quote by Roman Abramovich

I love this game, I love this sport, I love this league. Why don't I get my own team? (English Premiership football club)

— Roman Abramovich

Staggering Premiership quotations

Look at my haircut. I am ready for the war. The objective is to win the Premiershp. I don't want to dominate, to finish without defeat, record points or goals or consecutive wins. The Premiership is so difficult you cannot be focused on that. I just think about winning.

For years Paul Scholes has been one of the best players in the Premiership.

He's incredible. He has always been under-rated throughout his career. He's a team player, a one and two-touch footballer who makes good decisions on the pitch and makes his team play.

Without any doubt the best player in the Premiership has to be Paul Scholes.

He knows how to do everything, and he is the one who directs the way his team plays. On top of that, he has indestructible mental strength, and he is a genuine competitor.

The Spanish league is fantastic, but it has not the great passion the English Premiership has got.

At the start of the season you're strong enough to win the Premiership and the European Cup, but you have to be as strong in March, when the fish are down.

Sad to hear of Paul Scholes retirement! One of the best midfielders to grace the Premiership! Idolised him for years! Legend.

The time I've spent in professional Premiership club rugby has been invaluable.

This was football played at the speed of ice hockey and the ball was in play for only 53 minutes of the 90. The Premiership at its highest level is enthralling, edge-of-the-seat stuff, but sometimes it is too fast and frenetic for its own good.

I would not say he (David Ginola) is the best left-winger in the Premiership, but there are none better.

It goes without saying that when you're the manager of a Premiership club, you go eight miles down the road and get beaten by a team two divisions below you, it's disappointing.

St George won 11 premierships with one Raper, imagine how Canterbury will go with 13.

I have always maintained a high level of fitness, and that is why I am still able to handle the demands of playing in the Premiership. People have always commented on my fitness, and it's something I pride myself on.

The plan was that I was going to retire and take a job with the American Federation, but Nottingham Forest offered me a contract and there was interest from West Ham and another Premiership club.

I was a bit worried coming back to the Premiership from America, but I have been pleased with my form, and the interest I have received has been good for my ego. I have no worries about my fitness, and I am really looking forward to the season starting now.

Both Chelsea and Manchester United will be challenging for the Premiership title next season.

I've left Boro in the Premiership, which was always what I wanted to do.

Actually that's not quite true. I took them to three cup finals, where they'd never been before. But I had set my eyes on being the first manager in their history to deliver a major trophy.

So when they have Mourinho and Benitez joining the Premiership they should say it's good for us, maybe these guys have something new to give.

The bottom line is that I wanted to come back and play in the Premier League again and wake up on Saturday morning and really fancy getting out there and playing in front of this fantastic support, scoring goals and enjoying football. (on returning to the premiership)

When he's on fire, he is impossible to stop.

He dribbles like a winger, but is still able to score 20 goals a year in the Premiership. (on Thierry Henry)

We have to remember Damien Duff is one of the most good players in the Premiership

He is a very complete, spectacular footballer.

He always fights for the ball and tries to lose his marker to help his team-mates - either to defend or to have a shot on goal. For any football player in the Premiership, Scholes is a player you want to emulate. I would happily end my career with the medals that Scholes has. I am young and I hope that I will be able to surpass him - but it is not going to be easy.

I've given these guys the blueprint on how to win a premiership, now I just have to be patient until they're ready.

Henry is a great man, I really like him.

He is a great professional and I think he will be a great captain for them. He's been the outstanding player in the Premiership for the last three or four years

He’s a fantastic talent and the complete footballer, probably the most coveted in the Premiership. It’s a privilege for the rest of us to be on the same field. If i could have anything i wanted for Christmas, i’d take Thierry Henry

Three years without a Premiership title? I don't think I would still be in a job.

My feeling would be that you lose something of the beauty of the Premiership by joining something not defined at the moment.

Titus Bramble: The only explanation for his existence in the Premiership is that he is already here.

The statistics John Wesson has compiled in The Science of Soccer show that Premiership football players are vastly more likely to have been born in the first half of the school year. These were the biggest boys in the class and were thus selected for the school team. How fair is that?

Arguably, Blackburn have got the best forward line in the Premiership. There's no denying that.

Bolton are an established team in the Premiership these days and well respected by the other sides.

On Saturday morning, one of the two teams still unbeaten in the Premiership occupied a modest seventh place. It is an illustration of the relentless pace being set at the top of the league in which every stumble is a serious fall and draws usually constitute two dropped points.

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