By Jamie Holt
It’s been another busy seven days in Manchester, with plans in the redevelopment of East Manchester taking centre stage.
Here in MM’s weekly ‘Some Might Say…’, we take a light hearted look at some of the week’s biggest news and sport sound bites…
“Roberto didn’t offer his hand in the correct manner.”
Roberto Mancini certainly didn’t see eye to eye with predecessor Mark Hughes, as the former City boss gave his verdict on handshake-gate over the weekend.
“The DVLA’s definition of silver includes shades ranging from grey to blue.”
A town hall spokesman defending the decision to ban cabbie Asif Khan’s new Honda from the road on Monday – because it’s the wrong shade of silver!
“The chemical in the sewer is in solid form.”
An unfortunate sound bite from a United Utilities spokesman, relating to the contamination of sewers in the Strangeways area by the chemical Xylene on Monday after thieves tried to steal the cab of a tanker.
“I never thought at the start of this I would be able to read again.”
The remarkable Peter Lane from Stretford, one of the first recipients of bionic eyes following a pioneering trial at the Royal Eye Hospital in Manchester – one of only four sites worldwide to offer the revolutionary implants.
“You want a fair referee and we didn’t get that.”
Sir Alex Ferguson’s view on the performance of referee Martin Atkinson at Stamford Bridge on Tuesday, which could land the Red Devils’ boss in hot water with the F.A.
“You decided to go home in the sweeper and crashed it.”
Judge Jonathan Taaffe’s summation on landscape gardener Dale Hudson’s drunken decision to take a street sweeper for a joyride home, causing £1000 worth of damage after colliding with a pelican crossing in the city centre.
“You’re on holiday and you’re just cheesed off.”
Ryan Giggs’ celebrated his 20th anniversary as a first team Manchester United player on Wednesday by giving us an insight into his summer blues on the rare occasion the season hasn’t been successful.
“The sporting facilities will be some of the best in the world…giving us the ability to mix an ordinary Mancunian with an elite athlete.”
Eddie Smith, Chief Executive of New East Manchester, talking about the plans revealed on Thursday to transform East Manchester into a global sporting capital.
“That’s not how you do it with a wheelchair.”
A supposed healing trip to Lourdes turned sour for Burnage resident Bernadette Barton, after claims she was neglected by charity care workers resulted in a broken shoulder in the healing capital. She is suing the Salford Roman Catholic Diocesan Trustees after the fall in 2007.