Can you guess which footballers said these quotes?
With the likes of Roy Keane and Rio Ferdinand releasing new books this month, we’ve put together a quiz to test your knowledge on who said what in their respective books over the years. Be warned; this isn’t easy, and you’ll have to be a serious bookworm to wrack up a top score.
Footballer Biographies: Who Said It?
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With Roy Keane and Rio Ferdinand releasing autobiographies recently, we’re testing your knowledge of who said what in their books.
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Question 1 of 10
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“This was the journey: from Blackheath Bluecoats, my school, I’d take the number 53 bus to New Cross. That was 20-minutes. From New Cross I’d take the East London line to Whitechapel, then walk through to Bank and get the tube to Stratford from where I caught an overground train to Dagenham and Redbridge. Then it was another bus to Chadwell Heath and then a 10-minute walk to the West Ham training ground.”Correct
Ooohhh, go back to school!
Question 2 of 10
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“The end of every season is the same, whether it results in glory, failure or mid-table obscurity, there is only one thing on my mind: holidays. We’ve learnt over the years not to book a holiday in the first two weeks immediately after the season. Why? Because all I do is sleep. I’m sure many people are aware of this phenomenon – when your body seems to shut down when you get a break after a particularly hectic period – and I know it hits most of my teammates, too. When the season stops, I don’t simply have a few lie-ins – I can barely stay awake for most of the day.”Correct
Wrong wrong wrong.
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“Then there is cricket. Your quaint little English game has become a major passion in my life. I just love the whole thing – the setting, the beer, the eccentric rules, the numbers. I’m a big numbers man, but more about that later.”Correct
You’ve obviously not read it.
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“My mum was good at sports. She was keen on running, net-ball and rounders, and she represented her school. She was asked to enter for national trials, so she always used to tell me, but she never did – couldn’t be bothered, I suppose.”Correct
Back of the net!Incorrect
No, You’ve got football pie all over your face!
Question 5 of 10
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“That shirt, with its Smurf-like blue, gives you a whole new image across the world. It takes you to a higher level. Much better to be a soldier on the pitch than in the bedroom.”Correct
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“I look at the current players and they should be doing a lot better. Not liking a manager can never be an excuse for not going out and doing your best.”Correct
Get in, son.Incorrect
Over the bar.
Question 7 of 10
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“I sit down and watch videos. I take notes. That’s when that inspiration comes – the moment that makes sense of my profession. The instant I know, for sure, that I’ve got it. I know how to win. It’s the moment that my job becomes truly meaningful”Correct
Get back to training.
Question 8 of 10
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“The advance publicity was that Benitez was a control freak, which turned out to be correct”Correct
Oh, you’re good.Incorrect
Go warm the bench.
Question 9 of 10
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“I mentioned it again and he snapped. He got s****y about it. He got up and started shouting. “Listen,” he yelled, “I’m not singing and I’ve had enough of you banging on about it.”Correct
Player of the year!Incorrect
We’re sending you on loan to Crawley.
Question 10 of 10
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“I didn’t qualify for Ireland. I was a fraud. A fake Irishman.Correct