Football phrases that grinds your gears

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    fergiesarmy1 Full Member

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    When footballers answer questions with “yeah/no”

    Which one is it dipshit :mad:
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    Handsome Devil Full Member

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    Lots of people write manger on here instead of manager!
    Can't even blame predictive text unless they have a love for Christmas carols and the baby Jesus away in a manger.
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    Shalashaska New Member

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    Describing any error prone Premier League goalkeeper as a "great shoot stopper, but......"
    Like obviously they are great shoot stoppers, how could a goalie ever get to be a professional if they were crap at making saves
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    Solius Bearded Scholes admirer Staff

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    The referee says nothing doing.
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    kouroux 45k posts to finally achieve this tagline

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    dove Full Member

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    “He deserves at least 3 years”.
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    PhilMcD79 New Member

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    You've just said it, they can just say someone delivers in High Pressure moments rather than that 'Clutch' thing.
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    PhilMcD79 New Member

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    It really annoys me when someone gives their opinion on a team they don't support and then qualifies it with 'and that is coming from a X supporter' as if that means it carries extra weight.
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    marukomu The Gatekeeper

    That is how it's pronounced in Japan. Their language doesn't have a 'si' sound. I rarely correct them.
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    Sandikan aka sex on the beach

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    It's probably less that, and more making it clear that they're not a supporter of that club - one of those one eyed gimps who can't accept their club isn't the best ever.
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    Sandikan aka sex on the beach

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    Surely it's Arsehole Wanker? :wenger:
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    giorno Full Member

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    Anglophones referring to portuguese/brazilian/spanish players who go by their full names using the middle name as if it's their family name

    Learn how other countries' naming conventions work! :devil:
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    MikeeMike New Member

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    For a clear penalty -“we gave away a soft penalty”
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    DavidDeSchmikes Full Member

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    This was used a lot in De Gea's first season in England
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    MikeeMike New Member

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    Commentators after replay /VAR - “ he was only just offside”
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    Redcafe - So you think you know something the scouts/CEO/manager don't?
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    You hear it in football interviews and Formula 1, the interviewer will say "and finally from me"

    When football pundits run through players they think are good and put an s on the end like there's multiple of them. The Martials the Gerrards, the Fowlers, the Rooneys etc.
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    C'est Moi Cantona Full Member

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    Lad just scored a hat trick , 'The most important thing is we got three points'.

    We just got stuffed, 'We need to work harder'.

    'Game of football'

    'Two keepers wouldn't have saved that'
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    Chairman Steve Full Member

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    That used to be very common on the UK. I’m going to blame Andy Gray for the start of that stupid overused cliche as he’s the one I remember using it first. Its still around but not as common as it was (started mid 2000s from memory)... it’s usually wheeled out towards the end of the season in league title races.

    I hate it. How about just say Team A is putting pressure on Team B with these constant attacks, instead of Team A is asking questions of this Team Bs defence. It’s like dumb people attempting poetic metaphors and failing miserably.
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    Loon Full Member

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    "He hit that too well."
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    redshaw Full Member

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    Ole has worn out "This is Man United" "Top top players".

    "low block"

    "into the mixer"

    When a shot hits the outside of the post or in the middle, "Couldn't have got it any closer". Actually yes they could've hit the inside of the post in many increments, that's closer and even closer the shot coming off the post and bouncing across the goal line.
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    Vidic's Head Full Member

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    He's been a great servant to the club.

    A servant on £150k per week?
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    adexkola Arsenal supporter

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    Starting next week, once per day i will make a post containing a random football phrase/term from this thread, and @ the person complaining about said phrase.

    Pragmatic.
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    Yes it should be Chelsov.

    Another annoying one is "2 - 0 is a dangerous lead". It's more of a dangerous deficit surely.
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    “....and it’s LIVE.”

    Tyler actually thinks it is a catchphrase which will immortalise him al la David Coleman’s “OneNil!”

    The creepy-voiced feck-length.
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    Denis79 Full Member

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    He's a late bloomer?
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    Denis79 Full Member

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    Chelskov - Челсков
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    Wade3 Correctly predicted France to win World Cup 2018

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    „He‘s just not good enough.“

    „He‘s not United quality.“

    it‘s such a simple answer on a complex matter as to why a player is not performing well. It fits right in with the stereotypes people throw around with some players, whether it‘s positive or negative, no matter if it‘s fitting in a certain situation or not.
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    Sassy Colin Death or the gladioli!

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    "The neutral"

    What's a fecking neutral? Is that even possible in football?
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    Sassy Colin Death or the gladioli!

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    There's a tit on Talkshite who always, always, refers to Middleborough as "The 'Boro". Stop it, you sound like a twat. It's, literally, the only team he ever reports on.
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    Nickelodeon New Member

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    Any left footed non-English midfielder in the premier league and the commentators are like "He's a great technician" or "He's got a wand of a left foot"

    Does anyone have a wand of a right foot ever?
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    izzydiggler Full Member

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    When people suffix every sentence with “football club” and end up saying the phrase 70 times in a conversation.
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    Schneckerl Full Member

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    Someone who doesn't care about either team involved.

    Look at some WC/Euro/CL matchups and tell me it isn't.
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    Sandikan aka sex on the beach

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    It's only a deficit to the losing team though. And it's not dangerous to them.
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    Sandikan aka sex on the beach

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    The "football" club. That annoys me for some reason.
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    SER19 Full Member

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    Saved by the post.
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    OverratedOpinion Full Member

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    "Paul Merson said.."
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    Siorac Full Member

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    These aren't football phrases but they are absolutely terrible.
    In our current state it wouldn't surprise me if we somehow got perpetually stuck in November.
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    Denis79 Full Member

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    Guess it's because some of the football clubs are in reality sport clubs that have teams in several sports. If you say Partizan for example, most here in Serbia would think of their basketball team. Im just guessing though.
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    Sassy Colin Death or the gladioli!

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    It is most often used in PL games, no one is neutral (it's impossible to be neutral) when it comes to the PL, even if you support one of the lower league sides.