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Chris Charles | 11:10 UK time, Tuesday, 2 March 2010

"I know what JT's like and nothing surprises me about him so I'm not going to comment on that guy. I think everyone in football knows what the guy's like."
Craig Bellamy says an awful lot without commenting after the Chelsea-Man City game.

"People in glass houses should not throw stones."
Terry's curt response.

"I'm not excited about a handshake. I know many people are, but for me and the players, no way."
Chelsea boss Carlo Ancelotti wanted Chelsea's feet to do the talking at Stamford Bridge, but it was not to be.

"It would be hypocritical of Bridge if he shook hands and made out like they're friends now. If there was a 50-50 challenge that gave me the chance to go over the top and do one on Terry then I would, yes."
Former Arsenal star Perry Groves does his bit for world peace - quoted in The Sun before the Chelsea-Man City game.
John Terry and Wayne BridgeBridge and Terry - the best of enemies
"I'd have dealt with it by going down to see Terry in private. If that ended up in a fight, then so be it."
But Groves calms down a little later.

"I don't know where they will stay, it's not my concern. I'm hoping there will be a virus."
Fabio Capello speaks for the nation when asked about the WAGs' movement at this summer's World Cup.

"Richard's a great lad - and I totally disagree with him."
Aston Villa manager Martin O'Neill after Richard Dunne said the decision not to send off Nemanja Vidic in the Carling Cup final may not have made any difference to the outcome.

"I think what he does is is a model for other managers aorund the world - it's a perfect model for all the kids as well. As for the style of football, even Barcelona are now copying his style."
Rafa Benitez couldn't possibly get his tongue any further into his cheek when talking about Big Sam Allardyce.

"He'll be at Wembley for the final - and you'll probably be able to hear him."
Gaby Agbonlahor on his dad, Samson, ahead of the League Cup final.

"It's me. I'm jinxed."
Shay Given after Man City's FA Cup defeat by Stoke ensured the keeper's long wait for club honours continues.

"It was a penalty, but I like this referee."
Inter Milan's Walter Samuel, who tripped Chelsea's Salomon Kalou in the box but saw the ref wave play on.

"I expect people will be very pleased to see me because we were so happy when we were together."
Jose Mourinho feels the love ahead of his return to Stamford Bridge with Inter.

"I know Mourinho is always lucky at Stamford Bridge. I only lost one game there with Chelsea."
And loves himself so much he's started referring to himself in the third person.

"We are not living in Cloud Cuckoo Land, we are living in Let's Get Some Points Land. But I want to win if I'm playing tiddlywinks."
Wolves boss Mick McCarthy flips out after some fans moaned that he was playing too defensively by employing a lone striker.

"Crikey me! He's on a great goalscoring burst now."
Wayne Rooney's red-hot streak provokes an outburst of comedy swearing in Sir Alex Ferguson.

"I've done stupid things before when I've had too many sherbets but nothing
like this."
Wales back row forward Andy Powell after his arrest for drink-driving. Police arrested him at a service station - where he went to buy a bar of chocolate and a sandwich - after driving a golf buggy along the M4 motorway.

"If the reports are just half-true, I would recommend Tiger just call it a bad experience, say bye-bye, go out and be a wonderful playboy and win tournaments and have a good life."
Three-times married Donald Trump offers some interesting relationship advice to Tiger Woods.

"They keep coming up with these people, saying this man's one of the richest Arabs in the world and this one's Sheikh somebody or other. Solomon someone or the other, sitting there eating a big hamburger with holes in his jeans. The next thing someone else comes in."
Former Portsmouth manager Harry Redknapp on the persistent takeover rumours at Fratton Park.

"The rest of us would be looking forward to a 100th cap but John would rather get off the pitch, get home and milk his cows."
Donncha O'Callaghan on Ireland team-mate and farmer, John Hayes, who won his 100th cap against England.

"Mr Benitez, the last time I saw you was in Istanbul in 2005 and you had a different silhouette - what has happened to your silhouette?"
A Romanian journalist tactfully quizzes the Liverpool manager about his weight, ahead of the Europa League clash with Unirea Urziceni.
Rafa Benitez and Sam Allardyce"If you think I'm big, you ought to see the fella behind me"
"It is the stress of answering questions from the press."
Rafa's retort.



