Quotes of the Week

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It is an impossibility for us to lose both games. It's just not going to happen and I mean that. Graham Taylor on England's games against Poland and Norway.

I don't understand what all the kerfuffle's about. Football managers get sacked every day of the week and Terry Venables has been at the club six years, not since 1882. Alan Sugar, Spurs chairman, after being barracked by fans outside the High Court.

Both sides did the right thing: everyone went in and helped his mates. Brad Meurant, North Harbour coach, after the brawl that put the Lions' Dean Richards in hospital.

We had one player finishing up with a shredded ear and another coming off looking like a zombie. Stu Wilson, former All Black, on the North Harbour game.

Most of us have already got one. Derek Redmond on the IAAF plan to give a Mercedes to gold medallists at the World Championships.

French football has lost its virginity. Michel Platini on Marseille's European Cup victory over Milan, France's first European club trophy.