Today in the A-League we have the Central Coast Mariner v Wellington Pheonix, and I ask ‘what influence will Harry Redknapp have on the game?’
Harry Redknapp Joined the Central Coast Mariners in May this year as a Football Consultant.
But he is also an advisor for English Championship team Derby County.
I ask the question (above) because of a few…anomolies.
For a start, Harry keeps calling his team the South Coast Mariners.
Club owner, Mike Charlesworth said Harry would be great, and make at least two trips to Australia in a season. When Redknapp was asked about this on a radio interview he said ‘not likely – I’ll not be travelling to Australia…it’s 3o odd hours away…takes me a week to recover…’
But he did say that even though Australia a long way, it’s a fantastic country when you get there…so he’s not that bad a bloke.
So, in answer to my own question – I don’t think he will have any influence at all.
He has been a great soccer manager over the years, but most of me is thinking, ‘What’s the point?’
Below are some classic Redknapp quotes
- On being overlooked on the England job: ‘I wouldn’t trust the FA to show me a good manager if their lives depended on it.’
- On his own IQ: ‘I write like a 2-year-old and I can’t spell.’
- On foreign players in the EPL: ‘With the foreign players it’s more difficult. Most of them don’t even bother with the golf, they don’t want to go racing…they don’t even drink.’
- On Southampton striker Kenwyne Jones: ‘He took a knock on his ankle but we played him some Bob Marley reggae music and he was fine.’
- On West Ham player Dani: My missus fancies him. Even I don’t know whether to play him or fuck him.’
- On footballer’s eating properly before a game: ‘If you can’t pass the ball properly, a bowl of pasta’s not going to make that much difference.’
- On West Ham’s trophy cabinet: ‘First of all I had to find the bloody cabinet, when I eventually did, I opened the door and out flew 2 bats, 3 Japanese soldiers and Lord Lucan.’
- On former Spurs player Gareth Bale: ‘He drove me mad in raining. Technically, he was outstanding but he always seemed to be playing with his hair.’
by Buford Balony