QUOTES OF THE WEEK

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We have gone into every game knowing we have to win it. It has been part of the character-building at this club over the last five years that we can go into games and hold our nerve. Alex Ferguson, Manchester United manager.

I'm terrified of the consequences of this. I hope it will not be held against Graham [Fenton] when he comes back to Whitley Bay. Fenton's father, a Newcastle fan, worries about his son's return home after his goals for Blackburn hurt Newcastle's title hopes.

If someone had a go at me with an iron bar and smashed my son over the head instead I couldn't live with myself. That's why he won't be there. Barry Fry, the Birmingham manager, on why his son did not go to watch Millwall v Birmingham in midweek.

I don't want to be remembered as the man who took this club [Coventry] down. Ron Atkinson, manager of Coventry who have had 29 years at the top.

I didn't come to Italy to be a target for people who call me a negro in public. England midfielder Paul Ince on why racist supporters may cause him to leave Internazionale.

I would say to Ian Botham 'go and sort it out. We'll pay you to get English cricket right'. If he cocks up, then you get someone else. But it's no use sitting on the fence. Allan Lamb, former England cricketer.

You can prepare all you want and putt until you are blue in the face, but if you get on the wrong side of the hole that's it here. British amateur champion Gordon Sherry learns about life at the Masters the hard way.

It was one of those things when I just let it flow. I let the reins of the horse go and let him run. Greg Norman after shooting an opening- round 63 at the Masters in Augusta.

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