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Quotes of the decade - part II

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Chris Charles | 09:32 UK time, Thursday, 31 December 2009

The Noughties are nearly behind us and what better way to bring the decade to a close than by bringing you the best of the sporting quotes from the last five years.

If you missed part one (2000-2004), fear not - just click here to see it in all its glory and to see the best offerings from 2009, click here.

If part one was all about the late, great Sir Bobby Robson, in part two his protege, Jose Mourinho, comes into his own. I could have filled the whole blog with the Special One's pearls of wisdom but in order to accomodate everyone else, I've picked out three of his best.

All that remains is for me to wish you all a Happy New Year and as usual, add your quotes below, plus any ideas about what we're going to call the next decade - the Tens, Teens?

2005
"A message for the best football supporters in the world: We need a 12th man here. Where are you? Where are you? Let's be having you!"
Delia Smith tried to rally the troops with her infamous half-time rant at Norwich-Man City.

"We are preparing a special weightlifting plan for Gerrard's shoulders because we want him to lift a lot of trophies for Liverpool in the next few years!"
Rafa Benitez revealed his plans for captain Steven Gerrard following Liverpool's stunning Champions League success. Ah the benefit of hindsight - Ed.
Steven Gerrard celebrates winning the Champions League with his team-matesSteven Gerrard celebrates winning the Champions League with his team-mates

"It's like eating an elephant. I can do it, but you have to do it bite by bite."
Colin Montgomerie on slowly working his way up the world golf rankings.

"He is like Merlin the Magician and Dr Who rolled into one."
PFA chief executive Gordon Taylor on Thierry Henry.

"It wasn't a monkey on my back, it was Planet of the Apes!"
Sunderland manager Mick McCarthy after victory over Middlesbrough gave the Black Cats their first Premier League win since December 2002.

"I've not been to bed yet. Behind these sunglasses there's a thousand stories."
Freddie Flintoff after the mega-bender that followed England's Ashes triumph.

"I'm going to say hello to two friends who I've shut out of my life for the past 10 weeks. So welcome back Mr Guinness and Mr Dom Perignon."
Ricky Hatton got reacquainted with some old pals after his stunning defeat of Kostya Tszyu to win the IBF light-welterweight crown.

"The only threats I've had this week have been from the wife for not doing the washing-up."
Harry Redknapp on returning to Portsmouth with Southampton.

"I think he is one of these people who is a voyeur. He likes to watch other people. There are some guys who, when they are at home, they have a big telescope to see what happens in other families."
Chelsea manager Jose Mourinho opened a war of words with Arsene Wenger, claiming the Arsenal boss was obsessed with Chelsea.

"Apparently he was eating a lasagne and somehow pulled a hamstring - it has to be a world first."
Coventry boss Micky Adams on defender Andrew Whing's bizarre injury.

"John Toshack said it was my way or the highway - well I'm on the M56."
Robbie Savage on his decision to quit international football with Wales.

"If Bill Shankly was alive, he'd be turning in his grave."
Harry, a caller to the BBC's 606 phone-in programme, after Liverpool's FA Cup defeat by Burnley.


2006

"I couldn't be more chuffed if I were a badger at the start of the mating season."
Ian Holloway was quite pleased after QPR beat Cardiff.

"Snakes on a plane? What's that all about?"
Talksport's Andy Townsend, when asked about the film Snakes On A Plane.

"Most managers would give their right arm for a European Cup, and Bob Paisley had three."
Football Focus presenter Manish Bhasin.

"Where did you get the nickname Dickie Dosh from?"
Ray Stubbs to Walsall manager Richard Money.

"I think he is taking everyone for a ride. It's fairyland. And given that we are not Snow White and the Seven Dwarves I think that what he did was unsporting and against everything."
Renault boss Flavio Briatore accused Michael Schumacher of unsporting behaviour to deny Fernando Alonso pole position for the Monaco Grand Prix. Yes folks, that's Flavio Briatore accusing someone of unsporting behaviour - Ed.

