World Cup prep

Some profound reflections from the world of football (that’s soccer to any American cousins reading – and this is a genuine world tournament as opposed to local parochial events like the “World Series” and such like) as England fly off with high expectations of winning the world cup (yet again) … Bit dated but amusing .. you gotta be grateful for David Beckham.

“My parents have always been there for me, ever since I was about 7.” David Beckham

“Alex Ferguson is the best manager I’ve ever had at this level. Well, he’s the only manager I’ve actually had at this level. But he’s the best manager I’ve ever had.” David Beckham

“I definitely want  Brooklyn to be christened, but I don’t know into what religion yet.”
David Beckham

“If you don’t believe you can win, there is no point in getting out of bed at the end of the day.”    Neville Southall

“I’ve had 14 bookings this season – 8 of which were my fault, but 7 of which were disputable.”       Paul Gascoigne

“I’ve never wanted to leave. I’m here for the rest of my life, and hopefully after that as well.”
Alan Shearer

“I’d like to play for an Italian club, like  Barcelona .”
Mark Draper

“You’ve got to believe that you’re going to win, and I believe we’ll win the World Cup until the final whistle blows and we’re knocked out.”
Peter Shilton

“I faxed a transfer request to the club at the beginning of the week, but let me state that I don’t want to leave  Leicester ”
Stan Collymore

“I was watching the Blackburn game on TV on Sunday when it flashed on the screen that George (Ndah) had scored in the first minute at  Birmingham . My first reaction was to ring him up. Then I remembered he was out there playing.”
Ade Akinbiyi

“Without being too harsh on David Beckham, he cost us the match.”
Ian Wright

“I’m as happy as I can be – but I have been happier.”
Ugo Ehiogu

“Leeds is a great club and it’s been my home for years, even though I live in Middlesborough.”
Jonathan Woodgate

“I can see the carrot at the end of the tunnel.”
Stuart Pearce

“I took a whack on my left ankle, but something told me it was my right.”
Lee Hendrie

“I couldn’t settle in  Italy – it was like living in a foreign country.”
Ian Rush

” Germany are a very difficult team to play…they had 11 internationals out there today.”
Steve Lomas

“I always used to put my right boot on first, and then obviously my right sock.”
Barry Venison

“The Brazilians were South American, and the Ukrainians will be more European.”
Phil Neville

“All that remains is for a few dots and commas to be crossed.”
Mitchell Thomas

“One accusation you can’t throw at me is that I’ve always done my best.”
Alan Shearer

“I’d rather play in front of a full house than an empty crowd.”
Johnny Giles

“I would not be bothered if we lost every game as long as we won the league.” Mark Viduka

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