10 GOR­DON STRA­CHAN GEMS

Late Tackle Football Magazine - - MEDIA -

Re­porter: “So, Gor­don, in what ar­eas do you think Mid­dles­brough were bet­ter than you to­day?”

Stra­chan: “What ar­eas? Mainly that big green one out there...”

Re­porter: “Bang, there goes your un­beaten run. Can you take it?”

Stra­chan: “No, I’m just go­ing to crum­ble like a wreck. I’ll go home, be­come an al­co­holic and maybe jump off a bridge. Umm, I think I can take it, yeah.”

Re­porter: “Is that your best start to a sea­son?”

Stra­chan: “Well I’ve still got a job so it’s far bet­ter than the Coven­try one, that’s for sure.”

Re­porter: “Gor­don, do you think James Beat­tie de­serves to be in the Eng­land squad?”

Stra­chan: “I don’t care, I’m Scot­tish.” Re­porter: “Gor­don, you must be de­lighted with that re­sult?”

Stra­chan: “You’re spot on! You can read me like a book!”

Re­porter: “Wel­come to Southamp­ton Foot­ball Club. Do you think you are the right man to turn things around?”

Stra­chan: “No. I was asked if I thought I was the right man for the job and I said ‘No, I think you should have got George Gra­ham be­cause I’m use­less’.”

On Eric Can­tona’s bizarre Press con­fer­ence: “If a French­man goes on about seag­ulls, trawlers and sar­dines, he’s called a philoso­pher. I’d just be called a short Scot­tish bum talk­ing crap.”

Re­porter: “This might sound like a daft ques­tion, but you’ll be happy to get your first win un­der your belt, won’t you?”

Stra­chan: “You’re right. It is a daft ques­tion. I’m not even go­ing to bother an­swer­ing that one. It is a daft ques­tion, you’re spot on there.”

On then-Southamp­ton and Ecuador striker Agustin Del­gado: “I’ve got more im­por­tant things to think about. I’ve got a yo­gurt to fin­ish by to­day, the ex­piry date is to­day. That can be my pri­or­ity.

Re­porter: “You don’t take los­ing lightly, do you Gor­don?”

Stra­chan: “I don’t take stupid com­ments lightly ei­ther.”

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