Quotes of the Week: Sport

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It is almost normal practice in Germany for players to fall over far too quickly. It just seems to be a natural instinct. Rainer Zobel, Kaiserslautern coach, after Marco Haber was accused of play-acting to get Sheffield Wednesday's David Hirst sent off.

I was impeded all right when I went up for the corner. But only by the floodlights. John Lukic, Leeds goalkeeper, after the error that gave Rangers an equaliser in their European Cup victory.

We're all big boys and big boys don't cry. Howard Wilkinson, Leeds manager, on Lukic's mistake.

We will not appoint Alec if there is the slightest doubt that he will get us embroiled in this sort of thing again. I couldn't care less if other clubs are doing it. We've cheated and we've been caught. It's horrid. We have to stop it. Derek Newton, Surrey chairman, on Alec Stewart's captaincy in the light of the county's warning for ball-doctoring.

I've just introduced Nigel Martyn to a clean sheet. The last time he had one Kenneth Wolstenholme was the commentator. Steve Coppell, Crystal Palace manager, on his goalkeeper, after the goalless draw at Manchester City.

If I had to do it all again, I wouldn't. It's not worth it. If I had a choice I would just be a normal person. Zola Budd-Pieterse on her career.

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