"You have to take it on the chin - or in my case, chins!"
Steve Bruce after Birmingham's 7-0 thrashing by Liverpool in the FA Cup.

"I'm not married to David Beckham - I'm not even engaged to him."
England coach Sven-Goran Eriksson on the relationship with his captain.

"The man knows everything about you, what your parents' names are, your sister's name, your brother's name..."
Phil Neville's tribute to Sir Alex Ferguson.
Sir Alex Ferguson and Gary NevilleSir Alex Ferguson and Phil Neville's brother
"My dad used to referee me when I was a kid. I remember him booking me - and asking my name."
Coventry's Kevin Kyle.

"If he was on fire I'd dial 998."
Notts County manager Steve Thompson talking about the referee after he sent off two players during their defeat at MK Dons.

"Last week I was so low I could have walked under a door with a top hat."
Ipswich manager Jim Magilton.

"He must be amphibious."
Mark James at The Open after Sergio Garcia threw the ball to a person in the crowd with his left hand.

2007

"The style of how we play is very important. But it is omelettes and eggs. No eggs - no omelettes! It depends on the quality of the eggs. In the supermarket you have class one, two or class three eggs and some are more expensive than others and some give you better omelettes. So when the class one eggs are in Waitrose and you cannot go there, you have a problem."
Jose Mourinho was desperate for Chelsea to scramble a win from somewhere.

"My wife is in Portugal with the dog. The dog is with my wife so the city of London is safe, the big threat is away."
Mourinho used his post-FA Cup final speech to reassure the population that his runaway Yorkie had left the country.

"I am not the Special One - I am the Normal One."
New Chelsea boss Avram Grant introduced himself to the media.

"If we're talking lookalikes he's Toad of Toad Hall, isn't he?"
But Ian Holloway had other ideas on what Grant should be called.

"I didn't know it was the home of golf. I thought the home of golf was where I was from."
Boo Weekley with his verdict on St Andrews. Weekley hails from Milton in Florida.
Jose Mourinho banner The fans loved Mourinho almost as much as he did

"Some players have psychologists, some have sportologists - I smoke."
US Open winner Angel Cabrera.

"I felt the rear end go down, selected first gear and thought I saw the lolly move."
Champion-in-waiting Lewis Hamilton on jumping the gun during a pit stop at Silverstone. At least that's what we thought he was talking about.

"I swear on my mother's life, my late mother's life."
Alex Higgins being interviewed by Stephen Nolan on BBC Northern Ireland.

"I put the tape in and we all found ourselves watching He-Man Masters of the Universe."
Former world snooker champion Joe Johnson finally decided to watch a re-run of his 1986 triumph and found the kids had taped over it.

"He's got quite a bit of rhythm to him but you ought to see me on the dance floor in Manchester on a Saturday night with 12 pints of Guinness inside me - he doesn't even come close."
Ricky Hatton poo-pooed Floyd Mayweather's appearance on Dancing With The Stars.

"I reckon he left the club in a much better state than when he took over."
Text message to BBC 5 live after Leroy Rosenior lasted just 10 minutes as Torquay manager.

"Up front we played like world beaters - at the back it was more like panel-beaters."
Wigan manager Paul Jewell on a 3-3 draw with Spurs.

"Well I'm the Prince and I'm sort of slaying a dragon - which is something I've never done before, obviously."
David Beckham on his role in Disney's Dream Portrait ads.

2008

"It was a great result and it might stop people saying Newcastle have not won under Kevin Keegan."
Keegan after Newcastle beat Fulham to secure their first win since his return. Might, Kevin?

