Colemanballs: The art of letting the words come out before the brain is engaged, made famous by David Coleman but with very able disciples in Kevin Keegan, Ron Atkinson, Terry fact it seems endemic amongst the football fraternity.

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"All of West Ham’s away victories have come on opponents’ territory this season."
Marcus Buckland

"It’s 60-40 against him being fit, but he’s got half a chance."
Glenn Hoddle

"The manager could not even talk to us at the interval. He said we were bad."
John Terry

"He’s very fast and if he gets a yard ahead of himself nobody will catch him."
Bobby Robson

"People will say that was typical City, which really annoys me. But that’s typical City I suppose."
A typical Kevin Keegan comment

"Celtic manager Davie Hay still has a fresh pair of legs up his sleeve."
John Greig

"I've had 14 bookings this season, 8 of which were my fault, but 7 of which were disputable."
Paul Gascoigne

"Apart from their goals, Norway haven't scored."
Terry Venables

"Doncaster will hit Villa with fire and broomstick."
John Gregory

"He’s got a knock on his shin there, just above the knee."
Frank Stapleton

"Roy Keane going to Celtic would be a case of out of the goldfish bowl, into the fire."
Radio commentator

"I’d be surprised if all 22 players are on the field at the end of the game – one’s already been sent off."
George Best

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

"They (Leeds United) used to be a bit like Arsenal, winning by one goal to nil or even less."
Nasser Hussain who thankfully knows more about cricket

"Burton really couldn’t lose tonight – but they have."
Ian Wright