Quotes of the Week

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I don't expect them to resign. They seem to have hides like rhinoceroses. Dennis Oliver, member of the campaign to reinstate David Gower, on Ted Dexter, Keith Fletcher and Graham Gooch.

I've not had much of a postbag on the matter. This is just a knee-jerk reaction. Dexter.

I was hoping the MCC members would drop the matter before it got to a special meeting. I have got over the fact that I am not going to India to play cricket this winter. Gower.

I'm absolutely gutted. I'm devastated. The man is a complete and utter shit, a disgrace to the game. Barry Fry, sacked as Barnet manager, on chairman Stan Flashman.

Sure, the World Cup was pressure, but not life and death like this. Paul Gascoigne, after the 1-1 draw in the Rome derby.

What has Jeremy Bates won? What has Frank Bruno won apart from rave reviews in a panto? Stephen Hendry on his decision to boycott the BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards because of the BBC's treatment of snooker.

I'll fight anyone I can beat. I'm a businessman first and a boxer second. I'm looking for the readies. The aim is to win at all costs. Chris Eubank, after victory over Juan Carlos Giminez, answers the charge that he picks only inferior opponents.

Things like this happen. People drop dead going to the cafeteria. Bruce Coslet, NY Jets head coach, on Dennis Byrd's collision with a team-mate that left him with a broken neck.