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Last Updated: Tuesday, 18 April 2006, 10:47 GMT 11:47 UK
Quotes of the week
A kebab vendor on the streets of Istanbul
The gourmet choice of newly promoted football teams from Sheffield

Don't forget to send in the quotes we've missed. Read your favourites at the bottom of the story.

All the restaurants were full and we couldn't get in, so we celebrated with a takeaway kebab instead.
Sheffield United boss Neil Warnock celebrates promotion in style.

I advise nobody to get their hair cut in Sheffield - and certainly not coloured. It was meant to turn out white but instead it's yellow! I'll have to get it sorted out before my next match but my usual hairdresser is on holiday.
Stephen Lee on his bad hair day at the World Snooker Championship.

Snooker has gone down the tubes. It has been run by friends of friends who couldn't organise a raffle.
Double world champion Alex Higgins on the state of snooker.

I can see the players getting their deckchairs out and thinking about holidays. If they do that, they will be living dangerously.
Life's a beach in Hull, according to Tigers boss Peter Taylor.

The way my wife spends, I need to play until I'm at least 40!
Oxford captain Chris Hargreaves, 34 next month, puts retirement plans firmly on hold.

If you have a car and you win a race, you cannot just settle for that. You must try and make the car better. We're a good car but you always want a bigger engine.
Liverpool boss Rafa Benitez gets revved up for next season.

Liverpool and Chelsea are close when they play each other, apart from the 4-1 at Anfield earlier this season, although they lost 2-0 down here.
Kenny Dalglish looks forward to the Liverpool-Chelsea FA Cup semi-final. So apart from the five-goal gap this season, Kenny, there's absolutely nothing between the two sides.

I don't read the papers, I don't gamble, I don't even know what day it is!
Middlesbrough boss Steve McClaren has an interesting life.

Harry Potter makes an appearance at Upton Park
Up the 'Ammers!

I don't like people who drain my time and energy. If you've seen the Harry Potter films, we use the term 'dementors' - people who can draw the life out of you in terms of your energy. So we eradicate the 'dementors', encourage the positive people, and that spreads around to create the team spirit we have here.
West Ham manager Alan Pardew explains how the work of JK Rowling is impacting on day-to-day life at Upton Park.

It just came in so quickly, he tried to get a head on it and it came off the wrong corner of his head.
Norwich boss Nigel Worthington after Jason Shackell's own goal at Preston.

Our cover picture sums up the year as we saw it. Flintoff and Warne are shown embracing after the Ashes series - but the one is just a fraction above the other. We felt in the end that 2005 was the year when 'Freddie' touched greatness.
Wisden's tribute to Andrew Flintoff after he held off Warne to be named Leading Cricketer of the World for 2005.

If someone gets shot in the street, do you help them or do you walk away and take the easy option?
Ian Atkins on taking over as manager of Torquay with six games left and the club five points adrift at the bottom of the Football League.

I am not going to give this up - I am a fighter.
Relegation-threatened Hartlepool manager Paul Stephenson - taking a leaf out of former Hartlepool MP Peter Mandelson's "I am a fighter and not a quitter" election speech.

AND SOME WE MISSED

Gordon Strachan
I can shout louder than Jack

(After Celtic pick up the league trophy). Interviewer: So what will you be doing tonight?
Gordon Strachan: 24's on. Jack Bauer, he's some man. Widnae mind him in the back four! (JPaul, Scotland).

Maybe we should have a bet on it?
Alan Shearer gets in a quip about the next England manager, just after he and Ray Stubbs had been discussing the Wayne Rooney allegations! (Eddie).

Maybe he got caught up in the whole day and thought he was going to get a medal as well.
Everton boss David Moyes on the performance of referee Rob Styles in the match between Everton and Chelsea. (Nwangwu Kingsley, Tokyo).

Accrington have got money, we've got KitKats.
York City Manager Billy Mcewan on Accrington Stanley. (Josh Fletcher, England).

I heard Martin Jol saying on Saturday that it was probably a good time to play us and I thought 'oh, really?
Man Utd boss Sir Alex Ferguson lets Jol do his team talk ahead of their 2-1 win at White Hart Lane. (Kosi, UK).

Almost! But in football, almost is almost!
Jose Mourinho on Chelsea needing a point for the Premiership title. (Richard Arrowsmith, Enfield, London).




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