"Charles dreamt I had an affair with Steve Coppell. I said to him, 'Thanks a lot! You might have made it Mourinho!'"
Cooking goddess Nigella Lawson revealed who hubby Charles Saatchi thought was the man of her dreams.
Nigella LawsonNigella Lawson
"God has gifted me with incredible handspeed as a tool to be used - what else am I supposed to do but fight? There ain't no hand-racing competitions."
Roy Jones Jr on BBC Radio 5 Live when questioned about the conflicting nature of boxing and religion.

"I am sure we will see pictures of Sam in his Speedos walking along a beach somewhere. That won't be a pretty sight."
Wigan manager Steve Bruce after Sam Allardyce was sacked as Newcastle boss.

Leicester fan: "It's pantomime season out there!"
Leicester manager Nigel Pearson: "Oh no it isn't!"
During the Leicester-Southend match.

"I've got more points on my licence!"
Derby manager Paul Jewell on his side's meagre points total.

"We scored three today and 99 times out of 10 that means a win."
Brighton assistant manager Dean White after the 3-3 draw with Cheltenham.

"Brock's a big bloke, isn't he? If you found him in bed with your girlfriend, you'd tuck him in!"
Ricky Hatton during the Brock Lesnar-Randy Couture Mixed Martial Arts fight.

"Before (this innings) there was a lot of speculation about me being originally from South Africa..."
KP insisted it was 'speculation' that he was from South Africa, following a ton against the country of his birth.

"I think it's fair to say we're an improving team and a team that's getting better."
Everton skipper Phil Neville.

"Over the years whilst fielding at first slip, Dravid almost seems to have developed an ability to stick Kumble's balls to his hands."
ABC cricket commentator during Australia-India series.

Gareth Jellyman of Mansfield Town has been sent off, hope he doesn't throw a wobbly!"
Jeff Stelling on Soccer Saturday.

John Motson: "Bramall Lane is a fantastic place, and I believe one of the only grounds to host an FA Cup final and Test match cricket."
Mark Lawrenson: "Stay in last night did you, John?"
During Sheffield United v Middlesbrough.

"Paul Harris is a buffet bowler - you just help yourself."
Geoff Boycott on South Africa's left-arm spinner.

"He's a big unit - and if he's Junior Agogo, I certainly wouldn't like to meet Senior Agogo."
Fox Sports commentator Simon Hill during the Australia v Ghana World Cup match.

2009
Here's my top 12 - click here to see the full list.

"You ask 100 people, 99 will say it's very bad and the 100th will be Mark Hughes."
Arsene Wenger after Hughes defended Emmanuel Adebayor's stamp on Robin van Persie.

"It's hard in that situation to go down to 10 men."
England women's defender Lindsay Johnson after the sending off of Casey Stoney in their Euro 2009 defeat to Italy.

"I woke up yesterday morning, face down on my bed, still wearing my cricket whites and stinking of sweat and champagne. So I think it's fair to say it was a lively night!"
Graeme Swann partied like it was 2005 after England's Ashes triumph.
Graeme Swann and Alastair CookGraeme Swann and Alastair Cook celebrate winning the Ashes.
"Andy Johnson was literally banjoed out of the game by a player who made no attempt to win the ball."
A bad tackle in a Europa League game was not music to the ears of Fulham boss Roy Hodgson.

"As far as I am concerned there has been no contact with Tottenham - and I know that as I spoke to Harry Redknapp."
Sam Allardyce regarding the rumoured transfer of Christopher Samba from Blackburn to Spurs.

"I have mostly been eating chicken wings. I only stick to things I can spell."
Boo Weekley on his eating habits at The Open.

"The cars are separated by eight metres, which is the average size of a Formula 1 ego."
Martin Brundle on the starting grid at the Monaco Grand Prix.

"There's no better feeling than getting a century break... and getting one at the Crucible is even better."
Willie Thorne at the World Snooker Championships.

"I haven't seen a Madrid side this bad since I managed them!"
John Toshack on the Liverpool-Real Madrid Champions League match.

"Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit; wisdom is knowing not to put it in a fruit salad."
Brian O'Driscoll when asked about his relationship with England coach Martin Johnson.

"If you hide behind cliches, we'll be dead and buried by January."
Falkirk defender Darren Barr brilliantly launched a ban on cliches. With a cliche.

Ted Hankey: "I've stopped drinking, so I feel healthier, look healthier and I am healthier."
Ray Stubbs: "So you're not going to the bar now, then?"
Hankey: "No - I'm off outside for a cigarette."
The new BDO darts champion and his healthy lifestyle.

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  • 1. At 10:50am on 31 Dec 2009, collie21 wrote:

    Hmmm some of the click here bits, are not clickable.. Great list....

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  • 2. At 10:59am on 31 Dec 2009, Chris Charles wrote:

    1. Hi Collie - should be OK now. Had to publish them both at the same time, so little gap before we could add in the link. May I take this opportunity to wish you a Happy New Year sir.

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  • 3. At 11:37am on 31 Dec 2009, rl wrote:

    how can you miss out mourinho comparing the stamford bridge pitch to scientists?? for me that would have been first quote on the list!

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  • 4. At 12:07pm on 31 Dec 2009, Sam wrote:

    Great list Chris. Wishing you a very happy new year and all the best for 2010. Thanks for some top quality blogs this year (Review of the Week always brightens up my Friday afternoons!) Looking forward to more of the same in the new year.

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  • 5. At 12:08pm on 31 Dec 2009, collie21 wrote:

    Chris may I thank you for that and tout you out loud as one of the more 'human' bloggers on here. It's great to see you respond to constructive opinions, and I doubt anyone else would have even noticed I was on their board again. I suppose there is a pun about people being bored with me there , but I couldn't be planked to think of it right now. I appreciate your writing, your humour and your wit and wisdom. Any time you want to swap jobs let me know.
    I haven't been drinking but I think I should be.
    Have a great new year festival, and enjoy 2010, I genuinely hope it brings you joy....
    OH Look my favourite colour seems to have turned to beige....( ;-) )

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  • 6. At 12:18pm on 31 Dec 2009, vidukabazooka wrote:

    brilliant chris, but how did Holly only manage to get the one quote?!

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  • 7. At 12:29pm on 31 Dec 2009, Scotsguy wrote:

    Far too dominated by football quotes. No tennis ones, very few golf and rugby ones, only a couple of cricket quotes. Disappointing. Particularly as most of those sportsman are brighter than those involved in football and offer better quotes.

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  • 8. At 12:41pm on 31 Dec 2009, jurynow wrote:

    Scotsguy - I think you have answered your own question there by saying that other sportsman are brighter than footballers. This is full of football quotes because they come up with funny nonsense that lacks intelligence. Except for Ian Holloway of course who is a genuine comedy genius.

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  • 9. At 12:44pm on 31 Dec 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    ""We are preparing a special weightlifting plan for Gerrard's shoulders because we want him to lift a lot of trophies for Liverpool in the next few years!"
    Rafa Benitez revealed his plans for captain Steven Gerrard following Liverpool's stunning Champions League success."

    Anyone think it helps him with the burden of over-expectation this season?

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  • 10. At 12:50pm on 31 Dec 2009, CharlieDontSurf wrote:

    "Although it is a sad day I will recover, bounce back and wait for my next challenge. I'm not one to lie on a beach."
    Steve Mclaren was lying on a beach 2 weeks after his England sacking.

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  • 11. At 12:57pm on 31 Dec 2009, Chris Charles wrote:

    3. rl: Just for you, here's a compilation of Mourinho's best quotes I did when the Special One left Chelsea. Enjoy! http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/funny_old_game/7004282.stm

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  • 12. At 1:04pm on 31 Dec 2009, collie21 wrote:

    9. At 12:44pm on 31 Dec 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:
    ""We are preparing a special weightlifting plan for Gerrard's shoulders because we want him to lift a lot of trophies for Liverpool in the next few years!"
    Rafa Benitez revealed his plans for captain Steven Gerrard following Liverpool's stunning Champions League success."

