Big, big Jamie, Brown prepared, Gullit hasn’t forgiven Shearer yet.

Before United-Everton, Pat “Isosceles” Dolan saw another side to the Toffees’ attacking options:
“It’s the golden triangle, Felliani and Cahill.”

THE NEW MASSIVE
Forget your “top, top players”, Jamie dug deep yesterday to convey just how triffic a Newcastle-Sunderland clash really is:

“It’s a big, big derby.” “It’s a big, big atmosphere.” “This would be a big, big result.”

MASTERSTROKE
After an intense week when he brought his tactics board and headset to every sunbed session, Phil Brown had worked out just the strategy for West Brom’s visit:

“The game plan was to get ahead.”

NEVER FORGET
Do you think Ruud Gullit has put the feud with Alan Shearer behind him?

“The most difficult part is to get the talent. They (Newcastle) had one spell with Ginola and Ferdinand also, these were really great players.”

LITTLE BIT OF UNDERSTANDING
Despite his initial shock at a rare West Ham sortie forward, Setanta’s Brian Little totally understood where Zola’s lads were coming from:

“They’ve been trying to get a goal, which is fair.”

DOWN IN INSTALLMENTS
However, Brian has never quite mastered the art of tumbling:

“It’s difficult to go down without using your arms.”

HARD TASKMASTER
Gareth Southgate’s reaction to the 2-0 defeat at Chelsea suggests it might be time he asked a little bit more from his players:

“It’s disappointing, because defensively we done what we came here to do.”                  

MOTORING ON
Bill Leslie found just the solution for Harry Redknapp’s toxic emissions:

“Jamie O’Hara came on at half time and was the catalytic converter for a Spurs comeback.”

PLAYING FOR A MOVE?
Brighton gaffer Micky Adams was delighted with his side’s effort in the 0-0 draw with Leicester:

“We asked all the players to show a bit of pride in the jersey and I think they showed that tonight.”
The only problem? A clash of colours meant the Seagulls were wearing Leicester’s away kit.

WINNING THE BLAME GAME
Falkirk manager John Hughes is certainly not a man to look for scapegoats:

“In the end we lost a bad third goal because of an individual error by the goalkeeper but I’m not going to point the finger of blame at anyone for that.”

BEYOND THE CALL OF DUTY
It was a crazy, crazy week for poor old Rafa:

“It’s not easy when you have someone tackling you every single time”

SNOOKER LOOPY
During the recent UK Championship, John Motson couldn’t help noticing how the top (top) players invariably stepped back for a lengthy run-up every time they faced a black off its spot:

“A bit like a snooker player here, Downing’s having a good look at it.”

OOOH OO OO OOOH
Eagle-eyed Paul Merson reckons Stevie Me can call Pool’s tune:

“Gerrard can change the game in a New York minute,”

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