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Quotes of the Week: Redknapp, Sandro, Allardyce and more

14:18 28 December 2012

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Queens Park Rangers' manager Harry Redknapp

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With another week gone, London24 takes a look back at the best quotes of the Christmas week, from the interesting, to the funny, to the bizarre...

"He didn't like being on the bench and he went home. He's been fined two weeks' wages, which ain't too bad for two weeks. Have a game on Saturday and it's okay. How do you handle him? We'll find out in January."

QPR boss Harry Redknapp hits out at Jose Bosingwa for refusing to sit on the bench

 

"There are an awful lot of players at this club who earn far too much money for what they are. Far far too much money for what they are. Not all of them but an awful lot of them. I don't want to see the owners have their pants taken down. There are a lot of average players here. I fined a player last week and he was earning more than anyone at Tottenham. They've got a stadium that holds 18,000 people and you shouldn't be paying massive wages when you have 18,000 people. This club [Newcastle] holds 55,000 people and I bet their players aren't earning as much as some of ours."

QPR manager Harry Redknapp criticises some of his underperforming and overpaid stars

 

"Maybe he should go to Specsavers. I thought they were both awful decisions. Scandalous decisions."

Harry Redknapp fumes at the officiating during the 2-1 defeat to West Brom, comments which could land him in hot water with the Football Association

 

"I don't think the referees are getting the correct guidance from the top. For me, Mike Riley was never a good referee and I would much rather see someone like Dermot Gallager or Graham Poll take over."

London24 West Ham columnist and former Hammers hitman Tony Cottee on the decision to send Carlton Cole off against Everton

 

"Forget about your old [Michel] Platini's [Uefa President], who are antiquated. I know they're in strong positions and they affect the game but they're not doing us any favours by not allowing technology to come into play."

West Ham boss Sam Allardyce blames the Uefa president for dragging heels over technology which could have prevented Carlton Cole red card.

 

"He is enjoying the moment, he's one of the best in the world so I'm happy to play with him. It would be great to have him in my [Brazil] team, but he was born in Wales.

Sandro hails Spurs team-mate Gareth Bale after he bagged a Boxing Day hat-trick against Aston Villa

 

"It's a good job I don't wear [yellow] and I'm not out there. It's an awful colour he had on. I thought he had a game that matched his shirt to be honest."

Crystal Palace manager fumes at referee Graham Scott after his side's 1-1 draw with Huddersfield

 

"I think the Premier League has a lot of good players and Mata is one of the best for sure - he can be even better."

Rafael Benitez salutes the match-winning performance of Juan Mata after their Boxing Day victory at Norwich

 

"I am like a thunderstorm, I am very angry,"

Martin Jol on Fulham's draw with Southampton

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