    Anyone think it helps him with the burden of over-expectation this season
    ---------------------------------------------------------------------

    I wonder will that up there alongside " We will finish in top 4"

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  • 13. At 1:06pm on 31 Dec 2009, BulletMonkey wrote:

    Not many great tennis quotes I can think of, but there was a nice one at the end of the Wimbledon final this year. Andy Roddick, who gave everything and still came up short to the resilience of Federer, still managed to joke about it during the interview when Roger said "I lost in the final last year, so I know how it feels", and Roddick said "yeah but you'd won it five years in a row before then" and tutted. Class act.

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  • 14. At 1:10pm on 31 Dec 2009, eezy_squeezy wrote:

    Good list, Chris. Especially enjoyed Toshack's crack about Real.

    PS - Nice way of dealing with 1* the whinger.

    Just be extra nice. Works every time.

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  • 15. At 1:13pm on 31 Dec 2009, collie21 wrote:

    *14 I wasn't whinging, just informing dear boy.

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  • 16. At 1:17pm on 31 Dec 2009, Chris Charles wrote:

    4. Sam: And a Happy New Year to you. And indeed to everyone. If anyone wants to buy me a pint I'll be spinning a few tunes at Camden's legendary Dublin Castle this every evening.

    5. collie21: Aw shucks - you are indeed the milkman of human kindness. Fact of the matter is we all make mistakes and it would be a poor show if I accepted the plaudits when things were going OK and ignored the flak. I'll wait to find what you do before getting the job-swap wheels in motion - in the meantime, have a great night!

    7. Scotsguy: Talking of flak...you're right, it's very top-heavy with footballers but it's also true to say that footballers say the funniest things - often without realising it. There are some good ones from other sports in there mind you - I particularly like the Stubbs-Hankey exchange!

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  • 17. At 1:26pm on 31 Dec 2009, Chris Charles wrote:

    17. Of course that first comment in 16 should have read this VERY eveing. Ah

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  • 18. At 1:27pm on 31 Dec 2009, Chris Charles wrote:

    18. And the one in 17 should have said EVENING. This could go on all nihgt. Joke.

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  • 19. At 2:00pm on 31 Dec 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    12 Collie.
    The Rafa "We will finish in top 4" quote all but put an end to many so called experts L'pool to win the league prediction, and afforded the rest of us a good laugh.

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  • 20. At 2:22pm on 31 Dec 2009, city2promotion wrote:

    "A message for the best football supporters in the world: We need a 12th man here. Where are you? Where are you? Let's be having you!"
    Delia Smith tried to rally the troops with her infamous half-time rant at Norwich-Man City.

    Never had a been more embarrassed being a canary. On The Ball, City

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  • 21. At 2:47pm on 31 Dec 2009, waltonred4 wrote:


    Good blog chris, some funny quotes.

    Collie & holloway2holloway get a life you sad little idiots. Your obsession with Liverpool is pathetic and embaressing.


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  • 22. At 2:59pm on 31 Dec 2009, Chris Charles wrote:

    Just seen this Wenger trio that The_Dark_Blue-King (writing in the first part of the decade's quotes) suggested I add. Sorry DBK - didn't see them it in time to make the main piece, but for the rest of you here they are in all their glory:

    "When you give success to stupid people, it makes them more stupid sometimes and not more intelligent." - Wenger on Jose Mourinho

    "It's like you wanting to marry Miss World and she doesn't want you, what can I do about it? I can try to help you, but if she does not want to marry you what can I do?" - Arsene Wenger on homesick striker Jose Antonio Reyes.

    "It's like a child who is used to having ice cream whenever he wants. When it doesn't come when he asks he tends to get confused and nervous." - Arsene Wenger's view on the team's first blip of the season after surrending the lead against Crystal Palace and being knocked off the Premiership summit by Chelsea in November 2004.

