Watford Youth Sports
Watford Youth Sports

Quotes & Sayings

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"Everything I have achieved in football is due to playing in the streets with my friends." Zinedin Zidane

"Let youngsters develop at their own pace and enjoy football. When they reach twelve to fourteen years, then start teaching them basic skills. Training should be fun, so the youngsters have fun as well as learning at the same time". - Colin Foster (ex Nottingham Forest player)"

"In England there is so much talent. I am convinced that at least 20 players at non league level could have played as well as Thierry Henry in the Premiership if they had been exposed to the correct coaching. I think it is easier to spoil your talent than bring it to the top". - Arsene Wenger

"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing". - George Bernard Shaw

"I, myself, have had many failures and I've learned that if you are not failing a lot, you are probably not being as creative as you could be - you aren't stretching your imagination." - J.Backus

"Whenever we went to the park to play football my mum would make me take my brother Michael, who was eight years younger than me, in the push chair but that stopped when he was hit in the face by the ball, we were using his pushchair with Mike inside it, as one of the goalposts at the time." Kevin Keegan

"I was fast; I learned to shoot from any angle. After training I’d stay to practise because I like it. For me it was love, passion." Eusebio

"All my life I’ve worked on this ability to dribble past or get away from players who are marking me or who are trying to tackle me. Really, I’ve been like this from the first moment I picked up a football. It’s so natural that if I’ve had a good match and someone asks me about a particular trick or move, then most often I won’t remember it." Lionel Messi

"It’s all down to street football; we’d eat, drink and breathe football. I always felt very  comfortable on the ball and have always had the belief that if you put 1 or even 5 in front of me I could go past them all." Christiano Ronaldo

"The big thing is everybody says it’s being in the right place at the right time but it’s more than that, its being in the right place all the time. Because if I make 20 runs to the near post and each time I lose my defender, and 19 times the ball goes over my head or behind me – then one time I’m three yards out, the ball comes to the right place and I tap it in – then people say, right place, right time. And I was there ALL the time" Gary Lineker

"All Greaves did this afternoon was score four goals" Bill Nicholson 

"A touch is a touch, even a bad one."Bert-Jan Heijmans (DutchUK football school)

Practice doesn’t make perfect, perfect practice makes perfect." Franz Beckenbauer

"The World Cup wasn't won (in 1966) on the playing fields of England. It was won on the streets". - Bobby Charlton


And some funny ones

 "For those of you watching in black and white, Spurs are in the all-yellow strip." - JOHN MOTSON

 "If you closed your eyes, you couldn't tell the difference between the two sides" - PHIL BROWN

"I couldn't settle in Italy. It was like living in a foreign country." - IAN RUSH

"I'd like to play for an Italian club, like Barcelona." - MARK DRAPER

"The first ninety minutes of a football match are the most important." - BOBBY ROBSON

"They're the second best team in the world, and there's no higher praise than that." - KEVIN KEEGAN

"We must have had 99 per cent of the match. It was the other three per cent that cost us." - RUUD GULLIT

"I would not be bothered if we lost every game as long as we won the league." - MARK VIDUKA

"Matty Jarvis had acres of time there" - STAN COLLYMORE

"Strangely, in slow motion replay, the ball seemed to hang in the air for even longer." - DAVID ACFIELD

"I would not say he [David Ginola] is the best left winger in the Premiership, but there are none better." - RON ATKINSON



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