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New look, same dross

Nice writeup over on Soccernet regarding the farce that has become Milan Mandaric’s reign over at Portsmouth these days. After a Abramovich-style injection of cash from rich boy Alexandre Gaydamak we were curious as to how the relegation battle version of Chelski would do. After one point from six games, text messages calling for ‘Arry getting the sack and, ironically, Chelsea up next – it seems that even money won’t make up for staggering managerial incompetance.

Can’t say we’re particularly sorry either, Gaydamak threw 20million at Pompey to complete overhaul their starting eleven and had Portsmouth surged up the table it would surely only have led to more clubs becoming the playtoys of bored billionaires. For the sake of football, it may not be the worst thing in the world if Redknapp becomes one of the lucky few managers to relegate two different teams – perhaps even a fitting, suitably hilarious end after his rather disagreeable antics on the South Coast over the past couple seasons.