With a full complement of midweek Premier League fixtures and the small matter of the 2014 World Cup draw, it's been a busy week in football.
We've selected some of the best quotes from the last seven days of action, including: "The ball does not sweat"—Fabio Capello's advice to Italy.
Roy Hodgson also makes comparisons between England and Forrest Gump while Brendan Rodgers takes his Liverpool inspiration from an unlikely source.
You'll also find angry tirades from Gabriel Batistuta and Andre Villas-Boas, with Rio Ferdinand open about turning into a "madman."
There's all that and much more. Let us know your favourite quotes of the week in the comments section below!