Anorak | End Of The Lime

End Of The Lime

by | 11th, January 2005

‘YESTERDAY’S draw for the fourth round of the FA Cup shows there might be some life in the old dog yet.


As the Telegraph says, former Spurs Messiah Glenn Hoddle’s visit to Highbury with his XI Wolves apostles will lead to some interesting terrace chants, and Oldham’s home derby against Bolton could be a cracker.

But the stand out game is that between Southampton and Portsmouth, in which new Saints coach Harry Redknapp will face the club he used to manage.

Given the animosity between the two sides, passions will run high in the Hampshire derby match when the teams last met a 10-year-old boy, believed to be the youngest ever person convicted of football hooliganism, was banned from every game in England and Wales after rioting.

And Harry‘s doing his bit to whip things up into a frenzy by telling the Sun that without him Portsmouth would never have reached the Premier League.

Humble he’s not although Harry can be generous and says that he’s prepared to shake the hand of Portsmouth owner Milan Mandaric, the man who bankrolled Harry’s success. What a guy!

Meanwhile, another shy and retiring football figure is poised to take over at a new club.

The Independent reports that former Chelsea owner Ken Bates wants to invest £10m to buy a major stake in Leeds United.

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