Quotes of the Week

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No one can grasp the depth of my personal disappointment at not qualifying. Graham Taylor, on resigning as England manager.

Norway have been successful in qualifying and they and other well-known countries have accepted lock, stock and barrel what I have presented. I think there's an element there of a prophet in one's own country. Charles Hughes, the FA's much-criticised Director of Coaching.

I'm very sad that a good friend of mine is in hospital. John Fashanu, Wimbledon striker, after his challenge left Spurs' Gary Mabbutt with a fractured skull.

I don't harbour anything against Fash. We're professional sportsmen in a professional sport. Mabbutt.

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