Football phrases that grinds your gears

fergiesarmy1

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When footballers answer questions with “yeah/no”

Which one is it dipshit :mad:
 

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

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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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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.
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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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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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
This was used a lot in De Gea's first season in England
 

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Commentators after replay /VAR - “ he was only just offside”
 

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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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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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In Sweden there’s a phrase being used quite regularly. It started maybe ten years ago and now every manager, commentator and studio expert use it. I don’t know how common it is in English.

The phrase is “ask questions”. So if a team makes a tactical change or has a certain tactic that team is asking the a other team a question. Now the other team has to “answer the question” or they’ll have a big problem. A player can also “ask the opposition questions”. A very fast winger for example. Can the opposition “answer the question”, in other words do something to prevent him using his speed to create chances.

It’s so silly.
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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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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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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"Chelski" is particularly dumb, given that "-ski" is Polish and not at all Russian.
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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„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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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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When people suffix every sentence with “football club” and end up saying the phrase 70 times in a conversation.
 

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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.
It's only a deficit to the losing team though. And it's not dangerous to them.
 

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And when someone is trying to get his or her point across to someone, assured of their own righteousness:

"Give your head a wobble."

And when he or she is the only sane view in a sea of idiocy:

"State of this place."
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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The "football" club. That annoys me for some reason.
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.