Football phrases that grinds your gears

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    Schneckerl Full Member

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    Isn't it obvious? The manager is affiliated with the club, familiar with people working there, similar to previous successful managers employed by the club etc.
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    Full bodied red Full Member

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    '...when the transfer window slams shut...'
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    dev1l Full Member

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    Kamprad Full Member

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    :lol:

    Totally agree every single one of those.
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    Sandikan aka sex on the beach

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    Blooming heck, if that's a real quote from Solskjaer that is worrying!
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    simplyared Full Member

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    Nah not buying that. A manager being a "good fit" is based on results not because of the reasons you put forward. Sorry mate but that's just a load of bollocks!
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    RedPed Full Member

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    I should have said American presenters.

    Thank feck it's not just me. :lol:
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    VorZakone What would Kenny G do?

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    "Rebuilding"

    You buy players, you sell players. Every season you get a new shot at trophies, and things move quick in football. Rebuilding is not an excuse to be trophyless for 2-3 seasons. If you were shit, you were shit. Call a spade a spade.
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    Theafonis In love with @Eboue

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    big rons sovereign New Member

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    "they've set their stall out"
    What absolute twaddle.
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    tomaldinho1 Full Member

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    The use of the word 'Saga' in any transfer story that lasts more than a week
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    Melville Red Full Member

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    It crept in to commentary when Sky got football. You never heard the old school commentators say “what a strike”.
    It just annoys me as when you are watching a game you never shout “STIKE, STRIKE, STRIKE YOU IDIOT*” no you always shout “SHOOT, SHOOT, OH FFS*”, thus it should be “Oh what a great shot”. Strike my a.....

    *IDIOT and FFS can be substituted for anything you deem appropriate.
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    Theonas Full Member Scout

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    Of course it can make sense. A club like Barcelona for example have a well known preference for how they want to play. Wouldn't a coach who wants and is good at implementing that be a good fit for them?
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    Melville Red Full Member

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    Hmm, I rather enjoyed playing in the hole, most holes actually, but it has nothing to do with bloody football.
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    Melville Red Full Member

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    Like Ole you mean?
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    Ethan-MUFC New Member

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    “We’re a big club” feck off, used by fans of teams like Sunderland where only fans over 90 have actually seen them be successful
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    Theonas Full Member Scout

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    No. Because OGS did nothing in his career to show any traces of being able to successfully implement any particular style. Let alone one that matches us.
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    jem Full Member

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    Yeah I hate that one. I also 'he's a Rolls Royce of a player.'
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    jem Full Member

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    'Disgusting', 'Fraud', and 'Coward' are three particular annoying phrases employed in these parts.
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    "world class" the feck does that even mean
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    I read that as "flat pack four" and was wondering if Solskjaer had been to IKEA to try to build a credible defence.

    "Hit it too well," for certain.
    "Keep doing what they're doing and the goals will come," against a team who are defending well is another one. The defending team have clearly prepared to nullify Plan A; this is why you have Plan B.
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    Schneckerl Full Member

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    You're wrong. I mean this isn't even a football exclusive thing, but how real world works too, so it's really odd for someone to deny it. Results and experience are just one factor. Before someone brings up Ole - he obviously doesn't even pass this hurdle.
    Someone like Mourinho for example had the require results, but there's no way he could have taken over Barcelona. Or Klopp wouldn't fit in at Madrid.

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    And Moyes special : try and make it hard^
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    mark clatternburg New Member

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    “Little pockets of space”.
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    I mean they are called Strikers :confused:
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    "He's such a great specimen" when pundits refer to Ronaldo.
    Makes me feel uneasy rather than it grinding my gears though.
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    Eric7C Full Member

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    Yeah some of these are getting ridiculous now..

    It means if that if you were to pick the best players in the world, the player in question would be one of them - he is that good. It's perfectly O.K.
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    "literally" when used by Jamie Redknapp prior to a metaphor or anything he says really.

    'He literally we tore the defence to shreds'

    Yes Jamie now they're all dead.

    I concur on 'hit it too well". Can't remember who said it on the weekend but the shot was about 10ft over the bar.
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    FrankDrebin New Member

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    Yeah,Redknapp needs to learn the difference between metaphorically,figuratively and literally.
    Or just words in general.
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    Jibberjabber New Member

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    When fans try to use a play on words when referring to their rivals..
    Looserpool
    Manure
    Old Toilet
    Slippy G
    Mankers
    Etc
    It's not witty, it's cringe worthy, middle school playground stuff...
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    Micky Targaryen Full Member

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    YES.
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    oLeSoLsKjAeR20 Full Member

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    I came here to post something like this! So cringey! And they think they're being so cool as well
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    "In and around"
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    mitchmouse Full Member

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    "xx has scored against his former team"

    "and he is still young (seemingly anyone under 21)"

    "xx scores on his debut"

    and the total feck-witted: "they've scored early doors"
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    mitchmouse Full Member

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    I don't even get all of them... old toilet? is that meant to be old trafford?
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    Needham Full Member

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    "Going forward..." and any other BBC bullshit management speak that's bled its way into punditry.