Sport: Quotes of the Week

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l It just all went pear-shaped, in a nutshell. Welsh driver Gwyndaf Evans on his exit from the Manx Rally after a bad accident.

l As soon as I found out it was 2,624 miles away I knew it was not possible. It would take three days to get him there that way and three days to get back. It would be stupid to subject him to that. He might as well be going by bike - Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger ruling out a land and sea trip for Dennis Bergkamp, who hates flying, to the match with PAOK Salonika.

l I called him a potato in Punjabi because he is a little fat for a player. Indian cricket fan Shiva Kumar Thind, who filed a complaint with police after the Pakistani batsman Inzamam Ul-Haq allegedly attacked him during the Sahara Cup clash in Toronto having been taunted over a megaphone.

l Anyone who does not feel pressure or any weakness in their legs must be dead. Jose Maria Olazabal on playing in the Ryder Cup.

l1 don't think I have seen a striker who can do so many things on the ball. Ian Rush, on his team-mate Faustino Asprilla after the Colombian's hat-trick in the European Cup.

l I know the severity of what will come at me if I make another slip. Ian Wright after escaping FA punishment.

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