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Handbags at dawn for AVB and Jose

ESPN staff
September 28, 2013
Jose Mourinho and Andre Villas-Boas shook hands at White Hart Lane despite their war or words © Getty Images
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In the latest edition of our quotes of the week, Jose Mourinho and Andre Villas-Boas get their claws out, Tyson Fury gives his mouth another workout and Wayne Rooney finds a silver lining...

"I've eaten a bar of soap before and then I swear like a trooper"
You can always rely on Ian Holloway to keep journalists entertained as he returns to the touchline for Crystal Palace following his ban

"I would have preferred to say goodbye in a different way"
Pepe Reina admits his Liverpool career may be over, but he's sure to come back to Anfield to give plenty of hugs and kisses

"I would not describe it because I am not a kid, discussing relationships. I don't discuss this with the media. It's a personal thing. I don't care what he says. I'm not here to do that. I'm not interested"
Oh, come on Jose Mourinho, say what you really think about Andre Villas-Boas

"What's to say he's not going to get another cut or hurt his shoulder or arm or elbow, chip his tooth or hurt his ear"
Tyson Fury gives his mouth another workout by taunting David Haye over the eye injury which has forced their fight to be rescheduled

"Any types of incident of that nature are damaging to the brand"
Liverpool managing director Ian Ayre admits the actions of Luis Suarez have had a negative effect on the club's image

"I was never his number two. I was part of his staff, but I was never his assistant"
Andre Villas-Boas reveals all about his time alongside Jose Mourinho

"I tried walking in the trees, so nobody could see me!"
Cardiff Blues boss Phil Davies reflects on the aftermatch of his side's shock PRO12 defeat to previously win-less Zebre

"Right now, I can't say anything. Normally, I can only reveal it officially in January. But I think, I can leave in January"
Robert Lewandowski becomes a bit of a rebel to reveal he'll be signing for Bayern Munich

"That was enforced in our household that nothing good happens after midnight"
Baltimore Ravens coach John Harbaugh expresses his disappointment that saw Jacoby Jones hit over the head by a stripper with a champagne bottle. Not as disappointed as Jones was that his night with the girl ended that way

"Did I win?"
Andy Murray reveals the first thing he said after coming round from his back operation

"The weather is beautiful in Toulon and the girls are beautiful and I don't want to leave"
Toulon coach Bernard Laporte reveals what the Heineken Cup said to him at the Paris launch of this season's competition

"I thought during the last 20 minutes we played some good stuff"
Too bad that Manchester City were already 4-0 up by that stage, wasn't it Wayne Rooney?

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