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" I don't feel that I'm particularly political. I'm interested in politics; I'll express my view if I feel strongly about something, but humanitarian issues, I think, are slightly different. "
" As footballers, you just grow up with people from different backgrounds and different colors of skin. "
" I sort of fall apart in terms of stamina after about 25 minutes! "
" In my day, I wasn't the best footballer, but I was the best goalscorer for two or three years. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" 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. "
" People are possibly not spelling 'Leicester' correctly everywhere round the globe, but they are at least saying it correctly now. "
" 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. "
" My wife Danielle and I love travelling, different cultures and good weather. "
" Playing football and presenting TV are totally different things, but there are similarities: it's exciting, it can go well, it can go badly... the difference is when presenting goes badly, it doesn't really affect anyone's life, whereas when you have a bad day on the pitch, it affects people's moods for a whole week. "
" 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 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. "
" I hear it all the time in the street: 'It's the crisp bloke.' "
" That's what being a footballer is, really: you train at this time, you finish at that time, then you do that, then you go home, then you're not allowed out, then you do this... there comes a point in your career - about thirty, thirty-one - when you get a bit sick of being screamed at. "
" The World Cup is every four years, so it's going to be a perennial problem. "
" This whole 'tired footballers' and three-games-a-week thing is an absolute myth. "
" If I hadn't have been good enough at football, I'd have been a sports journalist - which is what I do now anyway. Or a cricketer. I might have been a cricketer. "
" People make mistakes. They say stupid things. "
" The Leicester story is great for the game in England. It's great for the appreciation of the Premier League. "
" Being called Gary. It's a crap name. I wish I'd been called by my middle name, Winston. "
" I generally have a brand of brief on every day. "
" In terms of politics, I just look at people's policies, and sometimes I agree with something, sometimes I won't. "
" When you're winning games, everyone thinks everything the manager says and does is fantastic. Then it goes the other way, and those earlier criticisms of players can backfire. "
" 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. "
" We do not want to alienate supporters. "
" I'm disappearing from twitter for a while. Need a break from the bile. Local prejudice just seems to bring out the worst in some people. "
" It's only a matter of time before the English clubs become a lot more competitive in Europe, if not dominant, because our league is, by far, the richest league in the world. "
" 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. "
" I am not leaving twitter. If the mindless few defeat the thoughtful majority we are all doomed. "
" The E.U. has its weaknesses, but it's been pretty good for us, and it's been pretty good for Europe, and it's kept peace. "