Friday, 12 August 2016

Funny Football Quotes: A Strange Choice Of Words

Silly football quotes.
'The Funny Side Of Football' was recently released for kindle, and it collects a variety of amusing quotes from footballers, managers and pundits.

Here are a few quotes from the chapter 'A Strange Choice Of Words (Part 1)' which show that footballers and pundits apparently use a different dictionary from the rest of us...

1) “When David Beckham leaves the game, it will take a very special player to come in and carry the mantelpiece.”
…Sophie Nicolau

2) “I was inbred into the game by my father.”
…David Pleat

3) “That was never a penalty in a million planets.”
…Alan McInally

Wednesday, 13 July 2016

Euro 2016 Statistics

Here are a few statistics from Euro 2016...

A look at the statistics from Euro 2016.
1) Portugal became the 10th country to win the European Championships.  The previous countries to have won are USSR, Spain, Italy, Germany, Czechoslovakia, France, Holland, Denmark and Greece.

2) Antoine Griezmann won the Golden Boot with six goals throughout the tournament, the highest total since Michel Platini in 1984.

3) In Iceland around 150,000 viewers watched Iceland beat England, and only 298 viewers watched the other channels!  That equates to around 99.8% of Iceland's TV viewing public watched Iceland beat England. #AudienceShare

Monday, 11 July 2016

Some of the stories from Euro 2016

1) The usual pre-tournament optimism

Sunday, 29 May 2016

'Doing A Leicester'

When football impacts on language...

Leicester City’s success has had such a powerful impact that it’s inspired the use of a new verb in the English language.  To ‘do a Leicester’…

The English Dictionary, Montgomery-Smythe Publishing Associates 2017 Edition:

1. To ‘do a Leicester’.  To enter a competition or contest as an underdog thought to have little or no chance of winning, and yet achieve unexpected or astonishing success.
Example: ‘I hope we can do a Leicester next season.’  Antonym: To ‘do a Chelsea’.
2. To make an impossible dream come true.

. . . . . . . .

Here are a few examples…

Sporting headlines:

“Former Huddersfield Town man out to ‘do a Leicester’.”

“James McCarthy urges Scotland to ‘do a Leicester’.”

Sunday, 1 May 2016

Leicester Pre-Season Predictions Proved Wrong

Before the season started, both fans and pundits alike got it spectacularly wrong with their predictions for Leicester City and their opinions of Claudio Ranieri's appointment as manager.

With Leicester now on the verge of writing one of the greatest sporting stories of all time, here are a selection of tweets where the hashtag #BenefitOfHindsight comes to mind...

Sunday, 24 April 2016

Leicester go 8 points clear

+ The Merseyside derby + Who do neutrals want to win the Premier League?

1) Leicester go 8 points clear with a 2-0 win over Swansea

Saturday, 16 April 2016

Jonas Gutierrez wins his court case against Mike Ashley

+ Klopp the miracle worker + Player of the year nominees.

1) Jonas wins his court case

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