Who Said Footballers Were Thick???

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Chat' started by stephen_clapton, Sep 15, 2004.

  1. stephen_clapton

    stephen_clapton New Member

    'My parents have been there for me, ever since I was about 7.

    David Beckham

    'I would not be bothered if we lost every game as long as we won the league.'

    Mark Viduka

    'Alex Ferguson is the best manager I've ever had at this level. Well, he's the only manager I've actually had at this level. But he's the best manager I've ever had.'

    David Beckham

    'If you don't believe you can win, there is no point in getting out of bed at the end of the day.'

    Neville Southall

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

    Paul Gascoigne

    'I've never wanted to leave. I'm here for the rest of my life, and hopefully after that as well.'

    Alan Shearer

    'I'd like to play for an Italian club, like Barcelona.'

    Mark Draper

    'You've got to believe that you're going to win, and I believe we'll win the World Cup until the final whistle blows and we're knocked out.'

    Peter Shilton

    'I faxed a transfer request to the club at the beginning of the week, but let me state that I don't want to leave Leicester.'

    Stan Collymore

    'I was watching the Blackburn game on TV on Sunday when it flashed on the screen that George (Ndah) had scored in the first minute at Birmingham. My first reaction was to ring him up. Then I remembered he was out there playing.'

    Ade Akinbiyi

    'Without being too harsh on David Beckham, he cost us the match.'

    Ian Wright

    'I'm as happy as I can be - but I have been happier.'

    Ugo Ehiogu

    'Leeds is a great club and it's been my home for years, even though I live in Midd*****rough.'

    Jonathan Woodgate

    'I can see the carrot at the end of the tunnel.'

    Stuart Pearce

    I took a whack on my left ankle, but something told me it was my right.'

    Lee Hendrie

    'I couldn't settle in Italy - it was like living in a foreign country.'

    Ian Rush

    'Germany are a very difficult team to play...they had 11 internationals out there today.'

    Steve Lomas

    'I always used to put my right boot on first, and then obviously my right sock.'

    Barry Venison

    'I definitely want Brooklyn to be christened, but I don't know into what religion yet.'

    David Beckham

    'One accusation you can't throw at me is that I've always done my best.'

    Alan Shearer

    'I'd rather play in front of a full house than an empty crowd.'

    Johnny Giles

    'Sometimes in football you have to score goals.'

    Thierry Henry

    'I was surprised, but I always say nothing surprises me in football.'

    Les Ferdinand

    'It was like the ref had a brand new yellow card and wanted to see if it worked.'

    Richard Rufus

    'There's no in between - you're either good or bad. We were in between.'

    Gary Lineker

    'Winning doesn't really matter as long as you win.'

    Vinny Jones

    'If you don't concede any goals you'll win more games than you lose.'

    Wayne Bridge

    'Do you remember when we played in Spain in the Anglo-Italian?'

    Shaun Newton
  2. Naomi McFadyen

    Naomi McFadyen New Member

    :lol: :lol: Brill! :lol: :lol:
  3. Dave Payn

    Dave Payn Active Member

    Some more. They've been around a while but there's always a new audience!

    “You have to remember that Augustin (Delgado) was virtually up against their youth team. I have never seen so much acne on a football pitch.” Gordon Strachan

    “I would have him (Smith) there for England ahead of Emile Heskey because, with respect, I could score more goals than him at age 56!” 1970s England striker Allan Clarke

    Reporter to Newcastle's Shola Ameobi: 'Do you have a nickname?'
    Ameobi: 'No, not really'
    Reporter: 'So what does Bobby Robson call you?'
    Ameobi: 'Carl Cort.'

    Sheffield United boss Neil Warnock, when asked what he would do if he was manager of city rivals Sheffield Wednesday.
    'I would buy some bad players, get the sack and then retire to Cornwall'

    Interviewer: 'Would it be fair to describe you as a volatile player?'
    David Beckham: 'Well, I can play in the centre on the right and occasionally on the left side.' (Man U)

    'If you're 0-0 down, there's no-one better to get you back on terms than Ian Wright.' - Robbie Earle (ex-Wimbledon)

    'Germany are a very difficult team to play...they had 11 internationals out there today.' - Steve Lomas

    'The Brazilians were South America, and the Ukranians will be more European.' - Phil Neville (Man U)

    'All that remains is for a few dots and commas to be crossed.' -
    Mitchell Thomas (ex-Spurs)

    'The opening ceremony was good, although I missed it.'
    - Graeme Le Saux (Chelsea)

    'It was like the ref had a brand new yellow card and wanted to see if it worked.' - Richard Rufus

    "My father was a footballer - he only ate peas because they were round."
    Fabricio Coloccini.

