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Jamie Redknapp Rivals Ian Wright For Tabloid Stupidity: Liverpool’s Kop And The Gleision Colliery

by | 19th, September 2011

JAMIE Redknapp’s columns in the Daily Mail are effluvient work. This week, Jamie uses his wit to heap praise on his dad’ Harry’s Reknapp’s career at Spurs – “dazzling” Luka Modric who Spurs did brilliantly not to sell; and “outstanding” Scott Parker who Spurs did brilliantly to buy – and to lambaste Arsenal because instead of buying Gary Cahill (£17m) or Phil Jagielka (£16m) they opted for Per Mertesacker – that German international who was outstanding at the last World Cup and cost £8m. But the best bit is this:

Emotion can work in different ways. I remember lining up for Liverpool on the last day of the old Kop, when we lost 1-0 to Norwich with an abject performance. I was proud to be there, but the occasion got the better of us. Swansea’s day was packed with emotion on Saturday, but it inspired the players and it was a wonderful result for Brendan Rodgers (above).

Swansea’s day was packed with emotion because their match was preceded with a minute’s silence for the four miners who died at the Gleision Colliery near Cilybebyll in the Swansea Valley. Liverpool were getting a new all-seater stand. To Jaime, the two things are comprable…



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