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Sound Offs: Redknapp reaction

Posted on 23 April 2002  - 12:00

Tottenham Hotspur (Spurs) Football Club is located in North London. The club is also known as Spurs. Tottenham's home ground is White Hart Lane. The club motto is Audere est Facere (To dare is to do).

Tony Gowing: Quality player now at a quality club, signing Jamie just proves we can attract good players and we need to pull in more players just like him if we want to win things and get into Europe.

Dave Stevens: What about Darren Anderton? He's probably the best experienced midfielder Englands got, He's always had excellent previous England performances and had one of his best seasons at Tottenham. He was one of the ten lions who played their hearts out against Argentina when Beckham was sent off and nearly beat them - surely proof enough of an England team that can play without Beckham. Anderton must be Englands forgotten hero.

Stephanie Baharie: I think that Jamie Redknapp's arrival at The Lane is fantastic. He has had his injury problems, but I have always admired him. He is a great footballer and I hope he does well at Tottenham.

James Fisher: Jamie Redknapp's signing will be an inspired one, as a player of his calibre would cost nealy ten million in today's market. I also thinnk that the club should be thinking about players like Steve McManaman (Real Madrid), Damien Duff/ David Dunn (Blackburn), Robbie Keane (Leeds), Kevin Phillips (Sunderland), and also players like Seth Johnson and Matt Holland who are class but will want to play in the Premiership next season.

Steven Delaporte: I would stand behind the few great Spurs players. Funny enough Redknapp was a scary sight everytime Spurs played Liverpool before. Thank God he is one of us now. Davies a magical player, Anderton wonderful this season. Bunjevcevic, King, Carr, Doherty, Taricco, ZIEGE - exceptional players who will need time to gel together. Special message for Rebrov: You are a great player and will always be one - just start believing in yourself again!!! Soon we will be kicking Gooner butt!!!

Andrew Mullen: Jamie Redknapp is a quality player and an absolute steal of the century. His overall play is superb and but for injury he would surely be pressing a place for Sven's world cup squad. Now we need to buy more of his type, players who have proved themselves as class. Maybe Europe is out for this season, but next year it looks likely if we buy more talent. This summer we must invest in youth who will be at the club long term. The Poyet's and Sheringham's are class, but they won't last forever and this season pace hasn't been our strong point. However, Redknapp's signing is encouraging and shows we can still attract the talent to the Lane!

Ben Ashby: Jamie Redknapp is a quality signing...if he stays fit! He's had a real rough deal with bad injuries but I believe that many people have forgotten just how influential he was for Liverpool a few seasons back. All we need now is a out and out pacy goal scorer, if I had any worries about our team, it would be the severe lack of genuine pace at the front, as many 'experts' say is essential in modern football... Darius Vassell would fit the bill!?!

Koonal Shah: Jamie Redknapp is a brilliant player, but, like everyone else, I am slightly worried about his injury record. I also hope that Hoddle continues to search for a new defensive midfielder as I don't see Redknapp playing is the Feund/Sherwood-type position next season. I think Matt Holland would be a brilliant signing. But hats off to Hoddle anyway for getting Redknapp on a free transfer. Getting anyone on a free transfer is good news, as long as he isn't over 30 years old!

Dean Baker: Redknapp is top quality and will prove it this season by starting a fresh at spurs, putting his injuries behind him and knocking on Sven's door by the end of the season! Well done Glenn (what a bargain!)

Chris Collier: Personally I think that Redknapp will add some much needed depth to a weak midfield. With the absence of Freund, the inconsistent Sherwood, and with Leonhardsen no where to be seen I welocome the signing. Hopefully he will gel much better with Poyet than any of our other central midfielders, and a message to Hoddle - Simon Davies plays for us, do us all a favour and recognise his talents!

Ian Milton: If Redknapp manages to stay fit, then we are ok. With a midfield containing Poyet, Anderton and Redknapp it is full of good passers and good attacking options. We still need a good holding midfield player though - the top three clubs have them (Keane, Gerrard, Viera) and although Freund had the best season that she has had since joining, before he got injured - we do need a world class holding midfielder. The youth that is coming through though coupled with the experience in the squad from Redknapp, Sheringham, Poyet, Ziege means we should (hopefully) finally be able to get that top 6 finish we have been after next year. Consistency is the key.

Bradley Ambrose: I think the signing of Redknapp is a very good one for the club. Although he has been injured for a while it appears that he is over his injuries know and if he can stay fit he will hopefully regain the sort of form that made him an England international.

Anthony Egan: I think that the purchase of Jamie Redknapp will be a success if he gets the same injury treatment that has kept Anderton playing this season.