except 4-0 sounds better this time. Let's give the saggy faced lying crook a very unhappy birthday. Benali76
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8:57am Thu 28 Feb 13

warrens 76 says...

Loathsome Lowe showed his utter disrespect to us by signing him from pmuff..

Rednapp..joined us after singing pmuff fans praises which say's everything about him...

Rednapp then goes back to pmuff and beats us with a result that effectively sent us down..double snake.

pmuff greatest admiration of HR and why their incredibly vicious lowlife mob still admire him having been instrumental in bankrupting them is more than the fa cup the relegation of us..

...Germans call it schadenfreud...takin
g more joy from someones failure than your own results...

..deadbeats him and the skunts.
Loathsome Lowe showed his utter disrespect to us by signing him from pmuff.. Rednapp..joined us after singing pmuff fans praises which say's everything about him... Rednapp then goes back to pmuff and beats us with a result that effectively sent us down..double snake. pmuff greatest admiration of HR and why their incredibly vicious lowlife mob still admire him having been instrumental in bankrupting them is more than the fa cup the relegation of us.. ...Germans call it schadenfreud...takin g more joy from someones failure than your own results... ..deadbeats him and the skunts. warrens 76
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9:07am Thu 28 Feb 13

Alicesdad says...

Now what about the Morgan Schneiderlin viewpoint ... it is absolutely disgraceful that the object of five stories this week is not mentioned in this story. Not only does Morgan demand three points from this fixture but he actually wants to score some of the goals .. where is that mentioned here? Major oversight !!
Now what about the Morgan Schneiderlin viewpoint ... it is absolutely disgraceful that the object of five stories this week is not mentioned in this story. Not only does Morgan demand three points from this fixture but he actually wants to score some of the goals .. where is that mentioned here? Major oversight !! Alicesdad
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9:37am Thu 28 Feb 13

Clever Dick says...

Alicesdad wrote:
Now what about the Morgan Schneiderlin viewpoint ... it is absolutely disgraceful that the object of five stories this week is not mentioned in this story. Not only does Morgan demand three points from this fixture but he actually wants to score some of the goals .. where is that mentioned here? Major oversight !!
He hasn't got the time to comment o this. He spends all his spare time on the web.
[quote][p][bold]Alicesdad[/bold] wrote: Now what about the Morgan Schneiderlin viewpoint ... it is absolutely disgraceful that the object of five stories this week is not mentioned in this story. Not only does Morgan demand three points from this fixture but he actually wants to score some of the goals .. where is that mentioned here? Major oversight !![/p][/quote]He hasn't got the time to comment o this. He spends all his spare time on the web. Clever Dick
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10:35am Thu 28 Feb 13

Mush On The Beach says...

I predict a jellied eel
I predict a jellied eel Mush On The Beach
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11:42am Thu 28 Feb 13

OSPREYSAINT says...

Words won't hurt Twitchy, only a defeat will do the job properly, the bigger the better.
Words won't hurt Twitchy, only a defeat will do the job properly, the bigger the better. OSPREYSAINT
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12:09pm Thu 28 Feb 13

BracknellSaint says...

Hopefully we win, and win big.
Triple whammy..
Move us up the table further, send the twitchy crook further down, and help a wider audience realize he's useless.
Hopefully we win, and win big. Triple whammy.. Move us up the table further, send the twitchy crook further down, and help a wider audience realize he's useless. BracknellSaint
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12:11pm Thu 28 Feb 13

Strasbourg Saint says...

warrens 76 wrote:
Loathsome Lowe showed his utter disrespect to us by signing him from pmuff..

Rednapp..joined us after singing pmuff fans praises which say's everything about him...

Rednapp then goes back to pmuff and beats us with a result that effectively sent us down..double snake.

pmuff greatest admiration of HR and why their incredibly vicious lowlife mob still admire him having been instrumental in bankrupting them is more than the fa cup the relegation of us..

...Germans call it schadenfreud...takin

g more joy from someones failure than your own results...

..deadbeats him and the skunts.
'Schadenfreud', that's a great word, Warrens.

Didn't he come from a family of interesting words?

