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Quotes of the Week: Redknapp on idiots plus Holloway, Barton & more

Harry Redknapp. Picture: PA Wire Harry Redknapp. Picture: PA Wire

Friday, November 30, 2012
2:56 PM

Take a look at some of the funny, bizarre, controversial and shocking things said by the capital’s sports personalities and fans this week.

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"It's a madness of a trip that we got back at 3am after going up to Leeds [on Saturday]. That computer that does these games needs a right good volley! How can Hull have been a midweek fixture? How can that be?"

Crystal Palace manager Ian Holloway on having to travel to play Leeds and Hull in the space on four days.

"If you keep getting people sent off, you're up against it straight away. Discipline is all important. Only idiots keep getting sent off"

New QPR manager Harry Redknapp is in no mood to tolerate indiscipline from his players.

"When I went to QPR it was a choice dictated by money"

Joey Barton on his transfer from Newcastle to QPR.

"If you let the All Blacks juggernaut get rolling then it will be hard to stop. We have to impose what we want to do on them"

England new boy Joe Launchbury, who plays for London Wasps, warns his team-mates ahead of Saturdays showdown against New Zealand at Twickenham.

"You're not wanted here"

Chelsea fans welcome new boss Rafa Benitez to Stamford Bridge.

"I don't care. I'm just focused on the game. I want to change the perception"

Benitez responds.

"There are not many people in the world who could do what Kev did"

England captain Alastair Cook reflects on Kevin Pietersens match-winning innings of 186 in the second Test against India.

"I think he should focus more on his club than ours"

Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas tells Real Madrids Luka Modric to stop talking about former team-mate Gareth Bale.

"I really don't believe today you will find many top-class players who dont have the hunger, passion and enthusiasm. But we do have to accept we don't have maybe players coming through with quite the same hunger and need to play football as was once the case. We don't have people coming up from the mines, getting a game of football to save them from a life of coal mining"

England manager Roy Hodgson discussing how some modern footballers dont have the same motivation anymore.

"I know a lot of the history. It's quite hard not to once youve been here a long time. You get caught up in the romance of the club and how it was taken away from the fans. I, maybe more than most here, do know it. I try not to think about it there is a game to go on"

AFC Wimbledon midfielder Steven Gregory on the history between the Dons and MK Dons.

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