AND SOME FROM YOU

"People say 'go with the flow' but do you know what goes with the flow? Dead fish."
Roy Keane when comparing Wayne Bridge's withdrawal from the England squad to his own World Cup exit in 2002.
(Conor O'Donovan, Ireland)

"He has a bit of a hamstring and a bit of an Achilles."
Everton boss David Moyes confirming Louis Saha's anatomy is much the same as everybody else's.

"I think Sir Alex will decide, and I would think in about the year 2033 when he thinks to himself, 'yeah, I think that Champions League has gone past me for the final time', then I will have departed this earth long before him - because I've got a lot more worries."
Martin O'Neill rules himself out of the Manchester United hotseat.
(Matt, Australia)

"Villa are attacking their own supporters."
Guy Mowbray commentating during the Carling Cup final.
(Katie, UK)

"It'll be a conundrum for Brian Laws whether Clarke Carlisle keeps his place in the Burnley team."
Caroline "Cheesy" Cheese referring to Burnley player Clark Carlisle's appearance on Countdown earlier in the week. He knows how to play a words and numbers game, not sure if he knows the rules to not giving away penalties, though.
(Dave P, Macclesfield)

"Nine goals without a game for Rasiak."
Mick Conway reporting from the Reading-Sheffield Wednesday match on Soccer Saturday.
(Blair Gray, Scotland)

"We've closed the training ground. It's off-limits. We're just going to train there and that's it."
Harry Redknapp reacts to the virus outbreak among Spurs players and staff. So it's off-limits, but they still trained there?
(Simon Batty, UK)

Commentator 1: "We're at this picturesque stadium just a Rory Delap throw away from the Mediterranean Sea."
Commentator 2: "Yeah, the sea is just three miles away."
Commentators during the Olympiakos-Bordeaux match.
(Timothy, Barbados)

Interviewer: "Richard, can you put into words just how disappointing this is?"
Richard Dunne: "It is disappointing."
Villa defender after the Carling Cup defeat by Man Utd.
(ChristalPalace)

"There goes Ancelotti with his hands deep in his pockets" - short pause - "I wonder what he has up his sleeve?"
Commentator at half-time in the Inter-Chelsea game.
(Francis_S)

"Just look at the noise here."
Marcel Desailly at the Inter-Chelsea match.
(Gary Bateman, Limerick, Ireland)

"I know Martin quite well, I wouldn't say I know him really well but he used to use the same Indian restaurant as me."
Reading manager Brian McDermott on his relationship with Martin O'Neill - ahead of their FA Cup quarter-final meeting.
(Tim Rushton, Isle of Man)

"They can't both win the Champions League this year."
ITV commentator on Inter v Chelsea. But they could both win it next year?
(Anon)
Sachin Tendulkar celebrates his landmark double centurySachin Tendulkar celebrates his landmark double century
"Very rare to hit a double-hundred in the 50-over format."
Sky News' Chris Roberts on Sachin Tendulkar's record 200 not out against South Africa -the ONLY double hundred in the history of ODIs.
(Craig King, Somerset)

"Is it me or does the pitch seem really big? It certainly looks bigger than when we were here last year, but then we were sitting further away."
Clive Tyldesley answers his own question at the Dragao Stadium during Arsenal's game against Porto on ITV.
(Tristram, UK)

"Vidic has been absolutely brilliant tonight, from the first minute to the second."
Roberto Martinez on BBC 5 live's commentary of Man Utd v West Ham.
(Ryan, England)

"When he is at his best, he is a top player - he has played at World Cups and if he can do that for us, it will be great."
Harry Redknapp on Roman Pavlyuchenko. Spurs to win the World Cup in 2010?
(Duncan, England)
As the Big Ed pointed out to me, Pavlyuchenko might have been at Euro 2008, but he has never actually played at a World Cup - Ed.

