As it’s Christmas, it’s time to dig out all the usual festive favourites. The Wizard of Oz, the Great Escape, Baileys Irish Cream for your mum, the paramedics for Gran after she starts choking on a brussel sprout and of course, the Top Ten lists of the year.

So, true to form, here our our Top Ten list of football quotes from 2008.

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Lee Peacock

“We have to take it on the chin. It is a kick in the nuts.”

Lee Peacock of Swindon Town who might well have failed his Biology exams at school.

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Joe Kinnear

“You are out of order. Absolutely f****ing out of order. If you do it again, I am telling you you can f*** off and go to another ground. I will not come and stand for that f****ing crap. No f****ing way, lies. F***, you’re saying I turned up and they [Newcastle’s players] f****ed off.”

Joe Kinnear meets the North East press for the first time and teaches them some new words.' 

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Ramon Calderon

“We have agreed to sell Robinho for human and footballing reasons, and for a substantial amount of money.”

President of Real Madrid Ramon Calderon comes over all caring and then PC and then blows it.

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Jeff Stelling

“And Hamilton have come out on top, well I guess that was just academical really.”

The peerless Jeff Stelling on Sky’s Soccer Saturday after a Hamilton Academicals victory.

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' Reebok Stadium Announcer

“Half-time and it’s currently 0-0. Get ready to take out a loan for your pie and pint!”

Stadium announcer at the Reebok makes reference to the credit crunch.

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Harry Redknapp

“If you can’t pass the ball properly, a bowl of pasta’s not going to make that much difference!”

Harry Redknapp doesn’t think that all these new fangled diets contributed much to Tottenham’s 4-4 draw at Arsenal.

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Mick McCarthy

“It doesn’t matter how late he was. If you’re getting on a plane and you miss it by one minute, you don’t go on holiday.”

Wolves boss Mick McCarthy gives his reasons for dropping Richard Stearman after the player arrives'  late for a team meeting.

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Man City Fan

“I’m impressed with his work rate. He works as hard as Dwight Yorke’s toothbrush.”

Manchester City fan pays tribute to Robinho on a Radio Manchester football phone in.

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Steve Bruce

“This will probably be the last game on Match of the Day tonight!”

Wigan manager Steve Bruce prepares for a late night after a scintillating 0-0 draw with Stoke.

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' Roy Keane

“I wouldn’t trust some of these people to walk my dog.”

Roy Keane puts paid to a career in the media after spouting forth on TV pundits.

Do you have a particular favourite quote, stadium announcement or chant from the past 12 months? If so, let us know by using the comments facility below.

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