A crusade to analyse, in excruciating depth, the art of the football cliché. The saturation of football coverage has ensured the emergence of a code, to which everyone in football unwittingly adhere.
I seek to dissect this code.
All clichés are italicised and highlighted in gold. When reading in your head or out loud, please consider using an emphatic tone for these words and phrases. They deserve it.
The Crystal Ceefax Ball
Steve Sidwell's move to Chelsea on a Bosman was seen by many as a money-grabbing move by a player who will spend most of next season warming the bench. They may well be right...
No. 2: May 2008 - Steve Sidwell ends his Chelsea nightmare by moving to footballer scrapyard Middlesbrough, who are inevitably under new stewardship.