They said it...best quotes of 2012

2012 sports quotes of the year:

2012 sports quotes of the year:

“You’ve got trainers who’ve stuck with provincial meetings running at $22,000 [prize money] and left us alone at $40,000…I can’t understand it.” – QRacing administrator Brendan Comyn after October’s Queanbeyan Cup attracted a lacklustre field.  

"I haven't seen what happened at the start but the guys confirmed that it was the first-lap nutcase again, Grosjean.” –  Queanbeyan Formula One ace Mark Webber fumes after being involved in an incident with Lotus Driver Sebastian Grosjean at the Japanese Grand Prix.

 “Every avenue we’ve explored, every proposal we’ve put forward, none have ever come to fruition so I can only hope [Tralee] is the answer.” – Queanbeyan Basketball president Jan Browne in the wake of the Tralee development’s final approval in November.

“Taking a wrong turn is just ridiculous and something that shouldn’t happen at this level.” – Queanbeyan’s Andy Blair after becoming lost midrace at the World Marathon Mountain Bike Championships in France.

“Grand finals don’t mean too much unless you win them.” – A devastated Josh Toohey following the Queanbeyan Kangaroos grand final defeat at the hands of the Belconnen United Scholars.

“I think the first half was probably the dumbest half of football from us in three years, it was just stupid footy.” –  Kangaroos coach Aaron Gorrell didn’t hold back in assessing his side’s grand final performance.

“It’s like having one foot through the door and having someone on the other side trying to shut it on you.” –  Queanbeyan cricketer Jono Dean on his attempts to crack a Big Bash League contract.

“Very disappointed actually, very filthy on the club.” – Former Queanbeyan Blues coach Adam Doyle after being told his services would not be requited at the club in 2013.

“I’m really lucky to still be here. When you get bleeding on the brain, especially where is was on my brain stem…lucky is an understatement.” – Queanbeyan motorbike rider Ben Richards after narrowly escaping fatal injuries during a speedway crash in August.

“I still love the challenge of shooting and I just made an Olympic final, why would I want to give it up now.” –  Queanbeyan’s Suzy Balogh after her sixth-place finish in the final of the Women’s Trap at the London Olympics.

“I was just hoping to win a race around Canberra and Queanbeyan and get my money back.” – Takeover Target trainer Joe Janiak reminiscing on his purchase of troubled galloper Takeover Target at a disposal sale in 2003 for just $1250. The sprinter would go on to win 21 races under Janiak’s watch, racking up $6 million in prize money.

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