Friday, September 5, 2008
Quoting Kevin Keegan
It's unfortunate for Newcastle United fans that Kevin Keegan was seemingly driven out of their manager's seat, but if it means more time to listen to him talk, I'm all for it. He is definitely one of the kings of "foot-in-mouth/speak-before-you-think" comments in the world of soccer. Here's a variety of entertaining quotes he's uttered into a microphone in the past.
"England have the best fans in the world and Scotland's fans are second-to-none."
"We deserved to win this game after hammering them 0-0 in the first half."
"You can't do better than go away from home and get a draw."
"Mark Hughes at his very best: he loves to feel people right behind him..."
"Hungary is very similar to Bulgaria. I know they're different countries..."
"I’m not trying to make excuses for David Seaman but I think the lights may have been a problem.”
"I'm not disappointed - just disappointed."
"The substitute is about to come on - he's a player who was left out of the starting line-up today."
"You get bunches of players like you do bananas, though that is a bad comparison."
"Our current financial situation means that if we want to buy, we have to spend."
"Chile have three options - they could win or they could lose."
"Luis Figo is totally different to David Beckham, and vice versa."
"Goalkeepers aren't born today until they're in their late twenties or thirties."
"He can't speak Turkey, but you can tell he's delighted."
"The game has gone rather scrappy as both sides realise they could win this match or lose it."
"Argentina are the second best team in the world and there is no higher praise that that."
"The Germans only have one player under 22, and he's 23."
"It's like a toaster, the ref's shirt pocket. Every time there's a tackle, up pops a yellow card."
"Nicolas Anelka left Arsenal for £23million and they built a training ground on him."
"I've had an interest in racing all my life, or longer really."
"He’s got a heart as big as his size, which isn’t big, but his heart’s bigger than that"
"Argentina won't be at Euro 2000 because they are from South America."
"If I had a blank piece of paper there'd be five names on it.”
"I came to Nantes two years ago and it's much the same today, except that it's completely different"
"In some ways, cramp is worse than having a broken leg."