QUOTES OF THE WEEK

It was always going to go over. I was never going to miss. Didn't give it a second thought. It was written for me.

Gavin Henson, Wales centre, on his match-winning penalty against England.

I've been sent to my bedroom for worse by my mother.

Gareth Thomas, Wales captain, on his consignment to the sin bin for retaliation.

It's amazing what you can see through Sven's specs - I must get a pair.

Gary Lineker, BBC anchorman, after Sven Goran Eriksson's positive take on England's goalless draw against the Netherlands.

I defy anybody to learn anything from that

Alan Hansen, BBC pundit.

No matter how large the phalanx of bodyguards you bring, Joel, we will always outnumber you.

Manchester Education Committee statement to Joel Glazer, son of prospective United owner Malcolm.

l We don't live in a dictatorship, we live in a democratic country.

Eriksson on the Ashley Cole tapping-up affair.

I wish I was playing for Real Madrid. If I'm not, I'm going to have to carry on playing with some bad people.

Jose Reyes, Arsenal forward, subject of a Spanish radio hoax.

That coat's from Matalan!

Manchester City fans' chant to the Chelsea manager, Jose Mourinho.

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