Quotes of the week

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NOTTINGHAM FOREST'S recent improvement in form which had moved them off the bottom of the Premier League was not sustained when they lost 2-0 at home to Manchester City.

As some supporters saw red once more, Brian Clough announced the signing of a new striker. In their midweek game at the City Ground, Robert Rosario, formerly of Coventry City, made his debut although Forest were held to a 1-1 draw against Crystal Palace. Roy Keane scored for Forest and later in the week signed a new three and a half year contract.

In Italy, Paul Gascoigne, of Lazio, saw red for the first time this season when he was dismissed after fouling Marlo Bortolazzi, of Genoa.

There were sinking feelings for Peter Blake and Robin Knox- Johnston as their attempt to win the Jules Verne Trophy by sailing around the world in 80 days came to an end when Enza New Zealand hit a semi-submerged object in the Southern Ocean after 27 days at sea.

Wigan were in buoyant mood when, nine minutes from time, Joe Lydon preserved their six-year unbeaten run in the Challenge Cup by scoring a try and a goal to give them a 19-18 victory over Halifax.