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" Being called Gary. It's a crap name. I wish I'd been called by my middle name, Winston. "
" The competitive nature of most mums and dads is astounding. The fear they instil in our promising but sensitive Johnny is utterly depressing. We need a parental cultural revolution. "
" I'm not that moody. I don't have big ups and downs. "
Ups And Downs
" I'm in good shape. "
" People make mistakes. They say stupid things. "
" I don't think there was a definite day, but it would have been around my mid-20s. I was always interested in the media side of things. When we travelled with England away, or to World Cups, I used to sit with journos while they wrote their copy. "
" My eldest son George had acute myeloid leukaemia when he was a tiny baby, he is now 20 and doing very well. He is a mini-miracle in many ways. "
" I think I'm expected to behave in a certain manner. "
" Not many players would turn down a chance to play for Real Madrid and Barcelona, as they're right at the top the tree in terms of football. "
" I think people come and go, 'I'm going to find the real Gary. What is it... the real Gary? I've got to find it.' But the thing is, it's pretty much what you see is what you get. I'm just like this. There's no hidden viciousness. "
" Feel ashamed of my generation. We've let down our children and their children. "
" This whole 'tired footballers' and three-games-a-week thing is an absolute myth. "
" We are in the entertainment business and we all know if you are top of the tree you get the big money. Those of us who have been in it are the fortunate ones but we understand that we probably don't deserve it as much as the nurses or teachers. "
" In the old days, you had an audience of about 400, half of whom were committee members from somewhere or other sitting in their suits. It's become a real sports event with sports fans now. "
" Football is losing its heart and sense of humour. "
" You never know how long a player has left, especially with strikers. Once you turn 30, as a striker, you are usually on the way down, and playing from the age of 16, at such a high level, has to take its toll. "
" I remember Nayim at Tottenham dived all over the place, and we used to say to him, 'What are you doing?' You do talk about it. "
" Ultimately, if we can develop enough players, the balance of foreign players isn't great, but that's because we're not producing enough players. "
" When Bob Wilson left the BBC for ITV, I got the 'Football Focus' job, and it went from there. It came completely out of the blue, but the fact I had a high profile certainly helped. "
" The only way to get to the other end of the pitch is to belt it and then belt it again. "
" We almost need a revolution in the culture of our thinking about football. "
" Are people like Tom Cruise in touch with their public? I doubt it. Footballers are more like the rock stars of yester-year: they are box office. "
" We're all concerned about sports rights being so expensive. Obviously, we are funded by the licence fee payers, so it's not always easy to compete with those who can get greater revenue. "
" The World Cup is every four years, so it's going to be a perennial problem. "
" Kids are learning to play. That's why we're seeing an emergence. That's why we're seeing the Under-17s and Under-20s doing better in international football. "
" I just think to be a manager you've got to live and breathe and have this incredible enthusiasm for football, the whole thing. And while I love the game, and it's been a large part of my life, it's not the only thing in my life. "
" You cannot get involved in debate on 'MOTD'. You can do it on Sky because they've got hours and hours. We've got a couple of minutes. It's a very disciplined show. Our primary purpose is to show the action, and the analysis is very secondary. We have lots of people who would prefer no analysis. We have lots of people who would prefer more analysis. "
" I know people think that a lot of sports stars are a little bit up themselves, but they all have their heroes, too. "
" Must say though, I'm rather chuffed to have been called a 'luvvie'. "
" You've got no chance of reaching the top if you're just playing for money. "
" I try to avoid saying 'fantastic' too often and 'obviously' is a dangerous word for all broadcasters. "