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  • 23. At 3:11pm on 31 Dec 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    Chris.

    Mourinho and Wenger are legends in the quote department.

    But the undisputed champ imo will always be Ian Holloway;

    http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Ian_Holloway

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  • 24. At 3:31pm on 31 Dec 2009, Holloway2Holland wrote:

    @21 Waltonred4

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rrw4IlKRPmc

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  • 25. At 4:46pm on 31 Dec 2009, Mark wrote:

    I still think the Gordon Strachan quote about a surprise World Cup selection, as naughty as it might be, was one of the quotes of the decade.

    "Theo Walcott? It's an incredible rise to stardom. At 17 you're more likely to get a call from Michael Jackson than Sven Goran Eriksson."

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  • 26. At 4:59pm on 31 Dec 2009, MPH - he's a triffic lad: The 9th (ninth) wonder of the World wrote:

    Great compilation.

    One that I would add would be Martin Jol shortly before he was sacked at Spurs. This was his reaction to club officials being seen in Spain talking to Juande Ramos:

    "If my missus would go to Spain and I would see pictures of her I'd be gutted,but I always realised that she would come back because she speaks French, Dutch, English but no Spanish, so she can't talk to the b***er."

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  • 27. At 5:15pm on 31 Dec 2009, Ben Porter wrote:

    IMO - Sir Bobby's "What is a club, anyway" quote, just before he passed away should be in there.

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  • 28. At 5:28pm on 31 Dec 2009, ipswichboi wrote:

    I'm one of the last people in the office and it's good to have a little read of your blog Chris, also good to see Delia made it in with her embarrassin/drunken rant..

    Did everyone know she used to be a Town fan? Just out of interest..

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  • 29. At 6:01pm on 31 Dec 2009, collie21 wrote:

    Heck sorry Chris, I seem to have come accross all wrong. I wasn't at all criticising and I was been perfectly sincere. I really do appreciate that you give a lot of feedback on your blogs... I was in my extremely boring job at the time, hence the request to swap... No insult or criticism intended whatsoever. So have a great new year sir, and apologies.

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  • 30. At 6:05pm on 31 Dec 2009, collie21 wrote:

    No21 Who rattled your cage? Liverpool haven't lifted a trophy since that saying, and I just wondered would their managers latest sayings go down in a future quote list... geeeeze, I must got out of the wrong side of the bed this morning. I will keep my fingers off the keyboard for the rest of year.

    Oh and Chris, you might not like the job, but the location aint half bad :-)

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  • 31. At 6:08pm on 31 Dec 2009, noelsnovelty wrote:

    Why is the Beeb pushing the term "noughties" so much? It's getting really annoying now.

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  • 32. At 6:23pm on 31 Dec 2009, collie21 wrote:

    31 agreed but I don't think zeroties or singleties is any better... :-)

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  • 33. At 7:09pm on 31 Dec 2009, ArthurBentPlug wrote:

    Well done Tosh you're the funniest of all.

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  • 34. At 7:30pm on 31 Dec 2009, charlie wrote:

    One from today's Daily Telegraoh website - (Claire Taylor) is the first female woman to be one of Wisdens Cricketers of the Year - have they had some male women then?

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  • 35. At 9:49pm on 31 Dec 2009, Richard wrote:

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  • 36. At 9:51pm on 31 Dec 2009, Richard wrote:

    Am I missing something here, maybe I have just not spotted it. But the most quoted quote of the decade has been ignored. Quote of the decade bar none based on how many times it has been requoted is Jose Mourinho's "special one". Yet I do not see it on here? Am I going blind or have I got a point here?

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  • 37. At 11:16pm on 31 Dec 2009, BeyondThePale wrote:

    Let's hope 2010 sees the end to the digital fellatio that's been going on between certain lonely types on these blogs for the past year.

