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  Adams, Tony  "Football had always been my first drug from as early as I could remember."
  Allison, Malcolm  "Professional football is no longer a game. It's a war. And it brings out the same primitive instincts that go back thousands of years.."
  Aristotle  "When we intend to move paralysed limbs to the right, on the contrary they move to the left."
  Aristotle  "First, have a definite, clear practical ideal; a goal, an objective. Second, have the necessary means to achieve your ends; wisdom, money, materials and methods. Third, adjust all your means to that end."
  Aristotle  " Man is a goal-seeking animal."
  Armstrong, Lance  "Pain is temporary, giving up lasts forever."
  Astor, Nancy  "The penalty for success is to be bored by the people who used to snub you."
  Atkinson, Ron  "Goals change games."
  Baden Powell, Robert  "Football is a grand game for developing a lad physically and also morally, for he learns to play with good temper and unselfishness, to play in his place, and to play the game, and these are the best of training for any game of life."
  Baggio, Robert  "Please, give me the ball back, each time I get it from you I must weep its tears."
  Barclay  "The sturdie plowman, lustie, strong and bolde overcometh the winter with driving the football, forgetting labour and many a grievous fall."
  Benitez, Rafael  "If you want to reach your goals, you need a great and strong mind."
  Berbatov, Dimitar  " For the the most important thing is to entertain."
  Bergkamp, Dennis  "Behind every kick of the ball there has to be a thought"
  Berlin, Isiah  "Men do not live only by fighting evils. They live by positive goals."
  Best, George  "I spent a lot of money on booze, birds and fast cars. The rest I just squandered."
  Bible  "The Lord God formed every beast of the field."
  Bible  "Young men may grow weary and faint, even in their prime they may stumble and fall."
  Bible  "We have been treated like sheep for slaughter, and yet in spite of all, overwhelming victory is ours."
  Bible  "I press on towards the goal to win the prize"
  Blanchflower, Danny  "The game is about glory, doing things in style."
  Bowles,Stan  "I blew the lot on vodka and tonic, gambling and fags. Looking back, I think I overdid it on the tonic."
  Bragg, Billy  "There is no real substitute for a ball struck squarely and firmly."
  Bragg, Billy  "How can you lie there and think of England, when you don't even know who's in the team."
  Brecht, Bertolt  "Art is not a mirror to reflect reality, but a hammer with which to shape it."
  Brecht, Bertolt  "We pin our hopes to the sporting public."
  Browning, Robert  " A minute's success pay the failure of years."
  Bryson, Bill  " If the earth were perfectly smooth, it would be covered everywhere with water to a depth of four kilometres. There might be life in that lonesome ocean, but there certainly wouldn't be football."
  Buddha  "He who is victorious should remember the instability of earthly things."
  Burgess, Anthony  "Five days shalt thou labour, as the Bible says. The seventh day is the Lord thy God?s. The sixth day is for football."
  Burns, Robert  "Don't let the awkward squad fire over me."
  Busby, Matt  "Winning isn't everything. There should be no conceit in victory and no despair in defeat."
  Busby, Matt  "It was a very simple team talk. All I used to say was: "Whenever possible, give the ball to George.' "
  Cain, from the bible  "Am I my brothers keeper?"
  Camus, Albert  "All that I know most surely about morality and obligations I owe to football"
  Cantona, Eric  "When the seagulls follow the trawler it?s because they think sardines will be thrown into the sea"
  Cezanne, Paul  "Will I reach the goal, so long sought after, so long pursued?"
  Chalvert, Jose-Luis  "Pressure? This is just a football match. When you do not know how to feed your children, that is pressure."
  Charles, John  "The fans are the heart of football."
  Chaucer  " Goal catch whoso may, who runneth best let see."
  Clough, Brian  "If God had meant football to be played in the air he would have put grass in the sky"
  Clough, Brian  " Football hooligans ? Well, there are 92 club chairmen for a start."
  Coleridge, Samuel Taylor  " It is an ancient mariner and he stoppeth one of three."
  Confucius  "Forget injuries, never forget kindness."
  Cruyff, Johan  "Football is a game you play with your brain"
  Cruyff, Johann  "It's all very simple: if you score one more than your opponent, you win."
