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BACK TO BASICS

In an otherwise bleak few days for the Jocks, their National Explain Football Week got off to a strong start with Craig Burley:

“If Scotland keep a clean sheet, they could get a draw.”

 

LESSON 2

It was then left to Graeme Souness to tackle the intricacies of the club game:

“If you’re going to win the league, you’ve got to finish in front of Man United.”

 

SEND FOR PELE

Phil Babb wasn’t sure if the Boys in Green should rise to the Armenian challenge:

“Ireland need fresh impotence.”

 

STAND AND DELIVER

Guy Mowbray confirmed there were no such doubts in Alicante:

“A huge rush of blood to David Goodwillie’s head…”

 

QUICK RECAP

Gilesy talks us through the positives:

“I tell you what went well for us in this campaign, Bill, things went well for us.”

 

NO SILVER LINING

A skill that appeared to be quite beyond George Burley:

“They’ve got to look at the positives. We weren’t good enough on the night. We maybe gave ourselves to much to do. The breaks and decisions didn’t go for us in a number of games.”

 

MY WORD

Ray Wilkins enjoyed the company of another delightful young man. But did he stay on his feet?

“I had the pleasure of being with Jamie Carragher last week.”

 

VERBALS

Gabby Logan looks for improvement in all the wrong places:

“So many chances being squandered – is that the right adjective to use?”

 

WORD OF HOD

Glenn Hoddle digs out the new Chelsea hero:

“Sturridge has proved he can play under the big stages.”

 

COLOUR BLIND

Talksport’s Ian  Abrahams continues to fret about the future of London’s Olympic Stadium:

“The thing is, it will stay a blue elephant.”

 

WHEN FARMS ATTACK

Abrahams stops just short of alerting the RSPCA:

“Victor Obinna could barely hit a cow’s backside with a barn door.”

 

QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

David Pleat satisfies himself:

“The question is whether Capello should still take Rooney. Unquestionably he should.”

 

TAKING THE MICKEY

Peter Collins didn’t seem that interested in Iberian Euro 2012 fortunes:

“Portugal could miss out if there’s a big swing in goal diff. The emphasis there is on big swing.”

 

MAKING A MEAL OF IT

The form of Liverpool’s Uruguayan is meat and drink to Alan Smith:

“Suarez’s hunger for the game seems unquenchable.”

 

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GUFF STREAM

Chris Kamara remains behind the times:
“That save is like one of those pictures you see in the News of the World.”

Erik Lindegaard hopes the number one shirt falls into his lap:
“My goalkeeper’s shirt colour is a gentleman’s colour. And Manchester United is a gentleman’s club.”

Ray Hudson is shaken by Messi’s opener for Barca:
“His biorhythms are oscillating at a frequency that would deafen a bat.”

Martin Allen isn’t just negative, he’s triple negative:
“I don’t not talk to them if they don’t play well.”

Phil Vickery points the way to egg-chasing success:
“If England are to have any hope, they have to get on the scoresheet.”

George Gregan never looks back in anger:
“In hindsight, 20-20 vision is a great thing.”

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