Quotes of the Week

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We love it . . . Sometimes you've got to use adverse publicity and I think at Arsenal we use it to the maximum. George Graham, Arsenal manager, on the club's current bad press.

He is being a greedy child. Keane is like a kid who wakes up on Christmas morning and finds an apple, an orange, a box of Smarties and 50 pence in his stocking. He wants more . . . Keane is the hottest property in the game right now but he is not going to bankrupt the club. Brian Clough on Roy Keane's pounds 6,500 a week wage demand to stay at Nottingham Forest.

Celtic were responsible for the worst day of my life and I won't shed a tear if we knock them out. Frank McGarvey, Clyde footballer, on today's Scottish Cup tie against Celtic, who sold him 48 hours after he had scored the winning goal for them in the 1985 Cup final.

If that was a penalty then there are six or seven a match. Steve Coppell, Crystal Palace manager, on the penalty decision following an apparent push that gave Hartlepool victory in the FA Cup.

As a manager you're like a prostitute. You depend on other people for your living. Coppell.

I'll show Fat Ron how you should behave, when Villa come to our place. Malcolm Allison, the Bristol Rovers manager, after his Aston Villa counterpart, Ron Atkinson, had refused to shake hands following the 1-1 FA Cup draw at Villa Park.

I will swear on my daughters' heads that the referee was badly disposed to me throughout. Diego Maradona, after being sent off for Seville.

If you marry a cricketer you expect to be parted in the same way as if you marry an explorer or someone who wants to climb Everest. Trevor Bailey, formerly of Essex and England, on Graham Gooch's marital problems.

I am just not the type to keep playing tennis at 28 or 29. I have already been in this murderous rhythm for 10 years. Steffi Graf, 23.

Too few to remember. Mike Ditka, sacked by the Chicago Bears as head coach this week, asked if he had any regrets.

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