Fulham - Riise Speaketh (Twice)
Now I often have sympathy for those players that offer quotes to the media and then find themselves misquoted.
It happens to us amateur hacks often enough.
With this lull in domestic action, courtesy of the international break, Bjorn Helge Riise has, if the quotes are correct, had a bit of a pop at his teammate Damien Duff.
Obviously aware that he`s currently a little fish in the big pond, Bjorn has spoken about the competition for places and his apparent belief that new-boys, such as Duff, seem to be gaining match time purely on reputations, remarking,
'I don't think they've done all that good,'
But like I said, they have a good reputation and come from bigger clubs than me.'
'I came from little Lillestrom in Norway, but players like Damien Duff have a name and status after playing for clubs like Newcastle and Chelsea and is ahead of me.
'I will be happy to show them different the times I will be given the chance.'
'I believe I have better qualities and strengths as a player than he does. He has the speed and the experience, and a good shot.
'But he is not that much faster than I am, and I have a better technique, a better touch and deliver better passes than he does. And I can be used in different roles.'
Ouch! I just hope that Damien has a good sense of humour!