Sport: Quotes of the Week

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I don't care who they are, Linford Christie or Ben bloody Johnson, I'll beat them over a yard. Mick Quinn, Coventry's rotund striker, who has scored 10 goals in seven games.

We're about six years and pounds 60m behind them. Bobby Gould, Coventry City manager, on Manchester United, after his side's 5-0 thrashing at Old Trafford.

We were hopeless, and then we got worse. At least we're consistent. We were useless at the back, useless in midfield and crap up front. Ron Atkinson, Aston Villa manager, after his side's 3-0 defeat at Coventry.

I was just handing the ball back to him in my slow Icelandic way. Gudni Bergsson, the Tottenham Hotspur substitute, explains his touchline tussle with Nottingham Forest's Stuart Pearce.

Does it matter? All we need to know is that United have scored. PA announcer at Newcastle United on the confusion over who scored their equaliser against Wolves.

A few of us want to discuss super leagues, but all the rest can talk about is the price of meat pies. David Murray, of Rangers, on his fellow chairmen.

I thought you needed designer stubble to get in the England team these days. Mike Gatting on his new beardless look.

I am being imprisoned for something I haven't done. Jason Livingston, after his four-year ban for steroid abuse was upheld.

We don't think it is the tip of an iceberg. Tony Ward, British Athletics Federation spokesman, on the Livingston case.

The world of athletics has gone mad. Everyone thinks everyone is taking drugs. Linford Christie.

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