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'This is really a lovely horse, I once rode her mother.
(Ted Walsh - Horse Racing Commentator)
"Moses Kiptanui - the 19 year old Kenyan, who turned 20 a few weeks
ago" (David Coleman)
"We now have exactly the same situation as we had at the start of the
race, only exactly the opposite" (Murray Walker)
"He's pulling him off! The Spanish manager is pulling his captain off!"
(RTE's George Hamilton on Spain manager Luis Suarez's substitution of
Butragueno during their world cup qualifier with Ireland in
"The black players at this club lend the side a lot of skill and
flair, but you also need white players in there to balance things up
and give the team some brains and some common sense."
(Crystal Palace chairman Ron Noades, speaking in 1991).
On the difficulties of adjusting to playing football and living in
"It was like being in a foreign country"
"Bill Frindal has done a bit of mental arithmetic with a calculator"
"Hodge scored for Forest after 22 seconds - totally against the run of
play" (Peter Lorenzo)
"We actually got the winner three minutes from the end but then they
equalized" (Ian McNail)
"I've never had major knee surgery on any other part of my body"
"The lead car is absolutely unique, except for the one behind it
which is identical" (Murray Walker)
"I owe a lot to my parents, especially my mother and father" (Greg
"Sure there have been injuries and deaths in boxing - but none of
them serious" (Alan Minter)
"The racecourse is as level as a billiard ball"
"If history repeats itself, I should think we can expect the same
thing again" (Terry Venables)
We'll still be happy if we lose. It's on at the same time as the
(Noel O' Mahony, Cork City boss before the game in Munich)
'I would not say he (David Ginola) is the best left winger in the Premiership, but there are none better'. (Ron Atkinson).
He dribbles a lot and the opposition don't like it - you can see it
all over their faces.'
'I never comment on referees and I'm not going to break the habit of
a lifetime for that prat' (Ron Atkinson)
'It took a lot of bottle for Tony (Adams) to own up.'
(Ian Wright - commenting on his teammate's alcoholism)
'Ah, isn't that nice, the wife of the Cambridge president is kissing
the cox of the Oxford crew.'
(Harry Carpenter - BBC TV Boat Race 1977)
'Here we are in the Holy Land of Israel - a Mecca for tourists.'
'Morcelli has four fastest 1500-metre times ever. And all those
times are at 1500 metres.'
'Julian Dicks is everywhere. It's like they've got eleven Dicks on
' ....and later we will have action from the men's cockless pairs ....'
'Her time is about 4.33, which she's capable of.'
Dennis Pennis: 'Have you ever thought of writing your autobiography?'
Chris Eubank: 'On what ?'
'Sex is an anti-climax after that !' Grand National-winning jockey
'Well, you gave the horse a wonderful ride, everybody saw that'
'To play Holland, you have to play the Dutch.'
'Well, either side could win it, or it could be a draw.'
'For those of you watching in black and white, Spurs are in the
'Strangely, in slow motion replay, the ball seemed to hang in the
air for even longer.'
'What will you do when you leave football, Jack, will you stay in
(Stuart Hall - Radio 5 live )
'I'd like to play for an Italian club, like Barcelona'
(Mark Draper - Aston Villa)
'There goes Juantorena down the back straight, opening his legs and
showing his class'
(David Coleman at The Montreal Olympics)
'And for those of you who watched the last programme (Fanny and Johnny
Craddock), I hope all your doughnuts turn out like Fanny's' (David
Coleman at the start of Match of The Day)
...and Ray Illingworth is relieving himself in front of the pavilion'
'These greens are so fast they must bikini wax them'
(Gary McCord on the greens at Augusta)
'One of the reasons Arnie (Arnold Palmer) is playing so well is
that, before each tee-shot, his wife takes out his balls and
kisses them - Oh my God, what have I just said?'