  Cullis, Stan  " You only have the one life, and I gave mine to Wolves."
  da Guia, Domingos  "This ball here helped me a lot. She or her sisters right? It's a family to whom I owe a debt of gratitude. In my time on earth she was the key. Because without her nobody plays at all."
  Davies, Ray  "I like my football on a Saturday, roast beef on Sunday is all right."
  Dean,Dixie  " There was nothing like quietening that Kop. When you stuck a goal in there it all went quiet, apart from a bit of choice language aimed in your direction! Scoring there was a delight to me. I just used to turn round to the crowd and bow three times to them!"
  De Beauvoir, Simone  "In seeking a goal a woman acquires that magnificent possession - the absolute"
  Derrida, Jacques  "Beyond the touchline there is nothing"
  Derrida, Jacques  "We played until it was dark. I dreamt of becoming a professional footballer."
  Dickens, Charles  " Think how human dust rolls onward to the tomb, and turning your faces towards that goal, avoid the cloud which takes its rise among the pleasures of the world."
  Di Stefano, Alfredo  " Football is made of leather, leather comes from cows, cows like grass."
  Dostoyevsky, Fyodor  " Without some goal and some effort to reach it, no man can live."
  Dowie, Iain  "You make a living by what you get. You make a life by what you give."
  Einstein, Albert  "If you want to live a happy life, tie it to a goal, not to people or things."
  Eriksson, Sven Goran  " Football is much harder if you don't have the ball."
  Fanon, Franz  "Fervour is the weapon of the impotent."
  Ferguson, Alex  "It's a conflict of parallels."
  Ferguson, Alex  "Football. Bloody Hell!"
  Flaubert  " Success is a result not a goal."
  Foucault, Michel  " The pleasure that comes of exercising a power that questions not boundaries not to be crossed, but perpetual spirals of power and pleasure."
  Freud  "The game replaces sexual enjoyment by pleasure in movement"
  Freud, Sigmund  "the game replaces sexual enjoyment by pleasure in movement."
  Friday, Robin  "I am a winner. People think I'm mad. On the pitch I hate all opponents. I don?t give a damn."
  Galeano, Eduardo  "I've finally accepted myself for who I am: a beggar for good football. I go about the world, hand outsretched, and in the stadiums I please 'A pretty move for the love of God.' And when good football happens, I give thanks for the miracle and I don't give a damn which team or country performs it."
  Gandhi, Mahatma  "First they lgnore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win."
  Gandhi, Mahatma  "The best way of losing a cause is to abuse your opponent and to trade upon his weakness."
  Gandhi, Mahatma  "The aggressor always had a purpose behind his attack; he wanted something to be done, some object to be surrendered by the defender."
  Gandhi, Mahatma  "In our progress towards the goal, we ever see more and more enchanting scenery."
  Gandhi, Mahatma  "Heroes are made in the hour of defeat. Success is, therefore, well described as a series of glorious defeats."
  Gandhi, Mahatma  "Let us honour our opponents for the same honesty of purpose and patriotic motives that we claim for ourselves."
  Gandhi, Mahatma  "There is more to life than increasing its speed."
  Garcia Marquez, Gabriel  " My first journey into real life was the discovery of football."
  Garnett, Alf  "Football is working class ballet."
  Ginola, David  "Football is a matter of creativity and imagination"
  Goethe   " Difficulties increase the nearer we approach the goal."
  Goethe   " A distracted existence leads us to no goal."
  Goethe, Johann Wolfgang  " Difficulties increase the nearer we approach our goal."
  Goethe, Johann Wolfgang von  " Enjoy when you can and endure when you must."
  Grantland Rice  "For when the One Great Scorer comes To write against your name, He marks not you won or lost- But how you played the game.
  Greenwood, Ron  "Football at it's best is a game of beauty and intelligence."
  Greer, Germaine  "Football is an art"
  Guevara, Che  "It is not just a simple game. It is a weapon of the revolution"
  Gullit, Ruud  "A goalkeeper is only a goalkeeper because he can't play football."
  Hancock, Tony  "Saturday nearly over and not another one for seven days."
  Hauser, Arnold  " If we do not know or even want to know the aims that the artist was pursuing through his work - his aims to inform, to convince, to influence people - then we do not get much further in understanding his art than the ignorant spectator who judges the football simply by the beauty of the players' movements."
