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    Football's most memorable quotes in 2014

    Some are amusing, some are touching,
    some are controversial, while some are
    downright bizarre. All of them, though,
    made headlines around the footballing
    WEIRD & WONDERFUL "Maybe Louis does have a golden willy.” - Arjen Robben comments on the
    bizarre rumours regarding the key to
    Louis van Gaal's success as Netherlands
    coach. "It’s nothing but masturbation for conditioning coaches." - Andrea Pirlo dismisses the importance
    of pre-match warm-ups with typical
    creativity. "One day we won't have the World Cup, we will have inter-planetary contests." - Say what you will about Fifa president
    Sepp Blatter but he is nothing if not an
    ideas man. "Action replays in a match situation isn’t real football. We all dream of seeing Monica Bellucci naked, but don’t want to see her x-rays." - Italian Referees’ Association (AIA)
    president Marcello Nicchi argues that it
    is possible to get too close to the action.
    Or that some things are better left to the
    imagination. We're not quite sure. "A stadium without fans in the curva is like a woman without breasts." - Sampdoria boss Sinisa Mihajlovic
    argues against closing stands as a
    punishment for crowd trouble, in his
    own inimitable fashion. "If we beat Costa Rica I want a kiss - obviously on the cheek - from the UK Queen." - Unfortunately, Mario Balotelli was
    unable to inspire Italy to a World Cup
    win over Los Ticos. "As amazing as it sounds, the ball hit my moustache. It was a moustache goal." - Brazil striker Fred reminds everyone of
    the old adage that 'they all count' after
    ending his World Cup goal drought with
    an unorthodox finish against
    Cameroon. "I was with the national team at the time. I called Andrea Pirlo over and said: 'F**k, look who we’ve hired!' But now I thank God every day that we hired Porompopero!" - Daniele De Rossi admits that he was
    less than impressed when he googled
    Rudi Garcia after the Frenchman's
    appointment as Roma coach and found
    a Youtube clip of his new boss playing
    guitar and singing 'Porompoper'. "I got Robbie’s mobile number and rang him. It went to his voicemail: 'Hi, it’s Robbie - whazzup!' Like the Budweiser ad. I never called him back. I thought: 'I can’t be f****** signing that.'" - Former Sunderland boss Roy Keane
    reveals why he decided against making
    a bid for Robbie Savage. "Take someone like (Parma striker) Antonio Cassano. He says he's slept with 700 women but he doesn't get picked for Italy any more. Can he really be happy? I wouldn't be." - Pirlo reveals that he has always
    preferred scoring on the field to off it. "It was like being in a barbecue. In these moments you realise what a fascinating thing a cactus is for not withering away." - Thomas Muller marvels at the resilience
    of nature after Germany's win over
    France in the searing heat of Rio de
    Janeiro. DOWN IN THE DUMPS "This is the worst day of my life." - Luis Felipe Scolari. July 8, 2014. "At no stage has it looked like we won’t go through. I knew we would score, but the impressive thing has been not conceding and it has never looked likely to happen. I don’t want to jinx it, but … Oh, you’re f***ing joking! F***! Don’t f***ing do this! How unfair, man! Mother of God!" - Former Valencia ace David Albelda is
    left in a state of shock after Los Che are
    denied a place in the Europa League
    final by a last-minute strike from Sevilla. "Everything is s*** because we lost." - Ronald Koeman offers a wonderfully
    blunt appraisal of Southampton's
    situation after an unlucky 2-1 loss to
    Manchester United. "You can’t go to a three-star restaurant with €10 in your wallet." - Antonio Conte takes a not-so-subtle
    dig at Juventus over the size of his
    summer transfer kitty shortly before
    parting company with the Italian club
    by mutual consent. "The best news today is that football is over for 2014. Any criticism that we receive now is justified. We are standing here like complete idiots and it's completely our own fault." - Coach Jurgen Klopp calls it like he sees
    it as Borussia Dortmund end the year
    inside the Bundesliga relegation zone. "It's a breach of human rights that a player cannot go into a stadium where there are 80,000 people or into a hotel with his team-mates, that he cannot work for four months, he has committed a crime, but this is barbarity. Not even a criminal would receive this penalty." - Uruguay captain Diego Lugano was
    more than a little bit upset by Luis
    Suarez's suspension for biting Giorgio
    Chiellini. "It's probably been the worst three months of my life." - Steve Gerrard opens his heart after
    leading England to an embarrassing
    first-round exit at Brazil 2014 just over
    a month after Liverpool blew the chance
