Friday, April 18, 2008

Ten Classic Football Quotations made by Football Managers

I asked the players who wanted to take a penalty and there was an awful smell coming from some of them - MICK McCARTHY, Millwall manager, after victory in a penalty shoot-out, 1995.

I told my chairman that David O'Leary spent £18m to buy Rio Ferdinand from us and Leeds have given (O'Leary) £5.5m in share options, whereas I bring in £18m and all I get is a bacon sandwich - HARRY REDKNAPP, West Ham manager, 2000.

I'm told we need a big name. Engelbert Humperdinck is a big name but it doesn't mean he can play football - RAY HARFORD, Blackburn manager, 1996.

If you have a fortnight's holiday in Dublin you qualify for an Eire cap. - MIKE ENGLAND, Wales manager, 1986.

It's a hard place to come for a southern team. You can dress well and have all the nice watches in the world, but that won't buy you a result at Grimsby - ALAN SMITH, Crystal Palace manager, at Grimsby, 2000.

I'd hang myself but the club can't afford the rope - IAIN MUNRO, Hamilton Academicals manager, 1995

It was a game of two halves, and we were rubbish in both of them - BRIAN HORTON, Oxford United manager, 1990.

The first goal was a foul, the second offside, and they would never have scored the third if they hadn't got the other two - STEVE COPPELL, Crystal Palace manager, explaining defeat at Liverpool, 1991.

Yes, there are two great teams on Merseyside. Liverpool and Liverpool Reserves - BILL SHANKLY, Liverpool manager, 1965.

We're like lady Di. She's not the Queen yet. She's not even married. But like us, she's nicely placed - JIMMY SIRRAL, Notts County manager, on his side's promotion prospects as royal-wedding fever spread, 1981.