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n It was in the net in the time it takes for a snowflake to melt on a hot stove. Howard Wilkinson, the Leeds manager, on another goal for his £3.4m Ghanaian striker, Tony Yeboah.

n I don't want to be No 1 because I beat some kind of system. I want to overtake him by beating him on court. Andre Agassi after overhauling Pete Sampras due to a quirk in the ATP tour ranking system.

n We can't afford to lose [the next Test match]. If we lose we may have to go to China or in the cold somewhere. It's very important to us. Richie Richardson, the West Indies captain, looks ahead to the next match against Australia.

n Tell me how many people in the country want Blackburn Rovers to win the Championship. Paddy Crerand, former Manchester United stalwart.

n Truly, I've never known anything like it. They idolise him [Cantona] here. More than they did Denis Law, even more than they did George Best. Crerand.

n Stanley Matthews had a word with me before the game and said he liked the way I dribbled. Steve McManaman, Liverpool's two-goal Coca-Cola Cup final hero at Wembley against Bolton.

n I'm getting sick and tired of it. Year-in, year-out this club loses 15 points or so simply because we are Wimbledon. Joe Kinnear, the Wimbledon manager, bemoans two disallowed goals.

n We were just getting Brian McClair ready when he [Keane] got sent off. You should never listen to players. Alex Ferguson, Manchester United's manager, on Roy Keane's dismissal in the the FA Cup semi-final replay against Crystal Palace.

n I've got my hearing tomorrow. This is going to go down well, isn't it? Darren Patterson, of Crystal Palace, who went off with Keane, and had already reached 41 disciplinary points.

n Six months ago I couldn't have won a handicap. My head was gone, my snooker was gone. Jimmy White.

n The mantle of the Peoples' Champion is being passed down to me and I'm not going to become some kind of robot. Ronnie O'Sullivan, one of the favourites for this week's World Snooker Championship.

Rob McLean