  Hazlitt, William  "If you think you can win, you can win. Faith is necessary to victory."
  Hemingway, Ernest  "Grace under pressure."
  Henry, Thierry  "Sometimes in football you have to score goals."
  Hesiod  "The immortal gods value sweat over virtue."
  Hite, Shere  "Football can be categorised as a type three masturbatory technique."
  Hobbes, Thomas  " We must suppose to have no other goal, nor no other garland, but being the foremost."
  Hobsbawm, Eric  "The imagined community of millions seems more real as a team of eleven named people."
  Holloway, Ian  "To pit it in gentleman's terms, if you've been out for a night and you're looking for a young lady and you pull one, you've done what you set out to do. We didn't look our best today but we've pulled. Some weks the lady is good looking and some weeks they're not. Our performance today would have been not the best looking bird but at least we got her in the taxi. She may not have been the best looking lady we ended up taking home but it was still very pleasant and very nice, so thanks very much and let's have coffee."
  Homer  "There is no greater glory for a man than that which he achieves by his own hands and feet."
  Hopcraft, Arthur  "The point about football in Britain is that it is not just a sport people take to, like cricket or tennis or running long distances. It is inherent in the people. It is built into the urban psyche."
  Hopcraft, Arthur  "The point about football in Britain is that it is not just a sport people take to, like cricket or tennis. It is built into the urban psyche, as much a common experience to our children as are uncles and school. It is not a phenomenon : it is an everyday matter."
  Hornby, Nick  "I fell in love with football as I was later to fall in love with women. Suddenly, uncritically, giving no thought to the pain it would bring."
  Houllier, Gerard  "My philosophy is that the club is more important than anyone."
  Houseman, AE  " Twice a week through, Here I stood to keep the goal; Football then was fighting sorrow, For the young man's soul."
  Hughes,Ted  " It took the whole of creation to produce my foot, my each feather: Now I hold creation in my foot."
  Hume,David  "Reason can show us how to meet our ends, but only passions and sentiment can determine our ultimate goals."
  Hume, David  "The heart of man is made to reconcile the most glaring contradictions."
  Hurst, Geoff  "Football is a game of tomorrows"
  Huxley, Aldous  " Used well sport can teach endurance and courage, a sense of fair play and a respect for rules, co-ordinated effort and the subordination of personal interests to those pf the group. Used badly, it can encourage personal vanity and group vanity, greedy desire for victory and hatred of rivals, an intolerant espirit de corps and contempt for people."
  Ibsen, Henrik  "If the game is lost, your earthly life is wasted."
  Ibsen, Henrik  "I never felt at home on the team"
  Ibsen, Henrik  "A man is created for his acts. His goal is paradise."
  Ibsen, Henrik  "It is a foolhardy, crazy game I have entered into."
  James, Henry  "Take care how you incur the penalty."
  John Paul II, Pope  "Amongst all unimportant subjects, football is by far the most important."
  John Paull II, Pope  "Football shouldn't become submerged by financial interests. It ought to be more about the excellence of performing than about possession."
  Jol, Martin  'at Tottenham our philosophy is the team is the star."
  Jung, Carl  " The creative mind plays with the object it loves."
  Kandinsky, Wassily  "The artist himself can neither grasp nor recognise fully his own goal."
  Keane, Roy  "Some people are sheep. And some are wolves."
  Keane, Roy  "Fail to prepare, prepare to fail."
  Keats, John  "Never pass into nothingness."
  Keegan,Kevin  "If I had a blank piece of paper there'd be five names on it."
  Keegan,Kevin  "England have the best fans in the world, and Scotland's fans are second to none."
  Keegan,Kevin  "They're the second best team in the world and there's no higher praise than that."
  Keegan,Kevin  "You can't do better than go away from home and get a draw."
  Keegan,Kevin  "The tide is very much in our court now."
  Keegan, Kevin  "Football's always easier when you've got the ball."
  Keegan, Kevin  "If I had a blank piece of paper there would be at least two names on it."
  Keegan, Kevin  "There'll be no siestas in Madrid tonight."
  Keegan, Kevin  "It's like a toaster, the ref's shirt pocket. Every time there's a tackle, up pops a yellow card."