    to win a first Premier League title in 24
    years. EXCUSES, EXCUSES "I lost my balance, making my body unstable and falling on top of my opponent. At that moment I hit my face against the player leaving a small bruise on my cheek and a strong pain in my teeth." - Luis Suarez proves himself as creative
    and inventive off the field as he is on it,
    after being accused of biting Chiellini
    during Italy's World Cup win over
    Uruguay. "The worst of everything is the attitude of Chiellini. He's a great player, with an enormous status. It doesn't correspond with Italian football. A sportsmen leaving the field, crying and appealing against a rival. As a man, he disappointed me totally." - Uruguay captain Lugano inexplicably
    blames Chiellini for a making a meal out
    of Suarez trying to make a meal out of
    him. "My fellow players are sometimes occupying the spaces I want to play in. That forces me to adjust my runs, based on the position of my fellow players. Unfortunately, they're often playing in my zones. I think that's a shame." - Manchester United striker Robin van
    Persie explains that his team-mates are
    to blame for his dismal goals return
    during the 2013-14 Premier League
    season. "It is clear that when you are the best team in the world there is envy in some places. We at Real Madrid suffer from that and must fight against it." - Sergio Ramos attributes his club's 4-3
    Clasico loss to Barcelona to biased
    refereeing from jealous officials. "The team underperformed in the second half but that was normal because it started to rain." - Ex-Inter boss Walter Mazzarri takes
    excuse-making to another level after
    another poor performance, against
    Verona. Four days later he was fired. STICKING THE BOOT IN "He scored the 4-1 goal in the 120th minute of the Champions League final and celebrated like he was insane. That was the ultimate proof that he loves himself. The headlines should be about the team, not about Ronaldo... It's a sad thing that a team loses its identity because of an unbalanced captain, both for Ronaldo and for an entire generation." - Zvonimir Boban lays into Ballon d'Or
    holder Cristiano Ronaldo after
    Portugal's first-round elimination at
    World Cup 2014. "The reality is he's a specialist because eight years without a piece of silverware, that is failure." - Mourinho takes an umpteenth swipe
    at old rival Arsene Wenger, who would
    go on to end his trophy drought with
    Arsenal by lifting the FA Cup. "It could end up like the Dog & Duck against the Red Lion." - TV pundit Gary Neville was not exactly
    excited by the prospect of having to
    watch former side Manchester United
    face Liverpool, in light of the two sides'
    underwhelming Premier League
    performances. "An old jerk, arrogant, repulsive, conceited and ridiculous." - Neymar's agent, Wagner Riberio, bids
    farewell to Luiz Felip Scolari after his
    resignation as Brazil boss. "I am a sportsman, not a brand ambassador. I am not the sort of person who poses in underwear." - Manuel Neuer stresses in no uncertain
    terms that he has nothing in common
    with Cristiano Ronaldo other than a
    Ballon d'Or nomination. "It gave the title to Manchester City - it's as simple as that." - Jose Mourinho unsurprisingly refuses
    to sugarcoat things for Steven Gerrard's
    benefit after being asked about the
    midfielder's infamous slip in Liverpool's
    loss at home to Chelsea in May. "They went home from Brazil with no emotion, as if such failure is normal. Typical for losers... They just stare at smartphones, with big earphones and PlayStation in their brains. They don't even know who they represent or what they are part of." - Boban turns his attention to England
    and their underperforming players,
    who bowed out of the World Cup at the
    group stage and without a victory to
    their name. "I like Arsene for his principles, but principles are sort of a restriction. And restrictions are always lost possibilities." - Arsenal shareholder Alisher Usmanov
    makes it obvious that he no longer has
    any faith in Arsene Wenger's methods. "Icardi shouldn’t have played today. He doesn’t belong to the football family!" - Diego Maradona expresses his
    outrage at Inter striker and love-rat
    Mauro Icardi being invited to partake in
    a friendly game arranged to promote
    world peace. "It was like something out of Swan Lake - it's that blatant." - Hull boss Steve Bruce was astounded
    by the fact that Gary Cahill escaped a
    second yellow card for his theatrics in a
    2-0 loss to Chelsea. "If one day I go to a game and I don't feel I can win, maybe I don't go." - Mourinho aims another verbal volley
    in the direction of Anfield, this time
    mocking Liverpool boss Brendan
    Rodgers for controversially fielding a
    weakened team for a Champions
