Soccer Quote of the Day: Eric Cantona

“When the seagulls follow the trawler, it is because they think that sardines will be thrown into the sea.”

~ Eric Cantona, January 28, 1995

On January 27, 1995, Eric Cantona Kung-Fu kicked a Manchester United fan for alleged verbal abuse as Cantona walked off the pitch. His only explanation after the match was the fantastic quote above. Eric the Legend. Part footballer, part French philosopher.

BBC has more on the origins of the quote in the link below:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/3221471.stm

And you should buy the “I got kicked by Cantona” shirt:

"I got kicked by Cantona"

 

 

Soccer Quote of the Day: Kevin Keegan

“Honestly, I will love it if we beat them. Love it!”
~ Kevin Keegan, May 1996

Kevin Keegan responds to comments from Sir Alex Ferguson with one of the most memorable tirades in soccer history. Newcastle held a 12 point lead in January 1996 but ended up second to Manchester United in the end. Keegan’s tirade came just before the last game of the season when Manchester United beat Middlesborough 3-0 and Newcastle drew 1-1 with Tottenham Hotspur.