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Quotes of the week - interesting sports quotes


Aaron Cawley, his assailant from Cheltenham, claimed to have drunk several cans of lager on the Friday morning of the match, followed by three-quarters of a litre of vodka - all before he got to Sheffield by train. Once in Sheffield, he had a further seven to 10 pints of cider, the court heard. He was jailed for 16 weeks.

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									Quotes of the week: ‘You start to realise Father Christmas doesn’t exist and it is
the same with Lance.’

Quotes of the week - interesting sports quotes
Another trawl through some of the more interesting sports quotes from the past
seven days.

"It is a shame that cycling is being dragged through this again really, not a shame
that he has been caught — when you get older you start to realise Father Christmas
doesn't exist and it is the same with Lance." Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins
admits there is a lot of resentment within cycling towards the disgraced Lance
Armstrong after he was stripped of his seven Tour de France titles for doping.

"(The UCI) will not appeal to the Court of Arbitration for Sport and it will recognise
the sanctions that USADA has imposed. The UCI will ban Lance Armstrong from
cycling and the UCI will strip him of his seven Tours de France titles. Lance
Armstrong has no place in cycling." International Cycling Union president Pat
McQuaid confirms Armstrong is no longer welcome in the sport that made him.


"All the Leeds fans will be tarred with the same brush, and they should be, because
from what I could hear it wasn't just one person chanting the vile things, it was quite
a lot of them. You talk about racism in the game — what about the chanting? That is
a form of racism — I've had it for 12 years, so I'll put up with it, but the club needs to
clean its house out..they're all vile animals, all of them, and it needs sorting and
quickly." Sheffield Wednesday manager Dave Jones reacts to being verbally abused
by Leeds fans before his goalkeeper Chris Kirkland was assaulted in a 1-1
Championship draw at Hillsborough.

"The anger on some of the faces was awful. It looked like they wanted to rip my head
off. The hatred was incredible. I wasn't going to go anywhere near them. It's not right
at all." Chris Kirkland explains his concern over the atmosphere at the match.

Aaron Cawley, his assailant from Cheltenham, claimed to have drunk several cans of
lager on the Friday morning of the match, followed by three-quarters of a litre of
vodka - all before he got to Sheffield by train. Once in Sheffield, he had a further
seven to 10 pints of cider, the court heard. He was jailed for 16 weeks.

"Why not? He's one of the best players in the world and any team would be happy to
have him in their squad. He's still a very young player. Of course I could not say
when, and if, it will happen. It's not only Anzhi who can want to buy him. There are
plenty of teams in Italy and Spain, all over the world, who are eager to have a player
like Rooney." Former Brazil left-back Roberto Carlos turned Anzhi Makhachkala
sporting director suggests the Manchester United forward could be next on the
shopping list of his wealthy Russian club and their seemingly inexhaustible supply of


"No, I won't — that's my own choice. If it was a T-shirt from another organisation I
wouldn't have worn that either. This is not an attack on Kick It Out. I am passionate
about the PFA and Kick It Out but they have to do better, we have to do better.
When we have implemented changes, when we are acting and things are being done,
I will be the first person wearing a shirt and driving up and down the country again
in my car speaking to kids about this." Reading forward Jason Roberts explains why
he is refusing to wear a T-shirt in support of the anti-racism group Kick It Out.


"I have the quality to be a part of this great club (Juventus). I don't see why I
shouldn't play and I hope to soon be a first-team starter. I can play in this team and
I've shown that. I'm not at 100 per cent, but I'm convinced that I can do well."
Nicklas Bendter is not lacking self-belief at Italian champions Juventus despite being
restricted to a couple of cameo appearances. The on-loan Arsenal man could leave
Juve in January.


"I'm fed up of seeing these type of matches. There shouldn't be teams like [Celtic] in
the Champions League. We saw it last year with Chelsea. It was a very bad example
for football and it is regrettable that they became champions. You see Celtic
defending with 10 and almost snatching a point, and that's not fair." Former
Barcelona and West Germany player Bernd Schuster suggests Scottish Premier
League champions Celtic and Champions League holders Chelsea should be banned
from the tournament. Apparently for refusing to let Barcelona slaughter them at the
Camp Nou.

"Heskey Cam gives you it all: one camera, one hero; every pass, every run,
everything Heskey does on the pitch, you'll see it first with the Heskey Cam, the
dedicated broadcast providing a rare insight into what makes Heskey so good." Fox
Sports in Australia plugs Heskey Cam, which lets fans watch nothing but Emile
Heskey during Newcastle Jets matches. Worth the subscription money alone.


"He's a dynamic ball carrier but he loves the scrum - and you know how much that
turns me on," England forwards coach Graham Rowntree on uncapped 21-year-old
prop Mako Vunipola, a figure who is likely to become capped in England's
forthcoming series of autumn internationals.


"David Haye and Price are just OAP bashers. It shows what type of man Haye is
when wants to fight Vitali and not me. We need to get this fight on for the public.
Price has also taken to fighting old men too so maybe they can go OAP bashing at
the local retirement home together. Both wouldn't last six rounds altogether against
Tyson Fury and that's why they are avoiding me." Tyson Fury, 24, continues his
attempts to land a bout with fellow Brits Haye and David Price by mocking them
publicly for their choice of opponents. Price is set to fight Matt Skelton, 43, next
month with Haye chasing a fight against Vitali Klitschko, 41, next year.

"It's official... I've decided to carry on. One more shot at glory. It could be over —
my next fight will tell me. See you in a ring real soon. A decision has come from
above. He told me, 'Son, lace up your gloves, your time as a boxer is not quite done,
so go out there and have some fun'. Despite the haters, I've had a good journey."
Former Olympic champion turned regular punchbag Audley Harrison intends to
continue fighting despite being knocked out in 82 seconds by David Price.


"I have had a few scrapes in my life and this is another one. Vivian (his wife) and I
are going to put the boxing gloves on and fight this like we've never fought anything
before." Former England cricket captain Tony Greig after being diagnosed with a
form of lung cancer.


"It was a little bit stifling out there... I would love to hop in an ice tub right now.
Unfortunately we've got to go back to the hotel, and hopefully get that shower as
cold as it can get." Tiger Woods on how he handles playing in some stifling
conditions in Kuala Lumpur.

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