- Week in Words
Wilshere gets smoked by Pietersen, Barton belittles Sir AlexESPN staff October 12, 2013
In the latest installment of our favourite quotes of the week, Jack Wilshere puts his foot in it, Joey Barton suffers delusions of grandeur once again and Manchester City get out the deckchairs...
"I'm not a big fan of 'without this', 'with this', 'if this'"Sebastian Vettel refuses to blame KERS for missing out on pole position at Suzuka. But Seb, that was what denied you top spot, so...
"He couldn't put on a coaching session to save his life. I've spoken to people about him and he can barely lay out cones"Never one to shirk his words, Joey Barton gives a damning verdict on Sir Alex Ferguson
"Hence why the English national team are shit at the moment. We haven't won anything. We haven't got great players - they are told they are great"And Barton was equally as critical when talking about the England national side
"At the end of the day, we're here to win a World Cup, we're not here to please people on moralistic grounds"New Zealand rugby league selector Richie Barnett on the about-turn of the terribly important Sonny Bill Williams
"Manchester [City] had two attackers who - and I exaggerate a bit - sat in their deckchairs on the halfway line when we were in possession"It's usually the Germans who grab all the deckchairs but Bayern Munich's Thomas Mueller lost out to Sergio Aguero and Edin Dzeko
"@LennoxLewis is a Homosexual!!! But an ever bigger pussy!!! ... I think the @LennoxLewis &wlad@Klitschko r 100% Homosexuals!!"Tyson Fury as articulate as ever on Twitter
"The only people who should play for England are English people"Jack Wilshere, fast becoming a journalist's dream, unwittingly causes a stir in what was set to be a quiet international week...
"Seems to be a trend in this country, poor journalism in my eyes! I wasn't referring to Janujaz [sic] ... He is a great player... I wish he was English!"Jack Wilshere digs his grave a little deeper
"Interested to know how you define foreigner...? Would that include me, Strauss, Trott, Prior, Justin Rose, Froome, Mo Farah?"Kevin Pietersen wades into the Jack Wilshere-Adnan Januzaj debate on who should be able to play for England
"The only thing that could have stopped Nadal this year is his knees"ESPN columnist Chris Wilkinson claims the only person who could have stopped Rafael Nadal this season is... Rafael Nadal
"It is like a football team turning up at Old Trafford for a match against Manchester United and discovering they have to pay for the changing rooms, the hot water and the soap"A source has been quoted as saying this on the huge costs facing teams competing in Formula One. £60 for a coathanger as well just for good measure
"Gareth, leave your barnet alone! Gareth! Stop touching your hair!"Harry Redknapp's autobiography looks like it's going to be quite a hit, although Gareth Bale won't be rushing to the book stores to purchase one
"Just arrived in London after few hours delay. Now this bloody M25 is stop now for M4 exit. Dam it dam it"The delights of international travel for referee Nigel Owens hours after he was roundly praised for his handling of the South Africa-New Zealand match
"I wouldn't trust the FA to show me a good manager if their lives depended on it"Still to this day, we're confident that Harry Redknapp isn't bitter about not landing the England manager's job
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