But would you still buy a used car from this man?
I’m afraid Harry is one of those ‘Del Boy’ wide boys much in the vein of Terry Venables or George Graham and some of the mud will stick regardless of the verdict. This need not be to his detriment, In fact, the public quite likes the idea of the ‘rough diamond’ getting one over the tax man. That the rough diamond is a multi-millionare and the sums involves were, by percentage of his overall earnings, paltry is an indictment of way in which we see the modern working class hero.
The CPS and police have come out, once again, as poorly prepared and the case retrospectively smacks of a witch-hunt that has served both football and the general public very poorly and at great cost.
Harry’s status has been raised and very little stands between him and the England job-a hereto poisoned chalice where the cynical may think his downfall might ultimately lie.