It’s time to say goodbye to 2017 and welcome in the new year.

We’ve had great matches, record-breaking transfers and plenty of sackings and 2018 promises to be even bigger.

Before we look forward to what is to come, we have decided to reflect on the most memorable quotes from the past 12 months.

From the head-scratchingly bizarre to the laugh-out-loud quips, there were plenty to choose from and unsurprisingly, the usual suspects feature.

Here are Mirror Football’s favourite 37 quotes of 2017.

Paul Merson reacts to Marco Silva appointment at Hull


“I could win the league with Olympiacos. They’ve won it 107 times and it’s only been going 106 years. Why has it always got to be a foreign manager? What does he know about the Premier League?

Wayne Shaw reacts to pie-gate stunt with Sutton United

Sutton United’s substitute Wayne Shaw eats a pie

“I was a little bit naive and got carried away with the emotions of it all. I’d had years of ‘who ate all the pies?’ and I thought “let’s have a bit of fun back”.

Weather man Jurgen Klopp explains Southampton defeat

Jurgen Klopp looks on

“Today, I know nobody wants to hear it but I’m brave enough to say it, the pitch was really dry. We gave it all the water we had but after 15 minutes it was really dry, the (drying) wind, it was difficult.”

Claudio Ranieri is sacked – months after Leicester title win

“Yesterday, my dream died. After the euphoria of last season and being crowned Premier League champions, all I dreamt of was staying with Leicester City, the club I love, for always.

“Sadly this was not to be.”

Jamie Vardy of Leicester City applauds

Jamie Carragher says nobody won in Leicester vs Liverpool

“I’ve been watching football for a very, very long time and I don’t think I’ve ever seen a game of football where two teams should come off the pitch and hang their heads in shame.”

Jose Mourinho explains his role in Luke Shaw performance

Shaw has been out of favour at Man United

“He had a good performance but it was his body with my brain. He was in front of me and I was making every decision for him.”

David Moyes’ hot take on Sunderland’s struggles

“We have to get a bit luckier, and try a bit harder – whatever it takes.”

David Moyes reacts

Piers Morgan finally shuts up as Wenger signs new deal….for a day or so

“As promised, I will now never tweet about Wenger again. It’s over.”

Antonio Conte after John Terry’s 26th minute substitution

Terry’s final match at Chelsea

“I think that we had to find the best for him – to start the game and to be substituted in 26 minutes, his shirt number.

Stuart McCall on Millwall fans after Bradford’s play-off defeat

“I was close to clocking a few.”

Boyhood blue Wayne Rooney goes home

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“There were other options there but once I knew that Everton wanted me to come back then there was only one option.”

Josep Maria Bartomeu wants to forget about Neymar

“We want to close off a chapter from the past. Neymar has formed part of our club, but he is now history.”

Neymar waves to the PSG fans

Peter Crouch uses summer break for family time

How Rhian Brewster will celebrate England’s U17 World Cup success

“I’m gonna get the pengest kebab I know. The best kebab shop in town.”

England’s youngsters celebrate

Zlatan Ibrahimovic recovers from injury in record time

“I told you, lions don’t recover like humans. That I have now proved, rather than just saying it.”

Jamie Carragher after Arsenal’s thumping at Liverpool

‘It is like watching the same movie. The board bottled it in the summer, they bottled it. Terrified of moving the manager on, who has been a legend there. There had to be a change of manager.

‘Last season I called them ‘cowards’ (at Crystal Palace) and we got a little bit of stick for it, people said you can’t say that on TV. I’ll say it again: ‘cowards!’.

Carragher wasn’t impressed

Charly Musonda honest about bleak future at Chelsea

You sacrifice, you work hard, harder, you give more than what’s expected and often more than you can. And what do you get back? Literally nothing… done.”

Under-fire Carlos Carvalhal takes out his stress on a £20 note

“You know what this is? You know what this is? Same value.”

