Liverpool stalwart Jamie Carragher will join Sky Sports from the start of next season. The veteran defender had previously announced that he would retire at the end of the current campaign, although the rumour mill had suggested he was thinking of performing a U-turn and staying on for one more season.
Over three hours after the match has finished, I still cannot believe what we have seen this afternoon. Luis Suarez is beyond belief. A world class footballer with a suspect temperament. The fact that he has done what he has done today for the SECOND TIME should have huge alarm bells ringing for everyone in football.
Many readers will remember Robbie Fowler's deliberately missed penalty for Liverpool, but Robbie
made the crucial mistake of hitting his penalty on target, meaning that Jamie Redknapp could smash
home the rebound to still provide his side with a goal. Vittorio Esposito, of Italian amateur side
Termoli, went one better when he had dived to [.
The rampant success of the early 1980s gave way to a fairly quiet decade for Liverpool in the
League Cup, with the 1-2 result against Arsenal in 1987 their only appearance in a final of a
competition they'd dominated. They weren't entirely starved of silverware just yet FA Cup trophies
began arriving regularly almost immediately after League Cup success dissipated but with title
challenges in league slowly fading, the chance to re-capture a trophy they'd previously been so
familiar with was an exciting prospect.
All the talk was about the thrilling 3-3 draw between Chelsea and Manchester United. The Red
Devils' powers of recovery were once again apparent when they had looked down and out following a
four-minute blitz by Chelsea.
Everyone remarked that only Manchester United is capable of coming back and clinching a draw from
the jaws of defeat.
After the recent defeat at Bolton, many fans were surprised by Liverpool manager Kenny Dalglish's
ferocious public attack on his players, but Jamie Redknapp - who was signed by Dalglish during his
first spell in charge at the club - believes the public rebuke was the right tactic to employ, and
he feels it will lay a positive foundation for the rest of the season.
Liverpool's Raheem Sterling is building up a very positive reputation in the club's youth set-up,
with Ian Rush recently describing him as 'very similar to Michael Owen'. Former Liverpool
midfielder Jamie Redknapp is also a big fan of youngster, and hopes that he'll get a chance in the
first team sooner rather than later.
Jamie Redknapp has called on some of Liverpool's goal-shy players to step up and fill the void left
by Luis Suarez.
The Uruguayan - Liverpool's top scorer this season with eight goals - will miss the club's next
seven games after they chose not to appeal against his suspension for racially abusing Manchester
United defender Patrice Evra.
Jamie Redknapp: Arsenal need to re-sign Thierry Henry
Why are Arsenal waiting to strike a loan deal for Thierry Henry? He may not be as quick as he
was but his arrival will give them a shot in the arm and take some of the weight from Robin van
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Former Liverpool midfielder Jamie Redknapp believes that Manchester United's Rio Ferdinand should
have received a second yellow card for his challenge against Charlie Adam in the second half of
today's game. After the game, which finished in a 1-1 draw, Ferdinand admitted that there was
'slight contact', but argued that it wasn't enough to send Adam tumbling.
With manager Brendan Rodgers fueling speculation about Jamie Carragher coming out of retirement before he has actually retired, discussion around the stalwart defender has largely revolved around one of two possible inevitabilities of late: that he'd follow through on his previous announcement and retire, or that he'd be convinced by the gaffer to give it one final season next year.
Meet AC Milan's new star: El Jaharwee. Ruud Gullit was reduced to fits of laughter as his fellow Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp attempted to pronounce Stephan El Shaarawy's name. As Redknapp casually slipped "El Jaharwee" into his analysis, Gullit decided he wasn't going to let it go. The Dutchman jumped in with an immediate: [.
The glamour of sports broadcasting: McNamara (left) with Dave Beasant
Desperate to get out of Goodison and back home in time for James May's Man Lab, the Everton
security guards had finally had enough of Beeb journo Conor McNamara's witterings and so decided to
interrupt his broadcast and tell the Irishman to sling his hook.
Quite the 80thbirthday present for AANP Senior. Is there a more joyous sight to behold in nature than a tide of adrenalin-pumped lilywhites pouring forward in wave after wave of irresistible attack at a sun-baked White Hart Lane? A spritely cheetah catching a young upstart of a gazelle and tearing it to pieces perhaps?
By "The Other 87 Minutes" / Senior Unemployed English Major CorrespondentsCorruption.
Injustice. Obscene profits. In this week's list, we're assembling a crew of famous footballing
names to Occupy FIFA. They won't rest until they bring down the soccer juggernaut (and Sharpie a
moustache on Blatter while he's sleeping).
