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Sir Alex not a Spice Girls fan, Scotland doesn't get cricket

ESPN staff
October 5, 2013
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In the latest installment of our favourite quotes of the week, Scotland apparently doesn't like cricket, Sir Alex Ferguson still isn't a fan of the Spice Girls and Tyson Fury uses more foul language when talking about David Haye...

"He was one years old when I came to Arsenal"

After celebrating 17 years in charge of Arsenal Arsene Wenger, in talking up Serge Gnabry, has finally realised how long he's actually been at the Gunners for.

"I would not like to be too mathematical, but they say on average it is 10.2 points which qualify you"

Arsene, again - we regret to inform you, Monsieur Wenger, you have been too mathematical.

"Many of the players have since sent me messages thanking me for my time as their manager and helping them to improve as footballers"

Paolo di Canio comes out fighting in his first public statement since leaving Sunderland.

"Wasn't drunk in my video - sober 4 1/2 years can't say guy holding tee was sober though! HA! #SimpleFanRequests #DontTryThisAtHome"

John Daly uses Twitter to explain a bizarre video where he smacks a drive off someone lying on the ground with the ball teed up in their mouth. Repeat: #DontTryThisAtHome

"Admitting to being a Tory in Scotland is seen as weird, like cross-dressing or liking cricket"

Fraser Nelson, the editor of The Spectator, addresses the Conservative Party Conference.

"You would be throwing your money down the drain if you put any money on me coming back as a manager"

Sir Alex Ferguson is more than happy in retirement, and says The Masters and Kentucky Derby are high on his list of sporting events to attend.

"His life changed when he married the girl from The Spice Girls. And his focus changed."

Sir Alex still hasn't learned the name of David Beckham's wife. It's Posh, Sir Alex.

"He's chucking in a Boo Boo once a month"

Andy Goram wades in on the Joe Hart debate - either that, or he's a Yogi Bear fan.

"I am not blind to the situation"

England manager Roy Hodgson is well aware of the mistakes that Hart is making... yet he has stuck by him for the upcoming World Cup qualifiers.

"They're not gestures that I like or appreciate on a football pitch"

Zlatan Ibrahimovic's gun action didn't go down too well with Toulouse manager Alain Casanova.

"He'll be there somewhere; his little cheeky face will be peeking out!"

Northampton Saints boss Jim Mallinder on Leicester's banned coach Richard Cockerill.

"If Rooney did join PSG, he would have to get used to the fact that Zlatan scores even better goals than him"

Zlatan Ibrahimovic on Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Naturally.

"Lawyers just confirmed Haye contract agreed and signed. No excuses for this tosser to pull out again"

Tyson Fury continues to sit on the fence with his thoughts on upcoming opponent David Haye.

"I thought the penalty awarded is a football disaster"

It happens to everyone, Roberto Martinez

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