"It's tight. Very tight. And I'm not talking about Stevie G's vest here."
ESPN Presenter John Dykes at half-time during Man City v Liverpool, as the players trudged off and Gerrard had taken off his top to reveal a rather tight vest.
(YCR, India)

"Irn-Bru Scottish Second Division - All matches postponed....all players no doubt begrudgingly dragged around shopping!"
Sky Sports Soccer Special results announcer.
(James Ellis, London)

"Iniesta, running into clear water."
Sky Sports commentator during the VfB Stuttgart v Barcelona game. Is running into water ever a good thing during a football match, regardless of its clarity?
(W. Brown, UK)

Presenter: "So Iain, are Bordeaux a good outside bet for winning the Champions League?"
Dowie: "Yes they are, I wouldn't put my kitchen sink on them, but worth a flutter."
Dowie's kitchen sink must be gold-plated.
(Wilfie Wilkins, England)

"He was just one of those players I just wanted to smash!"
Robbie Savage co-commentating on Man City-Liverpool, when asked what it was like to play against Javier Mascherano.
(steve)

"Administration and the nine-point deduction that goes with it would make Pompey's relegation to the Champions League inevitable."
Not all doom and gloom in Portsmouth, according to the Sky News iPhone app.
(Mark Dobinson, UK)

"'Inter effectively sold Ibrahimovic and replaced him with Samuel Eto'o, Diego Milito and most of Wesley Sneijder', Marcotti told BBC Sport."
BBC interview with Italian sports journalist Gabriele Marcotti. So what happened to the rest of Wesley Sneijder, then?
(Thom Williams, England)

"That's three world-class saves I've seen today - two from Cech, one from Green and one from Myhill."
Garth Crooks getting his sums wrong on Final Score.
(Daniel Fripp, Ireland)



WINTER OLYMPICS SPECIAL

American commentator: "This is like Brokeback Mountain 2!"
British commentator: "Ha ha......not really sure where you're going with that one.."
After Canada scored in overtime at the Winter Olympics ice hockey final.
(Luke, England)

"And its gold for Canadia!!!"
BBC commentator Bob Ballard after Canada had just scored their overtime golden goal.
(Jacob, UK)
Canadian players celebrate ice hockey goldCanadian players celebrate ice hockey gold
"Ryan Miller, once, twice, three times a lady...denied."
More Canada-USA ice hockey commentary.
(Lyndon Kerr, UK)

Commentator 1:"And thats skier-cross at its best, a real man's sport."
Commentator 2: "Saying that, we have the women's final tomorrow and I expect that to be every bit as exciting."
BBC commentary of the men's ski-cross final.
(Joe Henney, UK)



CHANTS OF THE WEEK

"It's all gone quiet over there!"
Stoke fans on the northbound platform of Stoke station, to the empty southbound platform where the Arsenal fans had just noisily departed.
(Vincent, Manchester)

"Calderon, Calderon
"Calderon, Calderon,
"Drinking pints of sherry
"Calderon, Calderon."
Brighton fans (to the tune of Let It Be) serenading our new Spanish right-back, Inigo Calderon, after he scored his first goal in English football. Absolutely no idea where the line about sherry comes from but it certainly caught on.
(Mark Nickols, England_

"You're supposed to be a gnome!"
At the Port Vale-Lincoln match, to a rather small referee!
(James, England)

"12-1 on aggregate" and "We only want six more!"
After Spurs went 3-0 up at Wigan, a team they beat 9-1 in the reverse fixture.
(Rob Gray)

"We're not very warm!
"We're not very warm!
"We're not very, We're not very,
"We're not very warm!"
Cambridge City fans at a windswept Leamington FC.
(Stephen Warne)

"Camp-e-ony, Camp-e-ony, o-lay, o-lay o-lay!"
Tribute to Nottingham Forest and England number one Lee Camp.
(Pedro Howe, England)
England number one? Ed.

"You're the away fans and you're louder than us!"
Exeter fans mocking their own support when 1-0 down against Stockport (Stocky only brought 102 supporters).
(Josh, Exeter)



STADIUM ANNOUNCEMENTS OF THE WEEK

"Number one, Artur Boruc........ number seven, Scott McDonald."
Stadium announcer giving the starting line-up at Celtic Park. McDonald joined Middlesbrough in January.
(James Owens, Scotland)

"Leeds 'the wheels have fallen off' United 0 - Brighton and Hove Albion 0." and "....celebrating our promotion winning game against Preston Dead End."
Blackpool announcer.
(DorestTangerine)



BANNER OF THE WEEK

"At least Barnes could rap."
Banner at Rangers v Celtic match, regarding Tony Mowbray's poor record at Celtic.
(Del, UK)

Comments

  • 1. At 12:10pm on 02 Mar 2010, StarfireReturns wrote:

    This comment was removed because the moderators found it broke the House Rules.

  • 2. At 12:12pm on 02 Mar 2010, StarfireReturns wrote:

    Hmm first here, in spite of Virgin's best efforts to deny me the use of the internet.

