“Fifa will look at it very badly and we can’t afford to be throwing a lot of money away.”

– Irish Football Association president Raymond Kennedy on a possible fine for the coin-throwing incident against Poland. You couldn’t make it up.


“If you want to learn, you may as well play them. Maybe the more often we play them, the more we will learn.”

– Looking ahead to the NHL final, Tipp manager Liam Sheedy clearly likes learning the hard way.


“I’m deeply shocked. It’s scandalous that bald players can’t be tested.”

– France football coach Raymond Domenech on the news that several Ligue 1 players’ hair samples had shown traces of banned substances. Em, take it from me that hair grows everywhere you don’t need it.


“Every goal by Bolivia was a knife in the heart.”

– Argentina coach Diego Maradona after their worst ever World Cup qualifying defeat (6-1) in La Paz, with altitude cited as a possible cause for the Pumas’ embarrassing collapse. Gone hopefully are the days when Diego was high all the time.