    "I'll be happy with a draw but if Germany surprise me I'll be happy" Franz Beckenbaur before Germany's shock 5-1 defeat to England that would have pleased him.

    "Who is he?" Stefan Effenberg about Steven Gerrard before Gerrard scored the winner against Germany in their 5-1 win.

    "Taking a point off a team who are in the UEFA Cup is no mean feat" Chas Arthurs, a Charlton 'fan' in Sport First after their 1-1 draw with.... Derby.

    'And to take the free kick it's Hasheminassab, the team's player...'
    (So it wasn't the physio after all?)

    'Newcastle are beating Man Utd like a rotten rooster...' - Juha Taivainen

    'Repka heads the ball... but he can't, so he gets a leg in between.'

    'Kanouté is brought down in the penalty area, and the crowd demand a free kick... they even demand a penalty...'

    'Stockport usually play at Edgeley Park, but this time they've come to Maine Road, because, um, this is an away game...
  4. flugelgal

    flugelgal Active Member

    A bit of over zealous bleeping perhaps? (Midd*****rough) :shock:
  5. stephen_clapton

    stephen_clapton New Member

  6. geordiecolin

    geordiecolin Active Member

    Bobby Robson 70 quotes;

    1) "She thinks I'm stupid. She thinks I'm just out of my head" - On wife

    2) "My father had five sons. I had four brothers"

    3) "Denis Law once kicked me at Wembley in front of the Queen in an
    international. I mean, no man is entitled to do that, really"

    4) "He was handing those cards out like tram tickets" - After an Ipswich
    match at Everton back in 1977.

    5) "He managed with a velvet glove. But everyone at Old Trafford knew who
    was the manager" - On Sir Matt Busby.

    6) "With Maradona, Arsenal could have won the World Cup" - Sir Bobby in
    1986. Note to younger readers: the **** were pretty naff in those days.

    7) "Hitler didn't tell us when he was going to send over those doodlebugs,
    did he?" - On why he was refusing to name his England team before a World
    Cup qualifer against Sweden in 1989.

    8) "He's learning about management now, isn't he?" - On Trevor Francis,
    sacked earlier in the day by QPR in 1990.

    9) "We didn't underestimate them. They were a lot better than we thought"
    - Sir Bobby after England sneaked through against Cameroon in the 1990
    World Cup.

    10) "I think I have the best job in the country" - On being national

    11) "I will not let these people get to me or rattle me. They have no
    qualifications. They have never been anywhere or done anything in
    football. Why should I listen to them? - Sir Bobby on being criticised in
    the press.

    12) "I was just a victim of the tabloid newspaper war. I had watched this
    cancer spread over the eight years. It was ugly and damaging" - On
    announcing he was stepping down as England manager in 1990.

    13) "Look at those olive trees. They're two hundred years old - from
    before the time of Christ!" - Sir Bobby illustrates how great life is in

    14) "I played cricket for my local village. It was 40 overs per side, and
    the team that had the most runs won. It was that sort of football"

    15) "We don't train in this country. We train at the beginning of the
    season to get fit - once the season starts, we're a nation of match-day

    16) "I'm here to say goodbye - maybe not goodbye but farewell" - On
    leaving the England job in 1990.

    17) "Players never know why they are taken off or substituted - until they
    become managers"

    18) "They're two points behind us, so we're neck and neck"

    19) "I'd say he's the best in Europe, if you put me on the fence"

    20) "Tottenham have impressed me: they haven't thrown in the towel even
    though they have been under the gun"

    21) "Football never surprises you and it never sometimes demoralises you"

    22) "If we start counting our chickens before they hatch, they won't lay
    any eggs in the basket"

    23) "We've got nothing to lose, and there's no point losing this game"

    24) "I would have given my right arm to be a pianist"

    25) "I do want to play the short ball and I do want to play the long ball.
    I think long and short balls is what football is all about"

    26) "Their football was exceptionally good - and they played some good

    27) "Eighteen months ago they [Sweden] were arguably one of the best three
    teams in Europe, and that would include Germany, Holland, Russia and
    anybody else if you like"

    28) "They tell me even Wimbledon are playing good football" - Sir Bobby,
    while PSV coach, in 1992.

    29) "We're taking 22 players to Italy, sorry, to Spain... where are we,
    Jim?" On whether Paul Gascoigne should have gone to the 1998 World Cup.

