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17 of our favourite Eamon Dunphy quotes

The controversial Irish pundit has become renowned for making outlandish statements.

Updated at 15.14

IT’S EAMON DUNPHY’S birthday today, baby!

With that in mind, we’ve come up with 17 of our favourite quotes uttered by the controversial Irish pundit.

If we’ve unjustly left out anything, let us know in the comments section.

1. On Harry Kewell: “He’s fat and a clown, Bill, a fat clown for all to see.”

2. On Steven Gerrard: “Found out. A nothing player.”

3. On Cristiano Ronaldo: “Ronaldo is a disgrace to the game. His petulance, temperament, throwing himself on the ground. It was a disgrace to professional football. This fella Ronaldo is a cod.”

4. On his achievements: “I’ve never managed anywhere, I’ve managed to stay alive for 63 and a half years baby.”

5. On Kevin Kilbane: “Kilbane’s head is better than his feet. If only he had three heads, one on the end of each leg.”

6. On a Garth Crooks World Cup post-match interview with Sven Goran Eriksson: “That’s the first time I’ve seen sex between two men on the BBC.”

7. On Niall Quinn: “Niall Quinn is a creep. The man’s an idiot, a Mother Theresa.”

8. On Mick McCarthy: “He’s one of the biggest whingers in world football… he’s a bloody eejit.”

9. On Wimbledon: “Well, I don’t like to make outlandish statements. Not all the time. But Wimbledon would have beaten them 10-0.”

10. On the Match of the Day pundits: “They just talk drivel. Whoever is winning is great, whoever isn’t, isn’t. It’s banal. And also semi-literate at times … they never criticise in an intelligent way. Anything that isn’t banal is said to be an outburst. They’ve created this cartoon world where everyone talks like Lineker and says nothing.”

11. On Jose Mourinho: “We’ll all see through Mourinho. We’ll find out he’s just a Bengal lancer.”

12. On his Ireland debut against Spain: “If ever a player was out of his class that night it was me.”

13. On his lack of footballing talent: “I’ll have you know that I am not a failed Third Division footballer. I am a failed Second Division footballer.”

14. On Michel Platini: “Michel Platini has no bottle. He is not a great player.”

15. On John Giles: “Usually it takes a bottle of Bacardi and a gallon of Coke to get John out of his seat.”

16. On the Alex Ferguson-Gordon Strachan feud:

Eamon: “Scots they’re either nice or they’re horrid and these two are horrid.

Bill: “The Scots wont like that Eamon, that’s bordering on racism”.

Eamon: “It’s not racism its ethnic criticism Bill”.

17. On John Hartson, while analysing a clip of him in action: “That is NOT the arse of a £7million player!”

Quotes via Eamon Dunphy quotes, Danger Here, Soccer-Ireland and Irish Life Guide.

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