Harry Redknapp stars as Paul Newman
in the remake of 'The Verdict'
The Greg Meyer Column
Greg's back in court with Harry as we await the verdict that might seriously affect our future. Summing up on Monday and verdict on Tuesday wiith any luck. Then England and Spurs can do some serious forward planning. Mind you if there is an appeal it might drag on until the end of the season.
On Monday night I would take a draw but they are more ambitious down at A Kent Pub and can see a win. Well here at the 'Musing's we are not always wrong which means that on this occasion Greg could be right.
Sunday 5 Febuary 2011 ... Seems Everyone Was Born Today ... For Starters Cristiano Ronaldo Turns Twenty Seven.
Football In The Court ... A Spurs Away Match.
Has Henry James Redknapp scored a spectacular own goal.
Better known as just 'Arry with an apologetic cockney accent ,seems things became very heated towards the end of a torrid encounter. HMRC vs Mandaric and Redknapp was well towards time on. Next by no means least the Defence summing up looms. Still before then Harry Redknapp was on the stand undergoing sustained cross examination by one John Black QC.
In response to fierce questioning over his telling News of The World reporter Beasley about the Peter Couch transfer ...
Harry had told the reporter.. tape recordings produced to the Court...
" The money was paid to me by Milan as a bonus for selling Peter Crouch."
Harry told the Southwark Count Court ..
" I lied to Mr Beasley. I wanted him to go away."
As Mr. Black puts it this is compelling evidence of Harry Redknapp's guilt.
A fascinating encounter and one unless you have been sitting in Court 6 at Southwark ,one hard to judge yourself.
Still that's left to the 4 women and 8 men doing jury duty on Harry's case.
Our pub hope Harry has not scored a spectacular own goal. As well we remain entirely convinced in the qualities of defence Counsel John Kelsey-Fry QC. But what of the opposition ...
John Black QC for the Prosecution.
Certainly has the name for practising on the dark side. To us common folk that is the side of the Crown against the rest of us.
Called to silk in 1975 means he is a very experienced lawyer. As well his CV and critiques reveal him dealing in heavyweight criminal matters with varying degrees of success.
The good news says our pub is his thus far lack of spectacular successes in defending those not on the dark side. Quite unlike our James Bond representing Harry.
Mind despite the spectacular goal scoring ability of one John Kelsey-Fry QC he, the aptly named John Black QC, remains a redoubtable opponent. Probably, almost certainly why he got the job regards Harry.
News on his outdoor interests are hard to come by. A Surrey resident it seems. Otherwise whether he joins Harry and Mr. Kelsey-Fry in the sport of kings at Ascot and others is not readily availble. Hopefully he doesn't just stay at home and prepare law cases against allegedly clueless Football club managers who have no idea about investment , tax and that kind of thing.
Our pub initially thought that Mr. Mandaric, co-defendant, may have muddied the waters so as to blacken our Harry's name. But no seems to have been largely driven snow or as white as so far. The big concern here is has Harry's propensity for saying too much again led to an own goal. Much to talk about here ...
At A Kent Pub.
Mine Host says there is life after Harry even if the verdict on Wednesday is not to our liking.
Talking of verdicts , Louis Suarez returns for our big game at Liverpool Monday night. Probably on the bench which is good news. A far more potent stirker than the ex Newcastle lump. The longer Louis is off the better for us.
Our lawyer reckons if we have Ade, Van, Ledley together with the normal crew, then an away win is realistic.Even without Defoe and Lennon surely if our 2012 Title propects( sounds great doesn't it) turn up with the right attitude then a win over Pool is likely.
Before we go those interesting birthdays. For the older brigade... Frank Muir, writer, 92 years ...David Sullivan, soft porn and football apparently, 63 years, maybe porn is not that bad for you although owning West Ham is ...
Spurs have a big 4 weeks coming up ... we have not been this close to a title for a while ...Lets hope Monday night turns out the start of an amazing Febuary.
By the by one last birthday. Charlotte Rampling, a very cool lady, birthday today ... her best known film ..
Cheers ... Good Luck Harry at Liverpool and Southwark ... Greg Meyer coys.
Features Ryan Nelson doing some work with a cancer charity for kids in New Zealand. He will fit in well at Spurs who have stressed the importance in recent years of getting involved with the local community