    30) "He's very fast and if he gets a yard ahead of himself nobody will
    catch him"

    31) "Sarajevo isn't Hawaii"

    32) "The first 90 minutes are the most important"

    33) "In a year's time, he's a year older"

    34) "Some of the goals were good, some of the goals were sceptical"

    35) "Anything from 1-0 to 2-0 would be a nice result"

    36) "Home advantage gives you an advantage"

    37) "The margin is very marginal"

    38) "Well, we got nine and you can't score more than that"

    39) "He's got his legs back, of course, or his leg - he's always had one
    but now he's got two"

    40) "Everyone's got tough games coming up. Manchester United have got
    Arsenal, Arsenal have got Manchester United and Leeds have got Leeds"

    41) "Manchester United will find it very intimidating with 100 screaming
    fans in the Bernabeu"

    42) "I thought that individually and as a pair, they'd do better together"

    43) "If you're a painter, you don't get rich until you're dead. The same
    happens with managers. You're never appreciated until you're gone, and
    then people say: 'Oh, he was OK'. Just like Picasso"

    44) "What can I say about Peter Shilton? Peter Shilton is Peter Shilton,
    and he has been Peter Shilton since the year dot"

    45) "Why couldn't John Barnes play for England the way he played for
    Liverpool?...If he was a chicken winger I could have understood it, but we
    are talking about a brave man, built like a cruiserweight boxer"

    46) "I used to see Ruud Gullit play for his first club, Harlem. We at
    Ipswich thought he was a promising kid but we felt we had kids like him in

    47) "Daft as a brush" - On Paul Gascoigne, part one.

    48) "When he was dribbling, he used to go through a minefield with his
    arm, a bit like you go through a supermarket" - On Paul Gascoigne, part

    49) "The little lad jumped like a salmon and tackled like a ferret" - On
    Paul Parker at the at the 1990 World Cup.

    50) "Steve Hodge has been unfit for two weeks, well, no, for 14 days"

    51) "Ray Wilkins' day will come one night"

    52) "Steve Guppy has a dextrous left foot"

    53) "He's not the Carl Cort that we know he is"

    54) "Carl Cort" - Sir Bobby's name for Shola Ameobi.

    55) "Kevin Dyer" - Sir Bobby's name for Kieron Dyer.

    56) "All right, Bellamy came on at Liverpool and did well, but everybody
    thinks that he's the saviour, he's Jesus Christ. He's not Jesus Christ"

    57) "Jermaine Jenas is a fit lad. He gets from box to box in all of 90

    58) "If you see him stripped, he's like Mike Tyson. But he doesn't bite
    like Tyson - On Titus Bramble.

    59) "Nobby Solano discharged himself from hospital after the Tottenham
    game and he's driving, living the life and aware of who he is"

    60) "We can't replace Gary Speed. Where do you get an experienced player
    like him with a left foot and a head?"

    61) "They can't be monks - we don't want them to be monks, we want them to
    be football players because a monk doesn't play football at this level" -
    On Newcastle's disciplinary problems.

    62) "If we invite any player up to the Quayside to see the girls and then
    up to our magnificent stadium, we will be able to persuade any player to

    63) "We mustn't be despondent. We don't have to play them every week -
    although we do play them next week as it happens." Following Newcastle's
    2-0 league defeat by Arsenal who they then played the following Sunday in
    the FA

    64) Alan Brazil: "I'm delighted to say we've got Sir Bobby Robson on the
    end of the phone, fresh from getting his knighthood at Buckingham Palace.
    Bobby, terrific news."

    Sir Bobby Robson: "What is?"

    Brazil: "You know, getting the old sword on the shoulder from Prince

    Sir Bob: Eh? [Long pause] "Oh yeah... well, it was a day I'll never

    65) "The crowd were expecting Craig Bellamy to come on and turn it around
    in an instant. They think he's a magician. He's not, he will be, but he
    hasn't got a magic wand. He hasn't played for seven months. He will be an
    October player. He's not a September player"

    66) "I'm not going to look beyond the semi-final - but I would love to
    lead Newcastle out at the final"

    67) "Both teams - and Brazil even - got better on their way to the World
    Cup final"

    68) "There will be a game where somebody scores more than Brazil and that
    might be the game that they lose"

    69) "We used to have Shaka Hislop on our books but I've never heard of
    Shakira. Is she a singer?" - On learning that the pop diva was staying in
    the same Barcelona hotel as his players in November.

    70) "I don't think she knows I'm in Germany because we play Bayer
    Leverkusen that night. She might have arranged a dinner party. I will have
    to tell her. She doesn't know, honestly" - On his wife's arrangements for
    his 70th birthday celebrations

    Taken from nufc.com - where there are also 50 great gazza moments
    Last edited: Sep 15, 2004
  7. HBB

    HBB Active Member


    *****!! hahahahahaahhahhaa, that's great :-? :shock:
  8. jambo

    jambo Member

    The Gazza thread is great too. ALways been my favourite player (and idiot) ha ha