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Football quiz: which managers delivered these angry rants?
Football quiz: which managers delivered these angry rants?

Can you recall which fuming bosses uttered these quotes?

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"I’ve never commented on referees and I’m not going to change the habit of a lifetime for that prat."

Neil Warnock

Ian Holloway

Sam Allardyce

Ron Atkinson

"I'm not a wheeler-dealer, I’m a fucking football manager."

Arsène Wenger

Harry Redknapp

Dave Bassett

Barry Fry

"When it pops out, you’ve got to be crafty, you’ve got to drift off."

Alan Pardew

John Sitton

Frank Clark

Alan Curbishley

"I will pick two local papers and speak to them, and the rest can fuck off."

David Pleat

Joe Kinnear

Steve Clarke

Roy Hodgson

"What I said to them at half-time would be unprintable on radio."

Gerry Francis

Gary Megson

Tony Mowbray

Nigel Pearson

"You want a fight? I’ll fight the fucking pair of you right now."

Roy Keane

Graeme Souness

Louis van Gaal

Nuno Espírito Santo

"No wonder he’s in the fucking reserves."

Eddie Howe

Jack Charlton

Tim Sherwood

Harry Redknapp

"Some people might be frustrated with that result? Some people can fuck off."

Sir Alex Ferguson

Johan Cruyff

Mick McCarthy

Gordon Strachan

"All this tippy-tappy stuff everybody keeps going on about, is the right way to play football, is all a load of bollocks."

Howard Wilkinson

Graham Taylor

Sam Allardyce

Pep Guardiola

"If you were one of my players, I’d fucking kick you out."

Steve Bruce

Graham Taylor

Steve McClaren

Slaven Bilic

"It went to his voicemail: ‘Hi, it's Robbie – whazzzzup!' like the Budweiser ad. I never called him back. I thought: 'I can’t be fucking signing that.'"

Frank Lampard

Steven Gerrard

Roy Keane

Brendan Rodgers

"Do you know the question you’re asking me … Honestly, do you think I deserve to have this type of question?"

Pep Guardiola

José Mourinho

Sean Dyche

Nigel Pearson

"As for your little programme on the telly where you’re counting down … just go and get a job. Get a life … this stupid, pathetic window … it’s just not very good, is it?"

Chris Hughton

Ian Holloway

Daniel Farke

Gareth Southgate

"Struggling? Thank you … Are you serious?"

Carlo Ancelotti

Rafa Benítez

Alex Ferguson

Roberto Mancini

"That’s a load of bollocks! You’ve gotta fucking die to get three points!"

Duncan Ferguson

Chris Wilder

David Moyes

Neil Warnock

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Kelly Loeffler: the WNBA owner against everything the league stands for
Kelly Loeffler: the WNBA owner against everything the league stands for

The Republican senator wants to keep politics out of sports. But her views on everything from guns to abortion are alienating many fans

Republican senator Kelly Loeffler’s financial disclosures show that millions of dollars in stocks were sold on her behalf right after Congress received briefings about the forthcoming coronavirus crisis. The transactions in question occurred on three separate occasions, and involved selling International Exchange stocks, as well as for retail companies that were likely to be hard hit during the pandemic. The Georgia senator also purchased stock for a company that provides teleworking software. There have been accusations of insider trading in some media reports, although there is no indication Loeffler has been the subject of a criminal investigation over the allegations.

But the accusations may have an impact on not just her political career, but on the WNBA. That’s because, since 2011, Loeffler has been one of the owners of the Atlanta Dream. This has the potential to put the WNBA and its players into a terrible position. Her political views – and the recent allegations – seem to be in contrast to everything the league itself stands for.

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Could Simone Biles really do the unthinkable and retire before Tokyo 2021?
Could Simone Biles really do the unthinkable and retire before Tokyo 2021?

The gymnastics superstar has refused to commit to appearing at the next Olympics. Team USA would still be strong even without her though

Last week when Simone Biles spoke to the press for the first time since the postponement of the Tokyo Olympics, she failed to guarantee she would be back for the rescheduled Games in 2021. “I haven’t decided not to do it, but I haven’t really decided to do it,” she told the Wall Street Journal.

