Harry Redknapp Says England Should Play Leyton Orient
LAST night England defeated the mighty Norway 1-0 at a half-empty Wembley. It was dire. But such is often the way of so-called friendly matches, which are just pre-seaon warm-ups for the more comptitive fixtures. Writing in the Sun, Harry Redknapp, the media’s pick to be England manger before Roy Hodgson got the job, asks rhetorically:
What possible value is there in a total non-event against the worst Norway team we have seen for years”
Maybe it’s about gelling a team, getting them playing together?
Maybe it’s similar to the thinkin that saw Redknapp’s QPR warm up for the Premier League season with friendlies againt such top sides as Southend (0-0), Leyton Orient (2-2) and German second divison team RB Leipzig (QPR lost 2-0).