To be fair, it’s usually not the club they’re referring to as a dream, it’s playing in the Premier League.Players moving to a new club....
“It is a dream to move to this club”.
alright mate, you’ve grown up in Belarus, it’s clearly a dream to move to Sheffield fecking Wednesday, all the kids there watch them....
literally every random move is a “dream”.
Not being American, it took me many years to discover that “step up to the plate” was a baseball reference and even now I can’t get the image of Wayne Rooney walking towards Alan Partridge’s 12 inch dinner plate out of my head whenever I hear it.This isn't really football specific, I think: https://www.phrases.org.uk/meanings/close-but-no-cigar.html
The phrase, and its variant 'nice try, but no cigar', are of US origin and date from the mid-20th century. Fairground stalls gave out cigars as prizes, and this is the most likely source, although there's no definitive evidence to prove that.
Very irritating and doesn’t make sense. At least “food and drink” would be consistent."It's meat and drink to this goalkeeper"
I shudder to think of what their plan b could be.Pretty much only ever refers to resorting to route one football. Funnily enough, no one ever says Burnley need a plan B.