Some Footballing Pearls of Wisdom

"I think theyíll have to throw the kitchen sink at them now a bit. Maybe not the whole sink, with all the plumbing - maybe just the taps for now." David Pleat

"Iím not sure about Rio Ferdinand. I always suspect defenders who want to play football." Jack Charlton

"In this day and age you donít see too many players with two feet." BBCís Peter Allen

"Heís not determined to give in, thatís for sure." Skyís Chris Kamara

"Glen Roeder will think for a few minutes before making a rash decision." Steve Stone

"Joe Cole had a slash on the edge of the box and it actually found its way back to the corner flag." BBCís Colin Cooper

"Itís almost impossible for referees these days - they need eyes in the back of their heads, which they havenít got." Graham Taylor

"Glen Johnson is an England international in the making. Although he has already played for England." Skyís Tony Gale

"When a ball hits a defending playerís arm or hand in the box itís either a penalty or it isnít." Gary Megson

"Thereís only one person who knows how he missed that and thatís Wayne Rooney, and even he doesnít know." George Graham

"Even by his high standards, that was probably a miss." David Pleat

"They might do a Greece, like Greece did." Terry Butcher

"You canít get through the game without bookings, unless you donít book anyone at all." John Hollins

"When it doesnít rain, it pours." Colin Cooper

"For a game played in Cologne, that stank." Mark Lawrenson

"Glen Roeder knows that they have to score more goals than they concede if they want to win the game." John Anderson

"Aston Villa seem to beat the teams halfway down but struggle against the teams halfway up." Mark Lawrenson

"The 2,000 away fans will be unhappy. In fact half of them have gone; thereís only 500 left." Chris Waddle

"He plays with his arm in his sleeve." Gary Birtles

"Any manager will tell you theyíd rather win one and lose two than draw three because you get more points." Les Ferdinand

"We didn't look like scoring, although we looked like we were going to get a goal." Alan Buckley

"We are delighted, it should be a great game. England have the best fans in the world and Scotland's fans are second-to-none." Kevin Keegan

"Today's top players only want to play in London or for Manchester United. That's what happened when I tried to sign Alan Shearer and he went to Blackburn!" Graeme Souness.

"We have to be in the right half of the table otherwise we could face a relegation fight." John Gregory

"I just felt that the whole night, the conditions and taking everything into consideration and everything being equal, and everything is equal, we should have got something from the game - but we didn't." John Barnes

"I'm as happy as I can be - but I have been happier." Ugo Ehiogu

"I do not want to make excuses but we were on the wrong end of some diabolical refereeing decisions at Tranmere." Bryan Robson

"I find the growing intervention by the football authorities in strictly footballing matters a rather worrying trend," Kenny Cunningham

"We must pick the right venue, but it will only be the right venue if we get the right result," Kevin Keegan

"Gary Lineker always weighed up his options, especially when he had no choice." Kevin Keegan

"The 33- or 34-year-olds will be 36 or 37 by the time the next World Cup comes around if they're not careful." Kevin Keegan

"You can't do better than go away from home and get a draw." Kevin Keegan

"That decision, for me, was almost certainly definitely wrong." Kevin Keegan

"I'm not disappointed - just disappointed." Kevin Keegan

"Chile have three options - they could win or they could lose." Kevin Keegan

"I donít think they're as good as they are." Kevin Keegan

"It's like a toaster, the ref's shirt pocket. Every time there's a tackle, up pops a yellow card." Kevin Keegan

"I don't think there's anyone bigger or smaller than Maradona." Kevin Keegan

"The good news for Nigeria is that they're two-nil down very early in the game." Kevin Keegan