Quotes, chants and ban­ners of the week – seen and heard from the English Premier­ship

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With and without the ball at the mo­ment we’re very on the ball.” – Frank Lam­pard has a ball af­ter Chelsea’s thump­ing of Bolton. “Yeah, next week’s game is im­por­tant. If we lose next week we could be rel­e­gated so it’s go­ing to be a des­per­ate week.” – Spurs boss Harry Red­knapp with just a hint of sar­casm when asked on

Match of the Day whether next Satur­day’s game against Sun­der­land was im­por­tant. “Scin­til­lat­ing? No, I’d call it a nu­clear ex­plo­sion.” – Ju­ven­tus goal­keeper Gian­luigi Buf­fon af­ter his team blasted Sam­p­do­ria 5-1. “He’s def­i­nitely a plonker, but in the nicest pos­si­ble way.” – Sh­effield Wed­nes­day keeper Lee Grant on team-mate Luke Var­ney. “There’s no doubt Bent­ley has balls – and plenty of ‘em.” – Harry Red­knapp on David Bent­ley. “Kaka’s penalty shout has fallen on deaf eyes.” – Sky com­men­ta­tor dur­ing the Real Madrid-Getafe game.

“Van Per­sie has shown us that he uses his right foot only to en­ter a tram rather than play foot­ball with it.” – BHT’s (Bos­nian na­tional TV) Zo­ran Šuko dur­ing the Spurs-Arse­nal game. Five min­utes later Van Per­sie scored the first of two goals, both with his right foot! “He’s so right-sided, me and my friends call him the ‘An­tiGiggs’.” – Liver­pool fan on BBC ra­dio de­scrib­ing Ryan Ba­bel. “The fact we didn’t play for three months dur­ing the sum­mer was a mas­sive help.” – Not­ting­ham For­est de­fender Luke Cham­bers when asked what the se­cret to For­est’s seven-month un­beaten away record was. “We were get­ting to to the stage where we were think­ing, we don’t even get them in train­ing now!” – Wolves striker Kevin Doyle on his side’s strug­gle to win penalty de­ci­sions in the top flight. “The one dif­fer­ence be­tween Len­non and Bent­ley is that they’re com­pletely dif­fer­ent play­ers.” – Heard dur­ing the Spurs-Ever­ton Car­ling Cup cov­er­age on 5 Live. CHANTS “You’re just a fat Rob­bie Sav­age!” – Arse­nal fans singing to An­driy Voronin of Liver­pool in the Car­ling Cup. “5-2 and we’ve got the flu!” – Black­burn fans at the Peter­bor­ough game. Three play­ers had been di­ag­nosed with swine flu. BAN­NER “You told us to come back when we’d won 18 ti­tles... well, we’re back.” – Ban­ner from Manch­ester United sup­port­ers seen at An­field.

– BBC.com

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