  Keegan, Kevin  "When you do that with footballers, like he said about Leeds... I've kept really quiet, but I'll tell you something, he went down in my estimation when he said that. We have not resorted to that, but I'll tell you, you can tell him now, he'll be watching this, we're still fighting for this title. He's got to go yo Middlesbrough and get something. I'll tell you honestly, I would love it if we beat them, love it."
  Kennedy, John. F.  "Politics is like football; if you see daylight, go through the hole."
  Kierkegaard, Soren  "The unhappy individual is forever quite close to the goal and at the same time some distance from it"
  King, Martin Luther  "Our powerful weapons are the voices, the feet, and bodies moving without rest towards a goal."
  Kipling, Rudyard  " If you can keep your head whilst all about you losing theirs and blaming it on you. Then the earth and everything in it will be yours."
  Klee, Paul  " An active line on a walk, moving freely without a goal. A walk for a walk's sake."
  Kundera, Milan  "There is such a thing as everyday, ordinary, vulgar ecstasy; the ecstasy of anger, the ecstasy of speed at the wheel, the ecstasy of ear-splitting noise, ecstasy in the soccer stadium."
  Lawrence, DH  "There is no point in work unless it absorbs you like an absorbing game."
  Lawrence, D.H.  " Even football's not what it was, not by a long chalk."
  Lawton, Tommy  "Football is my business."
  Lineker, Gary  "Footballers are more likely to work better if they get a pat on the back from the boss. A knife in the back is never the answer."
  Livy  "There is always more spirit in attack than in defence."
  Lofthouse,Nat  "All great teams possess an unbreakable unity which gives them the power to overcome their opposition whatever the circumstances."
  Lombardi, Vince  "It's not whether you get knocked down, it's whether you get up."
  Lombardi, Vince  "Winning isn't everything, but wanting to win is."
  Machiavelli, Niccolo  "Each succeeds in reaching the goal by a different method"
  Machiavelli, Niccolo  "If a man is greatly injured by a single person, and is not avenged to his satisfaction, he seeks, even with its ruin, to get his revenge."
  Mandela, Nelson  "Soccer is one of the most unifying activities amongst us."
  Maradona, Diego  "Football is the most beautiful and healthiest sport in the world. That one makes a mistake doesn't mean football has to pay for it; the ball doesn't get dirty."
  Maradona, Diego  "It was a little bit by the hand of God, another bit by the head of Maradona."
  Marx, Karl  "The goal passes through a series of phases independent of the will of man."
  Matthew, The Bible  " But the many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first."
  McDermott, Terry  'No one hands you cups on a plate."
  McDiarmid, Hugh  "Football fanaticism and high intellect seldom go together."
  Menem  "Football is the thing that formed me physically and has given me a great deal of spirituality."
  Menotti, Cesar Luis  "To be a footballer means being a privileged interpreter of the feelings and dreams of thousands of people."
  Menotti, Cesear Luis  "Our football belongs to the working class and has the size, nobility and generosity to allow everyone to enjoy it as a spectacle."
  Michels, Rinus  "Football is War."
  Milton, John  "But headlong joy is ever on the wing."
  Moller Nielsen, Richard  "Love is good for footballers, as long as it is not at half-time."
  Moore,Bobby  "At least it was a victory and at least we won."
  Moore, Bobby  "Win or lose, always on the booze"
  Moore, Bobby  "You cannot defend on your backside"
  Moore, Bobby  " If you never concede a goal you're going to win."
  Moore, Bobby  " If you never concede a goal, you're going to win more games than you lose."
  Morecambe, Eric  "I think football would become an even better game if someone could invent a ball that kicks back."
  Morris, Desmond  "The roots of our soccer tribe lie deep in our primeval past."
  Morris, William  "If Politics are to be anything else than an empty game, more exciting but less innocent than those which are confessedly games of skill or chance, it is toward this goal of the happiness of labour that they must make."
  Mortimer, John  "I never cared in the least which team won, but only prayed for the game to be over without the ball ever coming my way."
  Nabokov, Vladimir  "The goalkeeper is the lone eagle, the man of mystery, the last defender."
  Nabokov, Vladimir  "I am less a goalkeeper than the caretaker of a secret."
  Nicholson, Bill  "Your only security in football should be your ability."
  Nietzsche, Friedrich  "For courage is the best destroyer - courage that attacks: for in every attack there is a triumphant shout."