This was not what we wanted to hear from one of the world’s most exciting athletes. Biles was heading into Tokyo 2020 as the overwhelming favorite to win her second consecutive Olympic all-around title. That would have been a fitting capstone for the 23-year-old’s record-breaking career. Though Biles had been adamant for the past year that she would retire after the 2020 Olympics, most assumed she would continue her career so she could compete in 2021 instead. Biles’ reasons for not immediately committing to next’s summer’s Olympics are sensible: the toll another year of training would take on her already aching body; the desire to move on with her life; and another year of dealing with USA Gymnastics, one of the institutions that enabled former team doctor Larry Nassar to abuse Biles and dozens of other athletes. “I don’t know if I can deal with USAG for another year,” she said.

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Dogs, doughnuts and the day Palace pipped Liverpool to the FA Cup final
Dogs, doughnuts and the day Palace pipped Liverpool to the FA Cup final

Crystal Palace had been hammered 9-0 at Anfield earlier in the 1989-90 season but they had the last laugh in the FA Cup

By Richard Foster for the Guardian Sport Network

The result was never in doubt in the half-time entertainment at Villa Park on 8 April 1990. The police dog representing Liverpool sailed over the ever-increasing barriers with speed and serenity, while the Palace pooch stumbled and failed to keep up. A sympathetic, bordering on patronising, round of applause rippled around the ground. It was abundantly clear who was top dog, both literally and in a football sense.

The introduction in the match programme was typical of the prevailing mood: “Villa Park opens its doors today, with its annual sense of pride, for the staging of an enthralling FA Cup semi-final between favourites and outsiders. Liverpool, with their magnificent roll of honour, have become accustomed to being rated as the team most likely to win virtually every competition they enter, frequently justifying such confidence.”

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NRL Island: recipe for ruin or world-leading game-changer? | Larissa O'Connor
NRL Island: recipe for ruin or world-leading game-changer? | Larissa O'Connor

The ‘bubble’ proposal is gaining momentum but what could set the tone for global sport could equally send the game into financial freefall

This week we will find out just how desperate the NRL is to get the competition back up and running, when the league’s brains trust reconvene on Thursday to consider an idea so seemingly outrageous it might just work.

The NRL’s so-called Apollo mission is gaining momentum and has been buoyed by the announcement on Monday night that the NSW government, at least, would not get in the way of the game’s resumption. This is a critical mission: success will set the tone for world sport, while a failed or aborted mission could lead to the game descending into the financial freefall the league is so desperately trying to avoid.

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Liverpool reverse decision to furlough staff after fierce criticism
Liverpool reverse decision to furlough staff after fierce criticism

  • Club had said they would furlough around 200 staff
  • Chief executive says Liverpool ‘truly sorry’ for mistake

Liverpool have reversed their controversial decision to put around 200 non-playing staff on furlough after receiving fierce criticism for seeking government assistance during the coronavirus crisis.

The world’s seventh-richest football club sparked outrage on Saturday when announcing they would follow Newcastle, Tottenham, Norwich and Bournemouth in using the coronavirus job retention scheme to cover 80% of wages due to staff whose work has stopped since the football calendar was suspended on 13 March. Liverpool had confirmed they would pay the remaining 20% to those on furlough, with almost 90 of those affected working in the club stores, and would consider reimbursing monies received at a later date.

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Gareth Southgate takes 30% pay cut as FA warns losses could exceed £150m
Gareth Southgate takes 30% pay cut as FA warns losses could exceed £150m

Gareth Southgate has agreed to take a 30% pay cut as the Football Association announced it expected losses of more than £150m owing to the coronavirus shutdown.

Southgate is comfortably the FA’s best-paid employee, earning around £3m a year, and the England manager has voluntarily accepted the cut, initially for the next three months.

