Quotes of the week

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If The Poms Bat First, Tell The Taxi To Wait. Banner at the third Test match in Sydney.

TV proved it was out and it is a big disappointment. At that stage England were desperate for a wicket and now in successive Tests they have had the rough end of decisions. David Gower, the former England captain, on the run-out that was missed the by umpires.

Darren [Gough] was like a breath of fresh air the moment he walked into the dressing room. Now we need another four like him. Ray Illingworth, the chairman of selectors, on the heroics of the young Yorkshireman.

Let's face it. If I can't do a better job for Sri Lanka than Ray Illingworth is doing for England then something is very wrong. Ian Botham, who is considering the job as Sri Lankan cricket supremo.

They are ignoring the obvious reason which has been that I have been injured a lot, but I suppose it's convenient to criticise my lifestyle. They mention girlfriends. But am I the only 21-year-old footballer who likes girls? I don't see anything wrong with that. Ryan Giggs answers his critics.

Those who knock darts think it's easy. Try throwing for double top when your mortgage depends on it. Rod Harrington, at the WDC Championship.

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