Gladiatoren med tannpirker

Sitatmaskinen fra Bristol møter Liverpool-legenden som risikerer sparken i TV-kamp i kveld.

Brighton - Millwall på TV 2 Sport Premium og Sumo kl. 2040.

Det er to ulike managere som møtes på TV 2 Sport Premium i kveld. Liverpool-legende Sami Hyypia er en rolig kar, som fremstår litt beskjeden og tilbakeholden i intervju-situasjoner.

I Brighton har han nå fått den fryktede «full tillit»-beskjeden fra styret etter én seier på de siste 16 ligakampene – og en tabellplassering som viser at kun to lag har vært dårligere denne sesongen. Styrets behov for å gå ut og gi Hyypia tillit, kan bety at finnen fort kan risikere å stå uten jobb om Brighton skulle tape i kveld.

På den andre siden står en sitatmaskin av dimensjoner. Ian Holloway har alltid skapt overskrifter.

I kveld møtes de med Brighton og Millwall.

Det kan være en fin anledning til å ta en titt på Ian Holloways beste sitater gjennom et langt fotballiv. Sitatene kommer på engelsk, for å få fullt utbytte av dem, og for å passe på at ingenting forsvinner i en oversettelse.

«Right now, everything is going wrong for me - if I fell in a barrel of boobs, I'd come out sucking my thumb»

«To put it in gentleman’s terms if you’ve been out for a night and you’re looking for a young lady and you pull one, some weeks they’re good looking and some weeks they’re not the best. Our performance today would have been not the best looking bird but at least we got her in the taxi. She weren’t the best looking lady we ended up taking home but she was very pleasant and very nice, so thanks very much, let’s have a coffee»
– Etter en sliteseier mot Chesterfield. Ingen vakker kamp, men tre poeng på bok.

«He’s six foot something, fit as a flea, good looking – he’s got to have something wrong with him. Hopefully he’s hung like a hamster – That would make us all feel better. Having said that, me missus has got a pet hamster at home, and his cock’s massive»
– Om Cristiano Ronaldo

«When my wife first saw Marc for the first time, she said he was a fine specimen of a man. She says I have nothing to worry about, but I think she wants me to buy her a QPR shirt with his name on the back for Christmas»
– Da han hadde kjøpt danske Marc Nygaard

«Paul Furlong is my vintage Rolls Royce and he cost me nothing. We polish him, look after him, and I have him fine tuned by my mechanics. We take good care of him because we have to drive him every day, not just save him for weddings»
– Om veteranspissen Paul Furlong

«I don’t see the problem with footballers taking their shirts off after scoring a goal? They enjoy it and the young ladies enjoy it too. I suppose thats one of the main reasons women come to football games, to see the young men take their shirts off. Of course they’d have to go and watch another game because my lads are as ugly as sin»
– Om regelen med gult kort for å ta av seg drakta ved scoring

«I love Blackpool. We're very similar. We both look better in the dark»

«If you're a burglar, it's no good poncing about outside somebody's house, looking good with your swag bag ready. Just get in there, burgle them and come out. I don't advocate that obviously, it's just an analogy»

«No, I'm fully fit, thank you»
– Etter spørsmål fra en reporter om han hadde noen skadebekymringer.

«I couldn't be more chuffed if I were a badger at the start of the mating season»

«It’s one of my proudest days in football, but I've caught the bouquet again, I'm always the bridesmaid»
– Etter å ha tapt play off-finalen.

«I watched Arsenal in the Champions League the other week playing some of the best football I've ever seen and yet they couldn't have scored in a brothel with two grand in their pockets»

(Kilde: BBC, Footballfancast, London Evening Standard og wikiquote)

Brighton - Millwall på TV 2 Sport Premium og Sumo kl. 2040.