Sky Sports pundit Jamie Redknapp is starting his own analysis show so that he can point out the obvious to viewers about some of the world’s most famous sporting events.
The former England international has become a mainstay of Sky Sport’s Premier League broadcasts in recent years, even more so since the addition of the SkyPad which allows him to pause footage of the game and draw pictures all over the screen and tell viewers what they already know.
Now, Redknapp wants to extend his SkyPad analysis to outside of football and use his expertise to explain what happened at other famous sporting achievements.
The show, named Jamie Redknapp: Analyse This, will be broadcast on Sky One HD.
The first episode sees the former Liverpool man analyse Usain Bolt’s gold medal winning 100m at the Rio 2016 Olympics.
“Look at him there” said Redknapp as used the spotlight feature on his SkyPad to highlight the 6ft 5 most iconic sportsman in the world for viewers who didn’t know which runner Bolt was.
Redknapp went on to analyse the first 20 metres of the Jamaican superstar’s run. “What he does that’s clever here is he gets out of the blocks quickly”
Redknapp explains before pausing the footage again to highlight Bolt for the viewers.
“You can see it here, he knows exactly where the space is and he just has to attack it.” Redknapp then drew an arrow pointing the way he expected Bolt to run along the track.
As the footage continued Redknapp was proven correct as Bolt’s run followed his arrow exactly.
It is hoped that the blatantly obvious insights offered by Redknapp, along with his stop-start method of showing footage and informative use of spotlights, arrows and dotted lines will educate the public in what it takes to be a top sports star.
Each week Redknapp will analyse one sporting achievement from history using his SkyPad.
As well as Bolt’s 100m run the series will also see Redknapp and his SkyPad analyse a Pete Sampras ace, Steve Backley’s world record javelin throw and Dennis Taylor’s 1985 final black ball pot.