4 comments on “Great football sayings

  1. When Kenny Dalglish signed John Barnes he was reported to have told the young lad on the eve of his debut for Liverpool that he would probably pull him off at half time.

    Barnes expressed surprise saying “We only used to get oranges at Watford!”

  2. Gordon Strachan is very funny, some of his other sayings include:

    “Reporter: So, Gordon, in what areas do you think Middlesbrough were
    better than you today?
    Strachan: What areas? Mainly that big green one out there”

    and

    “Reporter: Welcome to Southampton Football Club. Do you think you are the
    right man to turn things around?
    Strachan: No, I think they should have got George Graham because I’m
    useless.”

  3. Some more Strachanisms.
    Reporter: Are you getting where you want to be with this team?
    Strachan: We’re not doing bad. What do you expect us to be like? We were eighth in the league last year, in the cup final and we got into Europe. I don’t know where you expect me to get to. Do you expect us to win the Champions League?

    Reporter: Gordon, you must be delighted with that result?
    Strachan: You’re spot on! You can read me like a book.

    Strachan: I’ve got more important things to think about. I’ve got a yogurt to finish by today, the expiry date is today. That can be my priority rather than Agustin Delgado.

    Reporter: This might sound like a daft question, but you’ll be happy to get your first win under your belt, won’t you?
    Strachan: You’re right. It is a daft question. I’m not even going to bother answering that one. It is a daft question, you’re spot on there.

    Reporter: Bang, there goes your unbeaten run. Can you take it?
    Strachan: No, I’m just going to crumble like a wreck. I’ll go home, become an alcoholic and maybe jump of a bridge. Umm, I think I can take it, yeah.

    Reporter: There’s no negative vibes or negative feelings here?
    Strachan: Apart from yourself, we’re all quite positive round here. I’m going to whack you over the head with a big stick, down negative man, down.

    Reporter: Where will Marion Pahars fit into the team line-up?
    Strachan: Not telling you! It’s a secret.

    Reporter: You don’t take losing lightly, do you Gordon?
    Strachan: I don’t take stupid comments lightly either.

    Strachan was on Sky on Sunday morning. He saw John Terry’s goal and said he was impressed that Terry goes up expecting to score. He contrasted this to Claus Lundekvam the Saints central defender who goes up for every dead ball and never ever looks remotely like scoring. He said if there was a dead body lying in the penalty area the ball would hit it on the head several times a season which he said is more than Lundekvam can manage. He said referees should book Lundekvam for timewasting every time he goes up for a corner. When the co-commentator said if Lundekvam was watching Strachan was only joking. Strachan assured him he was deadly serious.

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