With the FA Cup once again taking a grip on England, the Bundesliga returning from its winter break and a raft of transfer dashes being made, it was a busy week in football.
And as is only right, all that action comes with a tantalising sample of easy-to-digest soundbites and tit-bits that can't help but go down well.
That is unless you're Arsene Wenger, who this week drew some unexpected criticism from Jose Mourinho, sparking a spat between the two Premier League bosses that any fight fan can get along with.
If that wasn't enough, Paolo Di Canio may be without a club at present, but it didn't stop the controversial manager from making headlines with some big claims of his own.
Read on for all that and more in the world football quotes of the week.