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  • 3. At 12:14pm on 02 Mar 2010, StarfireReturns wrote:

    1. At 12:10pm on 02 Mar 2010, you wrote:

    Are Benitez and Mourinho having a competition to see who can wedge their heads up their own backside this week with their comments?

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    Try this again methinks. *facepalms*

    Are Benitez and Mourinho having a competition to see who can wedge their heads furthest up their own backside this week with their comments?

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  • 4. At 12:18pm on 02 Mar 2010, JacksfromBuxton wrote:

    Ahoy Chris.Excellent as ever.So Warnock's in place for a week or two.Now look into my eyes,that's it focus purely on the sound of my voice.Your next manager should be a an ex international that's played under 2 of the all time great managers.Focus on the voice.Maybe an international player,Irish perhaps....3,2,1 you're back in the room....
    So if Warnock fails,who do you want to replace him Chris?

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  • 5. At 12:36pm on 02 Mar 2010, BaggieMike wrote:

    BANNER OF THE WEEK
    "At least Barnes could rap."
    Banner at Rangers v Celtic match, regarding Tony Mowbray's poor record at Celtic.
    (Del, UK)

    Couldnt let that go without a couple of links for the uninformed:

    Original - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XnUh5LlrPZ4&feature=fvst
    Family Fortunes 08 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ddsUA3mTo8&feature=related

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  • 6. At 12:38pm on 02 Mar 2010, Chris Charles wrote:

    1. StarfireReturns - he's there again!

    4. JacksfromBuxton: Good old Colin. Jury's out for me, but he can't do any worse than Hart and Harford - can he? Tough on Palace - would not be best pleased if it was the other way round. He's signed a three-and-a-half-year deal, so expect him out by Easter. Actually, now Briatore's no longer running the ship, things might change, so let's be optimistic and say end of August. As for Keano, nothing would surprise me.

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  • 7. At 12:39pm on 02 Mar 2010, BaggieMike wrote:

    Also - nice blog Chris

    That brokeback mountain 2 comments is v. strange, i guess you had to be there (or in the case of the Brit commentator it obviously didnt help)

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  • 8. At 12:43pm on 02 Mar 2010, Chris Charles wrote:

    5. BaggieMike: Cheers for the links - always been a fan of the Barnesy rap. Not sure about the Barnes-Kay duet on Family Fortunes, mind. The only rap Vern's getting at the moment is one across the knuckles from his other half.

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  • 9. At 12:45pm on 02 Mar 2010, AddickCW wrote:

    Surely things might change Chris, now that you've got a manager with overwhelming fan support.

    I could be wrong, but Hart and Harford weren't quite as unanimously popular as old Mrs Doubtfire?

    Many thanks for smashing the nail in Palace's relegation coffin too.

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  • 10. At 12:45pm on 02 Mar 2010, Rovers Return - HKR AWAY DAYS wrote:

    "At least Barnes could rap."
    Banner at Rangers v Celtic match, regarding Tony Mowbray's poor record at Celtic.

    HAHA - I nearly fell off my seat laughing - great banter!

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  • 11. At 12:46pm on 02 Mar 2010, AddickCW wrote:

    And as for Bentiez, Barca will be copying precisely nothing about Benitez's managerial style this season

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  • 12. At 12:48pm on 02 Mar 2010, BaggieMike wrote:

    Chris - No problem, if its brings some amusement to peoples days then my work is done (also if you watch it and dont laugh theres something wrong with you)

    Obviously the original is the best but i thought i would include the FF one so that people who ave never seen the rap can realise how Barnes will never live it down - that family fortunes was 15 years later

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  • 13. At 12:50pm on 02 Mar 2010, James Heslop wrote:

    Heard at Milton Keynes Lightning on Saturday

    “Please don’t stand up while play is on going! If you need the toilet please put your hand up!”

    Or

    “Can you turn the disco lights off!”

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  • 14. At 12:50pm on 02 Mar 2010, resistance1984 wrote:

    Mourinho's comments remind me of good old days. And I'm kinda sorry for Rafa. I bet answering questions about his weight (or silhouette - nice word!) was a weird experience. Although he did well :)

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  • 15. At 1:10pm on 02 Mar 2010, The_Anfield_Iron wrote:

    And as for Bentiez, Barca will be copying precisely nothing about Benitez's managerial style this season

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    Didn't really listen to that interview then we?


