Who Is Right - Pardew Of Harry 'The Bung'?

Last updated : 20 October 2014 By Footy Mad - Editor

For example, Hatem Ben Arfa was up in court the next morning following a midweek fixture in wales against Swansea.

Hatem and his 'love-hate' relationship with Pardew

We all knew about it, after all, it was making headlines in the Chronicle at the time. But Pardew said: "Hatem is not available for the Swansea game because of an injury in training."

He was obviously keeping the court case out of the news, and all credit to him. But there have been situations when he has defended players who didn't deserve to be defended.

That was not the case at Loftus Road this weekend with Harry "The Bung". 

Harry Redknapp launched an extraordinary rant against his QPR star Adel Taarabt, claiming he cannot "protect people who are about three stone overweight".

Adel Taarabt, or better known to his mates as "Fat Boy"

A furious Redknapp snapped when quizzed on Morocco forward Taarabt's injury status after QPR's gut-wrenching 3-2 home defeat to Liverpool.

The Rangers boss paused in his post-match press conference to thump an advertising board that had been squeaking against his chair, exclaiming "that f***ing thing", before laying into Taarabt.

Redknapp: "No, he's not fit: he's not fit to play football, unfortunately.

"He played in a reserve team game the other day, and I could have run about more than he did.

"So no, I can't pick him.

"I pick people that want to try, and deserve to be at a good football club like QPR, and want to work, and come in every day and want to work, and train, and show a good attitude.

"And that's what I got today from the players.

"I can't keep protecting people who don't want to run about and train, who are about three stone overweight.

"What am I supposed to keep saying, keep getting your 60, 70 grand a week but don't train?

"What's the game coming to?

"The others are as good as gold.''

Oh dear, a man caught on a bad day. But I tell you what ... it's about time the fans were told the truth about players who could not give a shit!

Because we have had LOADS of them at Newcastle.