"I will be writing
to the relevant authorities to complain, but I'm wasting my breath."
“Cole should be scoring from those distances, but I’m not going to single
"If you can't stand the
heat in the dressing-room, get out of the kitchen"
"I don't want to
compare Bowditch to Matt Le Tissier, but the way he scored his goal was
similar to Matt."
"Beckenbauer has really
gambled all his eggs."
"If history is going to
repeat itself I should think we can expect the same thing again."
"I never comment on
referees and I'm not going to break the habit of a lifetime for that prat."
Ron Atkinson, breaking the habit of a lifetime!
"You're on your own out
there with ten mates."
can see the carrot at the end of the tunnel."
"I'm sure Spurs will get another
opportunity, hopefully before the final whistle.
"And I honestly believe
we can go all the way to Wembley - unless somebody knocks us out."
"All the cul-de-sacs are closed
was nothing wrong with the performance, apart from throwing away the game."
"Owen scores and breaks Lineker's competitive scoring record. Although
this being a friendly it doesn't actual count, so he hasn't quite done it
Kevin Keegan has had a section for his Colemanballs and now
follows one for Bobby Robson. On the face of it perhaps the
two didn't have much in common, certainly not the hairstyle,
but both managed Fulham, Newcastle and England. An unusual
combination if there ever was one. But they also both spoke
with passion about football, and sometimes got it wrong. A few
Colemanballs from the greatly missed Sir Bobby
"Football's like a big market place and people go to the market every day
to buy their vegetables."
"Don’t ask me what a typical Brazilian is because I don’t know what a
typical Brazilian is. But Romario was a typical Brazilian.”
don't want our players to be monks. We want them to be better football
players because a monk doesn't play football at this level."
"They can’t change any
of their players, but they can change one of their players, and he’s the
"We didn't underestimate them - they
were just a lot better than we thought.”
"I would have given my right
arm to be a pianist."
"I'm not going to look beyond
the semi-final, but I would love to lead Newcastle out in the
"When Gazza was dribbling he
used to go through a minefield with his arm, a bit like you go
through a supermarket."
"He never fails to hit the
target, but that was a miss."
"We had ten times as many
shots on target as Bolton - and they had none at all."
"Paolo di Canio is capable of scoring the goal he scored."
"If you count your chickens before they
have hatched, they won't lay an egg in the basket."
"Yeading was a potential banana blip
"It wasn't going to be our
day on the night."
"Jermaine Jenas is a fit lad.
He gets from box to box in all of 90 minutes.”
can I say about Peter Shilton? Peter Shilton is Peter Shilton,
and he has been Peter Shilton since the year dot."
"I'd say he's the best in
Europe, if you put me on the fence."
"Gary Speed has never played
better, never looked fitter, never been older."
"We're flying on Concorde.
That'll shorten the distance. That's self-explanatory."
nine and you can’t score more than that.”
"Maybe not goodbye, but
you can't throw at me is that I've always done my best."
"In terms of the
Richter scale this defeat was a force 8 gale.”
"Steve McManaman once
described Zinedine Zidane as ridiculous. You can't get a higher compliment
"Chris Waddle is off
the pitch at the moment – exactly the position he is at his most
"If someone in the
crowd spits at you, you have just got to swallow it.”
must be lightning slow.”
"The lad got
over-excited when he saw the whites of the goalpost's eyes."
"Steve Bruce is like a
cat on hot tin bricks."
"Arsenal are streets
ahead of everyone in this league and Manchester United are up there with
"Stokes gets a
straight yellow for that challenge."
"The unthinkable is not
something we are thinking about at the moment."
"I’d been ill and
hadn’t trained for a week and I’d been out of the team for three weeks
before that, so I wasn’t sharp. I got cramp before half-time as well. But
I’m not one to make excuses."
"The first half was
end-to-end stuff. In contrast, in this second half it’s been one end to
Arsenal don’t finish third, they might not finish in third place.”