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  • 16. At 1:10pm on 02 Mar 2010, The_Anfield_Iron wrote:

    then did* we?

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  • 17. At 1:17pm on 02 Mar 2010, Richard wrote:

    "He was just one of those players I just wanted to smash!" [Robbie Savage co-commentating on Man City-Liverpool, when asked what it was like to play against Javier Mascherano]

    Has anyone ever seen Savage actually make a tackle, let alone 'smash' anyone? All mouth and no action. Coward, in other words.

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  • 18. At 1:26pm on 02 Mar 2010, AddickCW wrote:

    "Didn't really listen to that interview then did we?"

    ------------------------------------------

    I listened to his sarcastic comments about Blackburn's playing style, yes.

    Ironic really, given that he's made a team of expensive 'tital hopefuls' play like a bog-standard mid-table side.
    Maybe he should leave the sniping to Wenger.

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  • 19. At 1:33pm on 02 Mar 2010, couch_potato_peeler wrote:

    "As the Big Ed pointed out to me, Pavlyuchenko might have been at Euro 2008, but he has never actually played at a World Cup - Ed."
    Are you in touch with Mourinho then Chris, or is this another big 'ed?
    I look forward to this every week, class as always!

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  • 20. At 1:34pm on 02 Mar 2010, ControlledMagic wrote:

    I reckon Starfire gets quote of the week for #1 or #3, take your pick.

    Richard - don't like the Savage much, do you? Quite contemptible, sometimes, as a player but bizarrely I find him ok as a pundit!

    Chant of the week for me was what sounded like (on MOTD anyway) the whole of the Britannia Stadium singing 'one Aaron Ramsey' as the poor b8gger was stretchered into the ambulance.

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  • 21. At 2:09pm on 02 Mar 2010, Woodhouse_owl wrote:

    you refer to warnock as Colin, are you wednesday fan in disguise?

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  • 22. At 2:20pm on 02 Mar 2010, collie21 wrote:

    3. At 12:14pm on 02 Mar 2010, StarfireReturns wrote:
    1. At 12:10pm on 02 Mar 2010, you wrote:

    Are Benitez and Mourinho having a competition to see who can wedge their heads up their own backside this week with their comments?

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    Try this again methinks. *facepalms*

    Are Benitez and Mourinho having a competition to see who can wedge their heads furthest up their own backside this week with their comments?

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    Sounds like comments are being wedged where the sun doesn't shine mate,.


    I think Harry's comment about his Striker that he doesn't rate, doesn't want to sell, thinks is brilliant, sums Harry up just right. I reckon he is somwhere close to the above comment in his true footballing knowledge.

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  • 23. At 2:21pm on 02 Mar 2010, collie21 wrote:

    By the way I left a rather childish comment here last week, ( or on last weeks blog) it was about dribbling, it took 3 days to get deleted, I was amused to get the email days later to tell me it had been deleted. Where the mods on holiday last week?

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  • 24. At 2:24pm on 02 Mar 2010, BaggieMike wrote:

    Collie - maybe the mods didnt actually find it offensive/broke house rules but then days later someone complained about it and then it got modded.

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  • 25. At 2:35pm on 02 Mar 2010, collie21 wrote:

    probably, there were all chatting about dribbing the ball into the box and I made a reference to dribbling......last night....somwhere, anyway, I thought it was hilarious, just goes to show what I know about comedy. More than Harry does about his strike force I reckon, but still not a lot.

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  • 26. At 2:49pm on 02 Mar 2010, RoamingRam25 wrote:

    Bob Ballard's ice hockey commentary was terrible for the whole Olympic fortnight.

    Get a transcript of the entire thing and post it up here - it's so laughably bad it wouldn't be out of place.

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  • 27. At 2:59pm on 02 Mar 2010, Crafty13 wrote:

    # 20. Yes, it was good to see the vast majority of Stoke fans are decent football fans, that was a nice touch.

    What wasn't so classy though were the few idiots who were chanting 'You've only got one leg'.

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  • 28. At 3:09pm on 02 Mar 2010, richyp wrote:

    Anybody else hear the commentary earlier describing Collingwood's catch in the 2nd ODI against Bangladesh? Apparently it was "Like he's got something sticky on his hands", to which the reply was "Like he's got Teflon on his hands".

    Er, no, Teflon is non-stick!

