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Best Trolling

“Harry Kane is now ready to go to a big club.” – Cesc Fabre­gas af­ter ‘Arry did the busi­ness at the World Cup.

Warm­est Trib­ute

“I think he’s the Kim Kar­dashian of foot­ball .... he’s not a foot­balling phe­nom­e­non, he’s an ad­ver­tis­ing phe­nom­e­non.” – Joey Bar­ton, not feel­ing a whole lotta love for Ney­mar.

Best Miaow

“The first thing Ryan will have to do is to turn up for the games. Be­cause when he was a player, he never turned up for half of them.” – John Toshack wor­ry­ing that tweaked ham­strings and the like would lead to Gaffer Gig­gsie miss­ing yet more Welsh in­ter­na­tion­als.

Young Peo­ple To­day

“You’d bring them in for a chat and ev­ery an­swer would be mono­syl­labic. How’s your mum and dad? ‘Al­right’. How’d you think you played yes­ter­day? ‘Fine’. But if you put a phone in front of them they could write War and Peace for you.” – Hibs gaffer Neil Len­non ex­plain­ing why he banned his play­ers from us­ing mo­bile phones while on duty.

Best Maths

“All that talk about Zi­dane … they’re try­ing to make two plus two equal four.” – David Pleat sug­gest­ing that spec­u­la­tion about Zine­dine re­plac­ing Jose at United didn’t, eh, add up.

Least Likely To Leaf Through A Novel

“If you’re at home read­ing a book, you need to get a life.” – Martin Ke­own, of course.

Hiber­nian man­ager Neil Len­non: not a fan of emo­jis, prob­a­bly

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