Quotes of the Week: Sport

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Gazza's Boys We Are Here, Shake Your Women and Drink Your Beer. T-shirt motif worn by legions of Lazio fans at Paul Gascoigne's comeback match.

Our performance will live in our memories for a long time. Chris McMenemy, Chesterfield manager, on the 4-4 draw at Liverpool.

I'll remember this birthday - I feel 31 going on 21. Steve Norris, Chesterfield striker, on two birthday presents from Liverpool.

When you are up to your neck in alligators it's difficult to remember you were there to drain the swamp. Rick Parry, chief executive of the Premier League on the faction fights within the league.

People say it's cheating, but what about the batsman who gets an edge and doesn't walk? Angus Fraser, England and Middlesex bowler on ball-doctoring.

Have we been fined, then? Geoff Arnold, Surrey coach.

If Smith doesn't get the decision the referee must be crooked. Frank Bruno commentating on BBC TV on the Henry Wharton-Fidel Castro Smith title fight. Wharton won by half a point.

Frank is Frank. It was just one of his jokes which backfired a bit. Larry O'Connell, the referee.

Gascoigne is a great champion, of that there is no doubt. Sergio Cragnotti, Lazio president.

If we are sensible it ought to be against San Marino in February. Graham Taylor on Gazza's likely international comeback.

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