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Mancini's dressing-room rampage

ESPN staff
October 26, 2012
Roberto Mancini: you won't like him when he's angry © Getty Images

Sportsmen have been engaging mouths before brains again this week, and we've rounded up the most glaring examples...

"I only shot three or four players in the dressing room."
Roberto Mancini was using desperate measures to get the players to believe in his 3-5-2

"There's carnage in India whenever Dhoni gets his hair cut."
Or so says Alastair Cook, anyway. Matt Prior sympathises, we're sure

"I don't get hot quite as much, I don't get cold quite as much."
Webb Simpson thrilled the media with another update on his faulty thermostat

"You just want to turn down the volume, like, 'What the hell you talking about?' He sounds like he practices his stuff in the mirror."
Rampage Jackson slams Chael Sonnen's trash talk...

"I was wrong about your acting ability. Calling me out was your best performance yet."
...And Sonnen obliges. Wonder what the mirror made of this one?

"If I don't win I don't care what position I finish."
You'd have thought Lotus driver Kimi Raikkonen would have got used to not winning by now

"He told me, 'Son lace up your gloves, your time as a boxer is not quite done.'"
It seems like somebody up above is in on the let's-wind-up-Audley-Harrison joke

"Ferguson has a left foot you could peel oranges with."
Alan Pardew's foreword to Sir Alex Ferguson's biography was not a classic

For the rest of the week in words, check out our Quote/Unquote section.

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