Bill Shankly

Sports Quiz

Who made the following comments?

1: The harder you work, the luckier you get.

2: Float like a butterfly, sting like a bee.

3: If everything seems to be under control, you aren't going fast enough.

Sunday, 30 May, 2004, 12:00am

No shame in defeat

So, after the great expectations China's debut on soccer's most prestigious stage proved a disappointment. Tiny Costa Rica managed to all but shatter the dreams of hundreds of millions of fans.

5 Jun 2002 - 12:00am

Fans awaiting flood of goals

THE theme music for Wharf's live Saturday games is being changed to 'All We Are Saying, Is Give Us A Goal' (to tune of John Lennon's Give Peace A Chance).

Two weekends so far, zero goals in the prime games.

First Newcastle ran into a red wall at home to defiant 10-man Charlton, then Liverpool and Arsenal contrived to put on an exhibition of how to miss sitters.

28 Aug 1998 - 12:00am

And there goes the spirit of sportsmanship

ONE of the famous sayings of Bill Shankly, who was manager of Liverpool Football Club in the days when it won everything, went like this: 'Football is not a matter of life and death - it's much more important than that.' In the cold light of another day - indeed another decade - we may think this shows a lamentable sense of proportion. But there are several points you can make for Shankly.

10 May 1998 - 12:00am

Without shame or clothing

I SEE the Olympic people have once again ignored my preference in the matter of Olympic sites, which is that all future Games should be held on the moon, and preferably on the far side of it.

The Olympics have become the worst symptom of a modern disease, the inability to keep a sense of proportion about sport.

13 Oct 1993 - 12:00am