as before they might be old,
but it's lucky half of these earnt a living from football.


Players Famous Quotes

'I'd like to play for an Italian club, like Barcelona' - MARK DRAPER

'It was a big relief off my shoulder.' - PAUL GASCOIGNE

'Football's not just about scoring goals - it's about winning.' - ALAN
SHEARER (over there)

'It took a lot of bottle for Tony (Adams) to own up' - IAN WRIGHT on his
team mate's admission of
alcoholism

'There's no in between - you're either good or bad. We were in between.'
- GARY LINEKER

'I never predict anything, and I never will.' - PAUL GASCOIGNE

'I couldn't settle in Italy - it was like living in a foreign country.'
- IAN RUSH

'My name is usually the one on the end of people's lips.' - IAN WRIGHT

'All that remains is for a few dots and commas to be crossed' - MITCHELL
THOMAS

'Winning doesn't really matter as long as you win.' - VINNY JONES

'He's put on weight and I've lost it, and vice versa.' - RONNIE WHELAN

'He'd no alternative but to make a needless tackle.' - PAUL ELLIOTT

'The opening ceremony was good, although I missed it.' - GRAEME LE SAUX

Interviewer : Which is your favourite commentary team,BBC or ITV?
Graeme Le Saux : Sky.

'He (Steve Walsh) is the type of player who will follow you to every end
of the box.' - KERRY DIXON

'I'd rather play in front of a full house than an empty crowd.' - JOHNNY
GILES

'Football's not like an electric light - you can't just flick the button
and change from slow to quick.' - JOHN GREIG

'I was disappointed to leave Spurs, but quite pleased that I did.' -
STEVE PERRYMAN

'I spent four indifferent years at Goodison, but they were great years.'
- MARTIN HODGE

'You've got to believe that you're going to win, and I believe that
we'll win the World Cup until the final whistle blows and we're
knocked out.' - PETER SHILTON

'He's one of those managers you'd give your left leg to play for.' -
COLIN COOPER

'I'm not convinced that Scotland will play a typically English game.' -
GARETH SOUTHGATE

'We didn't think we'd come here tonight and get any sort of result.' -
LES SEALEY

'If there wasn't such a thing as football we'd all be frustrated
footballers.' - MICK LYONS

'I can see the carrot at the end of the tunnel.' - STUART PEARCE

'I can't promise anything, but I promise 100%.' - PAUL POWER

'All the Leeds team are 100% behind the manager,but I can't speak for
the rest of the squad.' - BRIAN GREENHOFF

'My legs sort of disappeared from nowhere.' - CHRIS WADDLE

'I may have handed in a transfer request, but there is no way that I
want to leave this club.' - DAVID EYRES

'She (Eileen Drewery) gives the players a shoulder to talk to.' - NEIL
WEBB

'Our consistency's been all over the place' - ANDY HINCHCLIFFE

'I've lost count of the times I've played in that fixture. Each one was
a memorable occasion.' - TREVOR STEVEN

'The boss keeps those things up his sleeve, close to his chest' - CRAIG
BURLEY

Rob Shepherd : 'Was there a game last season in which Blackburn's season
turned around?'
Kevin Gallagher : 'Yes,when we beat Liverpool 2-0.'
Shepherd : 'And was there something in that game which made you think
that the season was about to turn round for you?'
Gallagher : 'Well,we scored three goals.'

'It was like the ref had a brand new yellow card and wanted to see if it
worked.' - RICHARD RUFUS

'The left foot has helped - it's always been there, but I haven't always
had the chance to use it.' - STIG INGE BJORNEBEYE

Credit card application form question : 'What is your position at the
company?'
Jason McAteer's (self-confirmed) response : 'Right back.'

'I'm five short [of the Arsenal goalscoring record] - not that I'm
counting.' - IAN WRIGHT

'No money in the world can buy a white England shirt.' - ALAN SHEARER

'The manager has given us unbelievable belief.' - PAUL MERSON

'We defended like Trojans.' - MIKE STOWELL

'If you're 0-0 down, there's no-one better to get you back on terms then
Ian Wright.' - ROBBIE EARLE

'You don't need balls to play in a cup final.' - STEVE CLARIDGE

'Once you've had a bull terrier, you never want another dog. I've got
six bull terriers, a rottweiler and a bulldog.' - JULIAN DICKS

'I always used to put my right boot on first, and then obviously my
right sock.' - BARRY VENISON

'Without being too harsh on David Beckham, he cost us the match.' - IAN
WRIGHT

'If it's not a contract I want then I won't sign it. That's not a
threat.' - ROY KEANE

'I can't even remember when the Seventies was.' - ROBBIE KEANE

'The groin's been a little sore but after the semi-final I put it to the
back of my head.' - MICHAEL HUGHES

'I've had 14 bookings this season - 8 of which were my fault, but 7 of
which were disputable' - PAUL GASCOIGNE

'If Gabriel Amato's shot had gone in, the result could have been
different' - GIOVANNI VAN BRONCKHORST

'If, since the start, I'd played well and put in some good matches it
would all have been too simple.' - NICOLAS ANELKA

'I was born in Newcastle and I've played for Newcastle Schoolboys all my
life.' - DENNIS TUEART

'I've never wanted to leave. I'm here for the rest of my life, and
hopefully after that as well.' - ALAN SHEARER

'I dreamt of playing for a club like Manchester United, and now here I
am at Liverpool.' - SANDER WESTERVELD

'Leeds is a great club and it's been my home for years, even though I
live in Middlesbrough.' - JONATHAN WOODGATE

'My motivation and my back no longer exist.' - MARTIN DAHLIN

Interviewer : 'Would it be fair to describe you as a volatile player?'
DAVID BECKHAM : 'Well, I can play in the centre, on the right and
occasionally on the left side.'

