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Harry's programme notes

Posted on 12 December 2009  - 12:00

As part of our build-up to home games, we publish Harry Redknapp's exclusive column from our official matchday programme.

As part of our build-up to home games, we publish Harry Redknapp's exclusive column from our official matchday programme.

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We certainly deserved more from our last two away games in the Premier League than the two points we achieved.

We came back from an early goal to play some great stuff at Aston Villa. We pushed them back, really got on top of them and made all the chances in the second half that eventually got us a goal. To dominate a side like Villa at their own ground says a lot about us.

We should have won at Everton last weekend. We were 2-0 up and much the better team. It looked game over.

We had the chances to kill them off. I thought it was more likely that we'd score a third goal but instead they got one to make it 2-1. All of a sudden their team and crowd were given a massive lift. It was a different game after that and they came on strong. They threw everything at us.

We have all witnessed games like that before. Sometimes you are on the right end of them and sometimes, like on this occasion, you are on the wrong end.

Overall, I think we are playing well and look in good shape. That's two impressive away performances now on the back of an amazing result last time out against Wigan Athletic three weeks ago.

It was a marvellous day for us where everything went right. We scored some great goals and the players were fantastic. The main thing is that the supporters enjoyed it.

There is never a lot of time to enjoy a result like that. As soon as that game was over I was already thinking about the next one as I was driving home.

This afternoon we welcome Mick McCarthy and his Wolverhampton Wanderers team to White Hart Lane. I've got a lot of time for Mick. He is a terrific manager, having also done an excellent job when he was in charge at Sunderland. He is a great guy and knows the game inside out.

He has a big job on his hands at Wolves and did fantastic to get them comfortably promoted into the Premier League as champions last season. He knows if he can keep Wolves in the Premier League this season it will be a superb achievement. If anyone can do it, I believe Mick can.

Wolves are a great club with real tradition and they've had some quality teams in the past. Molineux is a terrific stadium too - they are a Premier League club and I believe if they can stay in the division this season they can build on it and be able to establish themselves in the top-flight again like they have done before.

Enjoy the game.