There have been some cracking quotes floating around this week, including one from HRH Queen Elizabeth II (presumably a Reading fan?) when she quipped "Football’s a difficult business… and aren’t they prima donnas?"
when speaking to Premier League chairman Sir David Richards.
Of course, she may well have been referring to Joey Barton who, on his transfer request last year stated that "I was still you know, throwing my clothes out of the pram a little bit." Read on for some more funny (and downright odd) quotes from the world of football.
"I don’t believe it. There must be a rule that says we don’t go through. I will wake up tomorrow and find someone has scored an extra goal against us somewhere. I better check teletext tomorrow to make sure."
Celtic manager Gordon Strachan, after their 1-0 win over Manchester United in the Champions League.
"Ferenc Puskas might have been the original Andy Reid."
Charlton manager Les Reed gets ever so slightly carried away with his players’ performance against Everton.
"They weren’t happy about the penalty but they calmed down a bit when I pointed out theirs was 15 yards offside."
Aston Villa boss Martin O’Neill after the 1-1 draw with Middlesbrough.
"The referee’s a woman"
Luton fans every time the male ref made a bad decision.
"We want a woman ref!"
Chanted by Derby fans whenever a decision went against them away at Luton.