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Quotes regarding association football, called also Soccer.

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  • Football's a difficult business and aren't they prima donnas?
  • If you're in the penalty area and don't know what to do with the ball, put it in the net and we'll discuss the options later.
  • "Someone said 'football is more important than life and death to you' and I said 'Listen, it's more important than that'."
  • Of the nine red cards this season we probably deserved half of them.
  • As long as no-one scored, it was always going to be close.
  • Football, bloody hell!
  • You can't say my team aren't winners. They've proved that by finishing fourth, third and second in the last three years.
  • That's great, tell him he's Pele and get him back on.
    • John Lambie, Partick Thistle manager, when told a concussed striker did not know who he was.
  • Tell the Kraut to get his ass up front. We don't pay a million for a guy to hang around in defence.
    • NY Cosmos executive, on Beckenbauer's positioning.
  • I'm a firm believer that if the other side scores first you have to score twice to win.
  • Playing with wingers is more effective against European sides like Brazil than English sides like Wales.
  • We're going to start the game at nil-nil and go out and try to get some goals.
  • Today's top players only want to play in London or for Manchester United. That's what happened when I tried to sign Alan Shearer and he went to Blackburn.
  • Our goalkeeper didn't have a save to make in 90 minutes, and yet he still ended up conceding four goals.
  • I've told the players we need to win so that I can have the cash to buy some new ones.
  • Eighteen months ago they (Sweden) were arguably one of the best three teams in Europe, and that would include Germany, Holland, Russia and anybody else if you like.
  • We probably got on better with the likes of Holland, Belgium, Norway and Sweden, some of whom are not even European.
  • It's a game we've got to win. It's also a game we've not got to lose.
  • We are really quite lucky this year because Christmas falls on Christmas Day.
  • The one thing I didn't expect is the way we didn't play.
  • Winning all the time is not necessarily good for the team.
  • The mere fact that he's injured stops him getting injured again, if you know what I mean
  • I dreamt of playing for a club like Manchester United, and now here I am at Liverpool.
  • I was alone up front, with Danny Murphy playing between me, myself and the midfield.
  • I couldn't settle in Italy - it was like living in a foreign country.
  • Football is a simple game; 22 men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the end, the Germans win.
    • Gary Lineker after losing the 1990's World Cup semifinal to Germany by penalty shootout.
  • Steven Gerrard was awesome today. We were just laughing in the dressing room that at one stage we thought he was heading his own crosses in.
    • Gareth Southgate on Gerrard.