Jamie Vardy has been hailed for his 11 game goal scoring streak but Giles believes Sky have erased Jimmy Dunne from the record books.
Jimmy Dunne netted in 12 consecutive matches for Sheffield United between October of 1931 and January 1932. It is a record that seems to be forgotten given the rise of the Premier League. Johnny Giles believes Sky are to blame for rewriting history to suit themselves.
"The way Sky go on, the records only started in 1992. It’s very disrespectful to the players who have records like Jimmy Dunne." Giles said on tonight's Off the Ball.
There has been plaudits aplenty for Vardy, who scored in 11 games including his most recent effort that earned his side a point against Manchester United last weekend. Dunne scored in 12 and Giles believes it is wrong to discount him just because he played before Sky even existed, "Just because he was playing a long time ago doesn’t mean the records don’t count, but that’s Sky."
Likewise, Alan Shearer in the Premier League was the first player to score 100 goals for two different clubs, according to Sky but Giles points out that "Jimmy Greaves did that in the 1960s and '70s. He scored over 100 goals for Chelsea and then scored over 100 goals for Tottenham and he doesn't get a mention. That's wrong".
Giles believes "the history of football is there, Sky didn't create football".