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Our Old Friend Avram Is Back

Our Old Friend Avram Is Back

The big news of the week is that Avram Grant has been named as Portsmouth manager. The Israel man used to work as technical director at the club before taking over the reins at Chelsea after Mourinho's abrupt exit.

He was ridiculed at that time and I must admit I laughed at his dourness and his muppetlike appearance - but in hindsight I have to say that he did a damn good job that season. United had an incredibly great team yet that Chelsea pushed us to the limits in the league and in the Champions League as well. Scolari and Hiddink could not do this against a much weaker Manchester United side last season...

So I have some respect for Grant now and fully agree with Sir Alex's sentiments that he's capable of keeping Pompey up - even though he clearly needs some investment in players to do that as the current bunch looks inadequate for survival. But in a way I'm rooting for Grant and do you know why?

His name is forever linked with one of the greatest nights of my life as a fan. He is part of that night in Moscow, just as Sammy Kuffour is very much a part of the whole package that is Nou Camp 1999. They might not remember those nights as fondly as I do but I'll never forget them. So, for me, tomorrow's visit to Fratton Park will be like greeting an old friend, a friend whom I haven't seen in a long time and who is not really keen on recalling our last meeting...



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Writer:Zae
Date:Friday November 27 2009
Time: 4:02PM

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but for a wobbly penalty spot caused by the torrential rain we'd have re-written your history!
Merlin
27/11/2009 20:54:00
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Chelsea would have won the title last season if Hiddink was hired earlier, he's probably been their best manager for many years, better than ancelotti in my opinion just look at what he did with malouda. He turned him from a disaster to a great winger in the space of a few weeks and he also got drogba to play good again. We should look at hiring him once fergie's retired
khoder
27/11/2009 23:25:00
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Ifs, buts, shouda, coulda, woulda! If we got a penalty 2 years ago we would have got to the fa cup final, won and done the treble. Truth is, I hope we dont suffer at the hands of new manager syndrome tomorrow. Pompey arent great, but its a horrible place to go. If they get an early lead, park the bus and then play their hearts out for avram it could be a horrible match. Ideally, we win 5-0 and then chelsea lose or draw.
tuscan3000
28/11/2009 05:50:00
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Would wish him luck for the rest of the season but today my friend u have to lose,its a huge game for us and then its up to the next big one,a draw in that one would be ideal.
Antriksh (abmtd)
28/11/2009 06:54:00
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he started his managing career in england with chelsea and played man u and got beat this time he is with protsmouth and im sure he will get beat again
leeimp95
29/11/2009 12:59:00
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