Football phrases that grinds your gears

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    oLeSoLsKjAeR20 Full Member

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    I'm embarrassed (for them) to say that it is :nervous:
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    oLeSoLsKjAeR20 Full Member

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    Man Shitty is another one. Which was always awful but these days is even worse now that they are anything but
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    1950 New Member

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    Yeah, most of those are pure cringetopia. Chelski, Shitty, Manure, Liverpuddle, Klanfield, Slur Alex, Fergiescum, Arsene Whinger, Crynaldo etc.
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    Cloud7 Full Member

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    I’ve seen a lot of people deriding “clutch” in this thread, but it is quite a useful word that is applicable in all sports, unless you lot have another term for a player that more often than not will deliver in a high pressure situation?
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    711 Full Member Scout

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    Grinds your gears is an annoying phrase for a start. I don't know why, it just is.
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    "He got a tune out of him"

    I always worry about which hole he was blowing into.
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    Sandikan aka sex on the beach

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    as annoying as people who say someone knows how to "push their buttons". Normally some over emotional halfwit
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    GGT New Member

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    Two teams are playing in a match
    Team A are leading 2-0
    Team B score, after an hour
    Commentator "Team B are back in the match"

    Well I have been watching for the last hour, and am pretty sure it has been team A v B contesting the match all the time I have been watching.
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    Kerry Donaghy New Member

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    "His studs were showing" so that's definitely a foul then

    Someone please tell me how to slide tackle without your studs showing?

    Drives me insane.
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    SER19 Full Member

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    Not football specific but certainly becoming incredibly prominent on here.

    When posters start a post, not neccesarily even replying to anything, with 'I mean,'

    Eg youre in a thread about our tactics and a poster, in isolation, just says

    'I mean, we look like we don't know what we're doing....'

    Of course you 'mean' you're fecking posting what you mean. Its such an irritating Internet qualifier to a statement
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    SaintMuppet New Member

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    Box to box...

    It’s like a 5 year old at Xmas!
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    Eric7C Full Member

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    I think this thread reveals that any phrase if overused, especially by some pundits, can grind one's gears.
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    Melville Red Full Member

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    :nono: FORWARDS!
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    Withnail Full Member

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    Invented in 1992 was it?
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    Adcuth Full Member

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    "It's our year"
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    Why, so we can pretend we’re trying to buy players again?
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    Sterling Archer Full Member

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    Six and one half dozen of the other. I still don't know if I'm even saying it right
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    You're not :lol:

    Six of one, half dozen of the other.
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    Eendracht maakt macht New Member

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    Leeds would have took more.
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    TheReligion Abusive

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    Classic Caf know it all comment;

    'light years ahead'
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    RooneyLegend Full Member

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    Its a cycle
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    We lost 3-0 but our goalkeeper didn’t have a save to make.

    Erm...

    The thing that probably drives me most nuts is referring to a promising young player as a ‘talent’. Where has that come from? What does it mean? People use it on here all the time and it makes me a bit sick.

    There’s lots of ‘talents’ in that league. They like to sign ‘talents’.

    Why does ‘talent’ mean young player? That’s not what it means!!!
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    Pink Moon Full Member

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    Referring to grown men as "kids". The clown commentator on MOTD2 made some kind of comment about how "Chelsea's kids" are doing it for them after one of them scored. Tammy Abraham is 22 years old...

    And not so much a phrase but it drives me mental whenever commentators/pundits rave about someone crossing the ball "into a good area" even when there is no teammate in sight. All it takes is for someone to blast the ball across the 6 yard box and you'll have the commentators creaming their knickers. Unless there's someone there then it's just a wasted pass ffs.
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    Highlyevolved Full Member

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    “Top top player”

    See it on here way too often, and hear OGS say it, all in tribute to Fergie using poor English.

    “Top player” is fine everyone. There’s only one top, and it’s at the top.

    Ronaldo is a top player.

    Messi is a top player.

    It’s not hard. I cringe every time I read it or hear it.
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    Dannic New Member

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    "He's hit that too well" - no. He just hit it in the wrong place
    "They've bottled it" - just seems to be used to mean someone lost. Often in ways that have nothing to do with character
    "He's capable of that" - just after they've done something, the commentator says they are able to do that. Yes. They just did it. It is not possible for them to do something they can't do
    "Rolls Royce of a player" - what? slow, lumbering and expensive?
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    sillwuka New Member

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    I've heard YouTubers on fan channels actually use the terms,

    'DM, CDM, AM' when discussing positions on video..

    Also "The curse of the commentator" line used.
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    ShinjiNinja26 Full Member

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    When people refer to the England women’s team as the “Lionesses” just pure cringe, especially when Phil Neville says it! Nobody ever calls the men’s team the lions.

    Also whenever player makes a bad challenge or injures somebody the commentator or pundit says “He’s not that type of player” or any of the following “Put it on a sixpence”, “through the eye of a needle” and “I’ve seen them given” :devil:
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    Needham Full Member

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    You missed off Snottingham Florest, Derby cnuty, Birmingham Shitey, Pigmouth Argits, Slumderland, Fester City, Bumley, and Orientalism
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    Copa Mundial Full Member

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    Re:Offside

    The benefit of the doubt should go to the striker - WHY????
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    Micky Targaryen Full Member

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    Fraudiola
    Shrek
    Purplenose
    Arsene Wanker
    Penaldo
    Rashfraud

    The list goes on... Cringefest.
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    duffer Sensible and not a complete jerk like most oppo's Scout

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    "Chelski" is particularly dumb, given that "-ski" is Polish and not at all Russian.
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    simplyared Full Member

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    Remember David Coleman, the football commentater. One of his favourites:
    "The shot was good but the save was better!"
    Doesn't annoy me so doesn't really belong on this thread. Thought I'd put it in anyway!
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    "And it's live!"
    "They've got their swagger back"
    Saying the transfer window "slams" shut.
    1966. And any reference to it.
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    AlexUTD Full Member

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    "No value in the market" Heard that since the Glazers took over.
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    Sandikan aka sex on the beach

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    "For me" is bloody irritating.

    We're asking you, so we're taking it as a given it's your opinion!
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    I usually just say "big game player" (yes, aware that this phrase probably annoys people) or something along the lines that he always delivers when it matters the most (Ronaldo, Kante, Ramos). Don't feel comfortable using a term like "clutch" that people have only been introduced to by American sports
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    Cloud7 Full Member

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    I hear it in cricket quite a lot as well, so I’m fairly used to it.
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    simplyared Full Member

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    Tell me then how they play? Possession football?