Football: That was the weekend that was: SEEN AND HEARD

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FRENCH FARCE: "It was a joke. He was just imitating Rigobert Song, who used to do that when he was with Metz." - Robbie Fowler's goal "celebration" as seen by Gerard Houllier, who can presumably expect to hear from his Cameroon defender's lawyers.

MIND GAMES (1): "I always say what I think and I still don't think we can win the title." - Gianluca Vialli, after Chelsea closed the gap on Manchester United and Arsenal.

MIND GAMES (2): "I will not be hiding anything from George Graham ... but I don't know what my semi-final line-up will be." - Ruud Gullit, on the eve of Newcastle's FA Cup rehearsal against Tottenham.