16 Stuart Pearce Quotes That Every Nottingham Forest Fan Must Read

After under pressure Stuart Pearce saw his Forest side beat Derby, we celebrate with his best quotes.
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After under pressure Stuart Pearce saw his Forest side beat Derby, we celebrate with his best quotes.

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16 Stuart Pearce Quotes That Every Nottingham Forest Fan Must Read

16. "I can see the carrot at the end of the tunnel."

15. On waiting to become the Manchester City manager: "I hope we get a decision shortly - I will be dead soon."

14. "I don’t want to portray myself as a hard man in management or anything like that."

13. On his fans: "It can be a bit of a hindrance when you walk into a restaurant for a quiet meal and one or two launch into 'Psycho, Psycho'!"

12. "Supporters just want to see if a player is putting a shift in for their team. If a player does that they will support him, if a player doesn't produce that and the fans are not happy then they will voice their emotions accordingly."

11. On missing that penalty against Germany in 1990: "My world collapsed. I had been taking penalties for as long as I could remember but now I'd missed the most important penalty of my life."

10. "You have to play with controlled aggression, it's the only way. I was sent off five times in 1,000 games, that is controlled aggression. I deserved those red cards, and if I didn't I wouldn't moan about it."

9. On his punk legacy: "I’m on the inside sleeve of a punk album by The Lurkers called God’s Lonely Men. The picture was taken at the Marquee Club in London in the late 1970s."

8. On management styles: "Make no mistake, you would prefer to work for someone who is going to put their arm around you at times and lift you."

7. "If someone shows you loyalty, you repay it."

6. "I want them to be fully committed to the work place and fully committed to the people they work for."

5. To Robbie Fowler after he missed a penalty that cost Manchester City a place in Europe: "Join the club.”

4. "The more education you can give yourself, and the more preparation you can do, the less chance of failing."

3. On exorcising his penalty demons against Spain in Euro 96: "What people have to remember is the circumstances surrounding me even playing in that tournament and all that joy, relief and passion were released the moment the ball hit the net."

2. "I will do whatever it takes to win a football match."

1. "No disrespect to Derby. I have to say I could never work for that club in any capacity. And I mean never. People might say I’m being ridiculous but that’s just the way it is. Even if I was desperate and they were the only club around, I couldn’t do it. I’d rather go on the dole and take my chances."

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