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  • 38. At 01:59am on 01 Jan 2010, BlueiNZ wrote:

    Made me laugh outloud, mint..Hahaha..."Gareth Jellyman of Mansfield Town has been sent off, hope he doesn't throw a wobbly!"
    Jeff Stelling on Soccer Saturday.

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  • 39. At 06:02am on 01 Jan 2010, thefrogstar wrote:

    Yesssssssssss. I'm thirty ninth.

    Happy new decade.

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  • 40. At 07:53am on 01 Jan 2010, Grace wrote:

    Happy New Year, Chris.
    This I think The Morinho Quote for the 'Special One' Should feature.
    for no other reason but the fact that it has been the one most used.
    As well, I think Wenger and The Special One

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  • 41. At 10:50am on 01 Jan 2010, Jamos1992 wrote:

    A Chants of the Decade would be a good idea
    My vote would go to Stoke fans in their 1-0 win over Manchester City in January 2009
    A few days after the Robinho barmaid 'incident'
    "Robinho, she said No, Robinho, she said No" - class
    Robinho then completely fluffed a sitter, so Stokies promptly bombarded him with
    "That's why she said no, That's why she said no"
    Brilliant! Ian Holloway - legend of quotes!

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  • 42. At 1:07pm on 01 Jan 2010, AmarantineBlue wrote:

    and over here in africa, zambian boxer esther phiri explained why she was going back to school: "if i get brain damage from boxing, i can use my education to find another job"! classic.

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  • 43. At 5:37pm on 01 Jan 2010, Robbo277 wrote:

    “It is like having a blanket that is too small for the bed. You pull the blanket up to keep your chest warm and your feet stick out. I cannot buy a bigger blanket becuase the supermarket is closed. But I am content because the blanket is cashmere. It is no ordinary blanket.” Who do you think?

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  • 44. At 5:41pm on 01 Jan 2010, Big Match Centre wrote:

    Some excellent quotes there, very entertaining!
    Poor old Rafa though (and not to mention Phil McNulty!) and his "We will finish in the top 4"... I believe the chav xpression is "Whatever!" (And I'm a Liverpool fan!)
    Another thing, Ian holloway should be knighted!

    http://bigmatchcentre.blogspot.com/

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  • 45. At 10:48pm on 01 Jan 2010, FoxesofNuneaton wrote:

    Ian Holloway has been the quoteman of the century.

    What about some more quotes from Jeff Stelling on Soccer Saturday?
    He has been funny on Soccer Saturday since he started on it.

    Or Mark Nicholas of Five, Channel 4 and Channel 9 cricket fame or...
    DAVID LLOYD!
    The Man's quotes are classic on Sky Sports!

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  • 46. At 11:37pm on 01 Jan 2010, AccurateChronometer wrote:

    Within our current daily, weekly, monthly, annual, centennial and millennial chronological conventions:

    1.The 100th year of the 20th Century and last year of the 2nd Millennium was definitely and indisputably 2000.

    2.The 1st year of the first decade of the 21st Century and of the 3rd Millennium was definitely and indisputably 2001 - obviously. The clue is in the number ‘1′.

    3.The 10th and last year of the first decade of the 21st century will be 2010 - obviously. The clue is in the number ‘10′.

    4.The last day of the first decade of the 21st century and 3rd millennium will definitely and indisputably be December 31st 2010.
    There is a concerted effort by the BBC and other major media players to deny these facts for cynical commercial branding and packaging purposes. This is an abuse of their position of information stream control domination.

    Clear thinkers will ignore them and respect and express true and honest chronological facts and conventions.

    1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,one more to go!

    Clear Thinkers Concurring:

    http://management.about.com/gi/pages/poll.htm?linkback=http://management.about.com/b/2009/11/25/when-does-the-decade-really-end.htm&poll_id=9160570248&poll=2

    Have a Happy 10th and last year of the 1st Decade Of The 21st Century.

