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Tuilagi acts a fool while Wiggins plays it cool

ESPN staff
September 22, 2013
Manu Tuilagi found himself in hot water with his prank on David Cameron © Getty Images
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In the latest edition of our quotes of the week, Matthew Hoggard gets a bit sweary, Jose Mourinho rises at daybreak and Manu Tuilagi finds himself in a bit of bother...

"It's just been a long, long grind"
Tiger Woods reveals why he's fallen out of contention at the Tour Championship

"It is difficult. It is like when you are looking to buy a house and they offer you many nice ones, but you need to pick one"
Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo are surely better than 'nice houses'. We might have a word with Brazilian Ronaldo about this.

"Liverpool is a massive football club and they had not won anything for six years when I got there, but we won something in our first season"
Kenny Dalglish, always set to be the saviour of Liverpool Football Club, as the man says himself.

"The statue is not part of the Riverside development of the stadium and will be returned to the former chairman in due course"
Fulham Football Club try to put it as politely as possible that the monstrosity that is the Michael Jackson statue needs to be picked up by Mohamed Al Fayed.

"The reasons why [I haven't been paid] you will have to ask from the team, but the reason why I left the team is purely from the money side - the thing is, I haven't got my salary" Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen gets down to the cold, hard cash reasons why he is joining Ferrari.

"I don't think we are seeking to tear up the fabric of European rugby"
Saracens chief executive Edward Griffiths defends Premiership Rugby's quest for changes to the Heineken Cup.

"At the moment, the Pools are skewed, the television audiences are flat and the competition is under-performing"
More Heineken Cup debate, and a more blunt perspective from Gloucester chairman Ryan Walkinshaw.

"I will wake up at 7am in the morning, I go to Cobham and try to get three points against Fulham"
We would like to point out to Jose Mourinho that there are no points on offer in training for Chelsea.

"Have I, bollocks..."
Matthew Hoggard is asked if he has ever signed an autograph with MBE after his name.

"Your breath stinks... You're going to learn a very valuable lesson about respect. You'll get knocked out, you know it. It's that look in your eyes. You've got the face of a worried man, haven't you?"
Carl Froch piles on the trash talk to George Groves at their press conference staredown.

"Listen, I will concentrate on my football as I have done all summer"
Wayne Rooney was clearly rattled after being questioned on his commitment to Manchester United by ITV's Gabriel Clarke.

"Manu, everyone thinks you are a two-year old, do you really want that? Now go away and grow up please"
Ex-British & Irish Lions hooker Brian Moore makes his feelings known about Manu Tuilagi following his prank on David Cameron.

"The second hotel they went to was a randomly picked Ibis where they thought he could be"
RadioShack-Leopard press officer Tim Vanderjeugd takes to Twitter to defend the sudden disappearance of Vuelta winner Chris Horner from drugs testers.

"We should not stand in awe. I hope that my players not only want to look around the tradition-rich ground and line up for Wayne Rooney's autograph"
Bayer Leverkusen manager Sami Hyypia had more important things to worry about when his side faced Manchester United in the Champions League. They lost 4-2.

"Whether people get on or they don't get on in walks of life, it shouldn't stop you going out and doing the job you do"
Sir Bradley Wiggins plays down the significance of a reported bust-up with team-mate Chris Froome.

"It's very difficult for Nick, he's in bits in the changing room"
Gloucester boss Nigel Davies speaks out over Nick Wood's red card.

"Daddy, why do people want us to die?"
Former Premier League referee Mark Halsey on the pressure officials are under after fans sent him death threats.

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