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Jiggy said:He relegated Southampton and QPR, ruined Portsmouth and Queens Park Rangers by signing a monster load of odd players on shady contracts with crippling clauses and had a Tottenham with Modric and Bale in them and finished behind an Arsenal led by Song and Benayoun. Former players like Van der Vaart has stated that his tactical prowess and level of professionalism is basically non-existent and that the players basically managed themselves at Tottenham. Horrible manager. Especially at QPR, that was peak Redknapp. One of the highest wage bills in the league, had CL-winners in his side, Julio Cesar at goal, but dropped him for Green and QPR was dead last. Twice.sjsharp2010 said:I wouldn't say he was lousy a lot of the time he was working at clubs with pretty limited resources and a lot of the time were facing stuff like relegation and a lot of the time he saved them. As for the weird transfer dealing the people who own the clubs are probably just as much if not more responsible for that than he is.Jiggy said:That's Harry Redknapp in a nutshell, popular figure, but a lousy manager, odd tranfer dealings that can cripple a club for years to come and an overall lousy human being.Lukedfrt said:Yeah they definitely shouldn't have sacked him, needed another 5 games to settle the players in properly. I'm gutted it didn't work out, he had a real connection with the fans.. I do think he's a bit overrated though, and he has made a few questionable signings that we're now left with.
I also strongly disagree with the idea that the club is more responsible for Redknapp's mismanagement than Redknapp himself. You shouldn't give Redknapp that much liberties, but it doesn't take away from the fact that he misuses them greatly when he gets them. Always finds a way to get "his people" involved. Plus English football culture is about giving the manager lots of freedom to control the technical aspect of the game. I think West Brom a few years ago with Clarke, was one of the few clubs where they didn't had a manager, but a head coach who had zero say in which players came in. Either way, you can at best blame the club for making the appointment, but that doesn't excuse Redknapp's disgraceful wheel-and-dealing ways that's somehow branded as endearing by the media over the years.
Zola was doing a terrible job, so last season was more about getting him out than getting someone in, but Birmingham City should be glad they got Redknapp out as early as they did before he got a chance to sign Niko Kranjcar. Although I still don't get why they got rid of Gary Rowett.
My avatar is yes and as Commander Shepard might say is I'd stop trash talking if I were you the last person to try it was a few kilometres taller and still got destroyed. Although ME isn't the only game I have that uses it. I do have others as well. ME just happens to just be my favourite one though. As for who will get the license next we'll just have to wait and see I guess.hobbsy777 said:
Hughesy said:I’m looking forward to FIFA as well, I’m getting the Switch version though so I can play at work. It’s out the same day as Forza (if you have the ultimate Forza edition) so I probably won’t play Fifa much that day. I’m hoping it arrives a day early so I can play it then. The story mode doesn’t interest me all in Fifa as it’s crap, so I’m happy it’s not included in the Switch version.
Shame as I actually enjoyed the Journey mode last year and given they've expanded on it a bit this year by giving us moer options I'm looking forward to playing it. I'm mainly thinking of playing Season 1 again to remind myself what happened again before I start on Season 2.
I have played a couple of matches on the demo and I preloaded the full game last night but unfortunately it doesn't unlock until Thursday evening 11pm So I have t ofind w3ays to keep myself busy until then. Shouldn't be too difficult though as just going through the Journey Season 1 again will likely take me at least 2 or 3 days