A variation of this is "excellent run by Rashford" when he just runs into a group of defenders and inevitably loses the ball."Excellent shot by Rashford!" When the ball was flying above the bar at high speed. If it's not even on target within the 2.4m x 7.3m area, that is NOT an excellent shot.
Arseholes like Michael Cox and Jonathan Wilson being paid to write tripe in relation to this are the real problem. Self-styled nobodies who analyse ideas that didn’t even exist prior to their pen hitting the paper.
I disagree with that. I think they're the best football writers around. I'd much rather them than the other writers who play amatuer psychologists with footballers they barely know.Arseholes like Michael Cox and Jonathan Wilson being paid to write tripe in relation to this are the real problem. Self-styled nobodies who analyse ideas that didn’t even exist prior to their pen hitting the paper.
Spot on... I mean, you're rightGrinds my gears when interviewers make a question almost entirely out of idioms for foreign players, like "You must have been champing at the bit to step up to the plate today after the brickbats you've been getting of late..." You can see even a Mourinho squint half way through at times. Forunately most choose to ignore the substance of the question and say something generic instead and it doesn't make the slightest bit of difference to the outcome of the exchange.
City fans have spent the last few years being told that we need one of our CBs to be left-footed or the whole system will somehow just collapse. Now we've stumbled onto Dias and Stones, our best partnership in years, and surprise surprise they're both right-footed. Really doesn't matter at all.RCB and LCB when talking about center backs. It barely makes any difference yet people put way to much weight on it.
Agreed. I think this became popular again when LVG took over and started using it. Everyone then started using it to demonstrate their knowledge.I seriously dislike referring to players' positions by shirt numbers. Numbers have different meaning across different cultures and time periods. Why not refer to a player's actual position and/or role rather than a shirt number? I really don't understand it.