The Things They Say: Bobby Robson
"He's very fast and if he gets a yard ahead of himself, nobody will catch him"
"My father had 5 sons, I had 4 brothers"
"They're 2 points behind us, so we're neck and neck"
" I'm not going to look beyond the semi-final - but I would love to lead Newcastle out at the final"
"Well, we got nine and you can't score more than that"
"I do want to play the short ball and I do want to play the long ball. I think long and short balls is what football is all about"
"Eighteen months ago they (Sweden) were arguably one of the best three teams in Europe, and that would include Germany, Holland, Russia and anybody else if you like"
"He never fails to hit the target. But that was a miss"
"I'd say he's the best in Europe,if you put me on the fence"
"Tottenham have impressed me: they haven't thrown in the towel even though they have been under the gun" "I played cricket for my local village. It was 40 overs per side, and the team that had the most runs won. It was that sort of football"
"Both teams - and Brazil even - got better on their way to the World Cup final"
"There will be a game where somebody scores more than Brazil and that might be the game that they lose"
"We don't want our players to be monks, we want them to be football players because a monk doesn't play football at this level."
"All right, Bellamy came on at Liverpool and did well, but everybody thinks that he's the saviour, he's Jesus Christ. He's not Jesus Christ"
"We had ten times as many shots on target as Bolton, and they had none at all...."