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.