Date: 8th December 2007 at 5:34pm
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Poor old ‘Arry. His team might be winning but his reputation once again has been dragged through the mud.

The Portsmouth boss had a good old moan after the game saying managers should not have to put up with the abuse they get. I must admit, I mostly agree. The look of hatred and the contorted faces of some fans just amazes me. Without the opponents the games would be very one sided, so although we all have to show our passion, I’m not sure the ones that are just there to spread hate and bile are really adding anything to the game.

Harry Redknapp said in the Daily Mail online, about the abuse he got today,

‘You’ve got people saying stuff behind you with little kids shouting filth. I didn’t bring my kids up to talk like that. Do we have to keep standing there and accepting that? It didn’t happen when I went with my dad to watch Arsenal play every Saturday. There was none of this sort on nonsense going on. Maybe I shouldn’t get upset but I do. What hurts me the most is when I see someone going at it, when they have got their little son by their side. He can talk how he wants to me. But doing it in front of his lad and making filthy gestures just stinks. Maybe it is a reflection on society.’

Have to agree Arry, I’d still have you as England manager though! Only time abuse is justified is if it is directed at Robbie Savage, then obviously it is warranted !!! (Only trouble is, Robbie loves it, I am sure he gets more offended when he gets none!)