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A few more quotes from people who would no doubt wish they hadn't bothered to open there mouth's

Two Andy Gorams, there's only two Andy Gorams..." - Kilmarnock fans to the  Rangers keeper after he had been diagnosed with mild schizophrenia.

"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 LC
QF, 1992.

"Tell the Kraut to get his ass up front. We don't pay a million for a guy to  hang around in defence." -NY Cosmos executive, on
Beckenbauer's  positioning.

"I spent a lot of my money on booze, birds and fast cars. The rest I  just squandered" - George Best.

"The only English Paul Gascoigne taught me was : 'You reet ugly b**d'"  Alen Boksic

"If you're Marco Van Basten, I'm Father Christmas." - Chelsea Steward at the training ground to Marco Van Basten (30/11/96)

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

"That's great, tell him he's Pele and get him back on." - John Lambie, Partick Thistle manager, when told a concussed striker did not know who he was.

"I was saying the other day, how often the most vulnerable area for goalies is between their legs..." - ANDY GRAY, Sky Sport

"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

"John Harkes going to Sheffield, Wednesday." - New York Post (1993)

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

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

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

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

"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

"There's nobody fitter at his age, except maybe Raquel Welch" - Ron Atkinson  lauds Gordon Strachan, 39

"Manchester United take more in programme sales than we take on the gate" - Lawrie McMenemy, Southampton 

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

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

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

Page updated on - 02 February 2004