The Run of Play is a blog about
the wonder and terror of soccer.
We left the window open during a match in October 2007 and a strange wind blew into the room.
Now we walk the forgotten byways of football with a lonely tread, searching for the beautiful, the bewildering, the haunting, and the absurd.
See? See? What have we been saying all this time? You should never mess with Harry Redknapp!
What’s that? Oh, you do want to mess with him? Fine! Why don’t you try charging him with suspicion of conspiracy to defraud and false accounting? Does that sound good to you, “City of London Police”? Well, then, issue a warrant, raid his house, arrest him, and detain him for seven hours—feel free. Just don’t get too comfortable, because this is a man who will absolutely initiate a judicial review hearing in which the legality of the warrant as issued by the City of London Court is challenged on technical grounds that if upheld would render its subsequent execution by the City of London Police totally and completely bogus.
Okay, so the court threw out Harry’s charge that the police tipped off the media before raiding his house. (Sure, because those Sun photographers are always set up on that corner.) Makes no difference. Harry Redknapp will tear you down.
by Brian Phillips · May 2, 2008