Quotes of the week

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All he did in the game was get two of us booked. Vinnie Jones is less than impressed with Ruud Gullit.

My two pot-bellied pigs don't yelp as much as Ruud Gullit. Jones is even less impressed with the Dutchman after a day's consideration.

On this occasion Vinnie let himself, the rest of the team, the whole club and me down. Sam Hammam, the Wimbledon owner, finds he can no longer defend Jones.

There is no truth in the rumour that he's nicked the Ireland job off me. A cheeky Mick McCarthy follows Mark McGhee into a press conference.

I stepped up to bat and cashed that cheque. Kevin Williams, of the Dallas Cowboys, mixes his games and his metaphors.

At home we talk about Christmas presents and next year's summer holiday. What we don't talk about is what is happening at Carrow Road. Robert Chase, Norwich's chairman, puts on a unconcerned air despite fans' persistent protests.

The circus came to town but the lions and tigers just didn't turn up. Kevin Keegan puts on a ringmaster's hat after Newcastle's defeat at Old Trafford.

They'll stick with us, I'm sure. They've got no spunk. Dan McCauley, Plymouth chairman, sums up the chairmen of the First Division clubs as they debated whether to quit the Football League.