Word of mouth (I)
“We will wait for him like a good wife when a man is in prison.”
– Jürgen Klopp standing by his man Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain after the midfielder picked up that knee ligament injury.
“I think that a team without a Brazilian isn’t a team. If a European team could have a Brazilian in their squad, it would bring a ‘Brazilian thing’ to the game and I think that’s very important. I worked with Brazilian players in every team I coached, and I enjoyed them a lot.”
– Do you think Jose Mourinho wants to buy a Brazilian this summer? “I’m a football manager, not an electrician . . . don’t ask me to change a bulb. I don’t know why generators blow or don’t blow.” – Cabinteely manager Eddie Gormley after the game against Athlone Town was abandoned due to floodlight failure. Call him what you like, but never Sparky. “Harry Kane is so prolific that he is able to score without touching the ball.” – Just as the slagging was beginning to die down, PFA chairman Ben Purkiss left poor Harry choking on his hors d’oeuvres at the Player of the Year do.