quotes of the week

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Why didn't you belt it, son?

Barbara Southgate, mother of England footballer Gareth, who failed to score in the penalty shoot-out against Germany on Wednesday night

You'll probably want to hide behind the sofa now.

Desmond Lynam to viewers before the shoot-out began

If Gazza had been wearing size 9 boots instead of 81/2 it would have been a goal.

Kevin Keegan on a near miss by Paul Gascoigne in extra time

The last Labour government spent four years ... trying to get this legislation through - and failed. I don't want to make the same mistake again.

Tony Blair, Labour leader, on his plans for a referendum on Scottish devolution

This is no way to run a whelk stall.

Kenneth Clarke, Chancellor, dismissing Labour's policy

She insisted on the freedom to do her job. Armed only with her pen, that is what she set out to do.

Aengus Fanning, editor of the Irish 'Sunday Independent', on the murder of award-winning crime reporter Veronica Guerin

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