Football combines the two worst things about America: it is violence punctuated by committee meetings.
They know on the Continent that European football without the English is like a hot dog without the mustard.Sir Bobby (Robert) Charlton
I think it is important for all those young out there, who someday hope to play real football, where you throw it and kick it and run with it and put it in your hands, a distinction should be made that football is democratic, capitalism, whereas soccer is a European socialist sport.
Look, I understand that for a lot of people, the US is superior to their country of residence in myriad ways, but I'm Australian. We have it all: the weather, the beautiful cities, the brand of football that involves neither padding yourself up like Santa Claus nor standing in a line in front of goal and covering your testicles.max barry
football is the most important thing in my life, but I do have a life outside football and this is one part. The TV, the music, the fashion - it all goes to make up Rio Ferdinand.rio ferdinand
I realised fairly early that the 'wisdom of the ages' - whether from 3000 years ago or yesterday - often was simply and perfectly adaptable to the context of the football arena, and immensely valuable. From my regular morning habit of reading, I would write down any wise, pragmatic and smart quotes and ideas that struck me, and that I felt could be of use in coaching.jack gibson
In football, if you are standing still, you're going backwards fast.jack gibson
A lot of different races and nationalities play football, so it is a good way to try and stop racism.thierry henry
It was one to three football fields in length. It was massive, about 300 feet above the ground. It had three lights on the points of its triangle and a large red light beneath.steven m. greer
American football makes rugby look like a Tupperware party.Sue Lawley
Conventional wisdom notwithstanding, there is no reason either in football or in poetry why the two should not meet in a man's life if he has the weight and cares about the words.Archibald MacLeish
Shevchenko is the best attacker in Europe. He has a great deal of consistency and he just keeps scoring - which in Italian football is very difficult. He is a complete player, someone who can do everything on a football fieldandriy shevchenko
You ask me: 'Was he a fair player?' I say: 'No, I'm sorry, for me he was not a fair player.' I just think I respect him highly as a quality player. I did not like some things he did on the football pitch and I have the right to say that. It's not because you are older, suddenly, that you are a saint.arsène wenger
In football everything is complicated by the presence of the opposite team.jean-paul sartre
There is no academic virtue in playing mediocre football and no academic vice in winning a game that by all odds one should lose...There has indeed been a surrender at Notre Dame, but it is a surrender to excellence on all fronts, and in this we hope to rise above ourselves with the help of God.
God, as some cynic has said, is always on the side which has the best football coach.heywood broun
football combines two of the worst things in American life. It is violence punctuated by committee meetings.George Will
After the Rose Bowl, former USC and NFL safety Ronnie Lott said "Vince Young is the greatest quarterback to ever play college football".
football hooligans? Well, there are 92 club chairmen for a start.Brian Clough
football is an art more central to our culture than anything the Arts Council deigns to recognize.Germaine Greer
football combines the two worst things about America: it is violence punctuated by committee meetingsGeorge Will