“Mancini said ‘you’re an idiot and I don’t know why I bought you’. I hate people who say ‘Mario, you played well’, then say to others, ‘Mario was shit’. Roberto has never lied to me.”
Mario Balotelli, avd. Telling it like it is
“There’s no loyalty in football anymore.”
Craig Bellamy, den före detta Norwich-, Coventry-, Newcastle-, Celtic-, Blackburn-, Liverpool- och West Ham-anfallaren lämnar Man City för Cardiff; avd. Duh!
“Arsenal is a training centre. You watch the match, you enjoy it, but are you going to win a title afterwards?”
Patrice Evra, avd. Vrida om kniven
“I’d love to have gone to Barcelona at one time. Ideology and philosophy, the place is fantastic.”
Sir Alex Ferguson, avd. Mer än en manager
“Barcelona play football to die of.”
Mick Quinn, avd. Sjukt bra?
“Join City and you’re dead.”
Graffiti någonstans i Manchester med riktning Wayne Rooney, avd. Goda grannar
“Rooney is good but he’s not the best in Manchester.”
Mario Balotelli, avd. Balotelli har tydligen inte hängt med på att Man Utd inte finns i Manchester.
“Manchester United started out like a train on fire.”
Alan Brazil, avd. The little train that could.
“United will break caution to the wind.”
Glenn Hoddle, avd. Caution, Man Utd breaking wind!
“Retirement is for young people; they can do something else. I’m a phenomenon.”
Sir Alex Ferguson, avd. Mourinho släng dig i väggen.
“I don’t understand it (Twitter). How do you find the time to do that? There’s a million things you can do in your life without that. Get yourself down to the library and read a book. Seriously.”
Sir Alex Ferguson, avd. Det var bättre förr
“Mancini is lucky. He has an owner (Sheikh Mansour) who speaks little and asks only: ‘What do you need?'”
Mario Balotelli, avd. Shut up now!
“Mancini’s got that Italian style, the old joie de vivre.”
Perry Groves, avd. Mais oui!
“Carlos Tevez’s English should be better than what it is.”
Graham Taylor, avd. Klirr sa det i glashuset
“Carlitos is amazing. He does what he wants with the Arabs. He tells them, ‘I want to go to Buenos Aires’ and they say ‘No, stay here now, we’ll give you more money’. Then he gets more money!”
Diego Maradona, avd. From the mouths of babes
“I wanted to say to Tom Hicks: imagine if your family, which is what Liverpool are to people – it’s like you’re raping all of them at once over a long period and getting away with it.”
Ian McCulloch, Liverpool Echo och Bunnymens ledsångare, avd. Squeal like a pig!
“We had a lovely dinner with Kenny (Dalglish), his wife Marina and son Paul. I understood half of what he said and just nodded when I couldn’t understand.”
Tom Werner, Liverpools ordförande, avd. The problem with Scotland is it’s full of scots!
“Kenny has reinstored the belief.”
John Aldridge, avd. Break in case of emergency!
“We’ve bitten off more than we can chew but we’ll chew as fast as we can.”
Ian Holloway, avd. Humlor kan flyga!
“I may be in a Skoda garage rather than a Mercedes, but some old bangers don’t half polish up great.”
Ian Holloway, avd. Crash, boom, bang!
“DJ Campbell has been sent home ill with illness.”
Simon Butler, Talksport, avd. Man är förkyld.
“Chelsea have an Achilles heel. They don’t like it when the boot’s on the other foot.”
Kevin Keegan, avd. Love it!
“Didier Drogba’s had malaria, so he’s not 100 per cent fit for whatever reason.”
Glenn Hoddle, avd. Guds straff?
“Arsenal are doing just enough, which just isn’t enough.”
Martin Keown, avd. Knack-knack, vem där?!
“Ask me to name five of our team and I couldn’t. They’re all bloody nice guys but I don’t mix with them so I don’t know them well. I don’t go into the dressing room. They can walk out of the showers and then I feel I’ve got an inferiority complex.”
Bernie Ecclestone, avd. Ni säger att jag skiter i allt, men det skiter jag i!
“Apparently, a female lino today, bit of a looker.”
Andy Burton, på Sky, till Andy Gray, avd. Ugh!
“I can see her (assistant referee Sian Massey) from here. What do women know about offside?”
Andy Gray, avd. Fotbollskunskapen sitter i dicken.
“Did you hear Karren Brady this morning complaining about sexism? Do me a favour, love.”
Richard Keys, till Gray, avd. Hur snabbt kan jag få sparken?
“Back in my time, and I sound old now, it was black and white boots and that was it. Now you’ve got snoods, people wearing headphones when they’re doing interviews, pink boots. They’ve even got tights. They’ll be wearing skirts next.”
Paul Ince, avd. Guv’nor talar sig varm om the good old days.
“The problem with footballers is they really take themselves seriously. We kick a ball around and earn 100,000, 200,000, even 300,000 euros a week. We don’t improve the world. It’s not like we invented hot water.”
Benoit Assou-Ekotto, avd. Full of hot air
“If you pay them the wages they’ll come. We all kid ourselves: ‘I’ve wanted to play for Tottenham since I was two. I had pictures of Jimmy Greaves on my wall.’ It’s a load of bull. Here’s £80,000 a week. Lovely jubbly.”
Harry Redknapp, avd. Jaså, det är pengar som styr fotbollen!
“You fill up my senses, like a night game at Yeovil/Like the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy/Like an empty old Lane. Like the Steel City derby/In the old Third Division/Oh Sheffield United, you f***ed up again.”
Barnsleyfans, avd. Why can’t we all just … get along?!
“Fabregas literally carries 10 yards of space around in his shorts.”
Ray Wilkins, avd. Hung like a…?
“In his youth Michael Owen was literally a greyhound.”
Jamie Redknapp, avd. Mitt liv som hund