Sports Quotes of the Year: Out of their heads: Verbal volleys, wars of words

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A lot of guys wake up feeling like shit. I'd pass out for a couple of days. John Daly, golfer, on drink.

I knew the toughest thing was going to be my putting. When I had a good buzz from drink or whatever I could putt real well. Daly on giving up the booze.

I think I'm on the verge of a serious headache. Stuart Barnes, England stand-off after victory over Scotland.

If you'll excuse me I'm going off to drink a great deal of gin. Gerry Murphy, Ireland's rugby coach, after defeat by France.

When I went to the South American championship in Columbia in 1977, from a squad of 30 players there were 20 on drugs. It would not surprise me if my daughter came and told me tomorrow that she was a drug addict. Carlos Bilardo, former Argentina manager, now at Seville, on Claudio Caniggia's suspension for cocaine use.

Once we had a players' karaoke party. Gazza took off his clothes and sang Rod Stewart's 'Do You Think I'm Sexy?' There is no one like him. I wish we had someone like him. We Norwegians are boring. Erik Thorstvedt, Tottenham and Norway goalkeeper, on Paul Gascoigne's socialising.

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