As the January transfer window hurtles towards the mid-way point and the race for survivial/safety/mid-table obscurity starts to heat up, it’s good to know that there are always plenty of moments in football to make you laugh when it all gets a bit too serious.
GMF brings you the best (and the worst) quotes of the week gone by.
Emmanuel Frimpong on Twitter after Theo Walcott scores against Swansea: “To all the Walcott Haters that's what he's about”
30 seconds later after Swansea responded to Walcott’s effort by scoring the match winner: “Tweeted too early”
Sky Sports News Transfer Window Graphic displaying how much English clubs had spent in the January transfer window the channel has spent hours promoting as the best thing since slice bread last Monday: ‘£1.2 million’
Harry Redknapp on Loic Remy: “I have heard good reports about him so I thought I would go and see him….I don’t know whether we can sign him, but I need to keep trying."
Loic Remy on a move to Tottenham: “I will 100 per cent stay at Marseille until the end of the season and even the end of my contract. I have spoken with the president and the staff. And it would not be right for me to leave this club.”
Steve Kean on Chris Samba: He's not for sale, it's as simple as that. He'll be back in again and hopefully ready for Everton."
Two hours later, Chris Samba: “I have personally informed the owners, manager and executives at the club that I want to leave in this transfer window.”
Arsenal's official take on what Thierry Henry said to a disgruntled supporter following the Gunner loss to Swansea: 'No matter what, you should support the team.’
Owen Coyle takes a leaf out of the Harry Redknapp school of tapping players up: "There are fantastic young players out there in the Premier League and he (Giovani Dos Santos) is certainly one of them, but it is just speculation.
"There is no doubt that he is a top player, but there are many top players out there."
Claudio Ranieri gives Tevez the clearest indication he wants him at Inter: "Tevez? If the president wants to give the city of Milan a present. I'm used to working with what I've got."
Isn’t Bruce Grobbelaar a year too late? “I know that [Kenny Dalglish] is looking at a South American striker who is playing in Holland and I know that he’s quite close in getting another striker.”
Ex-amateur striker turned Macclesfield player Ben Mills endears himself to his new team-mates: "It's certainly a shock to the system. I'm looking around and thinking what do we do? Normally I was up early doors and back late at night. I'm climbing walls a bit in the day.”
That’s what £50 million gets you these days – Chelsea coach Steve Holland: 'His (Fernando Torres) finishing is looking very good in training, the ball is flying in.”
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