Quotes of the week

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There is a modern fashion for designer stubble and some people believe it to be very attractive. But it is aggravating to others and we will be looking at the whole question of people's facial hair. Ted Dexter on the England cricket team's problems.

No one said anything about designer stubble when Graham scored 333 at Lord's. Peter Edwards, Essex chief executive.

Three and a half months ago we left England as a good side. When are we going to start doing the bloody job? Keith Fletcher.

Apart from a few comments about tits and Brums, I think everyone is prepared to see what we can do. Karren Brady, Birmingham City's managing director, installed by new owner David Sullivan, proprietor of Sunday Sport.

This is what we used to play in the Third and Fourth Divisions of Swiss amateur football. Sepp Blatter, Fifa general secretary, after watching Spurs v QPR.

We have a youth organisation of 20,000 kids, the largest in the country; we even run tea dances for OAPs. For this to happen is obscene. Boyack Muir, Manchester City director, on last Sunday's pitch invasion.

It was a pitch invasion, not a riot. Terry Venables, Spurs' chief executive.

I think I'm on the verge of a serious headache. Stuart Barnes, England fly-half, after victory over Scotland.

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