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eighties mullet
22/11/2006, 11:46 AM
The Most Annioying football cliche/statement doing the rounds at the moment has to be

"The premiership is a very ordinary league you take out the top three or four teams matt and what have you got? i think you'll find its very very ordinary matt."
as uttered by the annoying w**nker lawrensen on the matt cooper show.

Prior to this i did think this idiotic statement belonged solely to Drunkphy who regularly blurts it out during his wonderfully uninsightful half time CL analyses.
Is this not the case with all leagues?!? remove the top four teams and you have the mid-table teams....... what are they on about?

Does Dunphy decide what pub he's going to stay in for the night by mentally removing their top four sellers and deciding from whats left.... well u take out the guiness, heineken, budweiser and the bulmers and whats this pub really got to offer me?????! ( more than likely top shelf drinks with dunphy but you can appreciate the comparison)

Is it just me??????:confused:

Lionel Ritchie
22/11/2006, 11:53 AM
"Gusto and Aplomb" as in "he's taken to the role with gusto and aplomb"

Only in football is the expression ever used by anyone.:D

the 12 th man
22/11/2006, 11:56 AM
About to "pull the trigger".

tetsujin1979
22/11/2006, 12:03 PM
The classic "good feet, for a big man", do most big men have bad feet??

cullenswood
22/11/2006, 12:45 PM
"adjudged" that word is not used anywhere else!

joeSoap
22/11/2006, 1:04 PM
Annoying Dublin Junior sides-"Watch your house Anto"..."Show for it Decko"..."Do it early Charlo"...

Very annoying indeed.:eek:

pineapple stu
22/11/2006, 1:50 PM
Paul Doolin (or anyone else) trying to blag poor league form despite spending a relative fortune by saying that they're "still building the team; it's a new team and they're still gelling", etc, etc.

OwlsFan
22/11/2006, 2:08 PM
The Most Annioying football cliche/statement doing the rounds at the moment has to be

"The premiership is a very ordinary league you take out the top three or four teams matt and what have you got? i think you'll find its very very ordinary matt."
as uttered by the annoying w**nker lawrensen on the matt cooper show.

Prior to this i did think this idiotic statement belonged solely to Drunkphy who regularly blurts it out during his wonderfully uninsightful half time CL analyses.
Is this not the case with all leagues?!? remove the top four teams and you have the mid-table teams....... what are they on about?

Does Dunphy decide what pub he's going to stay in for the night by mentally removing their top four sellers and deciding from whats left.... well u take out the guiness, heineken, budweiser and the bulmers and whats this pub really got to offer me?????! ( more than likely top shelf drinks with dunphy but you can appreciate the comparison)

Is it just me??????:confused:

It's not just you and even that theory doesn't hold up with the English teams doing well in the UEFA Cup against the other non-top 4 teams.

Annoying cliche when a forward creams someone in a tackle: "it's a forward's tackle" as if forwards aren't supposed to know how to tackle:rolleyes:

DmanDmythDledge
22/11/2006, 2:31 PM
I hate when people go on about their "bogey team". There's no such thing, they're just better than you. Shut up.

jebus
22/11/2006, 2:33 PM
Top managers *cough* Wenger, Fergie, Mourinho *cough* claiming that they didn't get a proper look at one of their players diving/cheating/getting sent off.

Just once when one of the them says that I want Sky to go 'well here's a monitor, have a look now' and see what the manager's reaction would be

osarusan
22/11/2006, 3:18 PM
We have to stand up and be counted.

Its a man's game.

Give 110%.

Take it one game at a time.



But my favourite of all is the old GAA special...


Hunting in packs.

jebus
22/11/2006, 3:23 PM
well there is the classic

'It was a game of two halves'

Really? **** me I thought I was watching basketball and that they had forgot to blow up for the first and third quarter

and has anyone noticed Jaime Redknapp introducing his very own catchphrase of

'he did ever so well'

the guy literally says it about twice every minute

gustavo
22/11/2006, 3:25 PM
I hate the way everyone in the football world is so inarticulate , listen to any manager or player interviews and they nearly always speak in cliches and metaphors , its just really annoying.

