Did Tottenham’s players have a secret Christmas party behind Harry Redknapp’s back?

Ollie Irish

18th, December 2009

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“Yes! It’s a 2-for-1 deal on Red Bull & vodkas! Fill yer boots lads..”

Shock and awe in today’s Sun at the behaviour of Tottenham’s players:

“TOTTENHAM’S senior players have heaped shame on the club by organising a secret Christmas party in Dublin behind the back of manager Harry Redknapp.
The Sun can today reveal SIXTEEN first-team stars coughed up £2,000 each to party organiser Robbie Keane for the wild night out after Redknapp had allowed them to go on what he believed was a golf trip.

“But the shamed players abused that privilege, with six of them even hiring a private jet to fly there and back.”

If you’re interested, the four first-team players who didn’t make the trip to Ireland for some Prem-quality ‘craic’ were Wilson Palacios, Roman Pavlyuchenko, Gareth Bale and Giovani Dos Santos.

If you remember, Arry made a big fuss recently about how he wouldn’t allow his players to have a Xmas party:

“The only advice I have about a Christmas party is don’t have one.

“I don’t see the point because they’re nothing but aggravation for everybody.

“Everyone’s waiting for you to trip up, go out and get drunk or act silly. You don’t need that.”

Here’s the thing: as long as the players don’t get blind drunk, a low-key party isn’t really going to affect their performance – footballers have a right to celebrate Christmas as much as anyone else; and loads of people work over the Xmas period, not only ballers. Whereas telling them they can’t have one is a sure-fire way to incite rebellion and dent morale.

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  1. james says:

    Sigh, hope this isnt true else harry will bollock them!

  2. ParkLane67 says:

    Apparently they were at Copper Face Jacks in Harcourt Street and as I recall Tuesday or Wednesday night would have been a relatively quiet night. It starts to get busy from Thursday onwards. I’m sure they probably had a good drink but so what? I can see why they went to Dublin rather than anywhere in London where the Paps would have come out in force. I’m glad to hear Gio never went, seeing as he’s been caught overdoing the drinking on past occasions.

  3. Chringle says:

    Robbie Keane: Party Liaison

  4. Delboy Dublin says:

    Coppers!!! LOL, as the kids say these days!!

  5. Meji says:

    See but I don’t think redknapp actually ever says he bans his players from a Christmas party. He did say

    If you remember, Arry made a big fuss recently about how he wouldn’t allow his players to have a Xmas party:

    “The only advice I have about a Christmas party is don’t have one.

    “I don’t see the point because they’re nothing but aggravation for everybody.

    “Everyone’s waiting for you to trip up, go out and get drunk or act silly. You don’t need that.”

    If they keep it under control then thats not a big deal.

  6. eamogomez says:

    Coppers full of gaurds nd people nt from dublin. all d best irish people (bar d pigs)

  7. paddy says:

    Ah good ould Coppers. dublins d best place for havin d craic

  8. Meji says:

    im wrong. alright/

  9. farmer jooooo says:

    dey wz in de coppersss indeed saw dem der maself..crouchy is veryyy talll indeed love dat chappy. robbie da ledge.. good few oirish drinkies on de aul oirish captaino..i deeplaay apalagoise far da deep country accent..i tink i need to go to coppers now. bye

  10. HD says:

    You better watch out
    You better not cry
    Better not pout
    I’m telling you why
    Santa Claus is coming to town

  11. Pierre says:

    eamogomez your a langer and a smelly inbred culchie

    go back to ridin’ your sister

    your so full of shite i can smell it on your breath.

    Hows life in Ballygobackwards?

    Stay out of Dublin too thanx, we’ve got decent girls that don’t drown themselves in ‘Bulmers’ for the craic.

  12. bd says:

    where was little giovani dos santos at? i would expect to see him passed out drunk on the streets of dublin.

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