Sport: Quotes of the week

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It definitely put me off. He has got an intimidating face. You wonder if at any minute he's going to jump out and lay one on you. Darren Morgan, on the off-putting presence of Stephen Hendry's friend, the boxer Naseem Hamed, in the press seats during Morgan's defeat to Hendry in the snooker World Championship.

You concentrate on what you are doing, whether it's Naz or a journalist sitting there. Hendry.

I see no reason to prolong the inevitable. Will Carling announces his retirement from international rugby.

When you get out of the car there's not much celebrating going on. Just a sense of relief that it's over. Damon Hill, formerly of Williams and now of Arrows, on driving for a smaller team.

Sometimes you do something in training and you wonder if you might get one like it in a match. Glenn Hoddle, England manager, on his side's first goal in the win over Georgia.

There have been different owners, different managers and different assistant managers. It would be difficult for a factory to be run like that, never mind a football club. We can't kid ourselves. It will take a miracle to stay up now. Dean Saunders, of Nottingham Forest, on his side's plight.

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