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Kilmarnock fans to the Rangers keeper after he had been diagnosed with mild schizophrenia
Two Andy Gorams, there's only two Andy Gorams
Chris Turner, Peterborough manager, before LC QF, 1992
I've told the players we need to win so that I can have the cash to buy some new ones.
George Best
I spent a lot of my money on booze, birds and fast cars. The rest I just squandered.
Bryan Robson, Man Utd, 1990
If we played like that every week we wouldn't be so inconsistent.
John Lambie, Partick Thistle manager, when told a concussed striker did not know who he was.
That's great, tell him he's Pele and get him back on.
Andy Gray, Sky Sport
I was saying the other day, how often the most vulnerable area for goalies is between their legs.
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
Radio 5 Live
It's now 1-1, an exact reversal of the score on Saturday.
Newcastle United Fan, Radio 5 Live
Football today, it's like a game of chess. It's all about money.
Alan Ball
I'm not a believer in luck but I do believe you need it.
Trevor Brooking
Merseyside derbies usually last 90 minutes and I'm sure today's won't be any different.
Tom Ferrie
Dumbarton player Steve McCahill has limped off with a badly cut forehead
Dave Bassett
And I honestly believe we can go all the way to Wembley unless somebody knocks us out.
Peter Jones
And Arsenal now have plenty of time to dictate the last few seconds.
Jimmy Hill
What makes this game so delightful is that when both teams get the ball they are attacking their opponents goal.
Brian Moore
Newcastle, of course, unbeaten in their last five wins.
David Ackfield
Strangely, in slow motion replay, the ball seemed to hang in the air for even longer.
Gerry Francis
What I said to them at half time would be unprintable on the radio.
Mick Lyons
If there weren't such a thing as football, we'd all be frustrated footballers.
Derek Johnstone, BBC TV Scotland, 1994
He's one of those footballers whose brains are in his head.
Stuart Pearce, 1992
I can see the carrot at the end of the tunnel.
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
Ron Atkinson lauds Gordon Strachan, 39
There's nobody fitter at his age, except maybe Raquel Welch
Berti Vogts, Germany coach
If I walked on water, my accusers would say it is because I can't swim.
Arrigo Sacchi, Italy coach, defending a meagre playing record
You don't have to have been a horse to be a jockey.
Dean Holdsworth, Wimbledon
The only way we will be going to Europe is if the club splash out and take us all to Eurodisney.
Wendy Toms, the first female referee to officiate in a professional game
If the players want to make it hard for me, I am happy to make it twice as hard for them.
Ray Wilkins on the QPR-Wasps groundshare
I think having Wasps around here as well gives us that little buzz around the place.
Ian Wright on the Arsenal captain's confession to alcoholism
It took a lot of bottle for Tony to own up.

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