GAR Lineker just gets better and better.

And what a shame his latest offering on Match of the Day came just too late for inclusion in all those quotes of the year. He would have swept the board.

Watching Newcastle United's veteran manager Bobby Robson celebrate his side's equaliser against Manchester United by leaping onto the back of one of his coaching staff the impish Lineker remarked: "Sixty-seven and still getting a jump."

Even Mark Lawrenson was lost for words while Lineker doubtless got a reminder in his earpiece that he hasn't doing his other show for the Beeb.