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Last Updated: Monday, 24 October 2005, 12:35 GMT 13:35 UK
Quotes of the week
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho bemoans the amount of penalties Arsenal always get
Jose Mourinho reckons Arsenal can afford to miss the odd penalty

They did that because they have so many of them during the season that they had to try something special.
Chelsea boss Jose Mourinho comes up with his own explanation for Arsenal's bizarre penalty mix-up against Man City.

Of course it wasn't a goal but sometimes you earn a break like that and we deserved it.
West Ham boss Alan Pardew, one manager with no complaints about his side's disputed second goal against Boro.

In the past we have always been hard to beat and that was my motto.
Under-fire Birmingham manager Steve Bruce needs to come up with a new saying in a hurry after yet another defeat, this time at the hands of Blackburn.

If we get too far ahead of ourselves we will fall over.
New Zealand coach Graham Henry plays down talk of an All Blacks 'Grand Slam' when his team visits these shores.

Tennis ace Rafael Nadal sports a new look to his shorts
My shorts are usually this long

I just wanted to see how the shorts felt again.
Rafael Nadal ditched his famous 'piratas' trousers for a more traditional look at the Madrid Masters - and went on to win the tournament.

It was a counter-attack and I had to take him down. I don't regret it and I would do it again if I had to.
Real Madrid's Thomas Gravesen may not be winning a fair play award this season after his sending-off in the 2-1 defeat to Valencia.

It's not because I'm a master tactician on the field or anything close to that.
Brian Carney tries to put his finger on the reason for his elevation to Great Britain rugby league vice-captain.

I'm not greedy, I'm not selfish, I just wanted to get to a World Series one time.
Houston Astros second baseman Craig Biggio on his long wait for an appearance in baseball's showpiece event.

He threw it right where I was looking. I didn't want to get in a long at-bat with him because I didn't feel that great tonight.
You can bet Chicago White Sox first baseman Paul Konerko felt better after slugging the first pitch he faced over the left-field wall to help his team to victory in game two over the Astros.






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