Sky loy­alty stops Jamie join­ing dad


ANY­BODY who lis­tened to Jamie Red­knapp’s com­men­tary on the north Lon­don derby for Sky on Wed­nes­day night will know a large part of him would not mind join­ing his dad at White Hart Lane.

How­ever, al­though Sky have never held back any of their pun­dits who wish to re­turn to the game, Red­knapp feels bound by the fact he signed a new three-year con­tract ear­lier this year. And that loy­alty is all that is stop­ping him turn­ing ru­mours of him be­com­ing a coach at Tot­ten­ham into re­al­ity.

He cer­tainly doesn’t need the money, af­ter all – un­like a num­ber of pun­ters watch­ing the thrilling 4-4 draw.

Nearly £500,000 was wa­gered on Arse­nal to win at odds of 1-100 on Bet­fair alone in the hope of se­cur­ing a credit-crunch bust­ing re­turn of just £5,000, only for Tot­ten­ham’s late re­cov­ery from 4-2 down to rob them of their sure bet.

Of course, there is al­ways a flip side and one lucky punter was about £10,000 richer yes­ter­day, hav­ing bet £24 on a draw at 399-1 late in the game.

Even the mod­est gam­bler who had a cheeky 50p on the same re­sult, when the odds were 799-1, has £400 with which to party.


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