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Jul 262010

Writing’s on the wall as Woody fails to make cut of 25 …..

End Of The Line - Woodgate Set To Retire ?

The knee injury which has sidelined Jonathon Woodgate since November last year looks set to result in the end of the former England man’s career.

After Harry Redknapp said last week that July was a “make or break” month for his injury prone centre half, he now appears set to omit Woody from his squad of 25 players to be handed to the Premier League by 1st September.

Once that deadline has passed, Woodgate would not be eligible for squad registration for league matches again until the transfer window reopens in January.

He was back running again at the start of pre season training and there looked to be hope, but he has spent most sessions working away from the rest of the squad and Redknapp said last night: “Jonathan will not be fit for the start of the season. “He’s in a position where he can’t train or kick a ball.”

With Champions League football on the way, Redknapp will want a squad of players who he considers fit and reliable and unfortunately he will not see Woodgate in that bracket.

Won't Happen - Milner & Young

With no sign of a return in the near future, you would expect an announcement from the club or player in the coming weeks.

Whatever he decides, I’m sure all supporters will wish him well.

Meanwhile, Harry Redknapp has distanced himself from reports linking the club with a bid for Manchester City target James Milner.

Redknapp was thought to be monitoring City’s progress with the player but when asked by Sky Sports News, he said :

“No, we wouldn’t be able to.

“Anybody would like James Milner, he’s an outstanding young player, but he’d be way out of our depth.”

Redknapp was also linked with Milner’s Villa teammate Ashley Young at the weekend but quashed that speculation  aswell by saying :

“Again, I wouldn’t think they’d want to sell Ashley Young.

“He is a good player but he belongs to Villa. We’ve not made any enquiries for him at all.”

  3 Responses to “Defender On Way Out – Harry Rejects Midfielder Talk”

  1. Why am i hearing about Milner and Young talks with spurs and now this so much mis leading info going on and specualtion o well never mind see what happens if we don’t get any new players in then i dont think we will have a chance in CL as fatuige and other reason i think we all no

  2. Well I read it as ‘Harry Speak’ for Daniel Levy wont allow me to spend ridiculous amounts of wonga, on whoever I want to, and at whatever price they’re asking for, and if the club goes tits up, never mind …some other bunch of mugs will take me on’..allegedly

  3. sounds like Harry is getting as frustrated as the spurs fans with all this crap of being linked with every other half decent player…….I think if he had the choice he would go and get the players he requires but Mr Levy runs a tight ship and this is clearly showing, maybe if we tried harder to offload some of the crap we have at the club Harry may have a bit more to play with, although saying that where is the money from the CL and our sponsor gone or going?

    players we can bin:-

    Jenas – 6mil
    Hutton – 4mil
    O’hara – 5mil
    Dos Dantos – 6mil
    Keane – 7mil

    Thats 28mil collectively or they can be used in transfer deals surely that can buy a couple of solid players?

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