Adebayo Akinfenwa
Adebayo Akinfenwa

I'm not one of those players who always gets to games or watches every game on TV. If a game is on and I'm free, I'll watch it but I won't make my schedule around a football match.

Amy Macdonald
Amy Macdonald

As a very patriotic and passionate Scot, singing the anthem at a big football match means the world to me and I'm so lucky and so honoured that I get asked to do this.

Andy Partridge
Andy Partridge

I met Jack Bruce, one of my heroes, in a studio while doing some recording. England had just beat Scotland in a big football match and I saw Jack trying to break into this refrigerator in the lounge, drunk out of his brain, and I didn't know what to say.

Bobby Robson
Bobby Robson

The first ninety minutes of a football match are the most important.

Carlos Vela
Carlos Vela

I'd 1,000 times rather go see an NBA game than a football match.

Danny Welbeck
Danny Welbeck

I've played in a few Champions League matches and got into quarter-finals - sometimes unluckily knocked out - but you have to prepare like any other football match: you have to play the game, not the occasion. That's been instilled in me since I was a kid.

David Silva
David Silva

You gain know-how from playing matches because every moment of a football match has its own rhythm.

Diego Maradona
Diego Maradona

To see my country lose a football match is very hard for someone who has worn the shirt.

Elfriede Jelinek
Elfriede Jelinek

I associate the metaphor of sport with war. The unrest in the former Yugoslavia, after all, started with a football match that then became charged in nationalist ways and ended in violence.

Gabriel Byrne
Gabriel Byrne

I attended the bedside of a friend who was dying in a Dublin hospital. She lived her last hours in a public ward with a television blaring out a football match, all but drowning our final conversation.