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     It was like I was a kid wanting to play with the kid next door and he was having none of it.      Brad Pickett questions the counter-attacking gameplan of Eddie Wineland Dec 31, 2012

     Nasri had a few of his lads behind him. I am sure he wouldn't have done it if he wasn't on the football pitch.      Anthony Pilkington doubts Samir Nasri has the guts to challenge Sebastien Bassong away from the spotlight Dec 31, 2012

     It wouldn't bother me if I picked 15 Englishmen if I thought they were best equipped to beat Australia      Lions boss Warren Gatland offers an insight into his thinking ahead of next summer's tour Down Under Dec 30, 2012

     We won't be letting him go. We need a Nani.      Sir Alex Ferguson rules out a significant departure from the Manchester United daycare department Dec 30, 2012

     The club loves Theo, Theo loves the club and trust me reciprocal love is difficult to find.      Arsene Wenger tries his hand at writing love song lyrics, while talking about Theo Walcott Dec 30, 2012

     JDS looks really pretty. LOL      Alistair Overeem pokes fun at the expense of Junior Dos Santos during the Brazilian's loss to Cain Velasquez Dec 30, 2012

     We try to be really professional and then we have to deal with that. It's just not good enough. It has got to end, enough is enough      Leicester boss Richard Cockerill slams the performance of referee Andrew Small Dec 29, 2012

     When I saw the draw I thought 'wow, it's really hard for my opponent'       To say Raymond van Barneveld is confident going into the quarter-finals at the World Darts Championship doesn't quite do his state of mind justice Dec 28, 2012

     The only person they have not spoken to is Barack Obama because he is busy.      Sir Alex Ferguson feels his pitchside rant at referee Mike Dean has been blown out of proportion Dec 28, 2012

     The referee, he ate too much for Christmas. He was not in good form.      Roberto Mancini fumes at referee Kevin Friend after Manchester City lost at Sunderland Dec 27, 2012

     You don’t need to be Einstein to tell them what went wrong at Chelsea.      Paul Lambert is refusing to dwell on Aston Villa's 8-0 hammering at Stamford Bridge Dec 26, 2012

     It still scares me, I always think I will fall off even though I know the outcome.      GB gymnast Louis Smith still has cold sweats when he watches back on his Olympic routine Dec 24, 2012

     If I had tried to hit him on the head deliberately, I would have missed!      Ashley Williams attempts to use a lack of talent as a defence for kicking the ball at the head of Robin van Persie Dec 24, 2012

     Our defence was good last week until he chose to be an individual      Sale boss John Mitchell puts the boot into fly-half Danny Cipriani Dec 23, 2012

     My daughter Lisa is making Christmas dinner, she's not the best cook in the world. I might lose a bit of weight and get a dodgy tummy.      Phil Taylor reveals his plans for losing weight over Christmas Dec 23, 2012

     It's not my job to be Santa Claus and hand out presents. He has to improve his defence. I'm being a father, in a way: taking the toy off him and seeing how important it is to him.       Sale director of rugby John Mitchell says he has no problem leaving Danny Cipriani out of his squad Dec 23, 2012

     I don't really want to see the owners have their pants taken down like they have in the past.      Finally Harry Redknapp reveals the real reason he cancelled QPR's Christmas party. Dec 23, 2012

     I drove past those One Hyde Park apartments the other day. I might have to win a grand slam to afford one.      Motivation comes with a view over the Serpentine for British No. 1 Heather Watson Dec 22, 2012

     Just this month I put the finishing touches to a fitness DVD and also an iPhone game.       David Haye uses his Evening Standard boxing column to discuss where his career in 2013 is heading. Dec 22, 2012

     Barcelona want him? Maybe we’ll do a straight swap with Messi.      QPR boss Harry Redknapp's negotiating skills will have to be at their sharpest if he is to get Lionel Messi in for Adel Taarabt Dec 21, 2012