Quotes of the Week

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We're not talking Paolo Di Canio, we're talking Manny Omoyinmi, who's never been near the first team. I don't even know why I put him on.

West Ham manager Harry Redknapp, on being made to replay his side's Worthington Cup quarter-final against Leicester for fielding the cup-tied Omoyinmi.

We don't want a second Ronaldo, who is 23 years old and is already dead in the body and dead in the head because nobody saved him.

Markus Horwick, Bayern Munich spokesman, on the club's low-key approach to their 18-year-old prodigy, Roque Santa Cruz.

We'd been practising penalties in readiness for a shoot-out.

Bobby Robson, Newcastle United manager, after his side's 6-1 FA Cup third- round victory over Tottenham Hotspur.

I'm gonna love watching her go down.

Lyde Frazier (Joe's daughter), who is to enter the ring, drawn by the prospect of fighting Laila Ali, the daughter of Muhammad.

Imagine having to take the train looking like you're in Beirut next to some kid with purple hair, next to some queer with Aids, right next to some dude who got out of jail for the fourth time. You can walk an entire block in Times Square and not hear anybody speaking English. Asians and Koreans and Vietnamese and Indians and Russians and Spanish and everything up there. How the hell did they get in this country?

John Rocker, the Atlanta Braves pitcher, who said he would retire before playing for a New York team, on the Big Apple.