OwlsFan
22/11/2006, 4:50 PM
All credit to Gustavo for pointing that out.:D

Also any half decent shot, pass or save is described by Sky, Alan Parry in particular, as "brilliant".

youngirish
22/11/2006, 5:29 PM
'At the end of the day it's the three points that matter. '

Hate this one. JOS used it after we struggled to beat Cyprus 1-0 last year.

gustavo
22/11/2006, 5:31 PM
ok well then some examples!
"giving 100%"
using the word passion as a word for effort ,in UK they are obsessed with players being "passionate" and "up for it" probably to the detriment of actually being skillful
"bread and butter"
increasingly managers use the term "at the football club" rather than just club for some reason

strangeirish
22/11/2006, 5:48 PM
' Puts a bulge in the aul onion bag'...Tommy Smith of ESPN......Ass puckering.:o

sonofstan
22/11/2006, 6:12 PM
The Bryan Hamilton special 'I think the referee got it absolutely right on this occasion' ......usually because it's fairly clear the referee might have gotten it absolutely wrong

osarusan
23/11/2006, 1:38 AM
If you cut him he would bleed (club colours)

noby
23/11/2006, 8:30 AM
If you cut him he would bleed (club colours)
Reminds me of the Phil Thompson quote from years back:'I have red blood flowing through my veins'.

macdermesser
23/11/2006, 12:07 PM
and has anyone noticed Jaime Redknapp introducing his very own catchphrase of

'he did ever so well'

the guy literally says it about twice every minute

Niall Quinn says it too... granted that he lived in the UK for a long time, but I have never heard in conversation in Ireland .. so its obviously crept into his language from living over there .. and thinking that it sounds all sophisticated. I also heard him refer to Ireland and the UK as the "British Isles" in the Charlton Years video .. again, a phrase that refers to a time gone past when there was a British empire. But I guess that is ever so veering off the topic!

Schumi
23/11/2006, 12:18 PM
"Early doors" Where the hell did that come from?

OwlsFan
23/11/2006, 1:16 PM
Seems no one knows:

http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3724/is_200101/ai_n8930792

geysir
23/11/2006, 9:15 PM
From the hazy memory of London building sites in the mid '70s
I first heard the phrase used to describe a crowd of us thirsty labourers waiting outside a pub for the doors to open. We/you got there early doors (as per usual).

Ask the experts
http://www.askoxford.com/results/?view=searchresults&freesearch=early%20doors&branch=&textsearchtype=exact

"early doors early on, especially in a game or contest. British informal

Apparently this expression arose with reference to a period of admission to a music hall ending some time before the start of the performance and giving a better choice of seats."

mypost
23/11/2006, 9:49 PM
The most annoying cliche's are when players and management talk up their opponents, and talk about how difficult the game will be, when they are clearly rubbish. :o

If a team's crap, say so.

osarusan
24/11/2006, 1:32 AM
"There are no easy games any more"

usually said before a high quality team (like Ireland) plays one of the league/country continents whipping boys (like Cyprus)

OwlsFan
24/11/2006, 8:00 AM
"There are no easy games any more"

usually said before a high quality team (like Ireland) plays one of the league/country continents whipping boys (like Cyprus)

Would that be the same "whipping boys" who drew with Germany ?

osarusan
24/11/2006, 2:12 PM
Would that be the same "whipping boys" who drew with Germany ?

Yes.

Be honest, did you, did anybody have any idea they would get a draw?

tricky_colour
25/11/2006, 12:27 AM
Yes.

Be honest, did you, did anybody have any idea they would get a draw?


Acually Cyprus are not that bad at home, they have got results before.

UEFA EURO 2000 Prel. Comp. NICOSIA CYPRUS - 05.09.1998
Cyprus (CYP) 3:2 (1:0) Spain (ESP)

FIFA WC 1998 Prel. Comp. UEFA PARALIMNI CYPRUS - 29.03.1997
Cyprus (CYP) 1:1 (1:1) Russia (RUS)

They only lost 1:2 to France in out last group, 1:1 half time it was a late winner I think?

We beat them 4:0 last time we were in Cyprus which is a very bad result for them at home, and a rare decent score line for us, they probably didn't like that very much and fancied a bit of revenge!! They also drew with Israel so they are not the push over you might think, they are no San Marino (they beat them 4:0 we only went 1 better). My quote from a "Can we still qualify thread?" "Would also help if Cyprus took some points off Germany or Czechs, 4 draws would be lovely"
I don't think they can get 4 draws though, they are pretty poor away from home but I would not be too surprised if they drew with the Czechs at home, after all we managed it :D They are only a small island but they can draw players from Greece and Turkey I believe, they are curently level on points with us and we may struggle to finish above them!!

tricky_colour
25/11/2006, 12:28 AM
"The lad done well."

trevy
27/11/2006, 3:11 PM
Its always a difficult place to go to get a result for any away match even if its not true.:rolleyes:
Hes a good shot stopper.Why else would he be on goal?
The lads gave 110%.You can't give more than 100%.
Foreigners brought diving and cheating into the English game.Its not part of 'our' game.

