Sports Quotes

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  • And here’s Moses Kiptanui, the 19 year old Kenyan, who turned 20 a few weeks ago.” (David Coleman)
  • “Its a great advantage to be able to hurdle with both legs.” (David Coleman)
  • “We now have exactly the same situation as we had at the start of the race, only exactly the opposite.” (Murray Walker)
  • After playing Cameroon in the 1990 world cup finals: “We didn’t underestimate them. They were just a lot better than we thought.” (Bobby Robson)
  • On the difficulties of adjusting to playing football and living in Italy: “It was like being in a foreign country.” (Ian Rush)
  • Jimmy Hill: “Don’t sit on the fence Terry. What chance do you think Germany has of getting through?” Terry Venables: “I think it’s 50-50.”
  • “I was in a no-win situation, so I’m glad that I won rather than lost.” (Frank Bruno)
  • “There’s going to be a real ding-dong when the bell goes.” (David Coleman)
  • “There is Brendan Foster, by himself, with 20,000 people.” (David Coleman)
  • “The lead car is absolutely unique, except for the one behind it which is identical.” (Murray Walker)
  • “I owe a lot to my parents, especially my mother and father.” (Greg Norman)
  • “There have been injuries and deaths in boxing, but none of them serious.” (Alan Minter)
  • “Watch the time. It gives you an indication of how fast they are running.” (Ron Pickering)
  • “Just under 10 seconds for Nigel Mansel. Call it 9.5 seconds in round numbers.” (Murray Walker)
  • “A brain scan revealed that Andrew Caddick is not suffering from stress fracture of the shin.” (Jo Sheldon)
  • “That’s inches away from being millimetre perfect.” (Ted Lowe)
  • “I’ll fight Lloyd Honeyghan for nothing if the price is right.” (Marlon Starling)
  • “If history repeats itself, I should think we can expect the same thing again.” (Terry Venables)
  • “I can’t tell who’s leading. It’s either Oxford or Cambridge.” (John Snagge – Boat Race between Oxford and Cambridge)
  • “The Queen’s Park Oval, exactly as its name suggests, is absolutely round.” (Tony Crozier)