"If I was still at
Ipswich, I wouldn't be where I am today."
"If you want change,
you've got to stick with it."
"If we played like that every
week, we wouldn't be so inconsistent."
are 0-0 draws and 0-0 draws, and this was a 0-0 draw."
"There are rumours of fractions within the Palace dressing room."
can't say my team aren't winners. They've proved that by finishing fourth,
third and second in the past three seasons."
Houllier, showing that Liverpool weren’t winners!
"Yes, six inches either side of the
post and that would have been a goal."
"Someone in the England
team will have to grab the ball by the horns."
have seen players sent off for far worse offences than that."
Seaman, just like a falling oak, manages to change direction."
"That could have been
his second yellow card – if he’d already got his first one of course"
“Pardew has got previous for this kind of thing – but that was a one-off.”
"The game is balanced in Arsenal's favour."
The Anatomy of a Footballer.
They say that top sportsmen are a breed apart.
That seems particularly the case for footballers given what
others have to say about them. Detachable bits and pieces,
bits and pieces in different places than the rest of us, out
of body experiences. Have a read ....
"He's carrying his left leg, which, to be
honest, is his only leg."
"He says that
he will walk away from the game when his legs go."
"Michael Owen -
he's got the legs of a salmon."
we keep kicking ourselves in the foot."
"Shaun Wright-Phillips has got a big heart.
It's as big as him, which isn't very big, but it's bigger."
felt a lump in my throat as the ball went in."
his head up and knocks it out to the wing."
“He is an
interesting player - short back legs.”
he (Terry Phelan) has got between himself and the
Davie Hay still has a fresh pair of legs up his sleeve."
holding is face. You can tell from that it’s a knee injury."
“Manchester United are substituting Blomqvist for Giggs just
to bring more legs into the game.”
"He’s got a knock on his shin there, just above
"It's nice for us to have a fresh face in the
camp to bounce things off."
are no different from human beings."
"At 6 foot 7
Peter Crouch isn't as tall as he looks."
“He's not a
lad that likes to stand on his feet.”
replace Gary Speed - where do you get an experienced player
like him with a left foot and a head?"
their heads up off the ground, and they now have a lot to
carry on their shoulders."
"If you cut
Jamie Carragher open, he’ll bleed red."
the first player to run to the crowd with lips over his
must be thinking of throwing some fresh legs on."
“Alan Shearer has done very well
for us, considering his age. We have introduced some movement
into his game because he has got two good legs now. Last
season he played with one leg.”
"He just got
his body between himself and the goal."
strike which hit the defender full on the arm - and it nearly
"Neil Baker is
standing on the touchline with hands in tracksuit bottoms
scratching his head."
"He’s very fast
and if he gets a yard ahead of himself nobody will catch him."
"As positive as Arsenal
were, I thought they were quite negative."
"Northern Ireland are
ten minutes away from their finest victory. There's 15 minutes to go
"If you were in the
Brondby dressing room right now, which of the Liverpool players would you
be looking at?"
"Keith Gillespie just
lacks a little bit of inconsistency."
don’t have any problems, apart from the problems we have.”
"We’ll have more
football later. Meanwhile, here are the highlights from the Scottish Cup
"This is the better
one. It's identical."
"Liverpool have now
really got to win two away – one in Barcelona, the other at home to Roma."
"As one door closes, another one
"Yes, he is not unused to playing in
midfield, but at the same time he’s not used to playing there either."
"We actually got the winner three
minutes from the end but then they equalized."
"The tackles are
coming in thick and thin now."