The rules of soccer are very simple,
basically it is this: if it moves, kick it.
If it doesn’t move, kick it until it does.
– Phil Woosnam

Why should Manchester City
pay me for not being their manager?
I have been fortunate to earn
a decent wage as a player
and now as a manager.
I don’t want to be wrangling
with the chief executive for a couple of quid.
My wife thinks I am an idiot
– but that is my view.
– Stuart Pearce decides against having a compensation clause in his contract.

I have got to a point now
where I don’t like footballers.
I don’t like football agents
and I don’t like footballers
because it’s so one-sided with them.
– Birmingham City co-owner David Sullivan
chooses his friends.

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Some people think football
is a matter of life and death. I assure you,
it’s much more serious than that.
– Bill Shankly

How could that possibly not be a red card?
What do you have to do to get a red
– kill someone?
– Portsmouth boss Harry Redknapp
after Man City’s Ben Thatcher vicious elbow
knocked out Pedro Mendes.

Players are conning each other
– I’m glad I’m not playing any more,
especially in the Premiership.
There’s a lot of sneaky stuff going on
that makes it hard for referees.
I can’t get my head round
a player who rolls round
then gets up 30 seconds later.
I’d be embarrassed. That’s cheating,
trying to get another player in trouble.
– Ex-Manchester United skipper
Roy Keane lets off some steam.

I don’t know if the referee
was wearing a Barcelona shirt
because they kicked me all over the place.
If the ref did not want us to win
he should have said so from the off.
– Arsenal star Thierry Henry
after the defeat to Barcelona
in the Champions League final.

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If you are not going to the office
or a football match then stay at home,
lock the door and do nothing else.
– Ex-England boss Sven Goran Eriksson
advises his successor.

The words he said
concerned my mother and sister.
I heard them once, then twice,
and the third time I couldn’t control myself.
I am a man and some words
are harder to hear than actions.
I would have rather been
knocked down than hear that.
– Zinedine Zidane on what
provoked him to headbutt
Marco Materazzi in the World Cup final.

He used to be a submarine commander.
He thinks he can run a football club
as a Soviet submarine.
– Ex-Hearts chairman George Foulkes
on the club’s majority shareholder
Vladimir Romanov.