  O'Neill, Martin  "the game is about those who pay and those who play."
  O'Neil, Martin  "The game is about those who pay and those who play."
  Orwell, George  "The lovers of football are large, boisterous, nobby boys who are good at knocking down and trampling on slightly smaller boys."
  Orwell, George  "There's quite enough real causes of trouble already, and we need not add to them by encouraging young men to kick each other on the shins amid the roar of infuriated spectators."
  Orwell, George  "Football, a game in which everyone gets hurt and every nation has its own style of play which seems unfair to foreigners."
  Orwell, George  "You play to win and the game has little meaning unless you do your utmost to win."
  Orwell, George  "Running, jumping and kicking a ball are tests of national virtue."
  Orwell, George  "Football has nothing to do with fair play. It is bound up with hatred, jealousy, boastfulness, disegard of all rules and sadistic pleasure in witnessing violence: in other words it is war minus the shooting."
  Orwell, George  "If you want to add to the vast fund of ill-will existing in the world at the moment, you could hardly do it better than by a series of football matches between Jews and Arabs, Germans and Czechs, Indians and British, Russians and Poles, and Italians and Yugolslavs."
  Ovid  " There is no such thing as pure pleasure; some anxiety always goes with it."
  Ovid  "We two are to ourselves a crowd."
  Paisley, Bob  "We've had the hard times too - one year we finished second."
  Paisley, Bob  "If you're in the penalty area and don't know what to do with the ball, put it in the net and we'll discuss the options later."
  Paisley, Bob  "It's not about the long ball or the short ball, it's about the right ball."
  Pasoloni, Pier Paolo  " Football is the last sacred ritual of our time."
  Peel, John  : Family, music and football. That's it really."
  Pele  'Football is like a religion to me. I worship the ball, and I treat it like a god. Too many players think of a football as something to kick. They should be taught to caress it and to treat it like a precious gem."
  Platini, Michel  " A football team represents a way of being, a culture."
  Plato  "You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation."
  Plato  "You can discover more about a person in an hour of play than in a year of conversation."
  Pratchett, Terry  "Everything has a reason, except possibly football."
  Priestley, JB  "To say that these men paid their shillings to watch twenty-two hirelings kick a ball is merely to say that a violin is wood and catgut, that Hamlet is so much paper and ink."
  Priestley, JB  "For a shilling United offered you conflict and art."
  Priestley, JB  "To say that these men paid their shillings to watch twenty-two hirelings kick a ball is merely to say that a violin is wood and catgut, that Hamlet is so much paper and ink. For a shilling Bruddersford United AFC offered you conflict and art."
  Puskas, Ferenc  "I will write my life as a footballer as if it were a love story, for who shall say it is not? It began with my great love of football and it will end the same way."
  Pythagoras  "Rest satisfied with doing well, and leave others to talk of you as they please."
  Ramsey, Alf  " You have won it once, now win it again."
  Real Madrid fans' banner  " For you whores and money - for us, repression and indignation."
  Rice, Grantland  "For when the one great scorer comes to mark against your name, he writes not that you won or lost but how you played the game."
  Rijkaard,Frank  "I have the ability to isolate myself from everything that goes on around me because my motivation has always come from inside. In football you cannot afford to get overwhelmed by euphoria or sadness, it is important to stay on an even keel."
  Robson, Bobby  "We didn't underestimate them. They were better than we thought."
  Rocker, Rudolf  "I am an anarchist not because I believe anarchism is the final goal, but because there is no such thing as a final goal."
  Rogers,Don  "I wouldn't have taken a day of personal glory ahead of what we did at Wembley."
  Roosevelt, Franklin D.  "A radical is a man with both feet firmly planted in the air."
  Rousseau, Jean Jacques  " All one can do by one's own efforts is to more or less approach the goal."
  Rous, Stanley  "In a world haunted by the hydrogen and napalm bomb, the football field is a place where sanity and hope are still left unmolested."
  Rush,Ian  "If the ball had gone in, it would have been a goal."
  Rush, Ian  "I couldn't settle in Italy. It was like living in a foreign country."
  Sartre, Jean-Paul  "In football everything is complicated by the presence of the opposite team."
  Saunders, Ron  " With 110% from each and every one of the players and your usual tremendous vocal backing, I am confident we can get the right result."
