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Quote unquote: Sir Bobby's affection for the FA Cup

3 May 2012

Chelsea meet Liverpool in this season's FA Cup final at Wembley on Saturday and, despite its detractors, there are plenty of players, managers and fans who think the FA Cup is still the world's greatest cup competition. The late Sir Bobby Robson...
 

Quote unquote: Neville bigs up Wigan Athletic

2 May 2012

Wigan’s rich vein of form has seen them labelled as favourites to avoid relegation after wins over Manchester United and Arsenal. Roberto Martinez’s men are three points above the relegation zone with games against fellow strugglers Blackburn...
 

Quote unquote: Sheffield clubs to be United?

8 Apr 2012

BBC Radio 5 Live's phone-in often throws up unusual opinions. Over the Easter weekend, a suggestion was put forward that the two Sheffield clubs should merge. Uproar followed, but the following Blades fan came up with a brilliant solution: ...
 

Quote unquote: Buy Ian Rush a map

7 Apr 2012

Ian Rush is Liverpool’s all-time record goalscorer and he was also Wales’ highest scorer, but living away from home wasn’t his cup of tea. It seems geography wasn’t his favoured subject at Flint High School either. “I couldn't...
 

Quote unquote: Ronaldo the 'genius'

6 Apr 2012

Brazilian and Real Madrid legend Ronaldo is arguably the most complete striker in the last twenty years. After playing at legendary clubs like Madrid, AC Milan, Inter Milan and Barcelona, Ronaldo may now think about a managerial career following...
 

Quote unquote: Arsene Wenger's trouble with maths

4 Apr 2012

Arsene Wenger may be one of the best managers in the world, who has lifted trophies such as the Premier League, but something about this quote gives the impression that he may have struggled in the maths classroom. "Of the nine red...
 

Quote unquote: The logic of Thierry Henry

1 Apr 2012

Thierry Henry is an Arsenal legend and current New York Red Bull star. He recently scored his first MLS hat-trick for the Americans after returning from a successful loan spell at the Gunners. The Frenchman is known for his goal-scoring but this...
 

Watch out for flying toasters

12 Mar 2012

This renowned hardman thought nothing of intimidating his victims, aka opposition players. This just about sums it up for the former Wimbledon, Leeds and Chelsea midfielder turned Hollywood actor: "Vinnie Jones admits he threw a piece...
 

Ouch, that’s gotta hurt

11 Feb 2012

There are not too many managers who fall into the 'legendary' category but this famous former Nottingham Forest boss is among them. He is well known for his straight talking and sharp wit, as demonstrated in his assessment of this ex...
 

Kevin keeps us informed

10 Jan 2012

This former England manager enlightens us with some 'no-nonsense' match analysis. “That would have been a goal if the goalkeeper hadn’t saved it” Kevin Keegan
 

Roy tells it as it is

9 Dec 2011

Currently linked with the manager's vacancy at his old club Nottingham Forest, we remember this former Manchester United midfielder for one of his more straightforward pieces of philosophy: “Fail to prepare, prepare to fail” Roy...
 

Back to front Bellamy

15 Nov 2011

This fiery striker wasn't sure whether he was coming or going when he said this... “Graeme Souness went behind my back right in front of my face” Craig Bellamy
 

Ray's going at it hammer and tongs

7 Nov 2011

This former Chelsea and England player has got his hammers and nails muddled up... “We could be putting the hammer in Luton’s coffin” Ray Wilkins
 

King Kenny's allowed to be sarcastic

1 Nov 2011

It has been said that sarcasm is the lowest form of wit, but sometimes it can be amusing. This legendary former striker is held in such high esteem that nobody would begrudge him the odd sarcastic comment every once in a while. ...
 

O'Neill's been spending too much time in O'Neill's!

25 Oct 2011

So far in our quote of the day series, we've featured a few football personalities who have uttered some nonsense, but we kind of knew what they were trying to say. At Total Football we are not quite sure whether this famous Irishman...
 

Shilts - ever the optimist

20 Oct 2011

These days, players are trained in how to deal with media. The basic rule is this: Talk a lot, without actually saying anything. Lots of soundbites, make it sound meaningful and, by the time the journalists have left the press...
 

Now that's just Ruud

15 Oct 2011

Part of the appeal with employing an ex player as a pundit is that they are not backwards in coming forwards when it comes to their opinions about the game - especially when they have played at the very highest level. And this Dutch...
 

Vinnie wasn't a shy boy

8 Oct 2011

From famously making Paul Gascoigne wince, to terrorising opposition midfields during a playing career that included spells with Wimbledon, Leeds, Sheffield United, Chelsea and QPR, this popular ex player then used his hard man reputation to good...
 

Tel's thinking of food

3 Oct 2011

Some managers have instigated some unusual preparation methods for games, but one ex England boss appears to like the idea of an all-purpose facility that is perfect for any player who gets a bit peckish while they are getting changed into their...
 

A real gem from the one and only Motty

30 Sep 2011

There are plenty of commentators and pundits - but there is one man in particular who is much-loved by football fans around the world. He is someone with fantastic insight, true professionalism, a magical enthusiam... and a superb grasp of the...