Sporting Quotes

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Famous Sporting Quotes

"We actually got the winner three minutes from the end but then they equalised"
(Ian McNail - Football)

"This is really a lovely horse, I once rode her mother"
(Ted Walsh - Horse Racing Commentator)

"We now have exactly the same situation as we had at the start of the race, only exactly the opposite"
(Murray Walker - F1 Motor racing Commentator)

On the difficulties of adjusting to playing football and living in Italy: "It was like being in a foreign country"
(Ian Rush - Footballer)

"Bill Frindal has done a bit of mental arithmetic with a calculator"
(John Arlott - Cricket Commentator)

"I've never had major knee surgery on any other part of my body"
(Winston Bennett - Footballer)

"The lead car is absolutely unique, except for the one behind it which is identical"
(Murray Walker- F1 Motor racing Commentator)

"I owe a lot to my parents, especially my mother and father"
(Greg Norman - Golfer)

"Sure there have been injuries and deaths in boxing - but none of them serious"
(Alan Minter - Boxer)

"The racecourse is as level as a billiard ball"
(John Francombe - Jockey)

"If history repeats itself, I should think we can expect the same thing again"
(Terry Venables - Football Coach)

"We'll still be happy if we lose. It's on at the same time as the Beer Festival"
(Noel O'Mahoney, Cork City boss before the game in Munich)

"I would not say he (David Ginola) is the best left winger in the Premiership, but there are none better"
(Ron Atkinson - Footballer)

"He dribbles a lot and the opposition don't like it - you can see it all over their faces"
(Ron Atkinson - Footballer)

"I never comment on referees and I'm not going to break the habit of a lifetime for that prat"
(Ron Atkinson - Football Coach)

On Tony Adamson's alcholism: "It took a lot of bottle for Tony to own up"
(Ian Wright - Footballer)

"Julian Dicks is everywhere. It's like they've got 11 Dicks on the field"
(Metro Radio)

"... and later we'll have action from the men's cockless pairs"
(Sue Barker - Commentating on Rowing)

"Her time is about 4.33, which she's capable of"
(David Coleman - Athletics)

"To play Holland, you have to play the Dutch"
(Ruud Gullit - Football Coach)

"Well, either side could win, or it could be a draw"
(Ron Atkinson - Football Coach)

"For those of you watching in black and white, Spurs are in the all-yellow strip"
(John Motson - Football Commentator)

"Strangely, in slow motion replay, the ball seemed to hang in the air for even longer"
(David Acfield)

"I'd like to play for an Italian club, like Barcelona"
(Mark Draper - Aston Villa)

"There goes Juan Torera down the back straight, opening his legs and shown his class" (David Coleman at the Montreal Olympics)

"One of the reasons Arnie (Arnold Palmer) is playing so well is that, before each tee-shot, his wife takes out his balls and kisses them - Oh my God, what have I just said?"
(US TV commentator)

"And for those of you who watched the last programme (Fanny and Johnny Craddock), I hope all your doughnuts turn out like Fanny's"
(David Coleman at the start of Match of the Day)