Sport Quotes of the Week

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It's about time we tried to put some fun back into the game and enjoy ourselves . . . The Brazilian philosophy is the ideal. We should adopt them as our World Cup team and revel in their skills. Terry Venables, England's new coach.

Manchester United 0, Heaven 1. This will be one of the great signings. Banner at Old Trafford on the day of Sir Matt Busby's funeral.

This is absolutely shameful. If Don were alive he would be horrified. He adored Leeds United but he loved Matt Busby too. Elsie Revie, Don's widow, after Leeds fans interrupted the minute's silence for Sir Matt with the chant, 'There's only one Don Revie'.

I reacted the way my father taught me. Paul Gascoigne, after punching a photographer in Rome.

What is a swear word? Anyone who thinks these things don't happen lives in cloud cuckoo land. I don't think I can be criticised for passion and caring. Graham Taylor, former England manager, on his bad language in the C4 Cutting Edge documentary.

People are right to say I'm mad. Gary Mason, the former British heavyweight champion intending to make a comeback despite retinal problems.

I didn't ask to be built up to be a superstar. Adrian Maguire criticises press coverage after he was banned for six days by the Jockey Club for over-use of the whip.

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