Quotes Of the week

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The least enjoyable game of cricket I've ever played in. There were two sides at each other's throats.

Alec Stewart, England captain, after the ill-tempered one-day game against Sri Lanka.

I don't have a great deal of sympathy with Stan. Stress is about the lad at Rochdale who has got three months left of his contract and a mortgage to pay.

John Gregory, Aston Villa manager, on complaints about stress by his striker Stan Collymore.

Shotton called me a prick and accused me of cheating. The last time I came to Oxford I met some sensible, intelligent people at the university. He didn't want to talk, he wanted to fight.

Franck Leboeuf, Chelsea defender, on a row with Oxford manager Malcolm Shotton during last week's FA Cup tie, after Leboeuf went off for treatment to an apparent injury.

They let themselves down, capitulated, collapsed, call it what you like. This was not an Alan Ball team.

Alan Ball, Portsmouth manager, after the 5-1 FA Cup defeat to Leeds.

I said I wanted us to draw them but I was only trying to look big.

Chris Coleman, Fulham defender, on his side's FA Cup draw against Manchester United.