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Harry's programme notes

Posted on 16 January 2010  - 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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Also in the programme - Gareth Bale; A to Z with Aaron Lennon; The Numbers Game - 13 and 14; All the latest Academy, Ticket and Tottenham Hotspur Foundation news.

HARRY'S PROGRAMME NOTES v HULL, JANUARY 16, 2010

It is great to be back playing again following the postponement of our fixture at Liverpool which provided an enforced break for many teams last weekend.

The weather has obviously made it difficult training-wise but we managed to make use of the indoor facilities at Spurs Lodge and also played on White Hart Lane one day with the undersoil heating.

For the past week we have been able to prepare outdoors on the training ground pitches again so we have been ok.

The game at Anfield has since been rescheduled for this coming Wednesday so we are now facing a run of five games in 14 days which is hard, but if everybody stays fit then it is not a problem.

A run of fixtures in quick succession like this can work in anyone's favour if you catch it right. It is when you get a few injuries that it can hit you - that is why you need the squad around you.

I am really happy with the squad we have here right now which is why I doubt we will be doing much business at all during the current transfer window.

Every time you pick up a paper it seems we are linked with different players but most of it is done by agents who plant stories in the press linking their players with good clubs in the hope of getting them a move.

It was great to see a full house for our last game here in the FA Cup against Peterborough. People pay good money to come and watch us, so it was important we turned in a good performance. We played some great football, scored some good goals and showed a terrific attitude.

I have been delighted with the football we have been playing, we really have been in terrific form. It is important that we continue in this vein today as we welcome Phil Brown and his Hull City side to White Hart Lane.

Harry

There are 18 Premier League games left and it is all there to play for. We are in a great position in the table because it is so tight at the top and, like I have said before, it is so difficult to pick up wins in this division.

You saw that once again with the three games that did survive the weather last weekend. Clubs that you would expect to win couldn't get the three points. There are no easy games and Hull will come here today fighting for their lives. They want to stay in the Premier League so we know we will be in for a tough game.

Phil has done a terrific job at the KC Stadium when you look at where they were when he took over compared to where they are now. It truly is a fantastic achievement.

I would like to conclude my notes by offering my condolences to everybody involved with the Togo national squad following last week's shootings in Angola at the African Nations Cup - those that were injured, killed and their families.

It is extremely sad when something like this happens but hopefully the rest of the tournament will pass without any more problems because we really do not want to see anything else like this happening to anyone.

Enjoy the game.