SPURS PREVIEW: All eyes on Redknapp, Defoe ... and the Portsmouth fans
PUBLISHED: 14:58 15 January 2009 | UPDATED: 15:49 07 September 2010
ALL eyes will be on Harry Redknapp, Jermain Defoe and the Portsmouth fans for Sunday s league clash at the Lane (4pm Sunday). Feelings are running pretty high among Pompey fans over the defection of their former manager and top striker to Tottenham. So much so that Po
ALL eyes will be on Harry Redknapp, Jermain Defoe and the Portsmouth fans for Sunday's league clash at the Lane.
Feelings are running pretty high among Pompey fans over the defection of their former manager and top striker to Tottenham.
So much so that Portsmouth have posted a message on the club's website asking their fans to be on their best behaviour.
There is also the Sol Campbell factor - the former Spur and Gunners defender was subjected to indecent abuse by Lilywhites' fans in the sides' first meeting.
Portsmouth also dismissed concern about their finances this week after the recent sales of Lassana Diarra and Defoe. Those departures and owner Alexandre Gaydamak's wish to sell had prompted concern over Pompey's financial health.
On Saturday, Pompey's home league game against Manchester City was postponed because of a frozen pitch.
On the field, Portsmouth have struggled since Redkanpp's exit, winning just one in eight outings. New boss Tony Adams will be hoping his England stars David James, Peter Crouch and Glen Johnson produce big games. But ex-Spurs midfielder Sean Davis is doubtful with a stomach virus.