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