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Redknapp Slates City Ahead Of Etihad Clash

Redknapp Slates City Ahead Of Etihad Clash

Harold Redknapp has talked City with regularity to different critical degrees since His Highness Sheikh Mansour came to town. This week he's been giving it both barrels...

The gloves are now well and truly off for this weekend's fixture following the Spurs manager's various comments this week.

Some of his more noteworthy statements have been directed at City manager Roberto Mancini. The Italian, adored throughout Manchester, who secured the club's first trophy in 35 years and direct qualification to the Champions League both inside 17 months clearly isn't rated by the Spurs gaffer, who at one stage suggested to a hack at Chigwell that he could manage Manchester City, it's that easy:

'To be honest you have got a chance of winning the league with their money. I'd fancy anyone to manage them. It's a different game when you go and buy players and pay your players £250,000 a week.

'...I'd fancy you to manage them...you'd have a chance, wouldn't you? It is not rocket science this game. Good players give you a chance. If you have not got good players you don't have a chance, I don't care who you are. I might be knocking my own job or whatever but if I have not got Gareth Bale, I am not half as clever.'


Then there's Mancio's recent card waving gestures following another round of pisspoor refereeing:

'I don't like it. I wouldn't do it. I don't think there is any need for it. He has done a great job there and when I have met him I have found him a really good guy...'

Woe betide Mancio doing similar on Sunday because Redknapp has an ex-rag lined up:

'...I would set Joe Jordan on him!'

Redknapp then turned his attention to City strikers. The on loan Emmanuel Adebayor, whom Spurs and City both share the weekly wage bill of and the on strike Carlos Tévez:

'We don't pay the wages they pay. We haven't got the players. We have one of their players here but we pay him probably a third of what he earns there.

'If I could go and buy Carlos Tévez today - you ain't got to be a genius really have you? You guys follow football. You sit there and watch Spanish football. When people started talking last year about Tottenham bidding for Sergio Aguero I thought 'What a load of nonsense.' How can we afford Aguero? We aren't going to pay £250,000 a week to a player, it's not possible.'


Finally, the football:

'City are not invincible. We have got players who can hurt them and we are going up there with a winning attitude. We can go there, play really well and they will know they've had a game. I wouldn't want to go and sit back, we've got people who can hurt them. We want to go there and come away with a result.'

Follow the match live tomorrow in the VMC Match Day Forum!


UPCOMING FIXTURES:
all times East Manchester
Su 22 Jan 13:30 Spurs, The Etihad, PL
We 25 Jan 19:45 Liverpool, Anfield, LCSF2
Tu 31 Jan 20:00 Everton, Goodison Park, PL
Sa 04 Feb 17:30 Fulham, The Etihad, PL
Su 12 Feb 16:00 Aston Villa, Villa Park, PL
Th 16 Feb 20:05 Porto, Estádio do Dragão, ELR32
We 22 Feb 20:05 Porto, The Etihad, ELR32
Sa 25 Feb 17:30 Blackburn, The Etihad, PL







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Writer:Johnny Baguette VMC Newsdesk
Date:Saturday January 21 2012
Time: 12:26PM

Comments

0
Very offensive to Mark Hughes I thought.
Bluedub
21/01/2012 12:30:00
0
Slates? what are you on about? Thats about as offensive as Wolves away from home...
Tedspur
21/01/2012 12:58:00
0
No disrespect to Spurs and Spurs fans but your manager is a shameful man; a pathetic excuse for a human being. An egotistical, greedy, cash-driven, corrupt, lying crook. I have never heard such condescending, ego driven bile in my 20 odd years following English football. He's a disgrace to Spurs, taking managerial rivalry down to a whole different level. A truly despicable man
rojo2010
21/01/2012 12:58:00
0
haha... he has a point tho rojo.. lol
Tedspur
21/01/2012 13:02:00
0
It's evident from the wage figures that 'arry is quoting that he has a problem with numbers. Perhaps that's why he's in the dock Monday morning?
fifthcolumnblue
21/01/2012 13:04:00
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What point would that be then Tedspur? The only thing this interview proves is that A) twitchy makes it up as he goes along (then again, you Spurs fans already knew that), and B) the press do not challenge anything he says, particularly when he comes up with such ludicrous fabrications.
fifthcolumnblue
21/01/2012 13:06:00
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Must read for all you head in the clouds spurs fans:

Count one: Milan Mandaric (pictured) and Henry James Redknapp, between the 1st day of April 2002 and the 28th day of Nov 2007, at the material times respectively the Chairman and the Football Manager of Portsmouth City Football Club Limited, with intent to defraud and to the prejudice of HM Revenue and Customs, arranged for $145,000, paid by Milan Mandaric as a result of or in connection with Henry James Redknapp’s employment and as a reward for services, to be transferred to a Monaco bank account opened by Henry James Redknapp for that purpose, in order to conceal the said emolument from HM Revenue and Customs and evade the payment of Income Tax and National Insurance Contributions thereon (whether by the operation of PAYE by the club or otherwise). Count two: Milan Mandaric, between the 1st day of May 2004 and the 28th day of November 2007, at the material times the Chairman and the Football Manager of Portsmouth City Football Club Limited, with intent to defraud and to the prejudice of HM Revenue and Customs, arranged for $150,000, paid by Milan Mandaric as a result of or in connection with Henry James Redknapp’s employment and as a reward for services, to be transferred to a Monaco bank account opened by Henry James Redknapp for that purpose, in order to conceal the said employment income from HM Revenue and Customs and evade the payment of Income Tax and National Insurance Contributions thereon (whether by the operation of PAYE by the club or otherwise).

fifthcolumnblue
21/01/2012 13:19:00
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He may have overstepped the mark with regards to anyone being able to manage city, but the rest is quite true tbh... card waving is pathetic, city should win the league with all the investment, he would get tevez if possible, he WOULD set Joe Jordan on Mancini AND you are not invincible....
Tedspur
21/01/2012 13:22:00
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also whats harry's court case got to do with this?
Tedspur
21/01/2012 13:25:00
0
and what did he fabricate?
Tedspur
21/01/2012 13:28:00
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