There was Sigmundfreud (to get joy from imagining you're bedwettingly brilliant), Emmafreud (to write or edit a story that is so beyond belief that people believe it must be based on some sort of fact) and Clementfreud (to become the spitting image of your bloodhound, as in, 'Redknapp twitched once more and then, having resigned himself to the fact that he was cr4p, QPR's mercenaries were in the poo and no one in the footballing world liked him, he stared into the mirror and said, "Henry, shall we open another tin of Chunky Meat?"
[quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: Loathsome Lowe showed his utter disrespect to us by signing him from pmuff.. Rednapp..joined us after singing pmuff fans praises which say's everything about him... Rednapp then goes back to pmuff and beats us with a result that effectively sent us down..double snake. pmuff greatest admiration of HR and why their incredibly vicious lowlife mob still admire him having been instrumental in bankrupting them is more than the fa cup the relegation of us.. ...Germans call it schadenfreud...takin g more joy from someones failure than your own results... ..deadbeats him and the skunts.[/p][/quote]'Schadenfreud', that's a great word, Warrens. Didn't he come from a family of interesting words? There was Sigmundfreud (to get joy from imagining you're bedwettingly brilliant), Emmafreud (to write or edit a story that is so beyond belief that people believe it must be based on some sort of fact) and Clementfreud (to become the spitting image of your bloodhound, as in, 'Redknapp twitched once more and then, having resigned himself to the fact that he was cr4p, QPR's mercenaries were in the poo and no one in the footballing world liked him, he stared into the mirror and said, "Henry, shall we open another tin of Chunky Meat?" Strasbourg Saint
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12:40pm Thu 28 Feb 13

st1halo says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
Loathsome Lowe showed his utter disrespect to us by signing him from pmuff..

Rednapp..joined us after singing pmuff fans praises which say's everything about him...

Rednapp then goes back to pmuff and beats us with a result that effectively sent us down..double snake.

pmuff greatest admiration of HR and why their incredibly vicious lowlife mob still admire him having been instrumental in bankrupting them is more than the fa cup the relegation of us..

...Germans call it schadenfreud...takin


g more joy from someones failure than your own results...

..deadbeats him and the skunts.
'Schadenfreud', that's a great word, Warrens.

Didn't he come from a family of interesting words?

There was Sigmundfreud (to get joy from imagining you're bedwettingly brilliant), Emmafreud (to write or edit a story that is so beyond belief that people believe it must be based on some sort of fact) and Clementfreud (to become the spitting image of your bloodhound, as in, 'Redknapp twitched once more and then, having resigned himself to the fact that he was cr4p, QPR's mercenaries were in the poo and no one in the footballing world liked him, he stared into the mirror and said, "Henry, shall we open another tin of Chunky Meat?"
I think Hemmafreud suits him better!

STID
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: Loathsome Lowe showed his utter disrespect to us by signing him from pmuff.. Rednapp..joined us after singing pmuff fans praises which say's everything about him... Rednapp then goes back to pmuff and beats us with a result that effectively sent us down..double snake. pmuff greatest admiration of HR and why their incredibly vicious lowlife mob still admire him having been instrumental in bankrupting them is more than the fa cup the relegation of us.. ...Germans call it schadenfreud...takin g more joy from someones failure than your own results... ..deadbeats him and the skunts.[/p][/quote]'Schadenfreud', that's a great word, Warrens. Didn't he come from a family of interesting words? There was Sigmundfreud (to get joy from imagining you're bedwettingly brilliant), Emmafreud (to write or edit a story that is so beyond belief that people believe it must be based on some sort of fact) and Clementfreud (to become the spitting image of your bloodhound, as in, 'Redknapp twitched once more and then, having resigned himself to the fact that he was cr4p, QPR's mercenaries were in the poo and no one in the footballing world liked him, he stared into the mirror and said, "Henry, shall we open another tin of Chunky Meat?"[/p][/quote]I think Hemmafreud suits him better! STID st1halo
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12:58pm Thu 28 Feb 13

Strasbourg Saint says...

st1halo wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
Loathsome Lowe showed his utter disrespect to us by signing him from pmuff..

Rednapp..joined us after singing pmuff fans praises which say's everything about him...

Rednapp then goes back to pmuff and beats us with a result that effectively sent us down..double snake.

pmuff greatest admiration of HR and why their incredibly vicious lowlife mob still admire him having been instrumental in bankrupting them is more than the fa cup the relegation of us..

...Germans call it schadenfreud...takin



g more joy from someones failure than your own results...

..deadbeats him and the skunts.
'Schadenfreud', that's a great word, Warrens.

Didn't he come from a family of interesting words?

There was Sigmundfreud (to get joy from imagining you're bedwettingly brilliant), Emmafreud (to write or edit a story that is so beyond belief that people believe it must be based on some sort of fact) and Clementfreud (to become the spitting image of your bloodhound, as in, 'Redknapp twitched once more and then, having resigned himself to the fact that he was cr4p, QPR's mercenaries were in the poo and no one in the footballing world liked him, he stared into the mirror and said, "Henry, shall we open another tin of Chunky Meat?"
I think Hemmafreud suits him better!

