Quotes of the week

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It seems as though George [Graham] accepted the money then repaid it. It's just a question of determining intent: what he took it for. Steve Coppell, of the Premier League's commission investigating corruption in football.

n Any suggestion that conclusions are being drawn at this stage is absolute nonsense. Rick Parry, another commission member.

n I've never met the agent. The only time I spoke to him on the telephone he was chuntering on about a problem with a work permit. Brian Clough denies any involvement with Rune Hauge, the Danish agent involved in the John Jensen affair.

n The Premier League inquiry has gone on for over 13 months now. We need a proper response. There are nettles to be grasped. Gordon Taylor, PFA chief executive.

n This programme destroyed my life. Gino Santin, restaurateur, awarded £20,000 damages in the High Court after being named in Panorama programmes about the business affairs of Terry Venables.

n Smile. It's Sean Kelly Day. Poster in Carrick on Suir, home town of Sean Kelly, who rode his last race there.

n Humbled and honoured. Zoe Goss, of the Australian women's cricket team, on getting out Brian Lara in a charity match in Sydney.

n When I went out to bat I used to say `I'm better than these buggers'. Ray Illingworth, chairman of England cricket selectors, on arrival in Australia.

n You get the feeling you are supposed to go to Old Trafford and let them walk all over you. Frank Clark, Nottingham Forest manager, after Manchester United's Alex Ferguson criticised Forest for time-wasting and fouling. Forest won 2-1.

n I will hand over the keys to any fan who gives me £5. Nobody knows the horrendous year I've been through and nobody seems to care. Tony Wood, Leyton Orient chairman, who lost his fortune during the Rwandan civil war.

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