Quotes of the week

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It's like living in a hole. Brian Clough, the former Nottingham Forest manager, on retirement.

I could manage England part- time - and still walk the dog. Clough.

The new ground may be only a quarter of a mile from the old one, but it is also a century and a half away from it as well. John Stalker, Millwall's security adviser, at the opening of the pounds 15.5m the new Den.

If he had been taking laxatives, he would be too weak to play. Dino Zoff, Lazio coach, on allegations surrounding Paul Gascoigne.

Don't put your money on anyone else for the world championships. I'm going to win gold there. Linford Christie, after losing the 100m to Leroy Burrell in Zurich.

Better to lose twice than cheat once. Franziska van Almsick, German swimmer.

Synchronised swimming is like running the 400 metres holding your breath. Laila Vakil of Britain, bronze medallist in the European championships.

Maybe I dream too much. I would play with a goalkeeper and 10 front players. Ossie Ardiles, the Spurs manager.