Quotes of the Week

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In two years' time England are capable of winning the European Championships. Richard Moller Nielsen, Denmark coach, after defeat to England.

Awful, groggy and overrun. John Toshack, new Wales coach, after defeat to Norway.

I don't care how we won. We've got this place licked. Brian Moore, England hooker, after a tryless victory over France in Paris.

I'll take England by the scruff of the neck and shake it until a winning team comes out. Ray Illingworth, new chairman of England cricket selectors.

Mike Atherton is an intelligent captain with a good cricket brain. I'd just like to see him use his imagination more. Illingworth.

Haven't you got any other bowlers in England? Are these the best ones available? Andy Roberts, former West Indian fast bowler and now a Test selector, to English journalists.

He's very polite and charming, and he relaxes the other players, tipping soft drinks over them. Sister Paola, Franciscan nun and friend to the Lazio team, on Paul Gascoigne.

I like 'Knocking on Heaven's Door'. It's only got four chords. John Daly, golfer and recovering alcoholic, on the guitar-playing he took up as therapy.