Quotes of the week

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l They were out to hurt us. Alex Ferguson, Manchester United manager, on the Feyenoord players during United's 3-1 victory in Rotterdam.

l Ferguson went barmy. Geert Meijer, Feyenoord coach, on his touchline confrontation with the United manager.

l They got a shirt from us at Old Trafford. They should be happy with that. Ferguson, after forbidding his players to swap shirts with the Dutch players.

l With every through ball he was like a dog out of the traps. Ferguson on Andy Cole's hat-trick performance.

l The Aussies are not supermen, but the players have to realise that. Andy Goodway, Great Britain rugby league captain, after the 38-14 defeat to Australia.

l The way we played in the first half, I felt like taking a few fuses out myself. Harry Redknapp, manager of West Ham, 2-0 down at half-time against Crystal Palace before fighting back to 2-2, only for the floodlights to go out.

l People thought I was moaning. I was not moaning. The only thing I was angry about was that two weeks before, we knew there would be a snowstorm and you cannot play in a snowstorm. That is why I am so happy we played so well tonight. Ruud Gullit, Chelsea manager, on the 7-1 defeat of Tromso in the European Cup-Winners' Cup second round second leg tie after losing the first leg 3-2.

l I am as happy as a child tonight for scoring a hat-trick in Europe, so congratulations to me. Gianluca Vialli, Chelsea striker, on his contribution against Tromso.

l I truly think everyone hates me. I truly believe that. Because no one gets punished more than I am. But I understand. I'm a big boy and I believe big boys have big ordeals to be dealt with. Mike Tyson on a US chat show.

l As a superstition I tend to wear the same clothes if we win. So I'm going through a few outfits at the moment. John McVeigh, manager of struggling Partick Thistle.

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