Metrostars
27/11/2006, 4:50 PM
A win is a win
It's a nail biter
________ draws first blood
Never say die
________ had all the time in the world
That goal gives them a big cushion
It ain't over 'til it's over

Schumi
27/11/2006, 4:58 PM
Students teach x a lesson. :rolleyes:

pineapple stu
27/11/2006, 5:49 PM
Hes a good shot stopper.Why else would he be on goal?
Crosses, coming off your line, organisation of the defence, etc.

I'm a decent shot stopper, but usually rubbish with crosses. There's many different facets of a keeper's job, and keepers will be better at some than others.

Schumi
28/11/2006, 12:10 PM
Not much use being good at taking crosses if you don't stop shots though.

seand
29/11/2006, 11:34 AM
Not a cliche as such, but overuse and misuse of the word "literally" drives me nuts. (and it was misused in this thread!!)

Can't remember who, but some commentator recently described a player as being "literally on fire". A couple of years ago some lone striker was "literally ploughing a lone furrow up front", that's gotta make a neat passing game difficult!


Another one... a goal or whatever being "worth the admission money alone".

pineapple stu
29/11/2006, 1:40 PM
Not much use being good at taking crosses if you don't stop shots though.
Course there is. Nothing comes in from the wings.

Also, not being a good shot stopper doesn't mean you don't save shots. It just means - at the top level - that you don't regularly pull off spectacular point blank saves which keep your team in the game.

geysir
01/12/2006, 12:32 AM
I heard it again tonight, "I've seen them given"
In other words, I have seen it and I can't make up my mind based on the rules of the game if it was a foul/penalty, even after viewing a number of replays. Whilst the ref from whatever position has to go with his gut instinct in a split second.
"I've seen them given" is one the great cop out cliches used by the pundits to avoid opinion responsibility about a decision.
Yet if the ref gets it wrong, decided to blink his eye in that split second ....

onenilgameover
14/12/2006, 7:50 PM
didn't he do well there....

kinda homo erotic

onceahoop
14/12/2006, 11:22 PM
www.dangerehere.com

Best site for the football cliche.

BTW "show for Deccie" and "Give it early" are footbal expressions. I wouldn't cal them cliches.

ramskinny
15/12/2006, 8:11 PM
jamie "mr nice guy" redknapp!!

I think everybody played ever so well! the muppet:mad:

feo123
18/12/2006, 7:17 PM
referees are the worst...do ya ever hear them with their big words and plain old s**te!?

kingdom hoop
18/12/2006, 9:23 PM
"goals change games" - cop out from losing managers whose team were hanging in there at nil all and attribute the defeat to the remarkable phenomenon of a goal, not the ****e performance.

feo123
26/12/2006, 5:23 PM
when the pundits say if a team at the lower end of the table misses a great chance....'if your up the top, that goes in''....such s**t!

Gareth
26/12/2006, 6:22 PM
"he could turn on a sixpence".....

osarusan
27/12/2006, 6:44 AM
"you make your own luck"

DmanDmythDledge
27/12/2006, 11:49 PM
"Cup specialists". Load of bollóx. They're just a good team!!

LukeO
29/12/2006, 8:29 PM
Crosses, coming off your line, organisation of the defence, etc.

I'm a decent shot stopper, but usually rubbish with crosses. There's many different facets of a keeper's job, and keepers will be better at some than others.

Exactly. I feel like decking Jimmy Magee every time I see that ****ing RTE Sport ad. It really makes my blood boil. What a cluless, infuriating, auld git. :mad:

CollegeTillIDie
03/01/2007, 7:31 AM
Two that annoy me are " at the end of the day" and " as I say" or is it just Dave O'Leary p****s me off?

ken foree
03/01/2007, 7:44 PM
not really a cliche but the glib, slangy "It's a big ask" annoys me. also, footballers who say they'll "keep workin hard" <---- ha, ha, hahahaa, football... hard work, imagine. :rolleyes: