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People Say the Funniest Things

Sometimes sporting stars say the silliest things. You really have to wonder what was going on in their head at the time. Here are a selection of classic lines to make you smile...

"I'd been ill and hadn't trained for a week and I'd been out of the team for 3 weeks before that, so I wasn't sharp. I got cramp before half time as well but I'm not one to make excuses" (Clinton Morrison)

"No regrets, absolutely none at all. My only regret is that we went out on penalties. That's my only regret, but no, no regrets." (Mick McCarthy)

"I couldn't settle at all in was like living in a foreign country." (Ian Rush on his short spell at Juventus)

"You can't say my team aren't winners. They've proved that by finishing fourth, third and second in the past three seasons." (Gerard Houllier)

"We must have had 99% of the was the other 3% that cost us in the end." (Ron Atkinson)

"If Glenn Hoddle had been any other nationality, he would have had 70 or 80 caps for England by now" (John Barnes)

"You need at least eight or nine men in a ten-man wall" (Mark Lawrenson)

"It's 60-40 against him being fit for the game...but he's got half a chance of playing" (Glenn Hoddle)

"Apart from their goals, Norway haven't scored." (Terry Venables)

"Well Clive, it's all about the two M's - movement and positioning." (Ron Atkinson)

"At 6 foot 7, Peter Crouch actually isn't as tall as he looks" (Gabby Logan)