Sport: Quotes of the Week

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When all these people are saying they don't want the job I just don't believe them. Jimmy Armfield, England headhunter, on the various managers who have forsworn the England job.

It's like saying that to be a top jockey you need to have been a horse. Howard Wilkinson, Leeds manager, on the argument that the next England manager should have been an international player.

I was running back to the centre-circle and the ref said, 'Hurry up'. I said, 'Bloody hell - do you know how old I am?'. Micky Hazard, Spurs' midfielder, after his match- winning display at West Ham.

By jumping in a bunk with me and clinging on. John Quinn, who was washed overboard during the Sydney-Hobart race, on how a crewman on the rescuing ship helped counteract his hypothermia.

I've been in racing since 1945 and I've never seen a better jockey. David Nicholson, trainer of King George VI winner Barton Bank, on Adrian Maguire.

These players have climbed mountains for the club and they owe us nothing, but if they think they have done enough I will have to see the chairman and get some new players in. I will never settle for being an also-ran. Kevin Keegan, Newcastle manager, after defeat to Chelsea.

He has played five times with France and has lost three times. Who is Ginola? He has all the technical qualities but he's weak in the head. Eric Cantona on his fellow French international striker, David Ginola.

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