QUOTES OF THE WEEK

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n I now believe in Father Christmas, I really do. I owe him a monster Christmas present. Eric Hall, football agent, after the European Union's highest court ruled that the game's current transfer system and quotas on foreign players are illegal.

n Poor John [Daly] he can't even get drunk tonight to forget it. Sam Torrance commiserates with the reformed alcoholic who shot a first-round 80 in the Johnnie Walker tournament.

n It was nice to see them sitting together - I don't know whether they were holding hands or not. Glenn Hoddle, the Chelsea manager, on chairman Ken Bates and director Matthew Harding who are trying to patch up their feud.

n Wes Hall is one of the most respected Caribbean politicians and the way Lara spoke to him left me in shock. Richie Richardson, the West Indies captain, on his absentee batsman.

n I know what people say, but I don't feel too tense out there - that's the funny thing. Mark Ramprakash, England batsman who continues to fail in Tests .

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