And what did footballers learn at
Every been a tad envious at those
massive wages footballers earn, the Ferraris, stately homes
and jet-setting life? Just remember when they were at school
they didn't do any work like we did, they just dreamt about
the film-star lifestyle they were going to enjoy. So when it
came to learning English, maths or geography unlike us they
didn't bother. One day they will need to know what the square
root of 126 is, the name of the capital of Namibia or what an
adjective is and unlike us they won't know! Doesn't that make
us feel good! Some of the things they wouldn't have said if
they had leant anything at school....
"Maths is totally done differently to what I
was teached when I was at school."
David Beckham (and English was probably teached differently as
"I’d love the person who taught Jose Mourinho
English to taught me."
Steve Claridge, who may have gone to the same school as David
"Paul Lambert has learned Fabian Delph the
"I've had 14 bookings this
season, 8 of which were my fault, but 7 of which were
"Think of a number between 10 and 11."
"Samuel Eto'o is reputedly
the highest-paid player in the world at £350,000 per week -
that's £5,000 a day."
"When you are 4-0 up you should never lose
second goal made it 3-0."
remains is for a few dots and commas to be crossed.”
"The 2,000 away fans will be
unhappy. In fact half of them have gone, there's only 500
"....and so they have not
been able to improve their 100% record."
"The possession stats at one point were 77% to
"With Harry, two plus two
always makes five, not three."
"You need at least eight or nine men in a
"I can count on
the fingers of one hand ten games where we’ve caused our own
to go…..four long minutes….360 seconds."
Villa are seventh in the league. That’s almost as high as you
can get without being one of the top six."
must have had 99 per cent of the match. It was the other three
per cent that cost us."
give 99% - everything they’ve got."
two and two might look like four, it could be three or five."
Kevin Keegan getting close to the right answer...but
"The Germans only have one
player under 22, and he's 23."
Keegan, he was completely wrong on that one!
Harry, fifth place last year, how can you better that?"
some 500 Italians made the trip, in a crowd of only 400."
Hoddle said one word to his team at half-time, it was
concentration and focus."
have three options - they could win or they could lose."
"One thing about Germany –
they’ll be organised, they’ll be big and they’ll be strong."
McCoist, now that's three things!
"I'd like to
play for an Italian club, like Barcelona"
couldn't settle in Italy - it was like living in a foreign
Ian Rush on his spell at Juventus
Belgians will play like their fellow Scandinavians, Denmark
I saw in Holland and Germany was that the majority of people
are Dutch in Holland and German in Germany."
"Argentina won't be at Euro
2000 because they are from South America."
Keegan who was listening in that lesson!
it's all about the two Ms - movement and positioning."
do you think of Manchester United's three Rs - Rooney, Ronaldo
and van Nistelrooy?"
Hughes crossed every I and dotted every T."
Robbie Savage getting it all wrong!
And David Beckham obviously didn't stay awake in Religious
Knowledge lessons as he once had this to say -
"I definitely want Brooklyn to be christened
though I don’t know into what religion yet."