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  • 29. At 4:18pm on 02 Mar 2010, redandblackT-Save 606 wrote:

    Didn't know Benitez had a sense of humour...good on yer Rafa!I wonder how long it'll take Sam Allardyce to go running to tell his daddy Sir Alex Ferguson!

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  • 30. At 4:36pm on 02 Mar 2010, stowyowl wrote:

    "Very rare to hit a double-hundred in the 50-over format."
    Sky News' Chris Roberts on Sachin Tendulkar's record 200 not out against South Africa -the ONLY double hundred in the history of ODIs.
    (Craig King, Somerset)

    Surely this shouldn't be a quote of the week as what the commentator has said is actually true. Craig King has made the mistake in assuming that 50 overs games and ODIs are the same. Tendulkar was actually the 10th person to score a double hundred in a list A match. Ali Brown has the highest with 268 from 160 balls for Surrey against Glamorgan in 2002

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  • 31. At 4:37pm on 02 Mar 2010, alabamagaribaldineck wrote:

    The comments reference the Stoke fans and Aaron Ramsey reminded me of the stupid idiot Stoke fan (on TV) who was making obscene gestures to him as he got in the ambulance, what a muppet he made my blood boil.

    Good job the true Stoke fans showed there respect...

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  • 32. At 4:38pm on 02 Mar 2010, Dylan wrote:

    I loved it at the Wales 6 Nations game against France:

    'You fat Bastareaud!
    You fat Bastareaud!
    You fat Bastareaud!'

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  • 33. At 4:52pm on 02 Mar 2010, Gavelaa wrote:

    Another from the BBC commentary on the men's Ski Cross:

    Commentator 1: "Eroll Flynn in second"
    Commentator 2: *guffaws* "did you just say Errol Flynn?"

    He meant Errol Kerr.


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  • 34. At 5:18pm on 02 Mar 2010, Raeny wrote:

    *yawn*

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  • 35. At 5:30pm on 02 Mar 2010, BaggieMike wrote:

    Raeny - there may not be many comments over here - mainly because the same group of people comments on Chris' and Robbo's blog and the ramsey debate is still sort of ongoing on there.

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  • 36. At 6:30pm on 02 Mar 2010, 49 and thats a wrap wrote:

    Let me bring the debate here.

    My favorite chant was Stokes' fans after Ramsey's injury. The Guardian match report said: "... the home crowd lionised Shawcross by chanting his name."

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  • 37. At 8:34pm on 02 Mar 2010, Shockarooney wrote:

    "Lafferty is having a big influence on the outcome on old firm games now, and it's nothing to do with ability, because he doesn't have any.

    Charlie Nicholas saying what everyone else was thinking after the latest old firm encounter.

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  • 38. At 8:37pm on 02 Mar 2010, PoyntonHatter wrote:

    Stockport brought 182 supporters to Exeter actually not 102!

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  • 39. At 8:46pm on 02 Mar 2010, StarfireReturns wrote:

    How the hell did my first comment (#1) get modded when I say pretty much the same thing in #3 with a word or two added and it stays up?

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  • 40. At 8:46pm on 02 Mar 2010, skitter the cat wrote:

    I heard Brian Moore during the England v ireland rugby say

    "I don't know where Jonny Wilkinson is. I do know where he is, he's not there."

    but where is he though?

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  • 41. At 9:25pm on 02 Mar 2010, rchrdav wrote:

    #23, a couple of years back someone commented they were coming to watch a match in Chesterfield and asked were there any decent pubs, I posted a pub name and told hime of the ladies attractions behind the bar. About 6 weeks later I got an EMAIL informing me the comment had been removed for swearing

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  • 42. At 10:05pm on 02 Mar 2010, SportingHSV wrote:

    This comment was removed because the moderators found it broke the House Rules.

  • 43. At 10:08pm on 02 Mar 2010, The left peg of Marko Marin wrote:

    Quote from ITV on Tuesday;

    "Mario Balotelli advances into the Chelsea half... Perhaps Inter's last throw of the cards."

