The Language of Football – A Guide|
Football is one of the most popular games on the planet, and one that is played, watched and obsessed over by billions of people worldwide, children and adults alike.
Football or Soccer?
For most British fans, this question will be met with utter disgust and contempt, while those in certain other parts of the world will offer a different response.
For those wondering, a cliché is defined as an expression or saying that has become so overused that it has lost some of its original impact or meaning.
Let’s take a look at some of the best (or worst) football clichés that appear frequently and make some supporters wince the most.
● It was a game of two halves
● Goals change games
● Take each game as it comes
● It’s a six pointer
● He’s lost the dressing room
● I’ve seen them given
● Relegation dogfight
● The magic of the cup
Football Moments in Words
However, few sports have managed to convey a period of time – through the power of words – as effectively as football. See below a list of the top three phrases synonymous with a footballing moment in time.
1. The Hand of God
2. The Panenka
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