"If you spill wine, he has to stick his fingers in it and dab it behind his ears, like perfume. Apparently, that wards off the bad luck. So we're in his office after the Liverpool game and I knock over a glass. There's nothing in it, really, but a drop comes out and splashes on the table and he's over, from the other side of the room, finger in the wine, dab, dab. And not a word of explanation to anybody. I can see [Liverpool coaches] Kenny Dalglish and Steve Clarke looking at him as if he's mad.'
-- Manchester City assistant coach David Plattdescribes the superstitious behavior of Man City's Italian head coach Roberto Mancini. (Daily Mail)