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Clive Rose

This one might just turn out as famous as the one with the Waitrose eggs:

"Beautiful young eggs. Eggs that need a mum, in this case a dad, to take care of them, to keep them warm during the winter, to bring the blanket and to work and improve them. One day they will arrive in the moment where the weather changes, the sun rises, you break the eggs and the eggs are ready to go to the top level."

-Jose Mourinho; source: Chelsea FC

Of course, as Roger Bennett pointed out astutely on the Men in Blazers (live!) podcast, sometimes the eggs get eaten by the chicken. Especially when they're cracked, or otherwise perceived to be below par. Is Mourinho sharpening his beak and claws behind the scenes? I sure hope so.

I guess it's not time to hatch the eggs just yet. So in the meantime, everybody else hatched a few puns. Some were quite egg-cellent.

Jonathan Wilson, The National:


Rating: Small, Grade B

Sam Wallace, Independent:


Rating: Medium, Grade B

Paul Jiggins, Sun:


Rating: Large, Grade A

Henry Winter, Daily Telegraph:


Rating: Extra Large, Grade A

Martin Lipton, Daily Mirror:


Rating: Jumbo, Grade AA

But that's just the start. Here are a few of the sports front and back pages on Thursday morning.

And that's without diving into the deep morass of Twitter. I did enjoy this one:

I do prefer mine over easy though.

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