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Quotes of the round
The pick of quotes from a memorable weekend which saw shocks galore in the FA Cup third round.

And we also have some nuggets from the Lakeside World Darts Championship, where Chelsea winger Arjen Robben was a surprise spectator.

FA CUP THIRD ROUND

In my 18 years at this club, that was the worst performance we have ever produced in the FA Cup.
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson after the FA Cup holders are held by non-league Exeter City.

If someone had told me before the game it would be 0-0, I would probably have hit them.
Fergie warms up his hairdyer.

Exeter City's trip to Old Trafford will be a great day for their fans but that is about it - they won't get the result they want against Manchester United.
BBC pundit Mark Lawrenson, who also plumped for a Man City win, before the weekend's ties. Still, Lawro, did hint at the demise of Aston Villa and Norwich.

I hear Exeter rested their star players.
Spud-u-like from the BBC 606 messageboards.

With the Cup, the winners can laugh and the losers make their own arrangements.
Manchester City boss Kevin Keegan can arrange something else for the last weekend in January after a defeat by local rivals Oldham.

He showed us around the ground, let us into both changing rooms, told us to talk to any players we wanted, get their autographs and their shirts.
Scunthorpe scorer Paul Hayes on Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho. Bless!

Apart from the birth of my children it was the second proudest day of my life.
Johnson Hippolyte after his Yeading side go down gallantly to Newcastle. Has he got his priorities right?

We are Ryman League, say we are Ryman League
Yeading fans know their place despite holding the Toon for 50 minutes.

"Easy, easy, easy." Plus "Are you Wednesday in disguise?"
Sheffield United fans enjoy another upset as the Blades defeat Aston Villa 3-1.

Everyone knows Raymond in Holland
Robben on Van Barneveld
I won't be able to stop the drinking just like that but I've hopefully cut it in half and if you cut what I drink in half that is a hell of a lot.
Pub landlord and former world darts champion Andy Fordham pledges to bring his weight below 20 stone after his Lakeside exit.

Martin had lobster, Barney had spare ribs.
Commentator Tony Green eyes the menu after finalists Martin Adams and Raymond van Barneveld shared pre-match dinner. Adams lost 6-2. Maybe he should have gone for the bull's-eye.

"Go Hairy"
Fan's banner backing 'Wolfie' Adams, the bearded thrower who also sponsors one inhabitant of a wolf sanctuary.

It's close to where I live so I was curious to see it from a close distance.
Arjen Robben joins the Dutch contingent cheering on Van Barneveld at the Lakeside. And was that Chelsea team-mate Joe Cole we spotted as well?

All the other guys practise but he does it more military.
Darts legend Bobby George on the rigorous preparations of champion Van Barneveld

His darts used to stick out like tulips in the board.
Bobby again on the improvement of Dutchman Vincent van der Voort.






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08 Jan 05 |  FA Cup


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