Quotes of the Week: Shearer, Chisora, Walcott, Holloway and more

17:58 18 January 2013

Loic Remy. Picture: Neal Simpson/EMPICS

Loic Remy. Picture: Neal Simpson/EMPICS


With another week of sporting drama done and dusted and with the weekend only hours away, London24 brings you the best quotes of the last seven days.

“I am surprised to see Remy go to QPR instead of Newcastle. I would have a good guess that financial things had a part to play.

Alan Shearer on Loic Remy’s move to QPR

“I never promise the fans anything I can’t produce. I remember the Quincy Jones song The Dude, ‘don’t let your mouth write a cheque that your body can’t cash’. That’s what I don’t like doing.

Crystal Palace boss Ian Holloway on his interest in QPR’s DJ Campbell

“The atmosphere doesn’t affect the players. We are professionals and we concentrate on our job, If we win, I’m sure they’ll be happy.”

You have to admire the optimism of Rafael Benitez who still thinks he can win around the Chelsea boo-boys

“I think Chelsea don’t like playing against us. We play football and we take the game to them. If we can get Theo [Walcott] in behind them, use his pace, get Santi [Cazorla] in the holes, we can cause them problems.”

Fighting talk from Jack Wilshere ahead of Arsenal’s trip to Chelsea

“The finance doesn’t come into it at all because Newcastle offered me a very good contract as well. I’ve seen that a lot of people are surprised I came to QPR and say that I came here for money, but my decision was no way based on financial reasons.”

QPR new boy Loic Remy on why he chose to move from Marseille to the Premier League strugglers

“He’s come straight back into the picture and for me he’s a world class player and a pleasure to play with.”

Kieran Gibbs on Arsenal team-mate Jack Wilshere after he fired the winner against Swansea in the FA Cup third round replay

“It is a good buy but it is an interim buy I’d have to say because I think they will buy big in the summer – [Edinson] Cavani or Falcao seem to be the ones who are crossing people’s lips.”

Ex-Chelsea coach Ray Wilkins on the signing of Demba Ba

“The quotes that were published were not correct. I never said that Martin Jol is arrogant, but I did say that he can look a bit arrogant.”

Bjorn Helge Riise, brother of Fulham’s John Arne Riise tries to explain some quotes attributed to him in the Norwegian press about an alleged bust-up between Whites boss Martin Jol and his sibling

“Don’t worry about anything. I will bring drama. You bring your camera.”

Bad boy boxer Derek Chisora on his proposed comeback fight at Wembley, subject to the British Boxing Board of Control reinstating his licence

“ you would not flog a racehorse like you would flog our players,” -

Theo Walcott on his new contract -

“He’s a great role model, he’s been the heartbeat of Liverpool for years and he’s also been a role model with the England team and for me.

“If I can get anywhere near as good as him, and drive the team forward like he does, I’d be happy.


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