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Top 10 football quotes

Footballers say some odd things 

‘Players lose you games, not tactics. There’s so much crap talked about tactics by people who barely know how to win at dominoes.’ – Brian Clough, legendary manager.

“To put it in gentleman’s terms, if you’ve been on a night out and you’re looking for a young lady and you pull one, some weeks they’re good looking and some weeks they’re not the best. Our performance today would not have been the best looking bird but at least we got her in the taxi. She weren’t the best looking lady, yet we ended up taking her home, and she was very pleasant and very nice, so thanks very much, let’s have a coffee.” – Ian Holloway, Crystal Palace manager.

“Well, Clive, it’s all about the two M’s – movement and positioning.” – Ron Atkinson, TV pundit and former Manchester United manager.

“Playing with wingers is more effective against European sides like Brazil, than English sides like Wales.” – Ron Greenwood, former England manager.

“David Ginola sold me three dummies and I was out of the game for so long I had time for two hot dogs. To make it worse, he was polite to me after the game.” – Darren Bazeley, former Wolves defender.

(Former England manager) Sir Alf Ramsey: “If you don’t work harder I’ll pull you off at half time.”
Rodney Marsh: “Blimey, at Manchester City all we get is an orange and a cup of tea.”

‘Our talking point this morning is George Best, his liver transplant and the booze culture in football. Don’t forget, the best caller wins a crate of John Smith’s bitter.’ - Alan Brazil, TalkSport radio host.

‘I once said Gazza’s IQ was less than his shirt number and he asked me: ‘What’s an IQ ?’ – GEORGE BEST, legend.

“Referees should be wired up to a couple of electrodes. They should be allowed three mistakes, then you run 50,000 volts through their genitals.” – John Gregory, former England defender.

“I have never heard a minute’s silence like the one for Princess Diana.’ – Glenn Hoddle, former Tottenham Hotspur hero.