Tough love with Tony Pulis and more quotes of the week

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1. No wonder Arsene Wenger wouldn’t shake hands with Mark Hughes after Phil Thompson blew the lid off the carnival of love he’s presiding over at Eastlands:

“You see some people who are just having it off and taking it easy and other people are putting in a shift.”

2. Stoke manager Tony Pulis has been taking special care of Ryan Shawcross:

“He felt something in his groin, so we pulled him off as soon as possible.”

3. Paul Merse pays an eighties tribute to John Terry:

“When he plays, they are solid as a rock. They are Ashford and Simpson.”

4. It wasn’t until Joe Royle’s intervention that the full implication of Adebayor’s early own-goal dawned on City fans:

“Manchester City will need to score now to get a draw.”

5. Despite England’s favourable World Cup draw, Jamie Redknapp has already drawn a line under the current management:

“How do you get your two best midfielders to play well together? Capello, unlike his successors, has the answer.”

6. Stuart Lovell drinks in the Parkhead atmosphere:

“He’s never going to piss up that type of chance.”

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