    League clash with Real Madrid. "He's worse than Dracula because at least Dracula comes out of his coffin now and then. He seems to stay on his line and that's it." - Former Liverpool goalkeeper Bruce
    Grobbelaar addresses Simon Mignolet's
    alleged fear of crosses. "You can win the Champions League in the worst season." - Mourinho undermines Roberto Di
    Matteo's 2012 European Cup triumph
    with the Blues ahead of a meeting with
    the Italian's current club, Schalke. "Rooney looks a bit chubby." - Norway defender Vegard Forren is
    less than impressed by the physical
    condition of England's captain. "He cannot play football. I’m serious: he cannot play football." - The one and only Boban launches a
    stinging attack on the limited
    footballing ability of Manchester
    United's Marouane Fellaini. BITING BACK "I'm Samuel Eto'o. I really don't care." - Former Chelsea striker Samuel Eto'o
    shrugs off Jose Mourinho's comments
    about his age before then
    demonstrating a fantastic sense of
    humour by celebrating a goal at
    Stamford Bridge like an old man. "You don't understand anything about football. Trust me, you really don't." - Mario Balotelli loses it on Italian TV
    after being criticised by Sky Sport Italia
    pundits for a poor performance in AC
    Milan's loss at Roma. "I couldn't give a s***! He just can't take it. Good old Jose, moaning again." - Sam Allardyce savours Mourinho's
    enraged reaction to the "19th century"
    football West Ham employed in securing
    a draw at Chelsea. "Sergio Ramos is a fantastic football player, but he is not a doctor." - Chelsea boss Mourinho defends Diego
    Costa and Cesc Fabregas against
    insinuations that they pulled out of a
    Spain squad with phantom injuries. "We would not judge a city like Newcastle on the basis of MTV's 'Geordie Shore': we do not think all of that city's inhabitants are rude, gym- addicted and sociopathic. It is a shame to see The Guardian did not afford Napoli the same courtesy." - Napoli director of communications
    Nicola Lombardo issues a fantastic
    response to an English newspaper's use
    of some lazy and offensive Mafia-related
    cliches in a story about the Italian city. HIGH PRAISE "Pirlo is that good he meant to hit the crossbar." - Thierry Henry pays tribute to the
    infallible Andrea Pirlo, after the
    midfielder strikes the woodwork with a
    swerving free-kick in Italy's World Cup
    clash with England. "I would like to congratulate the mothers of these players because they have big cojones."." - It's fair to say that Atletico Madrid
    coach Diego Simeone was pleased with
    the belief and resilience his troops
    showed in their Champions League win
    over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge. "Messi would be the best player in the world - if he were human." - Carlos Queiroz salutes the
    otherworldly Lionel Messi after the
    No.10 earns Argentina a 1-0 victory
    over Iran with a sensational last-minute
    strike. "Guardiola is crazy about football. You can call him at three in the morning to discuss tactics with him." - Arjen Robben reveals just how
    committed Bayern Munich boss Pep
    Guardiola is to his job. "I don't know if he is the best player of all time, but he's the best right now. With him, and the stats are showing it, you start the game at 1-0." - Real Madrid boss Carlo Ancelotti
    expresses his gratitude for star forward
    Cristiano Ronaldo, scorer of a frankly
    ridiculous 25 goals in 14 Liga games. "Compared to Sven Bender, Chuck Norris is a sissy." - Borussia Dortmund sporting director
    pays defender Sven Bender the ultimate
    compliment. THE HEIGHT OF ARROGANCE "At the start of the season, Zlatan asked me about the goals I scored during my Valenciennes loan. I told him I scored two goals in 21 games. And he then replied: 'Pff, you think that's good? Bahebeck: two goals, 21 games. Zlatan: two games, 21 goals.'" - Paris Saint-Germain youngster Jean-
    Christophe Bahebeck enhances Zlatan
    Ibrahimovic's reputation as the most
    amusingly conceited character in
    football today. "Thank you, but to finish second is like finishing last. On that list I would have been number 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, with due respect to the others." - Ibrahimovic expresses his 'gratitude'
    after coming second to tennis legend
    Bjorn Borg in a vote for the top 150
    Swedes. "I do not look to beat records. This happens naturally." - Cristiano Ronaldo responds with his
    characteristic lack of humility to yet
    another history-making goal. "If you go and sit with Van Gaal, you'll come out thinking, 'I'm 12 years old.' He will speak to you as if you have no clue." - Rene Meulensteen freely admits that
    he is no fan of Louis van Gaal's people
    skills. "I taught Romero how to stop penalties, so that hurts." - Even in defeat, Van Gaal still manages
