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"Barcelona... a club with a stadium that seats 120,000 people. And they're all here in Newcastle tonight!"

"Ronaldo is always very close to being either onside or offside."

"We were a little bit outnumbered there, it was two against two."

"Julian Dicks is everywhere, it's like they've got eleven Dicks on the field."

"If England are going to win this match, they're going to have to score a goal."

"You weigh up the pros and cons and try to put them into chronological order."

"Robert Lee was able to do some running on his groin for the first time."

"I never comment on referees and I'm not going to break the habit of a lifetime for that prat."

"I'm not a believer in luck but I do believe you need it."

"What will you do when you leave football, Jack... will you stay in football?"

"Unfortunately, we keep kicking ourselves in the foot."

"Celtic were at one time nine points ahead, but somewhere along the road, their ship went off the rails."

"I've got a gut feeling in my stomach..."

"The new West Stand casts a giant shadow over the entire pitch, even on a sunny day"

"I would not say he [David Ginola] is the best left-winger in the Premiership, but there are none better."

"Johnson has revelled in the 'hole' behind Dwight Yorke..."

"An inch or two either side of the post and that would have been a goal."

"Both sides have scored a couple of goals, and both sides have conceded a couple of goals."

"You don't score 64 goals in 86 games at the highest level without being able to score goals."

"What's it like being in Bethlehem, the place where Christmas began? I suppose it's like seeing Ian
Wright at Arsenal..."

"And we all know that in football if you stand still you go backwards..."

"I was saying the other day, how often the most vulnerable area for goalies is between their
legs ...

"The lad got over-excited when he saw the whites of the goal post's eyes."

"If you can't stand the heat in the dressing-room, get out of the kitchen."

"The lads really ran their socks into the ground."

"He [Brian liaudrup] wasn't just facing one defender - he was facing one at the front and one at the back as well."

"It's now 1-1, an exact reversal of the score on Saturday."

"...but Arsenal are quick to credit Bergkamp with laying on 75% of their nine goals."

"an excellent player, but he [Ian Wright] does have a black side."

"We say 'educated left foot', of course, there are many players with educated right foots."

"That's twice now he [Terry Phelan] has got between himself and the goal."

"Mark Hughes at his very best: he loves to feel people right behind him...

"Gary "Gary always weighed up his options, especially when he had no choice."

"We threw our dice into the ring and turned up trumps."

"And I suppose they [Spurs] are nearer to being out of the FA Cup now than any other tine since the first half of this season, when they weren't ever in it anyway."

"...and he crosses the line with the ball almost mesmerically tied to his foot with a ball of string..." d v`

"I never make predictions and I never will."

"And there's Ray Clemence looking as cool as ever out in the cold."

"...and the news from Guadalajara, where the temperature is % degrees, is that Falcao is warming up."

"If history is going to repeat itself I should think we can expect the same thing again."

"The Uruguayans are losing no time in making a meal around the referee."

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

"Beckenbauer really has gambled all his eggs."

"Celtic manager Davie Hay still has a fresh pair of legs up his sleeve."

"I spent four indifferent years at Goodison Park, but they were great years."

"Souness gave Fleck a second chance and he grabbed it with both feet."

"They have missed so many chances they must be wringing their heads in shame."

"It's headed away by John Clark, using his head."

"Tottenham are trying tonight to become the first London team to win this Cup. The last team to do so was the 1973 Spurs side."

"He's very fast and if he gets a yard ahead of himself nobody will catch him.

"The "The shot from Laws was precise but wide."

"The game is balanced in Arsenal's favour."

"Merseyside derbies usually last 90 minutes and I'm sure today's won't be any different."

"Many clubs have a question mark in the shape of an axe-head hanging over them."

"Tottenham have impressed me. They haven't thrown in the towel even though they have been under the gun'."

"You have got to miss them to score sometimes."

"Dumbarton player Steve McCahill has limped off with a badly cut forehead."

"A contract on a piece of paper, saying you want to leave, is like a piece of paper saying you want to leave."

"It was that game that put the Everton ship back on the road."

"And Arsenal now have plenty of time to dictate the last few seconds."

"Bobby Robson must be thinking of throwing some fresh legs on."

"What makes this game so delightful is that when both teams get the ball they are attacking their
opponent's goal."

"That's football, Mike, Northern Ireland have had several chances and haven't scored but England have
had no chances and scored twice. and so they have not been able to improve their 100% record.

"In terms of the Richter Scale this defeat was a force eight gale."

"In comparison, there's no comparison."

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

"Mirandinha, will have more shots this afternoon than both sides put together."

"Newcastle, of course, unbeaten in their last five wins."

"Football's not like an electric light. You can't just flick the switch and change from quick to slow."

"Certain people are FOR me and certain people are PRO me."

"I'm going to make a prediction - it could go either way."

"And with 4 minutes gone, the score is already 0-0."

"They have got their feet on the ground and if they stay that way they will go places."

"Being naturally right-footed he doesn't often chance his arm with his left foot."

"Strangely, in slow motion replay, the ball seemed to hang in the air for even longer."

"What I said to them at half-time would be unprintable on the radio."

"If we played like this every week, we wouldn't be so inconsistent."

"If there weren't such a thing as football, we'd all be frustrated footballers."

"He's one of those footballers whose brains are in his head."

"The crowd think that Todd handled the ball ....they must have seen something that nobody else did."

"I can see the carrot at the end of the tunnel."

"They compare Steve McManaman to Steve Highway and he's nothing like him, but I can see why - it's because he's a bit different."

"Glenn Hoddle hasn't been the Hoddle we know. Neither has Bryan Robson."

"There's no way Ryan Giggs is another George Best. He's another Ryan Giggs."

"The only thing I have in common with George Best is that we come from the same place, play for the same club, and were discovered by the same man."

"For those of you watching in black and white, Spurs are in the all-yellow strip."

"I don't think there- is anybody bigger or smaller than Maradona."

"jimmy: "Don't sit on the fence Terry, what chance do you think Germany has got of getting through? Terry: "I think it's 50-50."

"I was disappointed to leave Spurs, but quite pleased I did."

'Their manager, terry Neil, isn't here today, which suggests he is elsewhere.' (Brian Moore)

'With the very last kick of the game, Bobby McDonald scored with a header.' (Alan Parry)

'Well, it's Ipswich nil, Liverpool two, and if that's the way the score stays then you've got to fancy Liverpool to win.' (Peter Jones)
'Bolton are on the crest of a slump.' (Anon)

'You couldn't have counted the number of moves Alan Ball made . . . I counted four and possibly five.' (John Motson)

'When one team scores early in the game, it often takes an early lead.' (Pat Marsden)

'And Meade had a hat-trick. He scored two goals.' (Richard Whitmore)

'I am a firm believer that if you score one goal, the other team have to score two to win.' (Howard Wilkinson)

'Ian Rush unleashed his left foot and it hit the back of the net.' (Mike England)

'It will be a shame if either side lose. And that applies to both sides.' (Jock Brown)

'It was a good, match which could have gone either way and very nearly did.' aim Sherwin)

'He had an eternity to play that ball, but he took too long over it.' (Martin Tyler)

'Everything in our favour was against us.' (Danny Blanchflower)

'Nearly all the Brazilian players are wearing yellow shirts. It's a fabulous kaleidoscope of colour.' (John Motson)

'And so they have not been able to improve on their hundred percent record.' (Sports Roundup)



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