Quotes of the week

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Freddie [Shepherd] and Douglas [Hall], I hope you are listening. You are part of this success and in so many ways the architects. Sir John Hall, the Newcastle chairman, angers the club's supporters after the FA Cup semi-final win over Sheffield United by praising the two men who ridiculed the club.

I don't remember anyone questioning the magic of the Cup unless they are out of it. Kenny Dalglish.

You name it, I've done it. I've played some great golf when I was drunk. I'm not going to lie about it - I felt like I could make anything. John Daly, golfer and recovering alcoholic.

Most people thought Chris's [Chris Kamara's] appointment would be a good one but it hasn't worked out. It has been a nightmare time for all concerned and we wish Chris all the best for the future. Keith Humphreys, the Stoke vice-chairman, on the departure of Chris Kamara as manager.

At the moment I still feel competitive. Competition is not walking down the 18th fairway at noon on the final day. Jack Nicklaus contemplating another crack at the Masters.

I know it's a lot of pressure to put on myself but now is the time to stand up and be counted. I am a perfectionist and I hate missing penalties. Forget about me and the World Cup. My only concern is to get Boro in the Premiership. Paul Merson, who missed a penalty against Sheffield United in midweek.

We stopped doing the basics properly but we are still a good side. Adam Hollioake, England's one-day captain.

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