The best Premier League quotes of 2009

By Thomas Crean

Football quotes of 2009

The Sport Review takes a look back at some of the most memorable quotes emanating from the Premier League last year.

“Do I wanna go Hull City? NO. Do I wanna go Stoke? NO. Do I wanna go Sunderland? Yes”

Darren Bent discloses his preference for Wearside on Twitter. Ouch, a real kick in the groin for the two other options.

“We know that Arséne Wenger likes the look of Arshavin. But I like the look of Angelina Jolie and it doesn’t always mean you get what you want”

Arshavin’s agent Dennis Lachter hadn’t realised that Wenger has contacts in Hollywood.

“The player was clearly for sale. We had entered into a confidentiality agreement weeks ago but, in my personal opinion, they [Milan] bottled it”

Man City’s Gary Cook doesn’t like bottlers.

“You lot take it up the a***…if the ladies will pardon the expression”

Diego Maradona loses his rag with his mortal enemies… journalists.

“We walked across there yesterday. We saved a girl actually – considering her future, shall we say”

Hull Manager Phil Brown saves a woman’s life on the Humber Bridge.

“He almost caught it and ran into the net with it”

Robbie Keane on Thierry Henry’s controversial “assist” in the famous World Cup play-off.

“I am not a cheat and never have been”

Thierry Henry, you really should have gone to Specsavers.

“They are all probably clapping hands – Michel Platini sitting up there on the phone to Sepp Blatter, probably texting each other, delighted with the result”

Keane reveals his views on the “conspiracy”against Ireland.

“What shocks me the most is that this player, at the end of the game, went to sit next to an Ireland player to comfort him – when he had just screwed him. If I had been an Irishman he wouldn’t have lasted three seconds”

Thierry is lucky Eric Cantona wasn’t raised across the Irish Sea.

“The replay? I’ll do it when you want on a PlayStation”

Patrice Evra sees the funny side of Ireland’s World Cup exit.

“It is sad, but what can I do about that? I am responsible for Arsenal. We compete with Manchester United over 37 games instead of 38. I believe it is a problem for the international credibility of the Premier League, but it is not my problem, it is a Premier League problem”

Arséne Wenger on Wolves’ decision to field a weakened team at Old Trafford. He really doesn’t rate the Wolves reserves at all.

“He was a lion of a man – no, make that three lions”

Gary Lineker expresses his opinion of Sir Bobby Robson. May he rest in peace.

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