Featured Matches
Previous
Kansas City
Philadelphia Union
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Queretaro
Pachuca
12:30 AM GMT
Game Details
Tijuana
U.A.N.L
2:30 AM GMT
Game Details
KV Oostende
Anderlecht
6:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Fortuna Düsseldorf
TSV Eintracht Braunschweig
6:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Fortuna Düsseldorf
TSV Eintracht Braunschweig
6:30 PM GMT
Game Details
AJ Auxerre
Le Havre AC
6:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Ajaccio GFCO
Valenciennes
6:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Arles
AC Ajaccio
6:00 PM GMT
Game Details
AS Nancy Lorraine
Dijon FCO
6:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Chateauroux
Troyes
6:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Nimes
Angers
6:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Stade Laval
Niort
6:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Tours
Créteil
6:00 PM GMT
Game Details
FK Rubin Kazan
Spartak Moscow
4:00 PM GMT
Game Details
KV Oostende
Anderlecht
6:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Silkeborg IF
Sonderjyske
4:30 PM GMT
Game Details
Lillestrom
SK Brann
5:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Bray
Athlone Town FC
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Cork
Dundalk
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Derry City
Bohemians
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Drogheda Utd
UCD
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Limerick FC
Shamrock
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
St Patricks
Sligo
6:45 PM GMT
Game Details
Kansas City
Philadelphia Union
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Queretaro
Pachuca
12:30 AM GMT
Game Details
Tijuana
U.A.N.L
2:30 AM GMT
Game Details
Godoy Cruz de Mendoza
Banfield
Postp
Game Details
Rosario Central
Quilmes
Postp
Game Details
Lobos BUAP
Mineros de Zacatecas
10:00 PM GMT
Game Details
Coras Tepic
Correcaminos
1:30 AM GMT
Game Details
Avaí
Luverdense
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Vila Nova-GO
Goianiense
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Unión La Calera
Antofagasta
12:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Real Espana
Parrillas One
1:00 AM GMT
Game Details
Next

Summer transfers survey

QPR Jul 20, 2014
Read
Feb 1, 2013

Redknapp: I don't like deadline day

Harry Redknapp has said he would rather have stayed at home than been at the centre of transfer deadline day action with QPR, and described some of the goings on as “farcical”.

Redknapp has tried to poach several players from West Brom
Harry Redknapp wants QPR to start turning draws into wins

With Rangers rock bottom in the Premier League, former Spurs boss Redknapp spent January trying to strengthen his squad to fight relegation and was linked to a number of last-minute deals on deadline day. But he has claimed his reputation as a manager who revels in the transfer market is unfair.

Redknapp said: “I wouldn’t want to be involved in transfers on deadline day. I didn’t bother at Tottenham four years ago, I wasn’t really bothered. We didn’t have to sign anybody, we had such a good squad.

“We didn’t need to strengthen it. If we did, the chairman was very involved in doing any deals but we were in this situation where we were sitting in the [table].”

Despite perceptions, this is in fact only the third time out of five since taking over at Tottenham in 2008 that Redknapp has been busy on the last day of the January window. Last year, he brought Louis Saha to White Hart Lane on a free transfer and, in 2009, Robbie Keane back from Liverpool for £12 million.

He said: “It shouldn’t come to the last day. There was only one deal I was trying to do. The two boys from Tottenham were done. The deal was done the day before.

“I wish it had been done three weeks ago and I could have been sitting with my family. I’ve not been involved in that for the last few years.”

Redknapp did, however, explain that he would have signed Peter Crouch from Stoke City if terms could have been agreed, a player he has worked with at Southampton, Portsmouth and Tottenham previously.

“Tony [Pulis] didn’t want to sell him,” Redknapp said. “That was the end of that. He didn’t want to let him go. He’d have been a good player for us.”

Redknapp feels QPR have a real chance of Premier League survival after their January spending spree and an impressive run of form since the turn of the year. They have lost just one in seven in all competitions in 2013, including impressive results against Manchester City, Tottenham and a win over west London rivals Chelsea.

He said: “We can try. We’re averaging over a point a game, which is good. We need to win one or two more. We’ve had some very tough games. If somebody had said that Chelsea, Tottenham, West Ham and City [were coming up]... we’re in good form.

“We’ve given ourselves a chance. We’ve gone from 13 games to being on a decent run and getting ourselves a bit towards the pack. One or two wins can change that. It’s going to be hard. I still think we can do it. Players have worked their socks off and had decent games.”

Comments

Use a Facebook account to add a comment, subject to Facebook's Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Your Facebook name, photo & other personal information you make public on Facebook will appear with your comment, and may be used on ESPN's media platforms. Learn more.