'You can't win anything with kids' said Alan Hansen on the opening day on the 1995/96 season following Manchester United's shock 3-1 defeat to Aston Villa.
This is perhaps one of the, if not, the most well-known quotes in football punditry. Heavily critical of the Red Devils for selling three high profile players in Paul Ince, Mark Hughes and Andrei Kanchelskis the summer before, United started the campaign away at Villa with 'Fergie's fledglings'.
Several youth team players were involved in that game and indeed the whole season including Paul Scholes, Ryan Giggs, David Beckham, Nicky Butt and the Neville brothers.
Hansen famously said the phrase live on Match of the Day and went on to eat his words as 'the kids' went on to win a league and cup double that same season.
After it has emerged that BBC's leading pundit Alan Hansen will end his 22-year association with Match of the Day next summer after the 2014 World Cup, GMS looks at, some equally hilarious, outrageous and memorable quotes from pundits, players, managers and significant others regarding the beautiful game.
The list could go on and on and on but here are just some of the crazy words said in the even crazier world of football.
Prepare yourself for lots of laughter.
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