"Beyond the Touchline is Nothing"
Jacques Derrida)




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Throughout the ages the good and the great have offered their quotes and advice on what makes this game so special. 
This page will allow you to agree or disagree with their famed opinions.


"Football is a working class Ballet"
Alf Garnett
"Beyond the Touchline is Nothing"
Jacques Derrida

"Football is nothing without Fans"
Jock Stein

"All that I know most surely about morality and obligations, I owe to football"
Albert Camus

"Train the right way. Help each other.
It's a form of SOCIALISM without the Politics."
Bill Shankly
"Football is a part of I, when I play the world wakes up around me."
Bob Marley
"It's not just a simple game. It's a weapon of the revolution"
Che Guevara
"The game is about glory....
doing thing's in style"
Danny Blanchflower
"Behind every kick of the Ball
there has to be a thought"
Dennis Bergkamp
"When the seagulls follow the trawler, it's because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea"
Eric Cantona
"The Socialism I believe in is everyone working for each other, everyone having a share of the rewards. It's the way I see football, the way I see life"
Bill Shankly
"The imagined community of millions seems more real as a team of eleven named people"
Eric Hobsbawm
"My idea of paradise is a straight line to Goals"

Friedrich Nietzsche
"I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and fast cards. The rest I just squandered"
George Best
"Have you noticed how we only win the World cup under a Labour government"
PM Harold Wilson
"If the game is lost, your earthly life is wasted"
Henrik Ibsen
"There is no greater glory for man than that which he achieves with his own hands and feet"
(not Simpson the other one)
"Power is only to happy to make football bear a diabolical responsibility for stupefying the masses"
Jean Baudrillard
"In football everything is complicated by the presence of the other team"
Jean Paul Satre
 "Football is a game you play with your brain"
Johan Cruyff
"The goal passes through a series of phases independent of the will of man"
Karl Marx
"The joy of seeing Yuri Gagarin in space is only superseded by the joy of a good penalty save"
Lev Yashin
"Football is a game for rough girls, not suitable for delicate boys"
Oscar Wilde
"Football is the beautiful game"
"Life itself is but a game of football"
Sir Walter Scott
"Know your opponent and know yourself - make one hundred challenges without hazard"
Sun Tzu
 "Each succeeds in reaching the goal by a different method"
"I fell in love with football as I was later to fall in love with women: suddenly, inexplicably, uncritically, giving no thought to the pain or disruption it would bring with it."
Nick Hornby
"As a manager you learn with your ears and not with your tongue".
Terry Venables
 "Forget practice makes perfect, it should readů.Practice makes permanentů.
Terry Venables


And what they had to say about the Game







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