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  • 47. At 11:38pm on 01 Jan 2010, AccurateChronometer wrote:

    ...In 2010.

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  • 48. At 01:33am on 02 Jan 2010, SYSTEM-J wrote:

    How about this piece of genius?

    "Macclesfield have gone back to basics. They've signed Reid and Wright." - Jeff Stelling.

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  • 49. At 07:58am on 02 Jan 2010, Starburst_995 wrote:

    Ah give up up AC ... even the QI question wranglers say you're wrong.

    FA cup day today ... should be expecting some tasty quotes to start off this decade, especially if there are some cupsets involved.

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  • 50. At 12:25pm on 02 Jan 2010, AccurateChronometer wrote:

    A chronological guide for the year ahead - 2010 - the 10th and LAST year of the 1st Decade Of The 21st Century:

    Within our current daily, weekly, monthly, annual, centennial and millennial chronological conventions:

    1.The 100th year of the 20th Century and last year of the 2nd Millennium was definitely and indisputably 2000.

    2.The 1st year of the first decade of the 21st Century and of the 3rd Millennium was definitely and indisputably 2001 - obviously. The clue is in the number ‘1′.

    3.The 10th and last year of the first decade of the 21st century will be 2010 - obviously. The clue is in the number ‘10′.

    4.The last day of the first decade of the 21st century and 3rd millennium will definitely and indisputably be December 31st 2010.

    There is a concerted effort by the BBC and other major media players to deny these facts for cynical commercial branding and packaging purposes. This is an abuse of their position of information stream control domination.

    Clear thinkers will ignore them and respect and express true and honest chronological facts and conventions.

    1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,one more to go!

    Clear Thinkers Concurring:

    http://management.about.com/gi/pages/poll.htm?linkback=http://management.about.com/b/2009/11/25/when-does-the-decade-really-end.htm&poll_id=9160570248&poll=2

    A Happy New Year and Prosperous and Accurate 10th and Last Year of the 1st Decade of the 21st Century in 2010 to you all.

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  • 51. At 5:57pm on 02 Jan 2010, Starburst_995 wrote:

    Here's a good quote to start off this decade from a 606-er while discussing the FA cup scores.

    "From Ben, London, via text on 81111: "Just bet fifty quid on Peterborough to come back from the dead to win 4-2, come on Posh!""

    Spurs went 3-0 up seconds after seeing this.

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  • 52. At 08:39am on 04 Jan 2010, ktkt wrote:

    Nigel Pearson says Leicester City deserved FA Cup win over Swansea
    http://go.654.la?3397

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  • 53. At 01:14am on 06 Jan 2010, DennyCraneWHU wrote:

    Chris,

    Thx for linking the 2007 Mourhinos. What a loss. He makes Dame Edna Everidge look as tame as Mary Poppins.

    Next to Mourhino, who would come second as most favourite quotesperson? 'Arry Redknapp for me. So many quotes and such quality.

    Referring to a player returning from Africa to Upton Park with an upset tummy, 'Arry remarked "He must have eaten a dodgy missionary!"

    'Arry was laughing with the bloke and not at him, PC Gestapo please note. Barry Humphries in his autobiography describes PC as the American disease and its relentless practitioners as The New Puritans. If you love Dame Edna you'll love the book, although it takes a few pages to take off.

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  • 54. At 06:25am on 11 Jan 2010, boo1212 wrote:

    # 17. At 1:26pm on 31 Dec 2009, Chris Charles wrote:

    17. Of course that first comment in 16 should have read this VERY eveing. Ah

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    # 18. At 1:27pm on 31 Dec 2009, Chris Charles wrote:

    18. And the one in 17 should have said EVENING. This could go on all nihgt. Joke.

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    Haha,the one in 18 is full of humous.
    Of course,it is due to the owner,who applies to the terrace.sportsblog

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