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Gazza should behave himself more. All that drinking and running around. He should grow up and start setting a better example. I don't drink, I don't smoke and I am a Christian. I'll pray for Gazza. Innocent Linda Buthelezi, of South Africa, whose tackle on Paul Gascoigne rendered him doubtful for Poland v England today.

Every game I play I get hammered. Too fat, too thin. Not beating five players, should beat five players. It's the same old stories. Gascoigne.

On the pitch I'm a different animal, and that's an animal I'm trying to keep controlled. A lot of people who don't know me hate me, and I don't want to be disliked any more. Ian Wright on his anger-management sessions.

They don't know anything about football. If anyone was going to lead them through the minefield that is professional football, it was [Lawrie McMenemy]. They are now sailing without a rudder. Graeme Souness, who resigned as Southampton manager, followed by McMenemy, on the club's directors.

I had to ask the way from the dressing room out on to the pitch. Ben Hollioake, who scored 63 for England against Australia on his first ever visit to Lord's.

I must confess I don't know too much about him. All I know is that he's smaller than me so I like him. Frank Maloney, 5ft 4in boxing manager, on his new charge, the 4ft 11in British flyweight champion Adie Lewis.

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