Since being jettisoned into the spotlight of European football in October 2010 following his remarkable hat-trick against Inter Milan, Gareth Bale has gone from strength to strength.
The year 2013 has seen Bale continue to churn out a string of similar profile boosting, eyebrow raising performances for both club and country, the latest of which being in Tottenham's 2-1 Europa League victory against Lyon which saw Bale turn in two flashy freekick goals from range.
Citing a need to "rest and move away," Pep Guardiola has announced his decision to step down as
manager of Barcelona at the end of the season. These are just a few of the things he has to look
forward to during his time away from football.
-Text messages from Jose Mourinho at odd hours of the night that always say the same thing:
"miss u :("
-Realizing that getting Xavi to complete 472 passes in one match is easier than getting your
kids to pass a toy store without crying and making you buy them something.
Perhaps the most instructive moment of last weekend's Premier League football came at the end of the half-time break during the match between Arsenal and Manchester City yesterday afternoon. Jamie Redknapp and Graeme Souness had spent the previous five or ten minutes dissecting every significant decision made by referee Mike Dean during the first half and had arrived at the conclusion that he and his assistants had called just about all of them correctly.
"You alright there, big man?" Sky Sports pundit Ruud Gullit nearly fell off his chair as he, Jeff Stelling, Graeme Souness and Jamie Redknapp dissected Manchester City's defeat to Ajax). The Dutchman literally stopped Jamie in his tracks as he struggled to remain in a seated position for the duration of the broadcast.
Advertising standards An unfortunately positioned television microphone gave one of Manchester
City's sponsors an entirely different line of business. Perhaps Thomas Cock should be Jamie
Redknapp's alter ego next time he does a commercial for his favourite travel agents. Don't just
bock it, folks. Or maybe it was pitchside instruction to Mario Balotelli and also [.
Eyebrows were raised when Gary Neville joined Sky Sports as a summariser during the summer
Mark Critchley has been running an eye over his performance in front of the cameras so far, and
finds that he is holding his own, even though his performances so far have been somewhat removed
from the fire-brand expectations that were placed on his shoulders.
1. There's no way to look cool in a defensive wall.
2. That's it. That's England's level. A 4-2 defeat to Sweden should not spark clamour for an inquisition and, by and large, it hasn't. That marks real progress in the steady march toward the realisation that England are just an upper-mid-level, one-paced, unexciting national side that will probably win more games than they lose without ever challenging for a trophy.
OTP gazes into its crystal ball to see who might take to the pitch to face France on June 11. 1.
Shaka Hislop [Bloody Trinidad and Tobago] David James 2. Pascal Chimbonda [Passport TBC - but he's
already played for two international teams so shouldn't be a problem] 3. Julian Dicks 4. Izzy
It's been 17 years since Rene Higuita executed his audacious scorpion kick to block a weak shot
from Jamie Redknapp in a friendly between England and Colombia at Wembley. Since then, it's become
one of the most iconic in the sport's history and has been attempted by goalkeepers and attackers
alike, some more successful than others.
Another satisfying win. To quote Jamie Redknapp (probably), we are literally going onwards and
upwards. Thoughts as follows:
* There was a lot of grumbling about the starting XI on Twitter when it was announced, chiefly, it
seems, because Ramsey had come in for AOC. Now, the Ox has been a revelation this year, but I
thought before the game that Arsene had made the right call, and events proved his judgement
The League Cup Final in 2001 will always be a special one for Liverpool supporters, as it proved
to be the first of three cup triumphs for Gerard Houllier's side on the season. League silverware
proved to be too big an ask as Manchester United would go on to win their third consecutive title,
ten points ahead of second place Arsenal and eleven in front of Liverpool, but each cup competition
provided something special for Liverpool, and the League Cup was no different.
The Bolivian Campeonato Clausura kicked off this weekend, with hilariously named "The Strongest"
paying a visit to Nacional Potosi. The visitors failed to live up to their overly confident name,
however, succumbing 1-0 to a pretty incredible 20-yard scorpion kick by 23-year-old Nacional
striker Erlan Mealla.
And their funniest recent tweet 1. Jamie Redknapp LiterallyJamie "To cheer Dad up, we've bought him
some new golf clubs. His old clubs have now gone into administration" 2. Tony Pulis Tony_Pulis
"Remember that Friends episode when joey & chandler became bracelet buddies?well Rory Delap is in
for a surprise when he comes [.