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Redknapp backs Big Sam

Spurs boss Harry Redknapp has lent his support to friend Sam Allardyce and has refused to criticise Rovers boss Sam Allardyce in the same way as Rafa 'Hypocrite' Benitez.

Allardyce's Blackburn boys are at Spurs tomorrow and in good spirits after a strong showing at Anfield last time out, even if their play and approach was mocked by the Spanish Waiter.

Redknapp has decided against wading into the debate too aggressively and has backed Big Sam and the way he goes about his business.

Redknapp, speaking to Sky Sports said - 'Everyone plays how they play, they have their own style, I have the way I want to play, Blackburn have their way of playing.

'Whatever Sam does, he has been one of the most successful managers, doing what he's done with what he's had.

'In the last 10 years he's done fantastically and nearly got the England manager's job - he was in the final interviews for that.

'I wouldn't criticise anything Sam does because he is a fantastic manager.'

Kind words indeed, but then you would expect that from a mate. But I believe that Redknapp's appraisal of Big Sam is much more accurate than that of Benitez... even if he is going a little over the top with the praise!!!




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Writer: Mikey Delap Mail feedback, articles or suggestions

Date:Friday March 12 2010

Time: 2:23PM

Your Comments

Good to hear one friend sticking up for each other but I doubt they will be this kind to each other tomorrow!!!
Mikey Delap
Spurs fan, I am sick and tired of managers having a dig at playing styles. You've got Benitez criticising Allardyce.....why? For a start, and just for a start, Liverpool have played shocking football this season which has been as entertaining as watching already dry paint get even drier. Whenever they have won they've scraped it and like against you guys, they've been incredibly lucky to get a point never mind 3. You get Wenger criticising Stoke and Villa, what do these managers know? Unless you're blessed with the amount of decent players Arsenal have, you need to find a winning formula, whether it's on the deck or in the air. It's all about playing to your strengths. If you want to play attractive football but go down as a result then fair enough, West Brom did exactly that and it was a shame they went tumbling out of the league. You guys play fairly decent stuff sometimes (you've entertained me more than fecking Liverpool this season), but you play in a way that will first and foremost see you cement a place in the Premier League. I'd love Rafa to tell me what is so wrong with that?!?! Good luck after Saturday boys and girls!
bernio3000
he is only sticking up for him, cause he wants to stick it in him on Saturday.... bad joke...sorry. He is right dough, every team plays what the game asks from it. That's why you have different tactics... Stupid Rafa..
vangogo
Its as if we are supposed to lie down and let Liverpool steam roller us!!!
Mikey Delap
Rafa is stupid manager ...........he was lucky to win the champions league in 05 and is overrated, hypocritical manager
adrogbafan
Well said bernio3000!!!
HuddersfieldYiddo
on the other hand, this makes football more entertaining sometimes.
dominator2800
i have to disagree, arry aint exactly backing big sam is he? he is however showing respect for a manager that has done a reasonable job over the last 10 years, i also don't like benitez but your headline is totally wrong, the comedy value when rafa loses his rag is priceless and makes me laugh everytime but then why would he argue with the small fry? pointless if u ask me. COYS
spursman79
shows we upset him a bit though, if he wasnt bothered with us then he would just sack us off!!
Mikey Delap
'Whatever Sam does, he has been one of the most successful managers, doing what he's done with what he's had. 'In the last 10 years he's done fantastically and nearly got the England manager's job - he was in the final interviews for that. 'I wouldn't criticise anything Sam does because he is a fantastic manager.' That is backing spursman!!!! how is that not backing... come on!!! ha ha
Mikey Delap
how the hell is it backing? at what point is he saying sam is right and rafa is wrong? all he is saying is that in his opinion sam has done well and that he rates him as a manager, calling him a good manager is not exactly backing him over the rafa argument is it? come on grow a brain!!
spursman79
dude, how is calling him a magnificent manager not backing him?
sasman
backing him, not backing him... one thing we can all agree on- Rovers coming back down the motorway today with 3 points!
retroflair31
back down that motorway baby!!! of course it is backing him... what a silly thing to say!
Mikey Delap
I agree with spursman79 - 'arry's favourite word is 'fantastic' he uses it to describe everything... that tea was fantastic... modric you may look like a rat but you're fantastic... I didn't do anything wrong at pompey, they're fantastic etc, etc! So, for 'arry to say BSA is fantastic is really because he hasn't got a bigger vocabulary - even spursman79 with half a brain can tell you that.
FreidelNo.1
 

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