Friday, July 07, 2006

soccer/football quotes

Concerning football playing, I protest to you it may rather be called a friendly kind of fighting, rather than recreation. ~Author Unknown

In Latin America the border between soccer and politics is vague. There is a long list of governments that have fallen or been overthrown after the defeat of the national team. ~Luis Suarez

If you're attacking, you don't get as tired as when you're chasing. ~Kyle Rote, Jr.

Football is all very well as a game for rough girls, but is hardly suitable for delicate boys. ~Oscar Wilde

I think football would become an even better game if someone could invent a ball that kicks back. ~Eric Morecambe

Soccer is a game in which everyone does a lot of running around. Twenty-one guys stand around and one guy does a tap dance with the ball. ~Jim Murray, 1967

Some people say soccer's a matter of life or death, but it isn't. It's much more important than that. ~Variation of a famous saying

I loathed the game, and since I could see no pleasure or usefulness in it, it was very difficult for me to show courage at it. Football, it seemed to me, is not really played for the pleasure of kicking a ball about, but is a species of fighting. ~George Orwell, Such, Such Were the Joys

Why is there only one ball for 22 players? If you gave a ball to each of them, they'd stop fighting for it. ~Author Unknown

Football is the opera of the people. ~Stafford Heginbotham, 1985

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