STID
That's probably why he twitches when he's sat in the dugout, Halo.
[quote][p][bold]st1halo[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: Loathsome Lowe showed his utter disrespect to us by signing him from pmuff.. Rednapp..joined us after singing pmuff fans praises which say's everything about him... Rednapp then goes back to pmuff and beats us with a result that effectively sent us down..double snake. pmuff greatest admiration of HR and why their incredibly vicious lowlife mob still admire him having been instrumental in bankrupting them is more than the fa cup the relegation of us.. ...Germans call it schadenfreud...takin g more joy from someones failure than your own results... ..deadbeats him and the skunts.[/p][/quote]'Schadenfreud', that's a great word, Warrens. Didn't he come from a family of interesting words? There was Sigmundfreud (to get joy from imagining you're bedwettingly brilliant), Emmafreud (to write or edit a story that is so beyond belief that people believe it must be based on some sort of fact) and Clementfreud (to become the spitting image of your bloodhound, as in, 'Redknapp twitched once more and then, having resigned himself to the fact that he was cr4p, QPR's mercenaries were in the poo and no one in the footballing world liked him, he stared into the mirror and said, "Henry, shall we open another tin of Chunky Meat?"[/p][/quote]I think Hemmafreud suits him better! STID[/p][/quote]That's probably why he twitches when he's sat in the dugout, Halo. Strasbourg Saint
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1:08pm Thu 28 Feb 13

Rising_Son says...

Strasbourg Saint wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
Loathsome Lowe showed his utter disrespect to us by signing him from pmuff..

Rednapp..joined us after singing pmuff fans praises which say's everything about him...

Rednapp then goes back to pmuff and beats us with a result that effectively sent us down..double snake.

pmuff greatest admiration of HR and why their incredibly vicious lowlife mob still admire him having been instrumental in bankrupting them is more than the fa cup the relegation of us..

...Germans call it schadenfreud...takin


g more joy from someones failure than your own results...

..deadbeats him and the skunts.
'Schadenfreud', that's a great word, Warrens.

Didn't he come from a family of interesting words?

There was Sigmundfreud (to get joy from imagining you're bedwettingly brilliant), Emmafreud (to write or edit a story that is so beyond belief that people believe it must be based on some sort of fact) and Clementfreud (to become the spitting image of your bloodhound, as in, 'Redknapp twitched once more and then, having resigned himself to the fact that he was cr4p, QPR's mercenaries were in the poo and no one in the footballing world liked him, he stared into the mirror and said, "Henry, shall we open another tin of Chunky Meat?"
You seem to have forgotten lucienfreud (to lay it on so thick that it loses all recognisable connection with reality).
[quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: Loathsome Lowe showed his utter disrespect to us by signing him from pmuff.. Rednapp..joined us after singing pmuff fans praises which say's everything about him... Rednapp then goes back to pmuff and beats us with a result that effectively sent us down..double snake. pmuff greatest admiration of HR and why their incredibly vicious lowlife mob still admire him having been instrumental in bankrupting them is more than the fa cup the relegation of us.. ...Germans call it schadenfreud...takin g more joy from someones failure than your own results... ..deadbeats him and the skunts.[/p][/quote]'Schadenfreud', that's a great word, Warrens. Didn't he come from a family of interesting words? There was Sigmundfreud (to get joy from imagining you're bedwettingly brilliant), Emmafreud (to write or edit a story that is so beyond belief that people believe it must be based on some sort of fact) and Clementfreud (to become the spitting image of your bloodhound, as in, 'Redknapp twitched once more and then, having resigned himself to the fact that he was cr4p, QPR's mercenaries were in the poo and no one in the footballing world liked him, he stared into the mirror and said, "Henry, shall we open another tin of Chunky Meat?"[/p][/quote]You seem to have forgotten lucienfreud (to lay it on so thick that it loses all recognisable connection with reality). Rising_Son
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1:13pm Thu 28 Feb 13

Strasbourg Saint says...

Rising_Son wrote:
Strasbourg Saint wrote:
warrens 76 wrote:
Loathsome Lowe showed his utter disrespect to us by signing him from pmuff..

Rednapp..joined us after singing pmuff fans praises which say's everything about him...

Rednapp then goes back to pmuff and beats us with a result that effectively sent us down..double snake.

pmuff greatest admiration of HR and why their incredibly vicious lowlife mob still admire him having been instrumental in bankrupting them is more than the fa cup the relegation of us..

...Germans call it schadenfreud...takin



g more joy from someones failure than your own results...

..deadbeats him and the skunts.
'Schadenfreud', that's a great word, Warrens.

Didn't he come from a family of interesting words?

