Sports Quotes of 1992: Usage and abusage: 'He wouldn't give a blind duck a push into a pond'

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What I said is that Colin looks like a bulldog licking piss off a nettle. David Feherty, golfer, denying he had said that his colleague Colin Montgomerie has 'a face like a warthog that's just been stung by a wasp'.

Eighty per cent of women tennis players are lazy fat pigs and should not be allowed on the show courts. Richard Krajicek, of the Netherlands, at Wimbledon.

I'm going to beat him up. Martina Navratilova reacts.

I may have exaggerated a little bit when I said that 80 per cent of the top 100 women are fat pigs. What I meant to say was 75 per cent. Krajicek.

If there wasn't any money in athletics I'd get a proper job and play football on Sundays. I should have been a tennis player. I mean, look at Annabel Croft. She played all that rubbish and made a fortune out of it. Mathew Yates, British 1500 metres runner.

Glenn Lazarus is a mean player. He wouldn't give a blind duck a push into the pond. Steve Roach, the former Australian rugby league international, on his fellow forward's play in the Grand Final between Brisbane and St George.

He's got the brains of a rocking-horse and I told him. Dave Bassett, Sheffield United manager, on his goalkeeper Simon Tracey, sent off for a second bookable offence against Spurs.

A little mutant monstrosity that was born in the toxic dump of somebody's imagination. Los Angeles Times on the 1996 Olympic mascot, Whatizit.

I'm a shit stirrer . . . Rugby is still no good over here. If Will Carling gave me a team talk I would fall asleep. Your players don't want to risk anything. If England win a third Grand Slam, good luck to them. But they should remember what it means in the world - not much. David Campese.

Musumba Bwayla is a stupid man and a hopeless player. He has a huge nose and is cross-eyed. Girls hate him. He beat me because my jockstrap was too tight and because when he serves, he farts, and that made me lose the concentration for which I am famous throughout Zambia. Lighton Ndefwayl, tennis player.

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