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Sport quotes of the week

By Chris Charles

Cristiano Ronaldo
Pink to make the boy wink

"It's true lots of people hate me but there are even more who love me and who support me. I feel bad only when I play badly. Fortunately that happens rarely."
Real Madrid-bound Cristiano Ronaldo - modest as ever during an interview with a Portuguese football magazine.

"I don't know why people are so interested in what I wear on holiday...this year it was the pink hat with the flower - I don't see what is wrong with it."
Ronaldo clearly did not wear the pink hat with the flower to attract attention to himself.

"I don't know much about this evolution and I'm worried about it. Spending $96m on someone that can get injured or be in bad form isn't correct to me, especially during this period of financial uncertainty."
Real Madrid defender Christoph Metzelder attacks his club for the money they spent on Ronaldo. That's him off, then.

"I didn't have to make any motivational speech before the game as we'd come off the practice ground and got booed. That was strange on our own ground!"
England captain Paul Collingwood on getting a hostile reception from India fans at the Oval before their World Twenty20 match.

"I should have known better when I didn't see the chequered flag."
Julian Simon gets that sinking feeling after celebrating 'victory' a lap too early in the Catalonia 125cc Grand Prix. By the time the Spaniard realised, three other riders has passed him.

"I don't think modelling is a career I'm going to pursue."
Kate Moss can breathe easier after Andy Murray rules himself out of a catwalk career, following a shoot for Fred Perry.

"I'll be doing a rain dance on Saturday!"
Lewis Hamilton is hoping for a wet weekend at Silverstone, to improve his chances of victory in the British Grand Prix.

"Theo Walcott was a little bit invisible."
Setanta Sports pundit Steve McManaman gives his interesting assessment of the England star.

"It's scandalous, unheard of and rude. If PSV ever wants something from us again, we will laugh. They can climb a tree."
FC Twente commissioner Aldo van der Laan over assistant coach Erik ten Hag's switch to PSV.

AND SOME FROM YOU

"If they played the World Cup now, we'd win it."
Australia's Socceroo captain Lucus Neill, safe in the knowledge only three other sides have qualified so far. (Bill, Australia).

Andy Pandy, Teddy and Looby Loo
Looked offside to me, Teddy

"And now, Andy and Teddy with their views."
Steve Ryder on ITV, after the England-Andorra match. Took me right back to my days watching Andy Pandy. (Tont, UK).

"We love hockey because it's interesting and fun....and you get injured!"
Two children give us some interesting comments about hockey during a game between England and Australia in Nottingham. (Dave, UK).

"Why no Boyd Rankin, who has looked to me a tall man, about 11ft 3."
Nasser Hussain's co-commentator on why Ireland shouldn't have dropped their tall fast bowler against New Zealand. (Rajesh Vinay Narang, UK).

"Three years ago he was just Nani with a step-over."
BBC blogger Robbo on Ronaldo. (Conor, N Ireland).

Charlie Cox: "Catalunya is a track of two halves."
Steve Parrish: "Aren't they all?"
Heard during last weekend's MotoGP.

"I think we've got ourselves a couple of farmers."
Commentator describes the dad-dancing in the stands at the England-India Twenty20 game. (Sam Brownsword, England).

"That makes Andy Murray the first man to reach the final at Queen's since 2002."
Tennis commentator - I think he meant: "First British man".(John, Scotland).

"Crouch knows where the goal is."
David Pleat - England v Andorra. Always handy for a striker - Ed. (Tom, Birmingham).

"They will literally park the bus (in front of goal)."
Pleat referring to Andorra's defensive mentality during England's World Cup qualifying match. (Mark Spivey, England).

"It takes a great team to be a great team."
One of the presentation party during the Stanley Cup presentation to the Pittsburgh Penguins.(Ben, Leicester).

Tinky Winky
Who wants to swap with me?

"Those two have been exchanging handbags throughout the game."
Commentator during the England-Andorra match. (Jordan, England).

"He doesn't have a leg to stand on when it comes to elbows!"
Commentator on Italy's Daniele de Rossi, named man-of-the-match in the Confederations Cup win over the USA, three years after being sent off against the same opponents for an elbow. (Luis de Sousa, Manchester).

"Who are we playing, anyway? They are the worst team I have ever seen in my life-I think me and the rest of the old squad could have played them - we would be 6-0 up by now!"
Jimmy Greaves' verdict on Andorra at half-time in the match on Wednesday. (Jake, England).

"That counts as a save for the goalie because the posts are part of his equipment!"
Commentator on an MLS match after the ball hits the crossbar. (Tosin Sowande, USA).

"You have to be some special kind of masochist to defend like that."
David Pleat on Andorra's defence. (Alex Dobrik, England).

"He's caught between the Devil and a hard place."
Gareth Chilcott mixing his metaphors - maybe he was caught between a rock and the deep blue sea. (Darren Jalland, UK).

CHANTS OF THE WEEK

"You've got the whole world in your team!"
India fans to England during the World Twenty20 game at Lord's. (Ravi, UK).

"Are you Scotland in disguise?"
England fans to Pakistan in the World Twenty20. (John Harding, UK).

STADIUM ANNOOUNCEMENT OF THE WEEK

"Big up to da Somerset Massive!"
Announcer at Women's World Twenty20 at Taunton. (Robert Clarke, England).



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