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Quotes of the Week: ‘I hope Trott comes back strong after whatever it is’

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"Everyone knows what a class player he is. For us it's a big bonus but for him personally it is disappointing. I hope he comes back strong after whatever it is" - Peter Siddle is, erm, sympathetic to Trott’s plight

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"The way that Trotty got out today was pretty poor and weak. Obviously there's a weakness there and we're on top of it at the moment" - David Warner gave a scathing assessment of Trott’s performance before the batsman withdrew from the tour

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"I don't feel it is right that I'm playing knowing that I'm not 100% and I cannot currently operate at the level I have done in the past. My priority now is to take a break from cricket so that I can focus on my recovery" - Jonathan Trott explains his decision to leave the tour of Australia

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"He's been suffering from a stress-related condition for quite a while. He's been struggling with this condition for quite a while and managed it very successfully. We had high hopes that Trotty would have a great tour but it hasn't worked out that way. Hopefully he will come back stronger" - Andy Flower reveals that Trott had left the tour of Australia

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"Froch has to give me a rematch or retire. That's his only option. There is no other fight out there for Froch. His credibility is on the line" - George Groves after his controversial defeat to Carl Froch

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"It was a fair enough stoppage. I felt I had a couple more free shots on him and I was lining him up for the uppercut. He was struggling, that last one or two shots can do great damage in this sport" - Froch immediately after the fight

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"The rematch is something everyone wants to see. If George really, really wants the rematch which it sounds like he does, and the fans want it, then why not? It's not my decision to see exactly where I go. But as I've said time and time again, I will fight anybody"- Froch after a day’s reflection

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"I don't need the Ballon d'Or to know I'm the best. It matters more to some players" - Zlatan Ibrahimovic in typically modest form

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“Tottenham are boring, there I said it” - Robbie Savage says it, and "it" being what everyone else has been saying for weeks

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