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  1. #1 Default Football cliches that the media use habitually 
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    "Their senior counterparts"
    "An early Christmas present"
    "Annual curtain raiser"
    "European hangover"
    “It’s only half time (in the 2 legged tie)”
    “Most important match in the clubs history”


    Probably it doesn't bother most of you the way it does me, but the way the person says or writes it and draws so much attention to the phrase they think they are the most brilliant people since Shakespeare.

    Good journalism/broadcasting means keeping things fresh and new, not reusing the same old phrase every season.
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    You just know ho bad it is due to lack of football with threads like these. No offence intended
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    Quote Originally Posted by Indian-Red View Post
    You just know ho bad it is due to lack of football with threads like these. No offence intended
    https://www.express.co.uk/news/uk/60...TV-pundits/amp

    There are a few beauties in that lot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Indian-Red View Post
    You just know ho bad it is due to lack of football with threads like these. No offence intended
    To be fair to 7megabytes he’s a top top poster. A no-nonsense poster and at the end of the day there’s some tired threads out there. He may have lost the message board on this but he does have good threads in his locker. Etc etc
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    Quote Originally Posted by hj77 View Post
    To be fair to 7megabytes he’s a top top poster. A no-nonsense poster and at the end of the day there’s some tired threads out there. He may have lost the message board on this but he does have good threads in his locker. Etc etc
    Am sure he is a good poster. Its just very apparent how bored everyone is with lack of club football. Thats all
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    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Football-Cl.../dp/1472220382 That's a genuinely funny book on it.

    Cliches are too well known now, a fun topic though is pundits saying idioms incorrectly. This game has been a damp squid, and for all intensive purposes, there has been nothing to wet the appetite.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 7 Megabytes View Post
    "Their senior counterparts"
    "An early Christmas present"
    "A banana skin"
    "Annual curtain raiser"
    "European hangover"

    Probably it doesn't bother most of you the way it does me, but the way the person says or writes it and draws so much attention to the phrase they think they are the most brilliant people since Shakespeare.

    Good journalism/broadcasting means keeping things fresh and new, not copying canned phrases out of a book.
    “On his game”
    “Enjoying his football”
    “Playing without fear”
    “The game needed a goal”
    “As soon as he was put through one on one there was only one outcome” (which to be fair if it’s been Benteke it’s not that straightforward)
    “The games on a knifedge”
    “The Silky Skills of”
    “He turned the defender in a way only he can”
    “He rolled back the years”
    “The formbook went out the window”
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    • Potential banana skin
    • 6 pointer
    • This could be a cricket score


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    The one that ****es me off is "can't stop scoring". Most cliches make some sort of sense, but that one *********** hell. Why would you try to stop scoring?
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    Quote Originally Posted by LovelyCushionedHeader View Post
    The one that ****es me off is "can't stop scoring". Most cliches make some sort of sense, but that one *********** hell. Why would you try to stop scoring?
    Salah just can’t stop scoring though
    dont look back in anger.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Indian-Red View Post
    You just know ho bad it is due to lack of football with threads like these. No offence intended
    I’d rather threads like this, as oppose to reading the same **** every other game in the Henderson, Can, Wijnaldum and Firmino not a striker thread.

    At least this is amusing, instead of **** measuring between posters.
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    Quote Originally Posted by LordJamieOfCarragher View Post
    • Potential banana skin
    • 6 pointer
    • This could be a cricket score


    Their league position doesn’t tell the whole story
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    Quote Originally Posted by RobertoBaggio94 View Post
    I’d rather threads like this, as oppose to reading the same **** every other game in the Henderson, Can, Wijnaldum and Firmino not a striker thread.

    At least this is amusing, instead of **** measuring between posters.
    Ha ha fair play
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    The 'your Rooneys and your Lampards' pluralism is the one that does my head in, that and the misuse of the word 'literally'.
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    "He hit it too well" when someone misses a chance in a clean shot.
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    If that had been on target, it may we have gone in

    No ****
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    Quote Originally Posted by LordJamieOfCarragher View Post
    [LIST]
    This could be a cricket score
    It finishes at Anfield Liverpool 225-7D Barcelona 227-8



    Quote Originally Posted by aylesbyred View Post
    Their league position doesn’t tell the whole story
    From the same commentators that say the league table never lies.