    to big himself up, with the Dutchman
    reminding everyone after Sergio
    Romero's heroics in Argentina's
    shootout success against Netherlands
    that he coached the goalkeeper at AZ. WORDS OF ENCOURAGEMENT "Today. Today you become a hero." - Javier Mascherano's words to Sergio
    Romero before Argentina's World Cup
    semi-final shootout with Netherlands.
    The goalkeeper saved two spot-kicks
    as the Albiceleste triumphed 4-2 on
    penalties. "It was Tottenham at home. I thought, 'Please don’t go on about Tottenham, we all know what Tottenham are about: they are nice and tidy but we’ll f**king do them.' Alex came in and said: 'Lads, it’s only Tottenham.' And that was it! Brilliant!" - Whatever his issues with Alex
    Ferguson, Roy Keane retains the utmost
    respect for the former Manchester
    United manager's ingenious team talks. "Go out and show the world that you are better than Messi!" - Joachim Low reveals what he told
    Mario Gotze before sending the attacker
    on to win the World Cup for Germany. THE UGLY GAME "In England, the non-European Union players have to prove they’re worthy of playing in the Premier League. Here, in Italy, we have 'Opti Poba', who was eating bananas yesterday but is now a regular at Lazio." - Claudio Tavecchio shames the game
    with his horribly offensive views on
    foreign players in Serie A. Depressingly,
    the 71-year-old was still elected as the
    new president of the Italian Football
    Federation (FIGC). "When the national team get a bad result, they start to say there is a little bit too many black people, Muslim people and this kind of stuff. I don't like it. There is no point for me to play for this kind of country." - Benoit Assou-Ekotto holds nothing
    back in explaining why he opted to
    represent Cameroon at international
    level rather than France. "I have never seen a slave in Qatar." - Franz Beckenbauer momentarily pulls
    his head out of the sand to offer his
    opinion on reports of slave labour
    within the nation chosen to host the
    2022 World Cup. SAYING GOODBYE "Don Alfredo leaves us, but his memory will last forever in our hearts. Legends never die. Thanks for everything Maestro." - Cristiano Ronaldo pays tribute to the
    immortal Alfredo Di Stefano. "Di Stefano was the most important player in the history of Real Madrid and the best footballer of all time.” - Blancos president Florentino Perez
    gives thanks to a true legend of the
    game. "The fact he was standing there clapping before running away is a mark of the man." - Former Manchester United goalkeeper
    Alex Stepney recalls the fact that
    Eusebio applauded him for making a
    crucial save from the Benfica legend in
    the dying seconds of normal time in the
    1968 European Cup final, pointing out that Portuguese was not only a great
    footballer but also a wonderful
    sportsman. "We were opponents and companions in football. The last time I remember meeting we were filming an advert together in England. When we finished up we were asking each other what the future had in store for us ... We were very close. He is among the best friends I have ever had." - The last word on Eusebio's passing
    goes to Di Stefano. Friends and legends

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    you know its
    really fucking
    annoying to
    read like this because you miss words?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Guney View Post
    you know its
    really fucking
    annoying to
    read like this because you miss words?
    I don't know how to highlight words

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    Interesting post, but dude, paragraphs.

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    "If we had a team consists of 11 Mazzarris we would win every game 3-0" - Piero Ausilio
    Forza Inter

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    Quote Originally Posted by Batman View Post
    "If we had a team consists of 11 Mazzarris we would win every game 3-0" - Piero Ausilio
    Forget 2014, that's one of the greatest quotes of all time. He should quit being a shitty director and become a legendary poet.

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    The exuse of Mazzarri, saying that Inter drawed because it started to rain.
    Nel bene e nel male, forza Internazionale!!



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    Please can a mod help me edit the post, you know, highlight the quotes to enable members to read easily.

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    Edit it yourself

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    Oh, I didn't know Maradonna said that after the pope match...

    ...Mi fai tremare il cuore… Mi fai smettere di respirare...

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