Quotes of the Week

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For four years the experts have been working on safety, and this has shown that nothing has improved. Hubert Schweighofer on the avoidable death of his fiance, Ulrike Maier, former world downhill skiing champion.

The BBC are dying for us to lose. Everyone is from Liverpool with a supporter's badge. That's what will drive us on. Alex Ferguson, Manchester United manager, responds to Jimmy Hill's criticism of Eric Cantona on the BBC after the Frenchman caught Norwich's Polston in the head with his boot.

If you don't get out of here we're going to start shooting real bullets. Diego Maradona, after firing an air-rifle at journalists following his sacking by Newell's Old Boys.

If you don't get out of here we're going to start shooting real bullets. Diego Maradona, Handgun of God, threatens to terminate the media with extreme prejudice after having his contract terminated by Newell's Old Boys.

There's nothing tangible to it and it doesn't make any difference. They'll still fall asleep in the team talks. Will Carling on the inestimable importance of being the England rugby union captain.

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