Quotes of the week


"We will move heaven and earth to keep Emile at Leicester."

- Leicester chairman Sir Rodney Walker speaking on Thursday, the day before he sold Heskey to Liverpool.

"That was not a 7-2 victory or defeat, if you like, but the morning papers will report it like it is."

- Glenn Hoddle after his Southampton side lost 7-2, if you like, to Spurs.

"If Glenn Hoddle had been any other nationality, he would have had 70 or 80 caps for England."

- John Barnes - we know what he meant but it didn't quite come out right.

"When you have to eat porridge every day there comes a moment you can't take it any more."

- Emmanuel Petit contemplates switching to cornflakes (and leaving English football).

"Mother Teresa would have been hard-pressed to pass the examination John had."

- John Hartson's agent Jonathan Barnett complaining after the striker failed a medical that ended his hopes of signing for Spurs. Considering Mother Teresa is now deceased we doubt whether she would have passed the medical either.

"I receive letters from people telling me I'm making too much money - they must be mad."

- Nicolas Anelka dismisses his hate mail.

"Someone said to me you Italian ****ing b*****d. I know I am Italian, they do not have to tell me."

- West Ham's Paolo Di Canio.