Word from the Streets Quotes

Word From the Streets w/c 23rd April 2012 – QUOTES

“Even people who commit murder are sometimes pardoned.”

-       Glen Mills, who coaches Usain Bolt, expressing his feelings on the return of Justin Gatlin following a ban for drugs cheating.


“Players in Serie A think they are gods who can make a match end whichever way they want.”

-       Maurizio Galdi, sports journalist on Italian football


“I honestly believe that newspapers and all they mean, mistakes and qualities, are a huge benefit to society.”

-       A quote from Tom Watson’s book Dial M for Murdoch.


“I’m on a mission and in a hurry.”

-       Tory MP Iain Duncan Smith.


“We have never experienced such hardship before.”

-       General Abdulaziz More >

Word From the Streets w/c 16th April 2012 – QUOTES

“The number of young people claiming Jobseekers Allowance in London has gone up fourfold.”

-       Jonathan Portes, director of the National Institute of Economic and Social Research.


“Nothing to do with Formula One.”

-       Bernie Ecclestone’s response to criticism for not cancelling this years Grand Prix in Bahrain, amidst the suppression of protests in the country.


“The surly young man in a hoodie who turns up look unwilling to work can turn into an excited and motivated employee.”

-       Employment minister Chris Grayling calls for business to employ young British hoodies.


“They never said sorry for hurting me.”

-       Thusha Kamaleswaran, aged 6, who was shot in More >

Word From the Streets w/c 9th April 2012 – QUOTES

“Roman emperors were more accountable than head teachers in our schools.”

-       Chris Keates, general secretary of the NASUWT teaching union, speaking at the annual conference.


“Athletics was my way of getting out.”

-       London athlete, JJ Jegede, speaking about focusing on athletics was his way of improving his life.


“Football is a simple game complicated by Idiots”

-       Liverpool’s legendary manager, Bill Shankly.


“Ideology is just a pejorative word for principles in which you happen not to believe.”

-       The columnist “Lexington” in The Economist.


“A match is like a fight. Six hours on a hard court – you can imagine how that feels.”

-       Andy Murray, on More >

Word From the Streets w/c 4th April 2012 – QUOTES

“As long as I’m alive, all the golfers will be white and all the caddies will be black”

Clifford Roberts, Founder of the Augusta national Golf Club, Georgia, USA


“I just want to see whether people just say things that they don’t mean”

Nigerian finance minister, Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, seeking to become the first non-American to lead the World Bank.


“If you want to become a Minister, you shouldn’t dance…Also you shouldn’t drink – and keep away from drugs!”

sound advice from the Ugandan Minister for Education, Lieutenant Jessica Alupo.


“If – certainly as I see it – the future looks increasingly bleak, almost a form of More >

Word From the Streets w/c 26th March 2012 – QUOTES

“He looked like a resentful killer robot signing autographs. He still had that imperious stare”.

Orin Starn- author and ex Swing coach of Tiger Woods

“There are always people in society who want to take short cuts, want to take things that belong to someone else. It’s not part of the Olympic spirit. Kids have to believe in what they see”.

Frankie Fredricks Former Olympic Medalist, IOC member, and chair of the IOC Athletes commission- during the recent visit to London.

“The Olympics are an amazing thing, a movement that changes cities and lives for the better. London could be the most special games More >

Word From the Streets w/c 19th March 2012 – QUOTES

Africa is a continent of young people. Two thirds of our continent is under the age of 25. If leaders ignore their youth we could be in for an African Summer.

Mo Ibrahim, founder and chair of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation


If you only have one pound to spend, spend it on education

Tigjane Thiam, Chief executive of the Prudential, the first black chief executive of a FTSE 100 company and former Cabinet minister in the Ivory Coast addressing the Times CEO Summit Africa.


We hope to inspire many people to get fit and active.

Mike Connolly, leader of Bury Council where have launched a More >

Word From the Streets w/c 12th March 2012 – QUOTES

“I’m a Yorkshireman. If I say something it can be taken out of context a little bit.”

-       Sir David Richards, a Great British ambassador, retracting and apologising after making a fool of himself and his nation.


“Dai Greene is an ambassador of the Jaguar Academy of Sport. To find out more, visit www.jaguaracademyofsport.co.uk.”

-       Matt Majendie, Olympics Correspondent with the Evening Standard.


“I don’t care about that. In fact, s**t. F*** you lot. I can do what I want to the press. Seriously, they cannot touch me.”

-       Ricardo Teixeira, the former president of the Brazil soccer federation, who was responding to yet more More >

Word From the Streets w/c 5th March 2012 – QUOTES

“If anyone should be responsible for morals of sport, it’s the FA.”

-       Former England Sven Goran Erikson, discussing the resignation of Fabio Capello.


“If we teach you rugby, don’t leave us wishing we hadn’t!”

-       Prince Harry has been teaching rugby to Brazilian school children but is hoping that they don’t beat British teams in years to come….as with soccer.


“I’d forgotten how much I loved the sport until winning that race – I made sure I gave it everything.”

-       Gemma Spofforth, who won the 100m backstroke at the British Swimming Championships.


“I thought I’d won.”

-       Jessica Ennis, who came second in the a More >

Word From the Streets w/c 28th February 2012 – QUOTES

“Please stop wasting your lives by taking drugs they KILL.”

-       The message of Vicky Unwin, who has produced a DVD about the dangers of drugs after her daughter 21-year-old Louis Cattell drowned in a bath after taking ketamine.


“It is an offence to display an advert without consent.”

-       A letter from Lincolnshire council to 7-year-old Anthony Steele demanding he take down his Jolly Roger flag is his garden!


“People will be gobsmacked: we’re hosting one of the great events in the world and he’s calling for civil disobedience.”

-       The response of Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg to threat of union strikes.


“How on More >

Word From the Streets w/c 20th February 2012 – QUOTES

“Sport is my passion, without it I feel lost.”

-       Alistair Brownlee, speed walking Olympian and BT Ambassador for London 2012.


“I didn’t really want to do it but I had no choice.”

-       A teenage girl tells Liverpool crown court how she was forced to have sex with men.


“A 17-year-old in Nuremburg, where I live, was almost beaten to death and the police didn’t take it at all seriously.”

-       Idil, a 19-year-old student attending an anti-Nazi counter-march in Dresden last month.