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Around the League: Redknapp Edition

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Tottenham's manager has certainly owned the news over the past week.
Tottenham's manager has certainly owned the news over the past week.

After being found not guilty for tax evasion, Harry Redknapp is finding himself heavily involved in talks about the England national team managerial position in the wake of Fabio Capello's resignation. Harry's qualifications are certainly pretty good, considering his FA cup run with Portsmouth and his remarkable turnaround at Spurs. He also overcame a brutal car accident in which he was initially pronounced dead at the scene. Now, alive and very much well, would he want to take a job as the England manager? It seems like a pretty shiny reputation for success would be at risk with all of the turmoil surrounding John Terry and Co. Redknapp is in a pretty solid situation at the moment with third place Tottenham currently qualifying for another Champions League spot. The chances of England winning a World Cup in the next ten years are slim with the talent of Spain, Brazil, Argentina, and Holland so if I were in Harry's spot I would remain happy at my current job.

Now for some other teams...

Newcastle: How about the addition of Papiss Demba Cisse? After Joey Barton, Kevin Nolan, and Jose Enrique all walked alone it seemed like a Toon nightmare was imminent. After over half a season, Newcastle sit ahead of Liverpool in the table looking like a dangerous side. Demba Ba and Yohan Cabaye have been in scintillating form all year and the addition of Cisse to their strike force was absolutely brilliant. His winner against Villa had me shaking my head and asking why he wasn't on Liverpool's radar.

Wigan: Can someone please tell me how they're still in the Premier League? I could swear we'd lost them somewhere along the road in the last few years. They currently sit in last place with 16 points, 41 points behind Manchester City.

Fulham: American Clint Dempsey is 100% on his game with 10 goals and 5 assists-fantasy soccer gold. Bobby Zamora has left for QPR after a fairly long tenure at the Craven Cottage. Apparently he was involved in a discrepancy with Fulham manager Martin Jol.