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Sportsmen: Know your poison

ESPN staff
February 3, 2013
Lee Westwood always knows exactly what he's putting down his neck © PA Photos

Billy Twelvetrees sought advice on how to avoid suffering stage fright, Michael Owen's boxing trial impresses no-one and Arsene Wenger has a departure to smile about, it's the week in words...

"Remember, Billy, it's still about running, carrying and passing. Only watched by more people"
Billy Twelvetrees takes some sound advice on what he needs to do should stage fright take hold on his England debut.

"It just shows how effective our training is! He trained here once and is bought by PSG!"
After David Beckham stopped over in north London this week, the problem with Arsenal's coaches may be that they are too accomplished for their own good.

"Statistics are like a bikini, it shows a lot but not the whole thing"
Scotland interim head Scott Johnson might be missing his summer holidays in the cold, dark February days.

"I try not to take anything now, really, other than Corona and vodka"
Avoiding doping scandals is easy for Lee Westwood as he knows his poison.

"Wales is not an easy country to coach because, basically, the Welsh are lazy"
True Scottish diplomacy from Jim Telfer.

"He won't talk to me on Twitter, as I don't know what Twitter is"
However if it were possible to buy football players on Twitter, Harry Redknapp would be an avid user.

"If he's throwing a punch, it's a bad attempt at one. He won't make a boxer that's for sure"
Martin Keown will not be backing Michael Owen in the ring any time soon.

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