There was Sigmundfreud (to get joy from imagining you're bedwettingly brilliant), Emmafreud (to write or edit a story that is so beyond belief that people believe it must be based on some sort of fact) and Clementfreud (to become the spitting image of your bloodhound, as in, 'Redknapp twitched once more and then, having resigned himself to the fact that he was cr4p, QPR's mercenaries were in the poo and no one in the footballing world liked him, he stared into the mirror and said, "Henry, shall we open another tin of Chunky Meat?"
You seem to have forgotten lucienfreud (to lay it on so thick that it loses all recognisable connection with reality).
Ha! Yes, how in the name of art did I miss that one? Must have been a freudian slip!
[quote][p][bold]Rising_Son[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Strasbourg Saint[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]warrens 76[/bold] wrote: Loathsome Lowe showed his utter disrespect to us by signing him from pmuff.. Rednapp..joined us after singing pmuff fans praises which say's everything about him... Rednapp then goes back to pmuff and beats us with a result that effectively sent us down..double snake. pmuff greatest admiration of HR and why their incredibly vicious lowlife mob still admire him having been instrumental in bankrupting them is more than the fa cup the relegation of us.. ...Germans call it schadenfreud...takin g more joy from someones failure than your own results... ..deadbeats him and the skunts.[/p][/quote]'Schadenfreud', that's a great word, Warrens. Didn't he come from a family of interesting words? There was Sigmundfreud (to get joy from imagining you're bedwettingly brilliant), Emmafreud (to write or edit a story that is so beyond belief that people believe it must be based on some sort of fact) and Clementfreud (to become the spitting image of your bloodhound, as in, 'Redknapp twitched once more and then, having resigned himself to the fact that he was cr4p, QPR's mercenaries were in the poo and no one in the footballing world liked him, he stared into the mirror and said, "Henry, shall we open another tin of Chunky Meat?"[/p][/quote]You seem to have forgotten lucienfreud (to lay it on so thick that it loses all recognisable connection with reality).[/p][/quote]Ha! Yes, how in the name of art did I miss that one? Must have been a freudian slip! Strasbourg Saint
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2:32pm Thu 28 Feb 13

J7junctionseven says...

Benali76 wrote:
I remember when Hoddle brought his Spurs team to St Mary's for the first time after he left us - the atmosphere was amazing and must have helped lift the team to go on to beat Spurs 1-0. More of the same except 4-0 sounds better this time. Let's give the saggy faced lying crook a very unhappy birthday.
I think we beat them (spuds) 4-0 that day in the cup so 5-0 will be nice on Saturday.
I can see it being a tighter affair with us winning by the odd goal, 2-1 or 3-2.
COYR FOADP
[quote][p][bold]Benali76[/bold] wrote: I remember when Hoddle brought his Spurs team to St Mary's for the first time after he left us - the atmosphere was amazing and must have helped lift the team to go on to beat Spurs 1-0. More of the same except 4-0 sounds better this time. Let's give the saggy faced lying crook a very unhappy birthday.[/p][/quote]I think we beat them (spuds) 4-0 that day in the cup so 5-0 will be nice on Saturday. I can see it being a tighter affair with us winning by the odd goal, 2-1 or 3-2. COYR FOADP J7junctionseven
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2:50pm Thu 28 Feb 13

Five Trophies Between Us says...

headline this weekend after 0-1 defeat

TWITCHY does a STICHY on la PUCHY
headline this weekend after 0-1 defeat TWITCHY does a STICHY on la PUCHY Five Trophies Between Us
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3:15pm Thu 28 Feb 13

J7junctionseven says...

....or Portsmouth move closer to equalling their own record of 24 games without a win after losing at Crewe.....but nobody is really surprised or actually cares....
....or Portsmouth move closer to equalling their own record of 24 games without a win after losing at Crewe.....but nobody is really surprised or actually cares.... J7junctionseven
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3:30pm Thu 28 Feb 13

saintkenny says...

Five Trophies Between Us wrote:
headline this weekend after 0-1 defeat

TWITCHY does a STICHY on la PUCHY
here be lucky more like ferret face gets hammered at stmatys and has now for the 2nd time raised a clubs wage bill which it cant afford on the way to great debt and double relegations .far more the scanario id go 1 to 18 0n
[quote][p][bold]Five Trophies Between Us[/bold] wrote: headline this weekend after 0-1 defeat TWITCHY does a STICHY on la PUCHY[/p][/quote]here be lucky more like ferret face gets hammered at stmatys and has now for the 2nd time raised a clubs wage bill which it cant afford on the way to great debt and double relegations .far more the scanario id go 1 to 18 0n saintkenny
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