01-18-2005, 08:16 AM
Join Date: May 2003
Gordon Strachan !!!
This has to be the best collection of footy quotes for a while.......
Former Southampton manager Gordon Strachan on Wayne Rooney :
" It's an incredible rise to stardom, at 17 you're more likely to get a call from Michael Jackson than Sven Goran Eriksson ".
Reporter: Gordon, Do you think James Beattie deserves to be in the England squad ?
Strachan: I don't care, I'm Scottish
Reporter: "Gordon, can we have a quick word please ?"
Strachan: "Velocity" [walks off]
Reporter: Welcome to Southampton Football Club. Do you think you are the right man to turn things around ?
Strachan: No. I was asked if I thought I was the right man for the job and I said, "No, I think they should have got George Graham because I'm useless."
Reporter: Is that your best start to a season ?
Strachan: Well I've still got a job so it's far better than the Coventry one, that's for sure.
Reporter: Are you getting where you want to be with this team ?
Strachan: We're not doing bad. What do you expect us to be like ? We were eighth in the league last year, in the cup final and we got into Europe. I don't know where you expect me to get to. Do you expect us to win the Champions League ?
Reporter: Gordon, you must be delighted with that result ?
Strachan: You're spot on! You can read me like a book.
On Augustine Delgado:
Strachan: I've got more important things to think about. I've got a yogurt to finish by today, the expiry date is today. That can be my priority rather than Augustine Delgado.
Reporter: This might sound like a daft question, but you'll be happy to get your first win under your belt, won't you ?
Strachan: You're right. It is a daft question. I'm not even going to bother answering that one. It is a daft question, you're spot on there.
Reporter: Bang, there goes your unbeaten run. Can you take it ?
Strachan: No, I'm just going to crumble like a wreck. I'll go home, become an alcoholic and maybe jump off a bridge. Umm, I think I can take it, yeah.
Reporter: There's no negative vibes or negative feelings here ?
Strachan: Apart from yourself, we're all quite positive round here. I'm going to whack you over the head with a big stick, down negative man, down.
Reporter: where will Marion Pahars fit into the team line-up ?
Strachan: Not telling you ! It's a secret.
Reporter: You don't take losing lightly, do you Gordon ?
Strachan: I don't take stupid comments lightly either.
Reporter: So, Gordon, in what areas do you think Middlesbrough were better than you today ?
Strachan: What areas ? Mainly that big green one out there....