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'I was too cautious - I cocked it up' - Bruce Rioch, lamenting his failure to accentuate the positive after Arsenal's 1-1 draw with Chelsea.

'I find it ironic that our fellow has got a smashed nose and boot marks up his back - and he's the one sent off' - Ron Atkinson, after the dismissal of Kevin Richardson set the scene for Villa's 4-1 win over Coventry.

'The relief to get one here at Villa Park after so long is incredible' - Savo Milosevic, Villa's duck-breaking hat-trick star.

'There seems to be some confusion with regard to passing the ball. I asked for passing and movement but we were passing and standing still' - Mark McGhee on the painful first steps towards changing Wolves' style.

'There's only one Graham Taylor' - Vale fans, celebrating their side's Molineux victory.

'Mark McGhee stated that Wolves have to beat teams like Port Vale. It's not as simple as that' - Vale manager John Rudge.

'We just need a break, an own goal, a ball flying in off a knee or a backside' - Mick McCarthy, Millwall manager, willing to settle for anything after five successive defeats.

'The main priority is promotion but if we continue to play like that we will get relegated. We would not have beaten their goalkeeper if we had been playing for two weeks' - Barry Fry, on Birmingham's 4-0 reverse at Oldham.