The door to the circus is officially open and here at the Big Man we are buying front row tickets. The Euros begin in June and in early February it is going predictably wrong, if a little earlier than expected, for the nation who invented the game they are so pitiful at playing (when attempting to do so collectively).
That Fabio was on his way could only have been expected given that Harry was found “not guilty guvna”. In my ill-informed and totally unsubstantiated opinion it is a fact that Harry will continue as Spurs boss until the end of the season whilst also taking on responsibility for the national team. England have a few friendlies to see to, and may do so under Stuart Pearce’s expert guidance and Spurs will have a title tilt, which Joe Jordan will see to. But rest assured Harry Redknapp will be the man in charge, and will wave his magical motivational wand when needed.
However, the problem of Terry still remains. I cannot see Harry dropping John Terry from the squad but now he’s freed up some court time perhaps Terry’s case can be brought forward to definitively solve the issue (one created by poor scheduling and maybe some racism).
But this wouldn’t be England without something hampering preparations. No doubt Joe Hart will break a finger 2 weeks before the championship begins and have to spend every hour in an oxygen chamber eating pure calcium and absorbing copious quantities of vitamin D. And Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will be charged will carrying the nation’s baggage of expectation to Krakow, but for him it will be 4 years too soon.
Could Harry Redknapp possibly bring victory or more realistically rescue glorious defeat from such a handicapped starting lane? Of course he can, he’s Harry, and this is England, and together they form the biggest, most widely anticipated and surely the final, definitive and climatic, English State Circus billing…