Quotes of the Week

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If he goes, I go - and that applies to a lot of the lads. Neil Ruddock, of Tottenham, on the dismissal of Terry Venables as chief executive.

I've been a regular for 30 years, but if Venables is driven out, that's it - I'll never set foot in the place again. Anthony Saunders, Spurs fan.

This is the first time I have seen the Lebanese raise one flag and sing one anthem. Sometimes sport is better than politics. General Farouk Bouzo, Fifa representative at the World Cup group based in Lebanon.

I'm having nothing to do with the British media. You're all pricks. Allan Border, Australia's captain.

He was exceptionally rude, uncivil and basically stupid. Geoff Clark, of Meridian TV, after Border had refused to film an interview.