'She's what I call a pitching wedge - looks good from 150 yards'

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If you had six strong women on the committee of the FA, they would have stopped the tabloids months ago from hounding him, because that is what we're like. Eileen Drewery, on the sacking of Glenn Hoddle as England coach.

If you had six strong women on the committee of the FA, they would have stopped the tabloids months ago from hounding him, because that is what we're like. Eileen Drewery, on the sacking of Glenn Hoddle as England coach.

But then we wouldn't have so much to spend on petunias. Chris Gorringe, Chief Executive of the All England Club, on equal prize money.

I want someone a little younger than that. She's what I call a pitching wedge. She looks good from about 150 yards. Pete Sampras on Andre Agassi's relationship with Barbra Streisand.

If that had happened at home with my two little boys I would have smacked them both across the legs. Policewoman at the scene of a spat between Blackburn manager Brian Kidd and Liverpool coach Phil Thompson.

It does not matter if they are ladies, men or alsatian dogs. If they are not good enough to run the line they should not get the job. Gordon Strachan, after assistant referee Wendy Toms did not flag for an offside for his Coventry team.

Italian players behave like big girls, rolling around 25 times a game at the slightest excuse. They might as well put on women's underwear. Frank Lebeouf, of Chelsea .

He bought me a one-way ticket back to Rio. Susana Werner, on being dumped by Ronaldo.

David is actually a really intelligent person. He's really deep. Victoria Adams, on her husband, David Beckham.

They've already taken over tennis. Nobody can sell sweets and popcorn like they can. Tennis was dead before my girls came along. Richard Williams, on his daughters Serena and Venus.

We're going to have a competition to see who's first to win six Wimbledons. Serena.

I'm inconsolable. I was a very good friend of Jordan - he was probably the greatest basketball player this country has ever seen. Mariah Carey, singer, on being told of the death of King Hussein of Jordan.

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