    It's a game of two halves

    When a game is 2-0 - the next goal matters/is crucial (yeah because scoring to lose 2-1 instead of 2-0 was huge, actually it is as goal conceded matter even in wins on this forum)

    When a player is sent off - they have to play the rest of the game with 10 men (not if they get another red card) their opponents will play the rest of the game with an extra man (not if they get a red card, they might get two and they will be a player down)
    YNWA
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    Quote Originally Posted by Euro-77-78-81-84-05 View Post
    It finishes at Anfield Liverpool 225-7D Barcelona 227-8
    Exactly, 7-2 is a cricket score, 2-1 is as well, 225-7d will never be a football score.
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    I don’t particularly like when goalkeepers are described as good shot stoppers, or footballers described as being good with both feet. It’s like saying an IT manager is good at turning a computer on. Of course they *********** should be.
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    Quote Originally Posted by TheKnucklesOfAgger View Post
    I don’t particularly like when goalkeepers are described as good shot stoppers, or footballers described as being good with both feet. It’s like saying an IT manager is good at turning a computer on. Of course they *********** should be.
    Tell that to Dirk Kuyt
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    Quote Originally Posted by kopernikus View Post
    Tell that to Dirk Kuyt
    Dirk was the 'man for the big occasion'
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    Quote Originally Posted by LordJamieOfCarragher View Post
    Dirk was the 'man for the big occasion'
    Dirk is actually Rutger Hauer's sister...with pot noodles thrown on her head
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    Good touch for a big man
    Honest pro
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    For the cups - Team A has not beaten team B or hasn't won at ... in ## seasons. This is normally meaningless given the frequency of the games involving the teams in question.
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    I find it weird when they say a player 'loves to score' against a certain opposition or on a certain ground when they're actually referencing his strike rate, not his enjoyment of the goals.
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    When they say "...and he's still only 18", as if he's been 18 for years
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    Quote Originally Posted by paul143 View Post
    For the cups - Team A has not beaten team B or hasn't won at ... in ## seasons. This is normally meaningless given the frequency of the games involving the teams in question.
    Exactly, I'd prefer it if they said how many games rather then years.



    Second season syndrome, Leicester proved that was ********

    He goes to ground and is entitled to do that, when it's a British player. If it's a foreign player, that's a dive and he is a cheat who should be banned.

    He is walking a tight line (when a player makes a challenge while booked)

    Another annoying one that say every time we play at Man City and Aguero plays, Aguero scores.

    If a player is playing against the club he supported, you can guaranty they'll mention he had a season ticket as a kid and it was in the most sought after/famous stand in the stadium, when more likely then not he never even went to one game

    If that was outside the box, the referee would give it

    Away goals count double. Ok so it's 0-0 going into the second leg, home team win 2-1, why have they won, should be penalties or away goals win for away team.

    When they bang on about importance of and vital away goal if a team wins the first leg away from home while keeping a clean sheet. If you win away from home and keep the clean sheet, it's impossible to progress on away goals. The goal might get you through, but not on the away goals rule

    When they mention how much time the fourth official is adding on, has added on. It's the referee who decides. The role of a fourth official is to hold up how long the referee added on, as well as hold up the substitutes board and once a season **** up pressing the numbers and have to try again. Also to get shouted at by managers.

    Full credit to the referee, he got that right. Sorry but seeing as you can't **** them off if they get it wrong, why credit them for getting it right. Before the season is over both Wenger and Mourinho will be fined for comments on referees. One of them by Christmas.

    Form is temporary, class is permanent. Ok, why don't we get Dalglish and Rush back up front. Why don't Carra and Souness come down from the studio when we are playing on Sky. Why didn't Lineker come out of retirement when Leicester were going for the league.



    Quote Originally Posted by kopernikus View Post
    When they say "...and he's still only 18", as if he's been 18 for years
    Worse one, and Jamie Redknapp is guilty of it more then most. He isn't getting any younger. Yeah no ****, no one gets younger.
    YNWA
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    "Stonewall penalty" when they mean 'stonecold' penalty'

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    Quote Originally Posted by Euro-77-78-81-84-05 View Post
    Exactly, I'd prefer it if they said how many games rather then years.

    If a player is playing against the club he supported, you can guaranty they'll mention he had a season ticket as a kid and it was in the most sought after/famous stand in the stadium, when more likely then not he never even went to one game

    Worse one, and Jamie Redknapp is guilty of it more then most. He isn't getting any younger. Yeah no ****, no one gets younger.
    Boils my blood
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    Calling any player who is taller than 5'10 and black a 'beast'. I know they probably don't mean wrong but you still never hear it for the Kanes or Carrolls out there.
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