‘I’m going to graduate on time, no matter how long it takes.’
(Peter Bell – Fremantle – on his University Law studies).
‘You guys line up alphabetically by height.’ and ‘You guys pair up in groups of three, then line up in a circle.’
(Barry Hall Sydney Captain at training).
Brock Maclean (Melbourne) on whether he had visited the Pyramids during his visit to Egypt:
‘I can’t really remember the names of the clubs that we went to.’
‘He’s a guy who gets up at six o’clock in the morning regardless of what time it is.’
(Kevin Sheedy on James Hird).
Jonathan Brown, on night Grand Finals vs Day Games
‘It’s basically the same, just darker.’
Ron Barassi talking about Gary Cowton ‘I told him, ‘Son, what is it with you. Is it ignorance or apathy?’
He said, ‘Barass, I don’t know and I don’t care.’
Barry Hall (Sydney) when asked about the upcoming season:
‘I want to kick 70 or 80 goals this season, whichever comes first.’
‘Luke Hodge – the 21 year old, who turned 22 a few weeks ago’
‘Chad had done a bit of mental arithmetic with a calculator.’
‘We actually got the winning goal three minutes from the end but then they scored.’
(Ben Cousins, West Coast Eagles).
‘I’ve never had major knee surgery on any other part of my body.’
‘That kick was absolutely unique, except for the one before it which was identical.’
‘Sure there have been injuries and deaths in football – but none of them serious.’
‘If history repeats itself, I should think we can expect the same thing again.
‘I would not say he (Chris Judd) is the best centreman in the AFL
but there are none better.’ (Dermott Brereton).
‘I never comment on umpires and I’m not going to break the habit of
a lifetime for that prat.’ (Terry Wallace).
Garry Lyon: ‘Have you ever thought of writing your autobiography?’
David Swartz: ‘On what?’
‘Well, either side could win it, or it could be a draw.’
‘Strangely, in slow motion replay, the ball seemed to hang in the air for even longer.’