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Ivan Lendl's sore bum

ESPN staff
December 23, 2012
Sir Alex Ferguson is looking forward to sharing a bottle of red with Jose Mourinho © PA Photos

This week's collection has Harry Redknapp wheeling and dealing, Tiger Woods looking back to his youth and Ivan Lendl undergoing a rather painful medical procedure.

"There is no room for criticism on the training field. For a player - and for any human being - there is nothing better than hearing 'well done.'"
Manchester United boss Sir Alex Ferguson's training ground motivation would not work as well on ESPN as him saying 'you've won the Euromillions jackpot

" I'll need to order some good wine!"
Forget trying to prepare his players for a Champions League clash against Real Madrid, Ferguson is more worried about getting in a nice bottle of Beaujolais for Jose Mourinho

"The best present I ever received was space Legos."
Multi-millionaire former world No. 1 golfer Tiger Woods reveals he is actually a man of very simple tastes. Who knew?

"Maybe one day I will wake up and have control of Arsenal."
Part-owner Alisher Usmanov reveals his complicated, devious plan to wrest full control of the Gunners from Stan Kroenke.

"Friendship is like pi**ing in you're pants, everyone can see it, but only you can feel it's true warmth."
Shane Warne reveals why he is a good buddy of Kevin Pietersen.

"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

"I don't really want to see the owners have their pants taken down like they have in the past."
Redknapp however, feels QPR owners have been left exposed by recent transfer dealings

"It is a pain in the arse, literally, just a nuisance."
Ivan Lendl describes the discomfort of undergoing a colonoscopy

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