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.
Care for a bet on how many games the Ginger nut will start for Chels this season?PeterB
Alright. The Angle says he'll make 20 starts (in all competitions).
Hardly makes him 'bit-part' does it? SWP certainly didn't get that many in his first year. After all, he has no international experience yet and is there to provide additional cover for Chelsea especially during the ACN. PeterB
Firstly, WE didn't say he would be "bit-part" - Middlesbrough manager Paul Jewell did, on Ceefax in May 2008.Sidwell could make 20 starts next season and still be a "bit-part" player. In fact, The Angle suggests that, much like the Home Office requirements for a non-EU player's work permit, if a player doesn't play 75% of his team's games, then Ceefax is likely to regard him as "bit-part".Don't shoot the messengers, Peter. We don't make the rules in the world of football cliches, we just report them.
you gommel zoids.....
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