With his knife sharpened, the Sun’s Ian McGarry was the first talking head to wade into the recent Spurs melee, with the pundit going straight for Juande Ramos’ jugular claiming the Spaniard had the air of a man looking for the sack. McGarry then rolled out the usual soundbites, criticising Ramos’ English and communication skills.
The Indpendent’s Sam Wallace was next to speak around the table, opting not to look at the reasons for Spurs’ decline, but rather to give limited credit to chairman Daniel Levy for having Tottenham as a financially sound club – even though that’s not what the fans want to hear when they are bottom of the league.
In the final segment the panel moved onto Joey Barton. Ian McGarry called Barton’s behaviour “unforgivable,” while Matt Lawton (Daily Mail) offered sympathy to the Newcastle midfielder for his family and social background, but acknowledged that Barton still needs help and calling his badge-kissing antics at Sunderland “ridiculours behaviour.”
The guys from Goals on Sunday, Chris Kamara and Ian Payne, were joined by former Arsenal duo Ian Wright and Ray Palour as Harry Redknapp called up the show to talk more about his move to Tottenham. Harry once again spoke of his love for Portsmouth, but that Tottenham are a “big club,” and promising to “give it his best shot” in leading Spurs’ battle for survival.
As the conversation continued a few more interesting comments were made by Redknapp, firstly stressing he wouldn’t work with a director of football before conceding the “times have changed” at Portsmouth, detailing how the tight finances made being the manager at the club was becoming ever more difficult.