Favourite sporting quotes......

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Favourite sporting quotes......

What good quotes you got from the world of sport???

My favourite is.....

Gary Newbon talking to Brian Clough in the tunnel after Forest had just lost (as usual....)

Gary "Now then Brian If I can just talk to you about that game of football..."

Brian "Young man, you couldn't talk to me about that game of football if you tried." At this point Brian turns around and walks off!!

Laugh....I was crying...!!!!

Do they have to be funny?"Side before self, every time"The late, great Billy Bremner.

and my all time favourite quote period.“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat.”Theodore Roosevelt

Not sure how to spell it but Brian Johnson's fit of giggles in response to Aggers innocent comment about IT Bothams' inability to get his leg over. Not deep and meaningful or soul-searchingly stirring, but it makes me grin everytime I hear it - go ahead, treat yourself Leg Over

HP, what a brilliant quote. I'm going to print it and carry it around in my bag. Brilliant.

I laughed at David Feherty describing Jim Fuyrks swing:"It looks like he's trying to wrestle a snake in a phone box".

'The big Cuban opened his legs and showed his class.' David Coleman on Alberto Juantorena at the 1976 Olympics

I would have thought that David Coleman quotes are worthy of their own thread - if not their own forum! Private Eye's Colemanballs are a must for the smallest room in the house.Classic from permed 70's football icon"I'd love to be a mole on the wall in the Liverpool dressing room at half-time." Kevin Keegan

Mmmmm...coffeeNothing like grinding your own (no emphamism intended). Currently working through some Old Brown Java with the aid of my trusty Gaggia Classic and a burr grinder.Trying to cut back to 3 espressos a day, but now just make them doubles to compensate. Oh well, it makes the day go faster.

'Decaffeinated coffee is kind of like kissing your sister!'  ~ Bob IrwinNow where were we, before the coffee break? ED

europeanldseries wrote (see)

I get to italy usualy 3 - 5 times a year - I out expresso the locals!

Then I'd have thought you'd know by now that it's called Espresso.

europeanldseries wrote (see)

Its TWO NIL to Liverpool, and if it stays like this, you have got to fancy Liverpool to win!

Christ Ken, that must of been a while ago....."You hit like a girl, George"Ali setting Foreman up for his biggest fall......Ever!!!!

"The Bowler's Holding, The Batsman's Willey"

'He dribbles a lot and the opposition doesn't like it - you can see it all over their faces' - Ron Atkinson.

Poor Ernie Terrell was brutally beaten for 15 rounds because he refused to call Ali by his new name and in the pre fight weigh in, called him Clay.This infuriated "The Great One" to the point whist beat the living crap out of him for 15 rounds. Ali kept screaming at him....."What's my name"!!!!!!....

Damn, I was just going to post that!"What's my name Uncle Tom? What's my name?"

Ta, I watched that a few weeks ago after we'd played golf on the Saturday, we were playing 'nearest the pin' on the last par 3 for a shilling or two and I got inside my mates lad (scratch player) so was giving him a bit of the old "What's my name" treatment. He didn't have a clue what I was talking about so I got that up on youtube in the bar afterwards.

Rudyard KiplingIf IfIf you can keep your head when all about you Are losing theirs and blaming it on you; If you can trust yourself when all men doubt you, But make allowance for their doubting too; If you can wait and not be tired by waiting, Or, being lied about, don't deal in lies, Or, being hated, don't give way to hating, And yet don't look too good, nor talk too wise; If you can dream - and not make dreams your master; If you can think - and not make thoughts your aim; If you can meet with triumph and disaster And treat those two imposters just the same; If you can bear to hear the truth you've spoken Twisted by knaves to make a trap for fools, Or watch the things you gave your life to broken, And stoop and build 'em up with wornout tools; If you can make one heap of all your winnings And risk it on one turn of pitch-and-toss, And lose, and start again at your beginnings And never breath a word about your loss; If you can force your heart and nerve and sinew To serve your turn long after they are gone, And so hold on when there is nothing in you Except the Will which says to them: "Hold on"; If you can talk with crowds and keep your virtue, Or walk with kings - nor lose the common touch; If neither foes nor loving friends can hurt you; If all men count with you, but none too much; If you can fill the unforgiving minute With sixty seconds' worth of distance run - Yours is the Earth and everything that's in it, And - which is more - you'll be a Man my son! This is the best life advice I have ever recieved.