'We didn't underestimate them. They were a lot better than we thought.'

'Eighteen months ago they (Sweden) were arguably one of the best three teams in Europe, and that would include Germany, Holland, Russia and anybody else if you like.'

'In a year's time, he's a year older.'

'I do want to play the short ball and I do want to play the long ball. I think long and short balls is what football is all about.'

'I’m not going to look beyond the semi-final - but I would love to lead Newcastle out at the final.'

'What can I say about Peter Shilton? Peter Shilton is Peter Shilton, and he has been Peter Shilton since the year dot.'

'I'd say he was the best in Europe, if you put me on the fence.'

'Now we've got Southgate... (on just signing Jonathan Woodgate)'

'I would have given my right arm to be a pianist.'

'Well, we got nine, and you cant score more than that.'

'It wasn't going to be our day on the night.'

'He’s got his legs back, of course, or his leg - he’s always had one but now he’s got two.'

'Paolo Di Canio is capable of scoring the goal he scored.'

'Where do you get an experienced player like him with a left foot and a head?'

'Anything from 1-0 to 2-0 would be a nice result'

'He’s very fast and if he gets a yard ahead of himself nobody will catch him.'

'The first 90 minutes are the most important'

'They've probably played better than they've ever done for a few weeks'

'My father had 5 sons, I had 4 brothers'

'There will be a game where somebody scores more than Brazil and that might be the game that they lose'

'He never fails to hit the target. But that was a miss'       

'He’s got his legs back, of course, or his leg - he’s always had one but now he’s got two.'

'I thought that individually and as a pair, they'd do better together'

'We don't have to play them every week, although we do play them next week'

'We've got nothing to lose, and there's no point losing this game'         

'Steve Hodge has been unfit for two weeks, well, no, for 14 days.'

'Until we're out of the Champions' League we're still in it.'

'Denis Law once kicked me at Wembley in front of the Queen in an international.
I mean, no man is entitled to do that, really”'
'Ray Wilkins' day will come one night.'

'Gary Speed has never played better, never looked fitter, never been older.'

'We've got great speed in the team, not just Gary Speed, but great speed!'

'Look at those olive trees - they’re two hundred years old – from before the time of Christ! '- Sir Bobby illustrates how great life is in Barcelona.

'Titus looks like Tyson when he strips off in the dressing-room, except he doesn’t bite and has a great tackle' – on Titus Bramble at Newcastle.
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Bobby Robson Funny Quotes
'Players never know why they are taken off or substituted - until they become managers'

'I said to the lads in the dressing room at half time, I said, there was nothing to say.'

'They can't change any of their players, but they have changed one of their players and that's the coach'