Manchester City in polite company from here on in

By Danger Here | Featured, Quotes 2011-12

Far from squeaky bum time, Craig Burley is sure the title run-in will be a mannerly affair;

“Man City have got quite a run of genteel games coming up.”



Goals on Sunday was full of more Mumbai-jumbo from Chris Kamara:

“Is it still Calcutta? I thought it was Bombay these days.”



After 30 years in the game Ian Holloway has finally unlocked the golden secret to goalscoring:

“As long as you hit the target they go in, if the keeper don’t make a save.”



Kenny Cunningham is gradually getting to grips with the new lingo of football:

“Like Messi, he plays in that fake nine position.”



But Kenny had an existentialist poser for Fernando Torres:

“He’ll never be the player that he is.”



Just a whiskers onside, insists Stan Collymore:

“The Bolton back four all put their hands up, but not a cat on earth’s chance.”



A stopped clock is right twice a day, but not Mark Bright:

“There was nothing wrong with his timing; he was just a bit late.”



When he’s on the warpath, Peter Collins packs some complicated motorised weaponry:

“When the Gunners put the boot down, Robin van Persie really can pull the trigger.”



Simeon Jackson

Simeon Jackson

Pronunciation of the week goes to Paul Merson, who unveiled new Norwich striker:

“Cinnamon Jackson.”



Jonathan Pearce gets a little personal with Martin Keown:

“Where do you sit on young players, Martin?”



George Hamilton once confirmed that “the eiderdown of 2-0 was a lot more comfortable than the blanket of 1-0”. At snowy Hillsborough, Alan Biggs went one better:

“Yeovil’s electric blanket is the cushion of Jonathan Obika’s goal.”



Alan Brazil fluffs his audition for Opta:

“Paul Scholes made 75 passes in the first half, completing 93 of them, which is 97%.”



As he battles to save himself from the bacon slicer, Mick McCarthy is taking a rather short-term view:

“In the first half, I didn’t see the second half coming.”



Gary Cotterill broke the first major development on transfer deadline day:

“He’s not as young as he used to be, Bobby Zamora.”



Was that good business by QPR, Dave Bassett?

“We’ll wait and see if it transforms into players.”



Never accept an offer of desert from Alvin Martin:

“The proverbial is hitting the flan at the moment.”



They think this one originated on the Blasket Islands:

“It’s like that old phrase; if you’re high maintenance, you better be good.”




Dickie Davies was unimpressed with West Ham?

“One-nil. No less than they deserve, Jeff.”

Harry Redknapp on faithful Rosie:

“I don’t even like calling her a dog, she was better than that.”

David Wheater boasts about keeping van Persie quiet;

“That was one of the one chances that he had.”

Merse tackles Aquilani with an old favourite:

“He ran the show in Rome, but came over to Liverpool and was like a fish up a tree.”

Phil Thompson on Norwich:

“They were very, very less than average.”

Stewart Robson’s unique double-locking system:

“He’s the player who can unlock the key.”

Phil Neal is just glad to be alive:

“Whoever you support, you’ve got that blood in your veins.”

Greg Rusedski holds court:

“What other sport do you play six hours of tennis for?”


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