Quotes of the week

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A few years ago players would have been queuing up to come to Wolves on loan. Wolves manager Colin Lee after Celtic's Tommy Johnson and Aston Villa's Mark Draper turned down moves to Molineux

I hope they all get bloody

diarrhoea.

Brian Clough on Manchester United's decision to opt out of the FA Cup and play in the World Club Championship in Brazil

He's the most arrogant, provocative player I've faced... He should have been sent off for that foul.

Sturm Graz's Roman Mahlich on his scuffle with David Beckham

I don't think anyone saw anything. I don't think there was anything to see.

Sir Alex Ferguson's response on the incident

Go outside, hit somebody with a car, get incarcerated and see how fat you are when you go home.

Out-of-shape Mike Tyson explains how he lost his edge after being gaoled

I'm delighted to be playing the best snooker of my career. It can't possibly get any better.

Stephen Hendry after scoring a 147 en route to winning the British Open at Plymouth

If you can give me Ronaldo for about pounds 100,000 I might be interested.

Bradford boss Paul Jewell on his hunt for a quality striker

I'm not here to entertain, I'm here to win.

John Gregory after Aston Villa's dour 1-0 win over Bradford

It's serious and we are both out here to win, but at the end I will shake Ben [Crenshaw] warmly by the throat and we'll sit down and have a beer.

European Ryder Cup captain Mark James

How young he is, how long he hits it, how well he has handled the situation up to now, how well he did at the USPGA, how he managed to win the Irish Open, how good he putts.

Jose Maria Olazabal, asked what impresses him most about Ryder Cup team- mate Sergio Garcia

I'm pretty new on the scene and no one knows who I am over here. I don't have a problem with it.

Open champion Paul Lawrie on his Ryder Cup anonymity

Trying to stay sober had taken over my life and I was miserable. There is no way I'd never drink again.

Golfer John Daly

If Tim [Henman] and Greg [Rusdeski] don't win this match then I won't have done my job properly and when things don't go well it's the leader who gets the chop.

Davis Cup captain David Lloyd's reasons for resigning if they lose to South Africa

I promise that the next goal I score with Inter, I'll celebrate it by pretending to be rocking a baby.

Ronaldo on the news that his girlfriend is expecting a baby

I took Lasix, pee pills, diuretics, laxatives; all sorts.

Frankie Dettori on the lengths jockeys had to go to keep their weight down

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