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  • 44. At 10:27pm on 02 Mar 2010, Alex wrote:

    Leeds 'the wheels have fallen off' United. brilliant

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  • 45. At 04:17am on 03 Mar 2010, DennyCraneWHU wrote:

    Here is the real Brokeback 2 story, courtesy The Daily Mail:

    The TV commentators who compared male ice skating to Brokeback Mountain
    A pair of Australian TV sports commentators came under fire for describing male ice skaters' routines as 'Brokeback Mountain' exercises.
    Eddie McGuire and Mick Molloy joked about organisers being shocked


    Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/worldnews/article-1254550/Vancouver-Winter-Olympics-2010-No-1-gaffe-goes-Odd-Bjoern-Hjelmeset-blaming-bad-ski-run-watching-porn.html#ixzz0h5DIwsV7

    A tabloid TV presenter, Eddie McGuire was savaged by a Sydney Gay activist -- a bit over the top, but now I can see where the activist was coming from.

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  • 46. At 07:20am on 03 Mar 2010, Bishwaksen Bandyopadhyay wrote:

    good collection again Chris.....a question though, since you mentioned the Big Ed, do you also have a Little Ed and a Middle Ed and a Bigger than Middle but Smaller than Big Ed?

    Also, how long will Warnock be there? I think QPR should go for stability and appoint Roy Keane. Apart from anything else, it will please our dear old Jacks from Buxton.

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  • 47. At 11:19am on 03 Mar 2010, Zukothesportsfan wrote:

    "The Terriers would have moved into fifth with victory but instead endured a chastening evening that ended their 11-match uneaten run in such an emphatic manner that manager Lee Clark must hope it does not damage the morale of his young squad."

    From your colleague Paul Fletcher's blog on Southampton's 5-0 win over Huddersfield. I'm guessing the Saints just gobbled them up?

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  • 48. At 1:21pm on 03 Mar 2010, kieroni wrote:

    Superb comment from the fat Spanish waiter - just given us a load of new chants with that one...

    we are barca in disguise, we are barca in disguise!

    and it's barca - rovers, barca - rovers f.c., we're by far the greatest team, the world has ever seen!!!

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  • 49. At 1:29pm on 03 Mar 2010, sharpski wrote:

    Quote from Inter v Chelseaa from Tilsley:

    "It's Jose Mourinho versus the world, his favourite fixture"

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  • 50. At 1:53pm on 03 Mar 2010, Trusevich wrote:

    The "It's gold for Canadia!" comment is wrong.

    Maybe they were thinking of "It's a game-winning goal, it's a gold medal-winning goal, for Canadia's favourite son, Sidney Crosby!" which is just about 5 mins into the video here:

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/olympic_games/vancouver_2010/ice_hockey/8542309.stm

    BTW, Pedantry FTW!

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  • 51. At 3:28pm on 03 Mar 2010, mambo wrote:

    My favourite chant can be heard at every ground John Terry plays on...

    SAME OLD TERRY
    ALWAYS CHEATING.

    I am looking forward to hearing the England supporters enjoying the chant tonight...

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  • 52. At 4:34pm on 03 Mar 2010, Ulstershaker wrote:

    Joke text doing the rounds up in Manchester....

    Apparently, Wayne Bridge sent John Terry a text after the City game at Stamford Bridge saying..."That's how you play away old son!"

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  • 53. At 5:41pm on 03 Mar 2010, RedWhiteandermblue wrote:

    I've always thought most (well, almost all) loathsome cultural trends begin in the US and spread like viruses (I might mention that I'm American). But "Canadia's favorite son..." from a non-Yank? Seems hard to believe. All I can think of is Homer Simpson looking at a map, saying, "So there's a NEW Mexico!"

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  • 54. At 8:27pm on 03 Mar 2010, SportingHSV wrote:

    This comment was removed because the moderators found it broke the House Rules.

  • 55. At 9:25pm on 03 Mar 2010, Ricardo wrote:

    "Is it me or does the pitch seem really big? It certainly looks bigger than when we were here last year, but then we were sitting further away."
    Clive Tyldesley answers his own question at the Dragao Stadium during Arsenal's game against Porto on ITV.
    -----------------------------------------
    Can we get Alan Irvine to sit down and explain it to him?

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  • 56. At 01:58am on 04 Mar 2010, andrew wrote:

    This comment was removed because the moderators found it broke the House Rules.

  • 57. At 2:23pm on 04 Mar 2010, FN wrote:

    Another good Quotes of the Week section, Maybe there could be a Keith Alexander special next week? Lots of important people in lower league (and some in the higher leagues) have said some great things about the man. Not forgetting Alexanders 'You can never have enough strikers'

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  • 58. At 9:26pm on 04 Mar 2010, Juan in Florida wrote:

    For next week's quotes entirely based on Lawro's weekend's predictions:

    "They've got quite a few injuries back and now they've got some competition for places, which is good for them" Lawro on West Ham. It's the first time I've ever heard that betting injuries back is a good thing.

