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Last Updated: Tuesday, 30 December, 2003, 11:12 GMT
Quotes of the year
QPR manager Ian Holloway
Holloway tries to work out whether he's pulled

Valuable insights from the sporting world in 2003. Part II follows on New Year's Eve.

To put it in gentleman's terms, if you've been out for a night and you're looking for a young lady and you pull one, you've done what you set out to do. We didn't look our best today but we've pulled.

Some weeks the lady is good looking and some weeks they're not. Our performance today would have been not the best looking bird but at least we got her in the taxi.

She may not have been the best looking lady we ended up taking home but it was still very pleasant and very nice, so thanks very much and let's have coffee
QPR boss Ian Holloway comes up with the quote of the century to describe his team's lacklustre performance against Chesterfield.

It was only a matter of time before they got fit and after that it's like riding a bike - or making love to a beautiful woman - you never forget
Blackburn manager Graeme Souness on the form of strikers Andy Cole and Dwight Yorke

Bill Werbeniuk
Bill Werbeniuk - legend in his own lunch hour

He was a great drinker but also a very good player. Only he could get tanked up with 10 pints before a match and still win
Jimmy White on Bill Werbeniuk, who died of heart failure aged 56.

What have they done? Nothing. They've spent 14m on a car park
Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone accuses the British Racing Drivers' Club of squandering the 45m investment fund to improve Silverstone.

For Wilkinson to win BBC Sports Personality of the Year, England have to win the World Cup, he has to kick the most points - and marry Kylie Minogue
William Hill spokesman Graham Sharpe on Jonny Wilkinson's chances of beating Paula Radcliffe to the SPOTY title. That was before the semi-final against France.

I've sparred with Harrison and I knocked him about. Basically he's fat, can't fight and can't knock anyone out, he's not strong enough to smash an egg with a baseball bat
Herbie Hide clearly not impressed by Audley Harrison ahead of his comeback fight against Derek McCafferty.

QUOTES OF THE YEAR: BOBBY ROBSON SECTION

Sir Bobby Robson
Now, what am I doing here again?

We're in a dog-fight, so the fight in the dog will get us through - and we'll fight
After Newcastle suffer a third successive defeat.

It's just been painted, just for Sir Alex. He had coffee and biscuits and bacon and egg rolls and he saw his team win. It's been a good afternoon for him
On Sir Alex Ferguson watching the match in Sir Bobby's office after the United boss was sent off during his team's win at St James Park.

His energy amazes me - I am going to start using his tablets!
On Kieron Dyer.

It's over, forget about it, it's gone. We've enjoyed the ride, brilliant. We've paid the money, got the ride, got off the tramcar - let's go again
On his side's Champions League exit.





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