Our look at the week of sport in quotes takes us into the dench world of Emmanuel Frimpong, the angry world of Sir Alex Ferguson, and the inspirational world of 'Blade Runner' Oscar Pistorius.
Good luck to my friend @Nanas08 (mr Nasri) learnt a lot from him. World class
player! Will be missed!" Jack Wilshere bids adieu to former Arsenal team-mate Samir Nasri on Twitter.
"Pffffff comeon Jack" - Emmanuel Frimpong doesn't feel quite the same way, and becomes a Twitter sensation at a stroke.
Loooool You're annoying and at the same time funny Have you ever put on a
football Kit? Imagine you in shorts #NOTDEEEEENCH"
"@piersmorgan: You were magnficent, Mr Baracus - @EmmanuelF4 OOOO look who it is, the man himself lol - Thanks Grandad" - Anyone who can take Piers Morgan down a peg or two is alright by the World of Sport. Thanks, Emmanuel Frimpong. And no, before you ask, we're not entirely sure what 'dench' means, but it may have something to do with an old, old wooden ship used in the civil war era.
+++++"Arsenal have good fans but not that passionate since they moved from Highbury to the Emirates (Stadium). I remember when we played against City, when we lost 3-0, the crowd was amazing. That is what I want. When I saw the fans, they had tattoos and were passionate and that's what I want." - Samir Nasri joined up with Manchester City for the passion and the tatts, apparently. Referring you to exhibit A on your left, World of Sport asks: "Really?"
Arsenal fans hate Adebayor, so I am sure that will make the Tottenham fans like
him." - Tottenham boss Harry Redknapp welcomes new loan signing Emmanuel
Adebayor in a round-about sort of way.
always said when we woke up in the morning 'that your brother puts on his shoes
and you put on your legs,' and that was the last she wanted to hear of it. That
for me was growing up and that's why I've never really viewed myself as being
any different." - South African sprinter Oscar Pistorius, who runs with
prosthetic limbs, explains how he got to where he is ahead of his first race in
the World Championships in Daegu.
"I'm at the
line. What am I going to hear? A boo? If I cross the line first, am I going to be
questioned again? These are the things - I don't care how strong you are." -
American sprinter Justin Gatlin speaks frankly about his return to the World Athletics Championships
following a four-year doping ban.
a bit unfair of course. But who understands fairness and unfairness today? It
is quite a cynical world. Supporters are far less easy to please than they were
20 years ago. It is disappointing." - Manchester United boss Sir Alex
Ferguson offers his shoulder for Arsene Wenger to cry on following a turbulent
few weeks at the Emirates. Aw. What with this and agreeing to talk to the BBC again, maybe he's softening?
"The FA may realise who has produced more players for their country than any club in the world. Maybe they will get some joy from it and realise how important we are to England instead of treating us like s***." - Ah, there it is.
manager I've played four and lost four in the Carlsberg Cup, or whatever it is
called." It looks like the Carling Cup isn't high on the list of West Brom
manager Roy Hodgson's priorities.
"I don't think people care about the competition and you've got to look at why." Perhaps, Neil Warnock, it's got something to do with managers (such as the manager of QPR) sending out second string sides and being defeated by (for instance) Rochdale.
were only about 12 pairs of eyes near the wicket, but it's not exactly the
brains trust in there. I'm just surprised Matt Prior didn't appeal - he goes up
for everything." - England spinner Graeme Swann wasn't too pleased that
his fellow team-mates didn't appeal for stumping against Sachin Tendulkar - but England managed to clinch a 4-0 series whitewash nonetheless.
+++++"There is no reason for me to wait till September 26 to
pick Tiger. He's the best player in the world forever." - And in
another, very real sense, Fred Couples, Tiger Woods is the world
number 38 and sinking like a stone in the rankings. But don't let a lack
of form stop you from picking him in your Presidents Cup team well
before you have to...
"Certainly I guess in every person's career... you take a summary, you almost make an account. I have to say in my case, taking the 20 years, taking everything that I've been doing... certainly going backwards, I would do certain things differently." Michael Schumacher dangles a shred of hope in front of Damon Hill that he'll apologise for shunting him off the road in the title-deciding race at Adelaide in 1994....
"But then in life you have to make some mistakes in order to understand it is a mistake and to sort of set your guidelines. All in all, I guess the vest that I'm wearing, that I'm wearing inside me, is pretty white and I'm pretty happy about this. I don't have many regrets and overall, I certainly feel very excited and proud of what has happened." - Ah, there it is.
plays incredible tennis, but he's not an alien. In fact, what he does is doing
everything better than the others. He doesn't hit harder, he doesn't hit the
ball earlier. But he's always there. This is tiring when you play against him.
He does not have the best return on the tour. But on every return, he returns
well, and he's always there. So what does it is his consistency, and he has no
weaknesses." - Jo-Wilfried Tsonga confirms that the ATP does not allow
extra-terrestrials on the circuit, and that world number one Novak Djokovic is
just a pretty solid player.
(Roddick) has a high sweat rate - it is just dripping off him. Everyone is
different. You watch Roger Federer and he might leave the court with just a
bead of sweat on his face or a little spot on his shirt. Or (former pro) Wayne
Ferreira, it didn't matter where he was, he would never sweat. Then there is
Andy, who makes a puddle under him when he sits down." - Andy Roddick's coach
Larry Stefanki offers a convoluted explanation that the American number two does not in fact have a
- Samir Nasri
- Oscar Pistorius
- Sir Alex Ferguson