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john davies
notes from a small vicar
from a parish
in Liverpool, UK

    Saturday, June 17, 2006
    Football crazy
    Now we know that Argentina are going to win the World Cup we can all relax and enjoy the wonderful silliness of it all....

    ''My parents have always been there for me, ever since I was about 7." David Beckham

    "I would not be bothered if we lost every game as long as we won the league." Mark Viduka

    "Alex Ferguson is the best manager I've ever had at this level. Well, he's the only manager I've actually had at this level. But he's the best manager I've ever had." David Beckham

    "If you don't believe you can win, there is no point in getting out of bed at the end of the day." Neville Southall

    "I've had 14 bookings this season - 8 of which were my fault, but 7 of which were disputable." Paul Gascoigne

    "I've never wanted to leave. I'm here for the rest of my life, and hopefully after that as well." Alan Shearer

    "I'd like to play for an Italian club, like Barcelona." Mark Draper

    "You've got to believe that you're going to win, and I believe we'll win the World Cup until the final whistle blows and we're knocked out." Peter Shilton

    "I was watching the Blackburn game on TV on Sunday when it flashed on the screen that George (Ndah) had scored in the first minute at Birmingham. My first reaction was to ring him up. Then I remembered he was out there playing." Ade Akinbiyi

    "Without being too harsh on David Beckham, he cost us the match." Ian Wright

    "I'm as happy as I can be - but I have been happier." Ugo Ehiogu

    "Leeds is a great club and it's been my home for years, even though I live in Middlesborough." Jonathan Woodgate

    "I couldn't settle in Italy - it was like living in a foreign country." Ian Rush

    "Germany are a very difficult team to play...they had 11 internationals out there today." Steve Lomas

    "I always used to put my right boot on first, and then obviously my right sock." Barry Venison

    "The Brazilians were South American, and the Ukrainians will be more European." Phil Neville

    "All that remains is for a few dots and commas to be crossed." Mitchell Thomas

    "One accusation you can't throw at me is that I've always done my best." Alan Shearer

    "Sometimes in football you have to score goals." Thierry Henry