    "the only thing players are bothered about is getting paid every month, so it doesn't matter if David Gold or Donald Duck owns the club." Still on West Ham. I would actually think Donald Duck would be more of a Chelsea fan. He's always wearing blue

    "One thing that could prove decisive is who they pick in goal - Hilario really was hilarious last week against Manchester City last week" Lawro was simply on fire today.

    And the last one that I doubt could be published but I found amusing:
    "Steven Gerrard seems to have found his form" In my opinion, he actually used to be good.

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  • 59. At 11:12am on 05 Mar 2010, Chris Charles wrote:

    Hi all,
    Just in case any of you are looking in and wondering why Review of the Week hasn't appeared today (Fri 5 Mar)I've had to take the day off for family reasons. Hopefully business as usual next week.
    Cheers,
    Chris

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  • 60. At 11:42am on 05 Mar 2010, Elliot wrote:

    Chris, I wasn't wondering, but I am now !
    Only kidding, does that mean you are Robbo ? Hope all is ok bud.

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  • 61. At 3:55pm on 05 Mar 2010, StarfireReturns wrote:

    Hope it's nothing serious Chris.

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  • 62. At 4:42pm on 05 Mar 2010, Hoopless wrote:

    "Camp-e-ony, Camp-e-ony, o-lay, o-lay o-lay!"
    Tribute to Nottingham Forest and England number one Lee Camp.

    Another good player sold which we could have done with staying this season. There's a reason why Cerny was never first choice for Spurs and then they bring in Ikerne!

    Anyway, hope the new manager voodoo works wonders in our favour tomorrow like it did for Peterborough when Jim Gannon was in charge for the first time.

    Hope all is ok Chris

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  • 63. At 12:09pm on 06 Mar 2010, DorsetTangerine wrote:

    Chris, not trying to be rude but you spelt my username wrong in the stadium announcements section.

    You are now responsible for me being called Doris.

    Thanks....

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  • 64. At 1:46pm on 06 Mar 2010, Eddy Cordoza wrote:

    "Massive length from James."
    ITV Commentator on the Portsmouth v Birmingham FA Cup match after David James took a goal-kick.

    Maybe I like it because my name is James.

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  • 65. At 5:24pm on 06 Mar 2010, RantingMrP wrote:

    "He's got one of the sweetest left foots in football" - Rob McCaffrey praises Alessandro Diamante - at the expense of a little grammar.

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  • 66. At 07:12am on 07 Mar 2010, STENDEC wrote:

    "Scoring goals is what you need to do to win games"

    Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes finally gets the hang of football after 15 years in the game.

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  • 67. At 11:03pm on 08 Mar 2010, squirrell_hunter13 wrote:

    Umpires called out Placido Polanco for interfereing with the Yankees Second Baseman Robinson Cano...

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  • 68. At 07:34am on 09 Mar 2010, Sheikh_Mahand wrote:

    "Terry's sh*gged your wife, sh*gged your wife, Terry's sh*gged your wife!"

    Wigan fans taunt Steven Gerrard during the 1-0 win at the DW Stadium. He didn't look happy!

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  • 69. At 9:24pm on 09 Mar 2010, ControlledMagic wrote:

    Just love this from Chris Bevan on the live text:

    2111: Er, bear with me a bit here folks...


    Immediately after this had happened!


    2110: GOALFLASH Arsenal 4-0 (agg 5-2) Porto (Eboue)

    2109: GOALFLASH Fiorentina 3-2 (agg 4-4) Bayern Munich (Robben)

    2108: GOALFLASH Sunderland 2-0 Bolton (Bent)

    2108: GOALFLASH Arsenal 3-0 (agg 4-2) Porto (Nasri)

    2107: GOALFLASH Fiorentina 3-1 (agg 4-3) Bayern Munich (Jovetic)

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  • 70. At 10:47pm on 09 Mar 2010, sockpuppet wrote:

    From BBC website Arsenal page:

    Latest video, audio and stories
    Wenger still angry at 'incompetent' referee

    Long time to hold a grudge especially as Porto got beat 5-0 anyway

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