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The White Hart Lane~Fratton Park conveyor belt

"Since Harry Redknapp went to Spurs in the autumn of 2008 and took his coaching staff with him, he set about snapping up more than a few of his old Pompey players, as if to try and help out his old club's wage bill that he helped to create! Amazingly, the two clubs have done direct deals ten times in the last four seasons. Add in a couple of deals from 03' and 04', and you've got a team all on its own. "

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               img17  "Hey Jermain, is that 'Arry in the stands?"  img12

 

 

 

 

1 - img1  Lars Hirschfeld  img02 

The Canadian keeper spent a year at Spurs in 2003/04, but never played made an appearance, but went on loan to Luton, Gillingham and Dundee Utd, and also spent a month's loan at Pompey, though only graced the reserves.

 

 

2 -  img4  Noe Pamarot  img3

The French defender played 25 games for Spurs between 2004 and 2006, before joining Pompey with alongwith Spurs team-mates Mendes and Davis for a combined £7m.

 

 

3 - img15  Jamie O'Hara  img14 

The Spurs young left-footer went on-loan to Fratton Park this season, but had to go back to White Hart Lane this transfer window, when the Premier League issued a transfer embargo on cash strapped Pompey, but was then allowed to return to Portsmouth when the embargo was lifted at the eleventh hour!

 

 

4 - img9  Pedro Mendes  img23 

The Portugese international had already won the Uefa Cup and Champions League with Porto, before he signed for Spurs. He performed well there, but is probably best remembered for the goal that wasn't given, when his 50yard shot at Old Trafford clearly crossed the line, but somehow the referee and his assistants didn't see the ball go past the goal-line by at least a foot. In January 2006 Mendes joined Pompey's fight against relegation along with Pamarot, Davis and Routledge, and was highly instrumental in Pompey's great escape from the drop.

 

 

5 - img5  Younes Kaboul  img28 img79

The young French defender came to Spurs amid much fanfare, but failed to nail down a regular spot, and seemed to impress at the wrong end. In August 2008 Kaboul joined Pompey for an undisclosed fee. After many assured and classy displays for the South Coast club, Redknapp came sniffing around to bring Kaboul back to White Hart Lane to finish what he started.

 

 

6 - img25  Sean Davis  img24 

Davis played in every division for Fulham as they made their way up to the top, before moving on to Spurs just as he was pushing for a place in the England squad. But Davis failed to make his mark at the Lane, so moved onto Pompey in the now infamous 'Spurs Trio' deal. Davis became a crowd favourite at Fratton Park with his commited displays in the heart of the midfield.

 

 

7 - img36  Kevin-Prince Boateng  img37

Boateng was an agressive defensive midfielder in his limited playing time for Spurs, but since signing for Pompey at the start of this season, he's shown his true worth as a touch of flair amongst a load of battlers. 

 

 

8 - img10  Jermain Defoe  img8 img7

The England goal-getter had a very impressive record at Spurs, but started to see himself playing second fiddle to the Robbie Keane~Dimitar Berbatov combo, so off he went to Pompey to plunder goals aplenty there. He can feel a tad unlucky as just after he left Spurs, they won the Carling Cup, and then had to sit and watch Pompey win the FA Cup due to being cup tied. After scoring a goal every two games for Pompey he jumped ship and re-joined Redknapp back at Spurs. On his return to Fratton Park this season, he received a red card for a stamp on Pompey's Aaron Mokoena.

 

 

9 - img29  Peter Crouch  img33 img32

Crouchy joined Pompey for a second spell in the summer of 2008 from Liverpool, and linked-up well with fellow England striker Defoe, but six months later Defoe left Crouch to lead the line by himself. Another six months passed and Crouch once more linked-up with Defoe and Redknapp, signing for Spurs nine years after coming through the ranks at White Hart Lane.

 

 

10 - img6  Niko Kranjcar  img16 

The Croatian international has been a class act at Fratton Park since he arrived, but as soon as it was obvious that Pompey were desperate for some reddies, the most skillful player on the books was bound to be sold to the highest bidder. A bit dodgy then that Kranjcar went to Spurs, with 'Arry only handing over £2.5m.

 

 

11 - img27  Wayne Routledge  img28 

The serial loanee came to Fratton Park with the other Spurs' 'Three Amigos' in January 2006, to help save Pompey from the drop. He didn't make as much of an impact as was hoped, but he did make a difference coming on late in games as a sub, culminating in Pompey's 2-1 win at Wigan on the last day of the season, to make them safe.....Routledge is third from the left.

 

 

12 - img18  Tim Sherwood  img17

The ex-Spurs skipper and ex-England midfielder joined Pompey in January 2003 for their successful promotion push for the Premiership. He started the following season in the top flight but suffered a bad injury early into the campaign. He's now back at Spurs as assistant first team coach.

 

 

13 - img80  Ricardo Rocha  img34img1

The 31-year old Portugese defender played just fourteen games for Spurs in a two year spell, before joining Standard Liege, and then turned up at Fratton Park on a free transfer for the remainder of this season, to attempt to help Pompey starve off relegation.

 

 

 

 

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