Collingwood captain Nick Maxwell wonders if he could have helped his team through to the grand final
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VERBALS: The Magpies captain is full of regret, Benji Marshall sheds a tear and Kevin Pietersen hopes all is forgiven...
"Australia are our biggest threat."
Australian T20 captain George Bailey had plenty of confidence before his side’s World T20 opener against minnows Ireland.
"We don't have to make up for that. What we have to do is do what we do well - this team, the 2012 team.”
Storm coach Craig Bellamy says his side is not carrying the burden of the two premierships which were stripped from the club.
"I don't think there is a time that Des doesn't ever ramp it up.”
Bulldogs captain Michael Ennis describes Des Hasler’s (obviously) successful training methods.
"I don't know how much of an impact I would have had, but I am never going to know and I am going to have to live with that.”
Suspended Magpie captain Nick Maxwell ponders what might have been if he’d kept his cool against West Coast and been able to play in Collingwood’s preliminary final loss to Sydney.
"I went straight up to her and said 'you better smile', because it's obviously not her fault.”
Australian shooter Catherine Cox consoles Caitlin Bassett, who came on for her in the Diamonds’ one-goal loss to the Silver Ferns in the second Constellation Cup Test, but with seconds remaining missed a shot that would have tied the scores.
"I'd much rather go down swinging and throwing the punches to put yourself in a winning position than come out saying we kept it close.”
Injured Wallaby Quade Cooper calls on Australia to play attacking rugby.
"If you look at the other podium finishes from London you will find a far greater spread of countries than you would have in 1984, 1980, 1976, and I think that's a really strong indication that anti-doping has had an impact."
Director general of WADA David Howman believes the spread of countries that won medals in London shows the fight against doping is working.
"They (Ryan and Heighington) are two of my best mates. When they told me I cried for a little bit. When they're your best mates, it's very hard to cop.”
Wests Tigers five-eighth Benji Marshall expresses his dismay at changes at the club.
"Hoping all is sorted & I'm on the New Zealand tour in February."
England batsman Kevin Pietersen would like to think his England teammates have accepted his apologies for sending provocative text messages about them to South African players.
"Our great club stands with our great neighbours Liverpool today to remember that loss and pay tribute to their campaign for justice.”
Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson urges the club’s fans not to let rivalry between the sides turn to hatred in the wake of offensive chants by some supporters referring to the Hillsborough disaster.
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