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.
They know on the Continent that European football without the English is like a hot dog without the mustard.Sir Bobby (Robert) Charlton
football combines the two worst things about America: it is violence punctuated by committee meetings.
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
American football makes rugby look like a Tupperware party.Sue Lawley
There is more politics in football than in politics.
But I am very confident that David Pleat, the director of football or whatever his title is now days – I am very confident that he, with all his media commitments around the world, knows the market place.billy davies
I do have one instruction for you, General. Do something about that damned football team.
When Steve McClaren said that he wasn't in the entertainment business, I asked him what he was doing in football, because the game is all about entertainment. Fans go to watch their team win, sure, but they also want to enjoy the game while they're about itstuart hall
At a football club, there's a holy trinity – the players, the manager and the supporters.bill shankly
If he were not a football coach, he'd be a shrink.mike tomlin
I'm ready to take the blame for all the problems of English football if that is what he wants.arsène wenger
Let's talk about football and women. … Gerhard, why don't you start?Silvio Berlusconi
There have been moments when I also wasn’t able to attach as much importance to football as it seemed to me I should.clifford d. simak
Other countries have their history. Uruguay has its football.Ondino Viera
There's two times of year for me: football season, and waiting for football season.darius rucker
My greatest moment happened every weekend during the football season when I was able to put on the mighty red, white and blue for the Roosters.
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