Quotes of the week

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n Just like Samson, whose power came from his hair, Vinnie's comes from having the respect of his team-mates. Lose that and lose it all. Wimbledon chairman Sam Hammam on his club captain Vinnie Jones, fined a week's wages for making demeaning remarks about his team-mates in a national newspaper.

Write us off at your peril. Peter Beardsley, Newcastle player, after his title-chasing team lost 2-1 at lowly Coventry.

I had to go - I felt like a Turkey waiting for Christmas. Frank Clark, who resigned as Nottingham Forest manager.

I would have preferred to take over a team at the top of the league with no problems off the pitch. Stuart Pearce, Forest captain and caretaker manager.

We're very conscious that the kids can't get in. The next generation can't get into the stadium. We've been too successful. Newcastle owner Sir John Hall on the club's plans to move.