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O/T Brilliant manager quotes including Lambert (ncfc related see!!)

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Arsene Wenger: Arsene Wenger has admitted he and his Arsenal players are under pressure because they "are not playing for chocolate"

Paul Lambert: Swindon wanted an absolute fortune, an absolute fortune, for this lad in his final year, which Real Madrid couldn''t afford''

Bobby Robson (RIP): We didn’t underestimate them but they were a lot better than we thought - after England sneaked through against Cameroon in the 1990 World Cup.

Brian Clough: They say Rome wasn’t built in a day, but I wasn’t on that particular job

Ron Atkinson: I never comment on referees and I’m not going to break the habit of a lifetime for that prat

Alex Ferguson: Cole should be scoring from those distances, but I’m not going to single him out.

Terry Venables: Certain people are for me, certain people are pro me

Harry Redknapp: Hartson''s got more previous than Jack the Ripper

Graham Taylor: To be really happy, we must throw our hearts over the bar and hope that our bodies will follow

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Thanks for those; worthy of ashen-faced Ron Knee. O/O/T, as of mid Sept. John Hartson is out of hospital & undergoing chemo. - remarkable, given the severity of his condition. Let''s hope he can keep battling & make a full recovery.

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Brian Clough could have a thread of his own quotes

"If God had wanted us to play football in the

clouds, he''d have put grass up there."   On

the importance of passing to feet. 

"I wouldn''t say I was the best manager in the

business. But I was in the top one." Looking

back at his success.

"Manchester United in Brazil? I hope they all get

bloody diarrhea." On Man Utd opting-out of the

FA Cup to play in the World Club Championship.

"I can''t even spell spaghetti never mind talk Italian.

How could I tell an Italian to get the ball - he might grab mine."  On

the influx of foreign players.

"I bet their dressing room will smell of garlic rather

than liniment over the next few months." On the

number of French players at Arsenal.

"Who the hell wants fourteen pairs of shoes when you

go on holiday? I haven''t had fourteen pairs in my life." On

the contents of Posh Spice''s missing luggage.

"Rome wasn''t built in a day. But I wasn''t on that particuar job."   On getting things done. 

"On occasions I have been big headed. I think most

people are when they get in the limelight. I call myself Big Head just to remind

myself not to be."
  Old Big ''Ead explains

his nickname.

"At last England have appointed a manager who speaks

English better than the players." On the appointment of Sven

Goran Eriksson as England manager.

"If he''d been English or Swedish, he''d have walked the

England job."  On Martin O''Neill. 

"Anybody who can do anything in Leicester but make a

jumper has got to be a genius." A tribute to

Martin O''Neill. 

"The ugliest player I ever signed was Kenny

Burns." A Clough complement for a talented


"Stand up straight, get your shoulders back and get

your hair cut."  Advice for John McGovern

at Hartlepool. 

"Take your hands out of your pockets."

More advice, this time for a young Trevor Francis as he receives an award from

the Master Manager.

"The Derby players have seen more of his balls than

the one they''re meant to be playing with." On the

streaker who appeared during Derby''s game against Manchester United. 

"I only ever hit Roy the once. He got up so I couldn''t have hit him very hard." On dealing with Roy Keane.

"Walk on water? I know most people out there will

be saying that instead of walking on it, I should have taken more of it

with my drinks. They are absolutely right."
Reflecting on his drink problem.

"I''m dealing with my drinking problem and I have a reputation for getting things done." A comment which speaks for itself.

"Don''t send me flowers when I''m dead. If you like me, send them while I''m alive." After the operation which saved his life.

"Players lose you games, not tactics. There''s so much

crap talked about tactics by people who barely know how to win at

Reflecting on England''s exit from

Euro 2000.

"We talk about it for twenty minutes and then we

decide I was right." On dealing with a player who


"I want no epitaphs of profound history and all that

type of thing. I contributed - I would hope they would say that, and I would

hope somebody liked me,"
  On how he would

like to be remembered.

"It was a crooked match and he was a crooked referee.

That was a tournament we could and should have won."  On

the 1984 UEFA Cup semi-final Forest lost to Anderlecht.

"I''m sure the England selectors thought if they took

me on and gave me the job, I''d want to run the show. They were shrewd, because

that''s exactly what I would have done."
On not

getting the England manager''s job.

"You don''t want roast beef and Yorkshire every night

and twice on Sunday."  On too much football on


"I''m not saying he''s pale and thin, but the maid

in our hotel room pulled back the sheets and remade the bed without

realising he was still in it."
Referring to former Forest player Brian Rice.

"If a chairman sacks the manager he initially

appointed, he should go as well."  On too many managers

getting the boot. 

"I thought it was my next door neighbour, because I

think she felt that if I got something like that, I''d have to move."

Guessing who nominated him for a knighthood.

"For all his horses, knighthoods and championships, he hasn''t got two of what I''ve got. And I don''t mean balls!"

Referring to Sir Alex Ferguson''s failure to win two successive European Cups.

"I like my women to be feminine, not sliding into

tackles and covered in mud." On women''s football. 

''''That Seaman is a handsome young man but he spends too

much time looking in his mirror, rather than at the ball. You can''t keep goal

with hair like that." 
On England

goalkeeper David Seaman. 

"I''ve missed him. He used to make me laugh. He was the

best diffuser of a situation I have ever known. I hope he''s alright."

On the late Peter Taylor.  

"He''s learned more about football management than he

ever imagined. Some people think you can take football boots off and put a suit

on. You can''t do that."

David Platt''s first season as Forest manager. 

"He should guide Posh in the direction of a singing

coach because she''s nowhere near as good at her job as her husband."

Advice for David Beckham

"Barbara''s supervising the move. She''s having more

extensions built than Heathrow Airport." On moving

house in Derbyshire.

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[quote user="Canary_on_the Trent"]Brian Clough could have a thread of his own quotes

"If a chairman sacks the manager he initially

appointed, he should go as well."  On too many managers

getting the boot.


............... Well someone was going to point it out sooner or later!


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