Best Sports Quotes Of 2014

It’s been another eventful year in the world of sport. We’ve brought you some of the best snippets of a magical 2014.

YE World Cup Italy Uruguay
“I lost my balance, making my body unstable and falling on top of my opponent. At that moment I hit my face against the player leaving a small bruise on my cheek and a strong pain in my teeth.”
Luis Suarez with the kind of excuse a four year-old would be ashamed of.

“Did you see it today or did you see what happened in other years? You couldn’t have seen it today because nothing happened.”
Diego Lugano on the bite that never happened, apparently.

UFC Fight Night Boston
“He’s a quiet little hillbilly from the back arse of nowhere. His cousin is probably named Cletus.”
Conor McGregor on Dustin Poirier.

“This is a league where the top team plays the bottom team and on any given day you can lose. You don’t get that a lot in the other leagues. I think the competition will probably take him by surprise”
Brendan Rodgers apparently believing the Premier League is from another dimension. Oh, and that Louis Van Gaal would struggle.

Soccer - Barclays Premier League - Manchester United v Liverpool - Old Trafford

“Look at Tottenham. If you spend more than £100million, you expect to be challenging for the league.”
Brendan Rodgers, again, with an unfortunate observation.

Sport - 2014 Christmas Sport Package
“I’m especially grateful that they’re here at a time when the rest of Ireland is focused on the final round of the Six Nations rugby tournament and the last match of the legendary Brian O’Driscoll.”
US President, Barack Obama on Brian O’Driscoll’s final Ireland game.

“Well Joe Brolly, what did you think of that?”
Kieran Donaghy having a pop at Brolly after the Derryman questioned Kerry’s production line.

“To those who are disgusted about this SkyGAA deal, please say fuck the tv and instead attend the matches. Remember #NothingBeatsBeingThere”
Kerry’s James O’Donoghue on the controversial Sky deal with the GAA.

“They always want to jump on the bandwagon when the Olympics come around every four years but that’s not good enough. We should be getting the support of the national broadcaster. What more do I actually have to do to get that coverage?”
Katie Taylor on RTE’s lack of love for boxing.

Australia Hughes Future
“We must dig in and get through to tea. And we must play on. So rest in peace my little brother. I’ll see you out in the middle”
Michael Clarke’s emotional farewell to Phil Hughes.

“At the start of the season, he asked me how many goals I’d scored during my loan spell at Valenciennes. I told him I’d scored two goals in 21 matches. And he replied, with his accent: ‘Pfff, and you think that’s good? Bahebeck: two goals, 21 matches. With Zlatan it’s two matches, 21 goals!”
Jean-Christophe Bahebeck on Zlatan banter.

France Soccer League One

“England is a very strong league, with three or four of the best teams in Europe, but, if I had played there, I would have destroyed it, like I have everywhere else. Arsenal could have happened, as everybody knows, but I would not do a trial. Who do you think regrets that more – Arsène Wenger or Zlatan?”
More Ibra gold.

Soccer - Pre Season Friendly - Ipswich Town v West Ham United - Portman Road
“Some people might be frustrated with that result. Some people can fuck off.”
Mick McCarthy being a legend.

“They were going to play a match men v men, ‘fucking Dancing Queen'”
Roy Keane on the Sunderland squad’s horrific taste in music.

Sony Radio Academy Awards - London
“So I got Robbie’s mobile number and rang him. It went to his voicemail: ‘Hi, it’s Robbie – whazzup!’ like the Budweiser ad. I never called him back. I thought: ‘I can’t be f**king signing that.'”
Keane on Robbie Savage

“Talking about what? Talking about something you don’t have a clue about. And everyone writing lies, the usual nonsense, ‘this happened’ and ‘that happened’.”
Keane on the Portmarnock incident

“It’s like having a choice of two blokes to nick your wife!”
Gary Neville on Man City or Liverpool winning the title:

Boxing - BBBofC British Heavyweight Title and EBU Heavyweight Title - Dereck Chisora v Tyson Fury - Tyson Fury Media Work Out - Peacock Gym
“I’m the Miley Cyrus of heavyweight boxing: young, crazy, super sexy & don’t give a fuck!”
Tyson Fury on being a little minx.

“Am I afraid of failure? He is a specialist in failure. I’m not. So if one supposes he’s right and I’m afraid of failure, it’s because I don’t fail many times. So maybe he’s right. I’m not used to failing. But the reality is he’s a specialist because, eight years without a piece of silverware, that’s failure.”
Jose Mourinho being rather rude about Arsene Wenger.

“We shall wonder if one day our game is played on another planet? Why not? Then we will have not only a World Cup we will have inter-planetary competitions.” Sepp Blatter on being a moron.

“We go again. We do not let this slip,”
Steven Gerrard on staying grounded after the vital City win.

Britain Soccer Premier League

“It’s probably been the worst three months of my life… Every single person on the planet slips at some point in their life, whether it is on a set of stairs, on the floor or whatever. For me, it happened on the pitch at a really bad moment.”
Gerrard on Murphy’s Law after the Chelsea game.