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