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El-Hadji Diouf stirs the pot with Steven Gerrard

“I am Mr El Hadji Diouf, Mr Senegal but he is Mr Liverpool and Senegal is bigger than Liverpool and he has to know that.”

Sporting chief hits out at West Ham’s pursuit of William Carvalho

West Ham's co-owners David Gold (L) and David Sullivan
Sullivan and Gold have a new nickname

“West Ham supporters call Mr. David Sullivan and his brother, the Dildo Brothers These messengers, these offended virgins, the president of West Ham… we must know the truth!”

Marc Bartra returns to football following Dortmund bus attack

“Playing football again after hitting rock bottom. It’s the greatest triumph I can have and I achieve it every day I put my boots on.”

Mesut Ozil isn’t happy with criticism from Arsenal greats

Mesut Ozil reacts

“I expected legends to behave like legends – my advice to these former Gunners: stop talking and start supporting!

Pep Guardiola on his one-man title rivals

“We also have United, we saw again the Harry Kane team scores every day two or three goals.”

Troy Deeney says Arsenal need more downstairs

Troy Deeney celebrates

“Whenever I play Arsenal, I’ll go up and think, ‘Let me whack the first one and see who wants it. It’s (having) a bit of cojones, a bit of nuts.”

Joey Barton lets rip at Everton caretaker David Unsworth

David Unsworth gestures

“He’s a glorified PE teacher. He’s an academy coach who shouldn’t be managing a men’s team.

“I watched him waddling on to the coach. How can you get players to exert themselves physically when you’re out of shape?”

Jose can’t resist another dig at Mr. Wenger

Mourinho apparently has “no idea” why Wenger is still Arsenal boss

“Short-term can be the guy that is at one club 20 years or 15 years or 10 years and leave the club in conditions for… what is the opposite of success? [Failure].

“One who leaves the club in conditions of failure. That is a short-term manager. You can be there 10 or 20 years and when you leave the club, it’s ready for failure.”

Gary Neville reacts to a wayward header from Vincent Kompany

Kompany wins the header

“He’s got a 50p head!”

Jamie Carragher isn’t impressed with Everton’s tactics

“If Everton got any deeper, they’d be in Stanley Park.”

Injury problems mount for Mourinho and United

“At the moment, we cannot walk from the bed to the toilet without breaking a leg”

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Roy Keane still won’t praise Liverpool

“If Liverpool were playing out in my back garden, I wouldn’t watch them. They’re just drifting. Drifting nowhere.”

Infantino turns FIFA into a parody

Infantino with Gareth Bale

“FIFA bashing has become a sport in some countries. But we’re transparent. We’re a deeply honest organisation.”

David Sullivan makes West Ham stars feel at home

Hammers boss David Sullivan

“The manager said he wanted Fonte from Southampton and Snodgrass from Hull. My kids begged me not to sign them.”

Sean Dyche as Burnley go fourth

“I’m the proudest man in Proudsville.”

Mark Clattenburg on his management of Battle of the Bridge

A scuffle breaks out after Eric Dier brings down Eden Hazard
Chelsea and Tottenham clash

“I allowed them [Spurs] to self-destruct. I didn’t give them an excuse, because my gameplan was: Let them lose the title.”

Louis van Gaal eyes revenge on his former club

“If a big English club comes for me, than I would do it. Because then I can get the chance to get one over on Manchester United.”

Cristiano Ronaldo wins his fifth Ballon d’Or

Ronaldo wins his fifth Ballon d’Or

“I don’t see anyone better than me. No player does things that I cannot do myself, but I see things others can’t do.

“There’s no more complete player than me. I’m the best player in history — in the good and the bad moments.”

Wenger on the difference between Invincibles and high-flying City

“Look, we had no petrol but ideas. They have petrol and ideas, so that makes it more efficient.

Jermain Defoe after tragic passing of Bradley Lowery

Jermain Defoe and Bradley Lowery

“He was my best friend. He was genuine. He loved his football. He loved me and I loved him.

“There was nothing I could give him apart from just being a friend.”



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