Sport: Quotes Of The Week

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"We played with so much heart. We were knackered but fortunately Headley and Gough did it for us." The England cricket captain Alec Stewart.

"We'll enjoy the win because it's been a great effort. We've proved in this game that we can play cricket, we just need to do it more often. Hopefully this is the start." England's fast bowler Darren Gough.

"I can't believe it. It looked like slipping away but we did it. My aim was to go out there and bowl aggressively. You just keep going."

The other England bowling hero, Dean Headley.

"Dermot should start running around more." John Gregory, Aston Villa manager, on referee Dermot Gallagher after the dismissal of the Aston Villa goalkeeper Michael Oakes at Blackburn. Gallagher has admitted the red card was a mistake.

"We were pathetic, abysmal, gutless, disgraceful. If my footballers were bricklayers the house they built would fall down." Alan Ball, Portsmouth manager, following a 3-0 defeat at Ipswich Town.

"Perhaps now he will grow up."

Henry Cooper, the British heavyweight boxing legend, is unimpressed by Prince Naseem Hamed's award of an MBE in the New Year Honours' List.

"It means I'll be opening 20 bottles of champagne on New Year's Eve instead of just 10."

The high-living snooker player Jimmy White is keen to celebrate his award of an MBE.

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