'Germany are a very difficult team to play...they had 11 internationals
out there today.' - STEVE LOMAS

'Paul Scholes - the most complete mental player I've ever seen.' - BEN
THORNLEY

'...the ball went over mine and Colin Calderwood's heads and who should
be there at the far post but yours truly - Alan Shearer.' -
COLIN HENDRY

'I was alone up front, with Danny Murphy playing between me, myself and
the midfield.' - MICHAEL OWEN

'In football, you don’t really know what is going on but we will worry
about that when it happens.' - NEIL SULLIVAN

'I'm as happy as I can be - but I have been happier.' - UGO EHIOGU

'Maybe the mistakes have looked worse because they led to goals.' - IAN
WALKER

'It will be a difficult couple of days. It's difficult now and it will
be difficult tomorrow.' - GARY NEVILLE

'I find the growing intervention by the football authorities in strictly
footballing matters a rather worrying trend.' - KENNY
CUNNINGHAM

'I would not be bothered if we lost every game as long as we won the
league.' - MARK VIDUKA

'You can't do better than a goal on your first start.' - BOBBY ZAMORA

'At times they don't like you to kick them and they feel you're not
allowed to kick them.' - ALAN SHEARER

'One point from an away game is no longer considered a victory.' -
PETTER RUDI

'The pace of the game between first team and reserves is like night and
day.' - MAURICE MALPAS

'If you don't believe you can win, there is no point in getting out of
bed at the end of the day.' - NEVILLE SOUTHALL

'I took a whack on my left ankle, but something told me it was my
right.' - LEE HENDRIE

'It’s different - it’s not the same' - RYAN GIGGS

'The Brazilians were South American, and the Ukranians will be more
European.' - PHIL NEVILLE

'If you never concede a goal, you're going to win more games than you
lose' - BOBBY MOORE

'Left alone with our own heads on, we can be pretty mental' - TONY ADAMS

'Alex Ferguson is the best manager I've ever had at this level. Well,
he's the only manager I've actually had at this level. But he's
the best manager I've ever had.' - DAVID BECKHAM

'One accusation you can't throw at me is that I've always done my best.'
- ALAN SHEARER

'Sometimes in football you have to score goals' - THIERRY HENRY

'We all know that promotion is the carrot at the end of the tunnel' -
MARK YARDLEY

'I don't make predictions. I never have done and I never will do.' - IAN
WRIGHT

'My parents have been there for me, ever since I was about 7' - DAVID
BECKHAM

'You usually like to play promoted sides around Christmas. They have got
two lungs at the moment.' - PAUL MERSON

'I faxed a transfer request to the club at the beginning of the week,
but let me state that I don't want to leave Leicester.' - STAN
COLLYMORE

'I definitely want Brooklyn to be christened, but I don't know into what
religion yet.' - DAVID BECKHAM

'There's no way the future's over for Martin Keown, Tony Adams or David
Seaman.' - ALAN SHEARER

'As a striker, you are either in a purple patch or struggling. At the
moment, I'm somewhere in between.' - BOB TAYLOR

'We lost because we didn't win.' - RONALDO

'There's a rat in the camp throwing a spanner in the works' - CHRIS
CATTLIN

'It was like deja vu all over again.' - SHAKA HISLOP

'I was surprised, but I always say nothing surprises me in football.' -
LES FERDINAND

'I was watching the Blackburn game on TV on Sunday when it flashed on
the screen that George (Ndah) had scored in the first
minute at Birmingham. My first reaction was to ring him up. Then I
remembered he was out there playing' - ADE AKINBIYI

'He's different, like every manager, I suppose' - UGO EHIOGU

'Second best is not good enough really. Although if someone turned
around now and said 'you will be promoted, but you will come in
second' then I would take it.' - STEVE HOWEY

'He'll be the leader in the tool kit' - ROBBIE EARLE

'I have a good record there. Played one, won one, and hopefully it will
be the same after Saturday.' - STEVEN GERRARD

'We have to be careful not to let our game not be the game we know it
should be.' - PAUL INCE

'If you make the right decision, it’s normally going to be the correct
one.' - DAVE BEASANT

'At least it was a victory and at least we won.' - BOBBY MOORE

'This is the one-off occasion and you can't get any bigger occasion than
that' - BRYAN ROBSON

'Everything in our favour was against us' - DANNY BLANCHFLOWER

'That's a question mark everyone's asking' - BRUCE GROBBELLAR

'We could be putting the hammer in Luton's coffin' - RAY WILKINS

'You can only do as well as what you have done' - BRYAN ROBSON