Sport: Quotes of the week

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If there's anything better than this, I don't know what it is. David Platt, after his four goals against San Marino.

He knows his fitness has slipped further away. He couldn't even put a corner in properly. Graham Taylor on Paul Gascoigne.

What a load of rubbish. England crowd.

I escaped. Diego Maradona, on arriving at Buenos Aires airport from Seville.

There's only one medal and it lasts for about eight years. It's a fantastic Olympic sport and the most difficult of all. Bob Scott, leader of Manchester's bid for the 2000 Olympics, on the bidding process.

He's a great bowler and a complete dickhead. Unnamed England cricketer on Phil Tufnell.

Liquid Himalayas. Robin Knox-Johnston, Enza co- skipper, on conditions during the Jules Verne Trophy.