The FA’s other high earners have signed up to deductions, with the chief executive, Mark Bullingham, and the chairman, Greg Clarke, giving up significant percentages of their salaries. Senior managers in areas such as legal, human resources, finance, communications and IT have agreed 15% cuts – again for three months – and there is to be a furloughing programme for other staff members. The England Women’s manager, Phil Neville, is taking a pay cut, although it is unclear whether it is at the same percentage as Southgate.

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The Fiver | Sean Dyche spreadeagled on a chaise longue in his red silk kimono
The Fiver | Sean Dyche spreadeagled on a chaise longue in his red silk kimono

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Considering the Fiver’s pre-conceived notion that Sean Dyche would be spending the current lockdown spreadeagled on a chaise longue in his red silk kimono drinking endless martinis while watching reruns of The Sweeney on ITV4, we were pleased to see he’s putting his spare time to more productive use. While Kyle Walker featured in one of the Sunday papers and was forced to issue “a public apology for the choices I made last week”, the Burnley manager was in another making no apologies whatsoever for using his enforced down time to reacquaint himself with his family, free up extra room in his wine cellar by working his way through the contents and perform assorted outdoor chores that seem to involve power-hosing anything in view.

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Football quiz: which players set up these famous goals?
Football quiz: which players set up these famous goals?

Who provided the assists for these iconic finishes?

More quizzes: commentators, globetrotters, managers and keepers

Geoff Hurst, 1966

Bobby Charlton

Bobby Moore

Martin Peters

Jack Charlton

George Best, 1968

Bobby Charlton

Denis Law

Nobby Stiles

Brian Kidd

Marco van Basten, 1988

Ronald Koeman

Frank Rijkaard

Ruud Gullit

Arnold Mühren

Michael Thomas, 1989

Alan Smith

Lee Dixon

Paul Merson

Perry Groves

David Platt, 1990

Stuart Pearce

John Barnes

Chris Waddle

Paul Gascoigne

Paul Gascoigne, 1996

Gary Neville

Phil Neville

Darren Anderton

Teddy Sheringham

Tony Adams, 1998

Dennis Bergkamp

Ian Wright

Steve Bould

Nigel Winterburn

Michael Owen, 1998

Alan Shearer

David Beckham

Paul Scholes

Paul Ince

Dennis Bergkamp, 1998

Patrick Kluivert

Frank de Boer

Boudewijn Zenden

Phillip Cocu

Zinedine Zidane, 2002

Luís Figo

Roberto Carlos

Raúl

Steve McManaman

Esteban Cambiasso, 2006

Hernán Crespo

Fabricio Coloccini

Juan Román Riquelme

Carlos Tevez

Lionel Messi, 2009

Xavi

Thierry Henry

Samuel Eto'o

Gerard Piqué

Andrés Iniesta, 2010

Jesús Navas

Fernando Torres

Xabi Alonso

Cesc Fàbregas

Wayne Rooney, 2011

Dimitar Berbatov

Nani

Carlos Tevez

Paul Scholes

Sergio Agüero, 2012

David Silva

Edin Dzeko

Mario Balotelli

Yaya Touré

Didier Drogba, 2012

Juan Mata

Ashley Cole

Fernando Torres

Frank Lampard

Robin van Persie, 2014

Arjen Robben

Daley Blind

Wesley Sneijder

Dirk Kuyt

Cristiano Ronaldo, 2018

Marcelo

Dani Carvajal

Mateo Kovacic

Toni Kroos

Gareth Bale, 2018

Cristiano Ronaldo

Marcelo

Isco

Luka Modric

Vincent Kompany, 2019

Aymeric Laporte

Sergio Agüero

Kevin De Bruyne

David Silva

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Philippe Auclair on Fifa, Cantona and board games – Football Weekly Extra
Philippe Auclair on Fifa, Cantona and board games – Football Weekly Extra

Max Rushden, Barry Glendenning and Philippe Auclair discuss Fifa and football governance, Philippe’s favourite sport, mushroom-collecting, juggling careers in music and football, furloughing and George Best

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Max and Barry talk to Philippe Auclair about his career, how his passion for football was ignited, whether Eric Cantona is more of a genius or an oddball and we receive the elevator pitch for the board game which Philippe has created.

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