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  • "
    Confucious wrote:
    Saintsayer II wrote:
    Is there any cance that 'Onest 'Arry is fibbing abot his age Y know like some people fib about thier tax
    It's a genuine birthday and I should know as I wrote his unauthorised biography - " 'orrible 'arry " (Confucious Publishing £35.50 hardback).

    At birth 'arry was so ugly that the nurse slapped his mother. He had been expected to appear at least two months before, but the unusually early contractions turned out to be little 'arry twitching in the womb. After the birth, his very excited dad ran off to tell his friends and didn't come back until 'arry left home 20 years later.

    It's a good read and in fact sold even more copies than "Confucious", written by Confucious and published by Cunfucious Publishing £650.25.
    I read a different version of events where he wasn’t conceived but in fact was knitted from Nanna Redknapp’s favourite pattern. On the whole a dull and uneventful read but cutely titled:
    A Twitch In Time Saves Nine"
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Battle of the birthday boys at St Mary's

Mauricio Pochettino

Mauricio Pochettino

First published in Sport
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It looks like many happy returns for one manager at St Mary’s on Saturday ... while the other could have the birthday blues.

Harry Redknapp’s first return to Saints since he left the club in the Championship, and a seemingly inevitable hot reception, doesn’t seem the happiest of ways for the former Pompey manager to celebrate his 66th birthday.

But, in an amazing twist, the man in the opposite technical area, current Saints boss Mauricio Pochettino, will also be blowing out the candles as he hits 41 on Saturday.

It’s a huge game for both sides as QPR drink in last chance saloon in terms of their chances of Premier League survival. Anything other than a win at St Mary’s will surely extinguish whatever hopes they have of avoiding relegation this season.

Saints sit in a far healthier position in the table but know they need to make the most of some good form by putting more wins on the board, and they barely get more winnable than a home game against a team win just two league victories all season.

There would be nerves still jangling around St Mary’s if Saints failed to collect the three points. If they do then they will be within touching distance of the superb achievement of securing a Premier League berth for next season, however.

Success for Pochettino and woe for Redknapp – it’s the birthday most Saints fans will be wishing on the managers.

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