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15:50 UK time, Thursday, 9 February 2012

A service highlighting the riches of the daily press.

A jury's acquittal of Harry Redknapp on tax evasion charges was greeted with understandable relief and jubilation by the Tottenham Hotspur manager.

The conclusion of the trial was also welcomed by the media, too, with the occasion offering The Times the opportunity to re-publish a series of choice quotes from Mr Redknapp (who, lest we forget, writes a regular column in the Sun):

I write like a two-year-old and I can't spell ... I can't work a computer, I don't know what an e-mail is. I have never sent a fax and I've never even sent a text message.

After he was told another customer at his Monaco bank had a wife with the same name as his pet bulldog:

If she was as nice as Rosie they have got a good wife.

On signing striker Peter Crouch (6ft 7ins):

I said he's young, he's getting better, he's getting stronger... he's getting taller.

And so on. Little wonder, concludes veteran football writer and part-time Spurs fan Hunter Davies, that Redknapp is loved by supporters: "He represents a time when football wasn't about prawn sandwiches and everyone played on Hackney Marshes."

True. The fact that Redknapp is such reliably good copy also helps ensure he is popular with journalists and readers alike.

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