A smoked salmon sandwich of a football match if ever there has been one.— Peter Drury
Revealing Football Match quotations
Everything is energy and that's all there is to it. Match the frequency of the reality you want and you cannot help but get that reality. It can be no other way. This is not philosophy. This is physics.
When I arrive at the gates of Heaven the Good Lord will ask ‘what did you do in your life?’ I will respond ‘I tried to win football matches.’ He will say: ‘Are you certain that’s all?’ But, well, that’s the story of my life.
Arsenal have won that advantage, nobody gave it to them.
By playing fantastic football and by winning matches and by winning trophies, they won that respect that the opponent has for them.
Football, beer, and above all gambling, filled up the horizon of their minds. To keep them in control was not difficult.
We must have had 99 per cent of the match. It was the other three per cent that cost us.
I'd give all the champagne I've ever drunk to be playing alongside him in a big European match at Old Trafford.
When you play a match, it is statistically proven that players actually have the ball 3 minutes on average ... So, the most important thing is: what do you do during those 87 minutes when you do not have the ball. That is what determines wether you're a good player or not.
Of course, my father was a soccer player. He used to play very good. Then I was young, eight or nine years, ten years old, I just want to be like my father.
Aggression is what I do. I go to war. You don't contest football matches in a reasonable state of mind.
For Irishmen, there is no football game to match rugby and if all our young men played rugby not only would we beat England and Wales but France and the whole lot of them put together.
Laddie, that man scored 200 goals in 270 matches - an incredible record - and he has won cup after cup as a manager. When he talks, pin back your ears.
That's the beauty of sport. Sometimes you laugh, sometimes you cry.
The little boy inside me was screaming 'Manchester United'.
United breathes football... the perfect match for me.
People say I'm hard, I'm Mr Angry. I'm this, I'm that. I just want to win matches. There's no point going out there and being Mr Nice Guy. We get 55,000 at Old Trafford and I don't think they want fellas going out there and thinking: Ah, if we lose, so what?
I do feel that I have unfinished business in the Premier League and now is the right time to return. I considered all the other offers very carefully and I firmly believe that Chelsea is the best choice. They match my footballing ambitions with their hunger and desire to win trophies.
If you come out with racist comments, then I believe you shouldn't be allowed to come to a football match. Don't be so narrow minded, you're bigger than that.
For a football coach, there's nothing that matches the pain of a team not playing up to its capabilities.
Is it unprecedented for two goalkeepers employed in a match comprising seven goals to be the fixture's most competent protagonists?
There are more hooligans in the House of Commons than at a football match.
Opera is credible drama now, and it costs less than going to a football match.
What have you got to lose?
I will do whatever it takes to win a football match.
When it's good, cinema can be one of the most important things in a person's life. A film can be a catalyst for change. You witness this and it is an incredibly spiritual experience that I'd never lived before; well, maybe only in a football match.
If a football official were to call for a slow-motion replay every time Didier Drogba fell over, each match would last about six weeks.
Liverpool are currently halfway through an unbeaten twelve-match run
The substitutes are all on the bench, and that's where they'll start the match.
The match will be shown on Match of the Day later this evening and if you don't want to know the result look away now as we show you Tony Adams lifting the cup for Arsenal.
The most difficult thing about an easy match is to make a weak opponent play bad football.
In a utopia you want to win matches by several goals and by playing a wonderful brand of football. But that's utopia.
It's Brazil 2 Scotland 1, so Scotland are back where they were at the start of the match
This is a good way to do it (saying goodbye to Victoria Park).
What a perfect way to end the Millennium. The last football home and away match of the Millennium will be at Victoria Park, and in the new Millennium we'll have fantastic facilities, a new approach, a new attitude.
With civilized men..., it is, I think, chiefly love of excitement which makes the populace applaud when war breaks out; the emotion is exactly the same as at a football match, although the results are sometimes somewhat more serious.
To see my country lose a football match is very hard for someone who has worn the shirt.
The train's always full of football fans going up to see matches.
Oh, they make sure I hear their points of view all right. They all want to have their say about their team, and make their opinions known.
The first ninety minutes of a football match are the most important.
If I liken the Pacific War to a football match, I can say to you that the first half is over, we have kicked off after the interval, and we are going to carry the ball into enemy territory for a smashing victory.
[Books are] vital to learning. Half the population don't go to football matches but that doesn't make football any less important.
I met Jack Bruce, one of my heroes, in a studio while doing some recording.
England had just beat Scotland in a big football match and I saw Jack trying to break into this refrigerator in the lounge, drunk out of his brain, and I didn't know what to say.
When I went to college, I wanted to major in kinesiology.
That's what I wanted to do, but just the way our schedule matched up - our football schedule and the college of kinesiology - all the classes were in the morning and football practice was in the morning. So there was no way for me to take all the classes that I needed to. Once I got into those core classes, it would have been hard for me to do it.