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FOOTBALL (SOCCER) QUOTES

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"England have not won a game for three months. The fact that we have not played one is irrelevant, Graham Taylor should hang, and so should his successor" Radio 5, 1993

"The symbol of peace, the pigeon!" RTE's Jimmy Magee at the 1982 World Cup finals opening ceremony.

"I've told the players we need to win so that I can have the cash to buy some new ones" Chris Turner, Peterborough manager, before League Cup Quarter Final, 1992.

"If we played like that every week we wouldn't be so inconsistent" Bryan Robson, Man Utd, 1990

"I was saying the other day, how often the most vulnerable area for goalies is between their legs" Andy Gray, Sky Sports

Richard Keys: Well Roy, do you think that you'll have to finish above Manchester United to win the league? Roy Evans: You have to finish above everyone to win the league, Richard

"If you can't stand the heat in the dressing-room, get out of the kitchen" Terry Venables, Capital Gold

"It's now 1-1, an exact reversal of the score on Saturday" Radio 5 Live

"Football today, it's like a game of chess. It's all about money" Newcastle United Fan, Radio 5 Live

"I'm not a believer in luck, but I do believe you need it" Alan Ball

"Merseyside derbies usually last 90 minutes and I'm sure today's won't be any different" Trevor Brooking

"Dumbarton player Steve McCahill has limped off with a badly cut forehead" Tom Ferrie

"And I honestly believe we can go all the way to Wembley unless somebody knocks us out" Dave Bassett

"And Arsenal now have plenty of time to dictate the last few seconds" Peter Jones

"What makes this game so delightful is that when both teams get the ball they are attacking their opponents goal" Jimmy Hill

"Newcastle, of course, unbeaten in their last five wins" Brian Moore

"Strangely, in slow motion replay, the ball seemed to hang in the air for even longer" David Acfield

"What I said to them at half time would be unprintable on the radio" Gerry Francis

"If there weren't such a thing as football, we'd all be frustrated footballers" Mick Lyons

"The crowd think that Todd handled the ball, they must have seen something that nobody else did" Barry Davies (1975)

Jimmy Hill: Don't sit on the fence Terry, what chance do you think Germany has got of getting through? Terry Venables: I think it's fifty - fifty

"If I walked on water, my accusers would say it is because I can't swim" Berti Vogts, German coach

"You don't have to have been a horse to be a jockey" Arrigo Sacchi, Italy coach, defending a meagre playing record.

"Love is good for footballers, as long as it is not at half-time" Richard Moller Nielsen, Denmark coach

"I was about to say, before something far more interesting interrupted" John Motson, France v Bulgaria

"The score is Sunderland nil, Leicester nil, the temperature is nil (32 degrees) and the entertainment value is nil" Sunderland v Leicester, Radio 5 Live

"This is an unusual Scotland side because they have good players" Praise for the Under-21s from Javier Clemente, Spain's coach.

"There are some great defenders here, I just don't know their names" David Ginola of Newcastle and France

"It took a lot of bottle for Tony to own up" Ian Wright on the Arsenal captain's confession to alcoholism.

"I can see the carrot at the end of the tunnel" Stuart Pearce (1992)

Nobody in football should be called a genius. A genius is someone like Norman Einstein.
Bill Shankly - Ex. Liverpool manager.

You lads line up alphabetically by height.
Archie Knox - Ex. Rangers assistant manager.

I can't really remember the name of the clubs we went to.
Duncan Ferguson - Everton striker reply to a inquiry about whether he had visited the Parthenon during a club trip to Greece.

He's a lad who gets up at 6 o'clock in the morning regardless of what time it is.
Mo Boreham - Ex. youth coach at Sheffield U. on a players training regime.

"He's one of those footballers whose brains are in his head" Derek Johnstone - BBC TV Scotland (1994)

We can't win at home, we can't win away. As general manager, I just can't figure out where else to play.
Jock Brown - Celtic General Manager.







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