What now for Pompey?
Where do pompey go from here, was a shock to get up this morning to see the news that Harry Redknapp has again jumped ship, this time to struggling Spurs. I see in the betting that some of the names being mentioned are Tony Adams (2/1 FAV) and Sam Allardyce alongside previous Fratton Park Director of Football Avram Grant. The chances of Tony Adams going with Redknapp to White Hart Lane look to be very slim for obvious reasons, as for Joe Jordan who knows. Surely the key to Pompey having a successful season (which now is surely midtable stability) must be continuity, meaning sticking with Adams and Jordan if possible and maybe bringing in some experienced help alongside them.
Repknapp meanwhile – knowing all to well the situation with Portsmouth’s finances having already admitted that the club were trying to off-load a couple of players in the summer transfer window – will surely be back to test their resolve with a bid for a couple of big name players in the january transfer window. The likes of Diarra and possibly Crouch or Defoe would surely jump at the chance to work with Redknapp again – he seems popular amongst players in general – should the chance arise for them.
Pompey at best have had a stuttering shaky start to the season and could well have done without this at this moment in time, the squad looks small and struggling to cope with the demands of playing Premier League and UEFA cup in what seems like almost back-to-back games and coupled with the propect of losing some of their bigger names in the january transfer window you have to wonder what the future has in store for them.
Right now where i a pompey fan i would gladly take a season of mid-table mediocrity.