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BIG RON ATKINSON - A TRIBUTE

Perhaps to compensate for his lack of English language command, Ron has developed a co-commentary style and language all of his own. Go to DangerHere for your own guide to Ronglish.

'I would not say that he (David Ginola) is one of the best left wingers in the Premiership, but there are none better.'

'They've come out at half time and gone bang.'

'[Phil Neville] was treading on dangerous water there...'

'I've had this sneaking feeling throughout the game that it's there to be won...'

'I would also think that the replay showed it to be worse than it actually was.'

'I think that was a moment of cool panic there.'

'Beckenbauer has really gambled all his eggs.'

'If Glenn Hoddle said one word to his team at half time, it was concentration and focus.'

'They must go for it now as they have nothing to lose but the match.'

'Woodcock would have scored, but his shot was too perfect.'

'Someone in the England team will have to grab the ball by the horns.'

'He's not only a good player, but he's spiteful in the nicest sense of the word.'

'Tony Adams - he's the rock that the team has grown from.'

'...and he [Peter Schmeichel] extends and grows even bigger than he is.'

'They've done the old-fashioned things well; they've kicked the ball, they've headed it...'

'They've picked their heads up off the ground, and they now have a lot to carry on their shoulders.'

'Well, either side could win it, or it could be a draw.'

'He sliced the ball when he had it on a plate.'

'I'm afraid they've left their legs at home.'

'The keeper was unsighted - he still didn't see it'

'Zero-zero is a big score.'

'...in the other two games, the FA Cup Final and the Premiership.'

'You half fancied that to go in as it was rising and dipping at the same time.'

'Chelsea look like they've got a couple more gears left in the locker.'

'Now Manchester United are 2-1 down on aggregate, they are in a better position than when they started the game at 1-1.'

'Huddersfield will want to win this one.'

'That was Pele's strength - holding people off with his arm.'

'Stoichkov's playing on the wing, in this situation he likes to come in and scalp the centre-half.'

'[He's] the eqivalent of the Spanish David Beckham.'

'A ten-foot keeper really should have stopped that'

'There's a little triangle - five left-footed players.'

'I tell you what, if the Cameroons get a goal back here they're literally gonna catch on fire.'

'Well, Clive, it's all about the two Ms - movement and positioning.'

'He must be lightning slow'

'There's a snap about Liverpool that just isn't there'

'For me their biggest threat is when they get into the attacking part of the field.'

'If you score against the Italians you deserve a goal'

'He'll take some pleasure from that, Brian Carey. He and Steve Bull have been having it off all afternoon.'

'His white boots were on fire against Arsenal, and he'll be looking for them to reproduce tonight.'

'When Scholes gets it [tackling] wrong, they come in so late that they arrive yesterday'

'This is the best Man United have played in Europe this season and, conversely, the opposition has been excellent.'

'There's a few tired limbs in the blue legs.'

'Scholes and Van Nistelrooy drugged the last two defenders'

'Ryan Giggs is running long up the backside'

'Yes, Woodcock would have scored but his shot was just too perfect'

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