QUOTES OF THE WEEK

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n I wouldn't know, because I'd have jumped off the stand. Francis Lee, the Manchester City chairman, when asked what the club's finances would be like if City are relegated this season.

n Our media have described them as amateurs and chicken farmers. We know they are good players and treat them as such. Mike Atherton, the England cricket captain, after the seven-wicket defeat by Mashonaland.

n It was pure luck. Peter Schmeichel on his save against Rapid Vienna which is being compared to the one by Gordon Banks from Pele in the 1970 World Cup.

n I'll be doing my best. We haven't had the best of luck against Germany in semi-final meetings. Tim Henman, the British tennis No 1, on his meeting with Boris Becker in today's semi-finals of the Compaq Grand Slam Cup in Munich.

n There is definitely a lack of motivation. Andre Agassi, former world No 1, after his defeat by Mark Woodforde at the same event.

n I can't say no to Berlusconi [Milan's owner]. Milan call me, I can only resign. Try to understand. Arrigo Sacchi after finally calling it a day with Italy to take over as coach at Milan.

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