Ron Atkinson

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“ You don't want to be giving away free kicks in the penalty area. ”
“ That's not the type of header you want to see your defender make, with his hand. ”
“ Jari Litmanen should be made compulsory. ”
“ There's lots of balls dropping off people. ”
“ There's a few tired limbs in the blue legs. ”
“ When Scholes gets it wrong, they come in so late that they arrive yesterday. ”
on Scholes' tackles
“ Stoichkov's playing on the wing, in this situation he likes to come in and scalp the centre-half. ”
“ Huddersfield will want to win this one. ”
“ ...in the other two games, the FA Cup Final and the Premiership. ”
“ Tony Adams - he's the rock that the team has grown from. ”
“ Beckenbauer has really gambled all his eggs. ”
“ I know where he should have put his flag up, and he'd have got plenty of help. ”
said at Stamford Bridge
“ ...van Nistelrooy, predating as usual. ”
“ You can see the ball go past them, or the man, but you'll never see both man and ball go past at the same time. So if the ball goes past, the man won't, or if the man goes past they'll take the ball. ”
“ We haven't had a strategic free kick all night. No one's knocked over attackers ad-lib. ”
“ They scored too early. ”
“ His head just disappeared into his shoulders. ”
“ He had acres of time there. ”
“ He should get his head to those. He is twelve foot tall. ”
“ The ball goes down the keeper's throat where it hits him on the knees to say the least. ”
“ How are they defensively, attacking-wise? ”
“ Think of a number between 10 and 11. ”
“ Lee Dixon will be up against two South American left-handers tonight. ”
“ The Spaniards have been reduced to aiming aimless balls into the box. ”
“ Yordi circumnavigated Ledley King there. ”
“ Their forward got a lucky squeeze from the defender. ”
“ I'm sure Bobby won't want them to be losing the match before winning it. ”
“ Liverpool will think 'we could have won this 2-2'. ”
“ They've certainly grown, the Japanese. I mean grown in stature, playing-wise. ”
“ At international level, giving the ball away doesn't work too often. ”
“ Scholes is very influential for England at international level. ”
“ Apart from picking the ball out of the net, he hasn't had to make a save. ”
“ Heskey needs to punch his own weight. ”
“ He could have done a lot better there, but full marks to the lad. ”
“ They are playing above the ground. ”
“ The keeper should have saved that one, but he did. ”
“ Liverpool are outnumbered numerically in midfield. ”
“ Ryan Giggs is running long up the backside. ”
“ Scholes and Van Nistelrooy drugged the last two defenders. ”
“ This is the best Man United have played in Europe this season and, conversely, the opposition has been excellent. ”
“ His white boots were on fire against Arsenal, and he'll be looking for them to reproduce tonight. ”
“ He'll take some pleasure from that, Brian Carey. He and Steve Bull have been having it off all afternoon. ”
“ Well, Clive, it's all about the two Ms - movement and positioning. ”
“ I tell you what, if the Cameroons get a goal back here they're literally gonna catch on fire. ”
“ There's a little triangle - five left-footed players. ”
“ A ten-foot keeper really should have stopped that. ”
“ He's the equivalent of the Spanish David Beckham. ”
“ That was Pele's strength - holding people off with his arm. ”
“ Now Manchester United are 2-1 down on aggregate, they are in a better position than when they started the game at 1-1. ”
“ You half fancied that to go in as it was rising and dipping at the same time. ”
“ Zero-zero is a big score. ”
“ The keeper was unsighted - he still didn't see it. ”
“ Well, either side could win it, or it could be a draw. ”
“ They've picked their heads up off the ground, and they now have a lot to carry on their shoulders. ”
“ They've done the old-fashioned things well; they've kicked the ball, they've headed it... ”
“ ...and he extends and grows even bigger than he is. ”
on Peter Schmeichel
“ He's not only a good player, but he's spiteful in the nicest sense of the word. ”
“ Woodcock would have scored, but his shot was too perfect. ”
“ They must go for it now as they have nothing to lose but the match. ”
“ If Glenn Hoddle said one word to his team at half time, it was concentration and focus. ”
“ I think that was a moment of cool panic there. ”
“ I would also think that the replay showed it to be worse than it actually was. ”
“ I've had this sneaking feeling throughout the game that it's there to be won... ”
“ ...was treading on dangerous water there... ”
on Phil Neville
“ They've come out at half time and gone bang. ”
“ Chelsea are the team who can break the Arsenal and Manchester United monopoly. ”
“ You know when I say that things happen in matches? Well, it just happened there. ”
“ Their strength is their strength. ”
“ Our fans have been branded with the same brush. ”
“ Yes, Woodcock would have scored but his shot was just too perfect. ”
“ If you score against the Italians you deserve a goal. ”
“ For me their biggest threat is when they get into the attacking part of the field. ”
“ There's a snap about Liverpool that just isn't there. ”
“ He must be lightning slow. ”
“ Chelsea look like they've got a couple more gears left in the locker. ”
“ I'm afraid they've left their legs at home. ”
“ He sliced the ball when he had it on a plate. ”
“ Someone in the England team will have to grab the ball by the horns. ”
“ I would not say that he is one of the best left wingers in the Premiership, but there are none better. ”
on David Ginola

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