In this years edition of the Vauxhall-Opel League handbook 17 life members are listed,
12 of which have a tiny asterisk preceding their names. They are dead.
Ludwig v Beethoven. Toulouse Hall was sold out for a boxing match between these two
I’m on a seafood diet. It means I eat everything I see.
Competitor in New York marathon
You see your directors, sixty, seventy, eighty years old, shuffling into the stand,
people who take all day to decide what colour to paint the referee’s dressing room.
You read that they’re important businessmen and find out that their father has a
butchers shop or something. In fact they’ve no imagination, nothing.
Danny Blanchflower, Spurs and Northern Ireland captain
You get a game with 22 players, trainers, coaches, a 40,000 crowd and what is it?
- SPORTSNIGHT WITH COLEMAN. - we don’t want the game , we want David Coleman, or
so their ratings tell them . Look at the Olympics, just the same. You saw those Russian
girl gymnasts; that should have been set to music, it was like ballet. And what did
we get? The same blathering idiots screaming at us.
They bring him out of the loft, take the dust sheet off, give him a pink gin and
sit him there. He can’t go out of a 30-mile radius of London because he’s usually
too pissed to get back. He sits there at Lords saying: ‘That’s Botham, look at his
hair, they tell me he’s had some of that cannabis stuff.’
Ian Botham on the England selectors.
Judgements by commentators should be made on probability, not outcome. So when Jim
Laker writes in the Express on Friday that it was a mistake to put Australia in to
bat at The Oval, one should know that his opinion (given to Paul Parker’s father)
an hour before the start on Thursday was that we should field. And it is facile to
refer to playing only four specialist bowlers as folly only after three of them have
Mike Brearley, Middlesex and England Cricket captain
It’s a joke. They fine me £1000 for abusing a referee yet Boy George only gets £1000
for possessing heroin.
Terry Butcher, England footballer.
The trouble with referees is that they just don’t care which side wins.
Tom Canterbury. US Basketball player
The order to make it all-ticket came from number 10 so at least Mrs Thatcher's advisers
should come along and see what a right muck up they've made.
Ernie Clay, Fulham chairman on poor ticket sales for match against Leeds.
The press can best be compared to haemorrhoids.
Gareth Davies, former Welsh Rugby Union captain.