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Discussion in 'Soccer History' started by Excape Goat, Feb 8, 2006.
Strikers win you games but defences win you championships.
sounds pretty much Italian to me
Does it? You need to learn more about football then.
Fail to prepare, prepare to fail.
I did it with the hand of reason.
A penalty is a cowardly way to score.
The ball is like a woman, she loves to be caressed.
You've beaten them once. Now go out and bloody beat them again.
-Alf Ramsey on the upcoming final against West Germany 1966
Let's not exaggerate. He's not Maradona.
-Ariel Ortega on Michael Owen's goal after the second round 1998 match.
"I would like to congratulate Coutinho on his moral victory.I hope he will congratulate me on the real one"
Cesar Menotti after Argentina won the 78 World cup and was told Brasils manager had claimed the moral victory
"It seems like Tottenham came to Stamford Brige by bus and they parked it in front of their goal" - Mourinho after a game vs Spurs
"First I went left, he did too. Then I went right, and he did too. Then I went left again, and he went to buy a hot dog." - Ibrahimovic on dribbling Henchoz
"Our goalscoring is like ketchup, you never know how much is going to come out" - Trond Sollied during his Club Brugge days
Reporter: What was your biggest problem?
Philip cocu: The 11 Liverpool players (after a 0-3 defeat with PSV)
"I thought I had become captain. I didn't know somebody had passed away" - PSV player Alex after getting a mourning brace for Rinus Michels passing
"Most tall players are technically weak, that's because their brains are so far away from their feet" - Co Adriaanse
"Ristic is like a potato, you can plant him everywhere on the field and he will still grow" - Trond Sollied
If you buy with peanuts, you get monkees, not football players - More Sollied
When the other team has the ball, we don't have the ball - Sollied stating the obvious
"The UEFA will do everything to let the game take place. And otherwise the ground of Cercle is available" Sollied on the possibility of Club Brugge - Debrecen game being cancelled (Cercle and Club Brugge share the ground)
"Sometimes the press, they think I can start with 33 players... but I cannot" Still Sollied
"No, I don't let my players do forestruns, because there are no trees on the pitch" - Sollied
"He could even start a fight in an empty house" Alex Ferguson on Dennis Wise
""What's his name? Wil something? I don't know him.
I'll look out for him next time we play against Arsenal. Maybe I'll show him the trophy and remind him that I'm the one who won it." - Balotelli on Wilshere
"Please don't call me arrogant, but I'm European champion and I think I'm a special one."
"If I wanted to have an easy job... I would have stayed at Porto - beautiful blue chair, the Uefa Champions League trophy, God, and after God, me."
"Wenger has a real problem with us and I think he is what you call in England a voyeur. He is someone who likes to watch other people. There are some guys who, when they are at home, have this big telescope to look into the homes of other people and see what is happening. Wenger must be one of them - and it is a sickness."
"Many great managers have never won the Champions League - a big example is not far from us." (about Wenger)
"If you want entertainment, watch the circus."
"It is one thing to be entertaining in Press conferences but it is not the same value as being entertaining on the pitch"
"You are not a big club if you win ugly".
También al fútbol lo atacó el bacilo de la eficacia y hay quien se atreve a preguntar para qué sirve jugar bien. Resulta tentador contar que un día osaron preguntarle a Borges para qué sirve la poesía y contestó con más preguntas: ¿Para qué sirve un amanecer? ¿Para qué sirven las caricias? ¿Para qué sirve el olor del café? Cada pregunta sonaba como una sentencia: sirve para el placer, para la emoción, para vivir.
Also football was attacked the notion of efficiency and there is he who dares ask, what good play is useful for. It results tempting to tell that one day they dared ask Borges what use poetry had and answered with more questions: What is the sunrise useful for? What is caressing useful for? What is the smell of coffe useful for? Each question sounded like a declaration: its use is for pleasure, for emotion, to live.
"Ningún jugador es tan bueno como todos juntos"
(No player is as good as all players together)
- Alfredo Di Stéfano, who while being the best, was always so big on teamwork, and the importance of being friends with teammates.
They could wear tighter shorts, for example. In volleyball the women also wear other uniforms than the men. Pretty women are playing football today. Excuse me for saying that.
- Sepp Blatter commenting on his suggestion that women wear more revealing uniforms while playing.
More from Sepp . . . Oh, the irony . . .
Because I love football and I love the footballers.
Yes, in general, I think there is too much club football on TV.
Un poco con la cabeza de Maradona y otro poco con la mano de Dios - Diego Maradona.
A little with the head of Maradona and a little with the hand of God.
That is actually a very clever metaphor by Diego.
Respuesta: Re: Great Quotes in football
"El futbol es la cosa más importante de todas las cosas menos importantes"
"Football is the most important thing of all the least important ones"
Cesar Luis Menotti
Coming from the man who created the World Club Cup.
"Barcelona would struggle in the EPL as they've never played the likes of Stoke.[/B]... Lionel Messi would struggle in a cold night at the Britannia Stadium."
Sky Sports football commentator and EPL pundit Andy Gray
(I think he was so busy talking in front of mirror and camera, to have forgotten watching games between Barca vs ManU/Arsenal and Chelsea)
"I was busy with a girl, I didnt want to take the call, didnt think it was somebody important... it was Maradona" Magico Gonzalez
“If I’d been born ugly, you’d never have heard of Pelé.” - George Best
"I think is fantastic, I can tell you great stories about Magico, the truth is, I was lucky enought to play with him for Argentinos Jrs, Barcelona, and after I watched the enganches he did to the Spaniards, he was unique because if we wanted to do the same things, we would have pulled our muscles, we wanted to imitate Magico Gonzalez but we werent able to."
"In practices we wanted to, we would say to each other, did you see what Jorge did? the goal Magico scored? did you see the enganche he did? "
"He is in between the best 10 players I have ever seen in my life, for sure, there is not doubt about it"
Maradona on Magico Gonzalez.
You can't eat steak in a fish restaurant
“My coach said i run like a girl and i said if he ran a a little faster he could too.” - Mia Hamm
“Excuses are like lossses, everyone has them except champions” - alex Morgan
“ Wilkins sends an inch perfect pass to no one in particular.” ―Byron Butler
“ Statistics are like miniskirts:
They give you good ideas but hide the important things" - Ebbe Skovdahl,Danish Football Manager
“That’s great, tell him he’s Pele and get him back on.” – John Lambie, Patrick Thistle manager, when told that his striker did not know who he was after suffering a concussion.