"We've won the fair play league twice on the trot coming up and the only thing that has changed within the league is the referees, but I wouldn't have a go at them because I think they do a very difficult job. All I would say on the situation is that assessors are putting pressure on referees, they are told what to do and I think that is really difficult for them, when you are out there in the middle you get a feel for the game and I think they're taking that away from referees and making the job difficult."
Our Disciplinary Record
"I think we've been unlucky, on a couple of occasions my players have been booked for dissent in kicking the ball away which I won't tolerate, I think it shows a lack of discipline. If you go for the ball and you're a little bit late, that isn't a problem with me and my team will still be tackling, don't worry about that."
"I'm looking to improve like any manager, but the biggest problem I've got is getting players in who are better than I've got at the club. Invariably the clubs don't want to let the better players go. My record in the market ain't bad and you've just got to be patient on these things."
"If Ronaldo was available and I had the money, I would go and get him. I've had plenty on loan but I just haven't taken any at the moment. I've made bids for black players but unfortunately I haven't been able to get one at the club. Paul Parker, the ex-Manchester United player, and Viv Anderson are very good friends, so it isn't a racial thing, it's just I haven't been able to get a quality black player in. Rest assured, there will be one coming."
"Well Quinn's played Premier League football and is an international player. Because he's 6 foot 4, he's not the paciest and people forget about his tremendous ability handling a football on the ground. Kevin is a natural goalscorer, but you need the service into them and the likes of Summerbee, McCann, Alex Rae, Stefan Schwarz are all involved in that, it's a team game, but obviously the people who get the headlines are the goalscorers and rightly so. I always had confidence in them and we've got Danny Dichio and a new lad called Michael Reddy who's burst on the scene. If they got injured we might have a problem so that's why we're looking around."
"You don't want to play for this club then you're on your bike. I want people who want to play for the red and white shirts and if they don't want to play, it ain't a problem, just get them down the road. There can only be one manager at the football club and if you let the players have too much power then you've got a problem."
"I find it really difficult, I'm hopeless. It's a great idea but then it's getting into it and finding the patience. This modern day computer age is just passing me by, but I'm sure I'll get into it."
"We finished fifth, fifth and ninth in the First Division, but I fell out with the chairman, Peter Swales. At the end of the day, when you argue with the Chairman there's only one man that goes. I went after four games, we got one point in four games. Mr Swales decided it was end of story, and I was down the road, not a problem. He sorted out my compensation, shook hands and got on with it, but I thought I did alright there."
Cheer Up Peter Reid
"I got sick of it once when I was on holiday and there was a few lads who recognised me on the beach. I think they'd had a few San Miguels so I got a bit embarrassed walking along with my name chanted all over the place. But I think you've got to have a laugh at yourself. I might look miserable when I'm on the bench but I'm doing my job. I'm cheerful really. When I was out in Newcastle once, I kept hearing 'Monkeys heed, Monkeys heed' and I thought there was a monkey following me but apparently 'Peter Reid's got a monkey's heed.' I never thought of that. My mum wasn't pleased, but I thought it was amusing."
"I must get through six packets a game, easy. I think it is a nervous thing. I'm just thankful I don't smoke because I don't know how many I would get through. The cleaners must love me, though I've got a little place in the dug-out for the second half. I always wrap it in my silver paper because it says that on the packet."