Quotes by Richard Gough

A friend of mine asked me to open a sports bar in London, and the media were there. This fella started interviewing me, thinking I was Sean Bean.
– Richard Gough
Dave Watson's career has been similar to mine, and from what I have been told he has been one of the players of the season for Everton. I know I would have regretted not taking this opportunity. Everton is a traditional club in my eyes, with a great, passionate support. I think it will be a great place to play football.
– Richard Gough
I can cope with a smack in the face, or at least I should be able to after the number I have had. This one was just run-of-the-mill for me.
– Richard Gough
I had 10 years at Rangers and I think I'm a loyal person. I don't think I would go to another premiership club other than Everton.
– Richard Gough
I have always maintained a high level of fitness, and that is why I am still able to handle the demands of playing in the Premiership. People have always commented on my fitness, and it's something I pride myself on.
– Richard Gough
I look at the car park and myself and Dave Watson come in with our old cars, and these young lads come in with their new Porches I think that society has changed, there seems to be a lack of respect nowadays.
– Richard Gough
I played as a 17-year-old with Walter Smith, who must have been about 32. So I've known Walter for 21 years.
– Richard Gough
I think a lot of players from the USA could come to the premiership. They started there with a blank piece of paper, and have got it right. They have more kids playing Soccer, as they call it over there, than any other sport, but the major league soccer, will find it hard to compete with the likes of American Football, Basketball and Baseball.
– Richard Gough
I think back through the years at the Scottish players like Andy Gray and Graeme Sharp, and even Alex Scott, and they have all done well. I'm not one for the future. I know that. But I think I can do a job.
– Richard Gough
I think the hardest to replace has been Johnny Collins. He was great to play with. You could always rely on him to be available for a short pass, allowing you time to clear a ball. He would never give the ball away.
– Richard Gough
I think the stretching before training and the match, has helped me. As well as being sensible with my eating and drinking.
– Richard Gough
I was a bit worried coming back to the Premiership from America, but I have been pleased with my form, and the interest I have received has been good for my ego. I have no worries about my fitness, and I am really looking forward to the season starting now.
– Richard Gough
I'd played for Notts Forrest for seven games and I'd played well against top Premier teams, so I knew I could still play at the highest level. I got a call from Harry Redknap, and he asked me to come to West Ham. He wanted me to play with Rio Ferdinand, and guide him along. They made me a good offer, so I said OK.
– Richard Gough
I'm reaping the rewards now and enjoying every minute of it - even when I'm on the floor waiting to be carted off for more stitches. I wouldn't swap it for anything, and, whether this proves to be my last season at this level or not, I'm determined to make the most of it.
– Richard Gough
I've been lucky. Touch wood! I've fractured my cheekbone. I was out a couple of months with that. I've had 100's of stiches, but at least you can play on with them.
– Richard Gough
I've got an opinion on everything, so I should go into management.
– Richard Gough
My Mother is Swedish and my Father is Scottish, he played for Charlton in the 1960's and was in the Army, he captained the British forces team. We then moved to S.A. because a lot of players did that at the time.
– Richard Gough
Sean Bean is a midget.
– Richard Gough
The contract I signed was just for a year, with an option for another year. If the club don't want me, or if I don't want to carry on, that's it.
– Richard Gough
The fans know their football, you can't kid them.
– Richard Gough