QUOTES OF THE WEEK

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n I've heard that there are two-well known footballers - nothing to do with West Ham or Everton - who have not been caught and are heavily into 'social drugs', Tony Cottee, West Ham striker.

n I've been campaigning for months, and I will always speak my mind when I think there is injustice. When a Forest player did the same thing nothing was done about it. Wimbledon manager Joe Kinnear after another sending- off for Vinnie Jones, this time in the 4-1 defeat at Nottingham Forest.

n My certain feeling is of being raped week in, week out by referees and linesmen, and it just cannot go on. Wimbledon owner Sam Hammam on his claims that his club is regularly being victimised by match officials.

n I know that some people are saying that we should get rid of Graham [Taylor], but it's all very perplexing. Jack Hayward, Wolves' owner, worried over his team's poor form.

n He [Matthew Harding] has said nice things to my face but said unpleasant things about me behind my back. That makes it difficult. Ken Bates on his rival for control of Chelsea.

n I'm not worried about Tyson. He's no more fearful than anyone else out there. Frank Bruno, scheduled to meet the former undisputed world champion in March.

n In all our matches, we kept telling Rob [Andrew] to pass but, when the times came, he kicked. Mike Catt, England's new stand-off.

n A lot of the players have commented that it's admitting defeat. They've taken offence to it... If Lomu ever comes up against Tony again, he'll have an even bigger upper hand now. Catt on the pizza advertisement showing the All Black belittling Tony Underwood.

n If our champions believe scrapping the [three] foreigner rule will bring them more success in Europe, they are ill-judged. By its removal there will be more powerful clubs in Portugal, France, Italy, Spain, Germany, Holland and so on. Scottish Football Association chief executive Jim Farry on Rangers' demand for the change.

n After City had scored their first goal, a fan came out and hit him in the face. You can imagine what might have happened if that had happened at our place. Millwall manager Mick McCarthy on claims that his substitute Dean Savage was assaulted while warming up at Birmingham.

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