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'I don't know if a threat from a teenage girl is much of a threat'

ESPN staff
September 15, 2013
Paul Lambert isn't too worried about the death threats being directed towards Gabby Agbonlahor by fans of One Direction star Louis Tomlinson © AP

In the latest edition of our favourite quotes of the week, Paul Lambert takes on the Directioners, Tyson Fury gives his mouth another workout, and Sir Alex Ferguson attacks the state of the modern game.

"The Premier League 'big' players happily throw in a grenade, but do nothing when it explodes, nothing other than appear to hide behind their advisers. That's because they are s***houses. They have made their 'statement' for all to see, but how many are prepared to stand in front of the cameras and be counted?"
PFA chairman Clarke Carlisle issues an astonishing attack on Premier League players - including the Ferdinand brothers -in his new autobiography.

"He asked if he had taken any shots on it and I told him that was the understatement of the year"
Promoter Eddie Hearn gives his response when asked by a doctor if Ricky Burns had taken much punishment to his broken jaw while fighting Raymundo Beltran.

"There is only going to be one winner on the night"
Unless, Tyson Fury, your bout with David Haye ends as a draw.

"I disappeared down to the beach after the Masters and lay on the beach and cried"
Never mind, Greg Norman, give it another 17 years and you might get over your Augusta collapse.

"He didn't think I would make it in the ring. But I was determined to prove him wrong"
Tyson Fury reveals how his Dad had doubts over his professional boxing career.

"Good result for England....Brazil, Spain, Germany, Argentina et al, you're in big trouble!"
Gary Lineker clearly believes England are ahead of schedule when it comes to Greg Dyke's World Cup ambitions.

"The clubs can only conclude that negotiations on any new European agreement have now ended"
Premiership Rugby appear to give up hope of a resolution to the Heineken Cup dispute.

"When I started, there were no agents and the media did not elevate players to the level of film stars. Players are much more fragile than they were 25 years ago"
Former Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson takes no prisoners with a withering assessment of the modern game.

"I don't know if a threat from a teenage girl is much of a threat"
Aston Villa boss Paul Lambert isn't too worried about Gabby Agbonlahor's safety after he received death threats from One Direction fans for a charity game tackle on Louis Tomlinson.

"We can't help it Alvarez has idiots for managers, but we're going to take every advantage they give us"
Floyd Mayweather's manager Leonard Ellerbe admits his surprise that Canelo Alvarez agreed to fight at a lower weight.

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