"I want to throw myself into it, I want to learn the language. I did it for five years at school and came out with just 'bonjour' and 'au revoir' so I'm throwing myself into it. I'm excited about learning it."
-- English midfielderJoe Cole, who moved on loan from Liverpool to French Ligue 1 club Lille, on how effective his schoolboy French classes were. (The Sun)