Quotes of the week

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n In the last 20 minutes against Queen's Park Rangers the ball was played long. I am happy playing in midfield but not when I get a strained neck watching the ball. Ruud Gullit after Chelsea's 2-1 win at QPR on Monday.

n NBA players are smart enough to know you get the virus from unprotected sex, and we're not going to have unprotected sex on the basketball court. Rony Seikaly, Golden State centre, on Magic Johnson's return.

n It moved around so much that it looked as if it had deflated in mid- air. Stan Collymore on his zig-zagging free-kick which went in against Aston Villa.

n Carl and Ben wanted to kill each other. They wanted to fight each other all the time. You're talking about two very eccentric men. Donovan Bailey on the rivalry of Carl Lewis and Ben Johnson.

n Rangers had the rub of the green a few times. Ian Thain, the Keith goalkeeper, following the non-league side's 10-1 Tennent's Scottish Cup third round defeat by Rangers.

n I shouldn't have to buy a drink in Keith for a few years. Mark Garden who scored Keith's consolation goal.

n He's the only one who listened to me - I said this was a game to shoot on sight. Alex Ferguson, the Manchester United manager, after Paul Parker fluked his first goal in three years in their 3-0 FA Cup fourth round victory at Reading.

n He keeps trying to tell everyone that he does that all the time in training - we all think he meant to cross it. Ryan Giggs on Parker's goal.

n All the lads have said they will stop their wives coming along in future. Harry Redknapp, West Ham's manager, on their handsome new Portuguese loan signing, Dani.

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