Quotes of the Week

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I hope to be the fastest fat old git in the race. Eamonn Martin, before his London Marathon victory.

I heard the crack and it was horrible. I looked at the arm and it was sticking out the wrong way. I knew it was completely broken and, without thinking, tried to push it back. Steve Morrow, Arsenal's match-winning goalscorer, on his broken arm sustained after the Coca-Cola Cup final.

I either pulled my back or my groin, I'm not sure which. Paul Merson, on his injury in the final.

It was a rash moment. Franco Coppi, Claudio Caniggia's lawyer, on his client's use of cocaine.

I thought the Mafia only existed in Italy. Diego Maradona after being tested again for drugs in Spain.

There comes a point when you say, 'Hang on, what are you doing to yourself?' Ian Botham on his probable retirement at the end of the season.

The worst thing about life is the number of horses and dogs you outlive. Lord Oaksey, racing journalist, on Desert Island Discs.