  Schmeichel, Peter  "In football you sometimes have beauty and cruelty together."
  Schopenhauer, Arthur  "talent hits a target no one else can hit; genuis hits a target no one else can see."
  Shakespeare, William  "Am I so round with you as you with me, that like a football you do spurn me thus? You spurn me hence and he will spurn me hither. If I last in this service you must case me in leather."(from the Comedy of Errors)
  Shakespeare, William  "You base footballer!"
  Shakespeare, William  "With thy brawls thou hast disturbed our game."
  Shankly, Bill  "This city has two great teams. Liverpool and Liverpool Reserves."
  Shankly, Bill  "The socialism I believe in is everyone working for each other, everyone having a share of the rewards. Its the way I see football, the way I see life."
  Shankly, Bill  "Some people think football is a matter of life and death. It is much more impotant than that."
  Shankly, Bill  "If a player is not interfering with play or seeking to gain advantage, then he should be."
  Shankly, Bill  "If you are first you are first. If you are second you are nothing."
  Shankly, Bill  "Football is a simple game made complicated by people who should know better."
  Shelley, Percy Bysshe  " The One remains, the many change and pass."
  Shilton, Peter  "If you stand still there is only one way to go and that's backwards."
  Silver Surfer  "Let it ever be the goal that stirs us, not the odds."
  Skovdahl, Ebbe  " Statistics are like mini skirts. They give you good ideas but they hide the most important thing."
  Stirner  "No goal is impossible."
  St.Teresa, of Avila  " Everything is Changing; God Alone is changeless. Patience attains the goal!"
  Stubbs  "Football causeth fighting, brawling, quarrel picking, murder and great effusion of blood, as daily experience teacheth"
  Thucididyes  "The str4ong do as they will, the weak as they must."
  Thuram, Lillian  " Footballers can be like artists when the mind and body are working as one. It is what Miles Davis does when he plays free jazz - everything pulls together into one intense moment that is beautiful."
  Trappatoni, Giovanni  " There is only one ball. And if the opponent has it you have to ask yourself : why?
  Trotsky, Leon  "I stood on my balcony and urged them not to accept an incomplete victory."
  Undertones  " Teenage dreams, so hard to beat."
  Utley,Tom  "Football is only a game. That is the most outrageous nonsense of the lot. Football is a science, it's an art, it is war, ballet, drama, terror and joy all rolled into one."
  Valdano, Jorge  "Football is made up of subjective feeling, of suggestion - and, in that Anfield is unbeatable. Put a shit hanging on a stick in the middle of this passionate, crazy stadium and there are people who will tell you it's a work of art. It's not: it's a shit hanging froim a stick, if football is going the way Chelsea and Liverpool are taking it, we had better be ready to wave goodbye to any expression of the cleverness and talent we have enjoyed for a century."
  Vialli, Gianluca  "You have to be strong in March when the fish are down"
  Vialli, Gianluca  "It's only a game but it's life and death to me"
  Vidal, Gore  "It is not enough to succeed. Others must fail."
  Viera, Ondino  " Other countries have their history. Uruguay has its football."
  Vogts, Berti  "If I walked on water, my accusers would say it is because I can't swim."
  Wallace, Jock  "Football is my religion"
  Weah  "Football gives a suffering people joy"
  Wenger, Arsene  " The imprint you make in the spirit of the people is more important than the result."
  Wilde, Oscar  "Football is a game for rough girls. Not suitable for delicate boys."
  Wilde, Oscar  "Rugby is a game for barbarians played by gentlemen. Football is a game for gentlemen played by barbarians."
  Wilde. Oscar  " Better for him that each sin of his life had brought its sure swift penalty along with it."
  Wilkinson, Howard  "Where there's life, there is hope."
  Wolstenholme,Kenneth  'There's some people that are on the pitch... they think its's all over... it is now!
  Woosnam, Phil  " The rules of soccer are simple , if it moves, kick it; if it doesn't move, kick it until it does."
  Wordsworth, William  " My apprehension comes in crowds ; I dread the rustling of the grass; the very shadows of the clouds have power to shake me as they pass."
  Wright, Billy  "Football is my passport"
  Xerxes  "Only by great risks can great results be achieved."
  Yashin, Lev  "The joy of seeing Yuri Gagarin flying in space is only superseded by the joy of a good penalty save"