Tuesday, 14 June 2011

The Dogs of Soccer

Gimme. Big. Shiny. Bouncy. Thing. NOW.
Image Credit Flickr User Intangible Arts
While we stand for good reportage here at World in Sport there are times when you need to call time out and just have a little fun. So, we thought we might concentrate today on a slightly different side of soccer. True, we humans may have the teams, the leagues, the trophies and, er, Fifa, but there is another species on the planet which might just well trump us when it comes to the sheer love of the sport. Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the dogs of soccer together with a few quotes from the heroes (and some villains) of the beautiful game.

You’ve got to believe 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)

"Winning doesn’t really matter as long as you win" (Vinnie Jones)

"I would not be bothered if we lost every game as long as we won the league" (Mark Viduka)

"My parents have been there for me, ever since I was about 7" (David Beckham)

 "We didn't underestimate them. They were a lot better than we thought." (Bobby Robson)

"Well, either side could win it, or it could be a draw." Ron Atkinson

"We lost because we didn't win." Ronaldo

"It's an incredible rise to stardom. At 17 you're more likely to get a call from Michael Jackson than Sven Goran Eriksson." Gordon Strachan referring to Wayne Rooney

"I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and fast cars. The rest I just squandered." George Best

"We must have had 99% of the game. It was the other 3% that cost us the match." Ruud Gullit

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

"We actually got the winner three minutes from the end but then they equalized.” Ian McNail

"Diego Maradona - a flawed genius who has now become a genius who is flawed" Bob Wilson

"Newcastle, of course, unbeaten in their last five wins." - Brian Moore

"If history repeats itself, I should think we can expect the same thing." Terry Venables

"If England are going to win this match, they're going to have to score a goal." Jimmy Hill 

"There will be a game where somebody scores more than Brazil and that might be the game they lose."  Bobby Robson.

"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 

"He'd no alternative but to make a needless tackle." - Paul Elliot

"If there wasn't such a thing as football we'd all be frustrated footballers." Mick Lyons Best Blogger Tips
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