OUTFOXING HIMSELF 
Paul Merson on Leicester’s prospects:
“I’d be shocked if they won it next year. I’d be even more shocked if they come in the top four.”

NATURAL ORDER 
Steve Bruce on logistics:
“Last time I went up through the play-offs,we played the second leg second.”

UNVARNISHED OPINION 
Merse on the West Brom gaffer:
“I like Pulis. He says what he says on the tin.”

HARSH BUT FAIR 
Jamie Redknapp had a theory about Norwich’s tackling stats:
“They’re rated 20th in the division, I don’t think that’s good enough.”

EXIT STRATEGY 
Martin Keown on player turnover at Villa:
“It was like an evolving door.”

TOUGH LOVE
LVG was 50 shades of furious over Robert Huth’s rough treatment of Marouane Fellaini:
“Every human being who is grabbed by the hair, only with sex masochism, then it is allowed but not in other situations.”

HUNT BALLS 
Stephen Hunt on Newstalk: “Anywhere else on the field, that’s a penalty.”

LUV IT 
Tubridy: “How will you feel if Leicester best Manchester United?”
Kevin Keegan: “I won’t be doing hula-hoops.”

CAUTIOUS APPROACH
Evidently Michael Owen feels that even a 6-0 win in a Europa League semi-final first leg would have hidden pitfalls we haven’t considered:
“A 1-1 draw would be the perfect result for Liverpool.”

DON’T TRIFLE WITH LAWRO
Mark Lawrenson felt Villareal’s Soldado got his just desserts:
“He went down like a custard.”

JOE ON FIRE 
Joe Molloy on that Saúl Ñíguez goal:
“He’s a defensive midfielder but he has other things in his arsonry.”

FAIR WARNING 
Alan Smith gets personal:
“Kouyate is a real threat, with his height and those balls swinging.”

INSIGHT DEPARTMENT 
John Hartson calls it:
“It’s very congested in the middle of the park. All the width is down the flanks.”

BOLD BLOW LANE 
Mark Clemmit fears the League One promotion race has taken a sinister turn:
“Millwall are breathing down the back of their shorts.”

RISKY BUSINESS 
Eamon Dunphy’s version of Gary Lineker’s underpants bet:
“If Manchester City win the Champions League I’m going to get a proper job.”

DIFFERENT BALL GAMES 
Radio Kerry take on the league final:
“It was a war of nutrition the other day.”
John Virgo snookers himself:
“Percentage-wise, what, one out of ten?”

 

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