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The Athletic's Adam Hurrey explores the glorious and unique language of football: the words, the phrases, the mannerisms and, above all, the clichés

Football Cliches - A show about the unique language of football The Athletic

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    • 5.0, 9 Ratings

The Athletic's Adam Hurrey explores the glorious and unique language of football: the words, the phrases, the mannerisms and, above all, the clichés

    How to Lose at 5-a-side

    How to Lose at 5-a-side

    The Athletic's Adam Hurrey, Charlie Eccleshare and Dan Barnes discuss the things make playing five-a-side football so great and also very, very strange.
    What’s the most polite way of kicking people off a 5-a-side pitch when their time is up, how long does it take to judge the seriousness of midweek office football games, why can’t people keep score and what the hell is 7G astroturf.

    • 45 min
    Footballs - why we love to kick them

    Footballs - why we love to kick them

    The Athletic's Adam Hurrey, Charlie Ecclehare and Sam Lee discuss the most important piece of equipment in the game - the ball. Where does the design of match balls go next? Was the Mitre Mouldmaster the worst football of all time? Are we about to witness the death of knuckleball? And, quite simply, what are microflaps?

    • 41 min
    Football Punditry featuring 'Box Office' Roy Keane

    Football Punditry featuring 'Box Office' Roy Keane

    Adam "Football Cliches" Hurrey is joined by Charlie Eccleshare and Jack Pitt-Brooke to discuss the weird science of football punditry.

    Where does the real Roy Keane end and the box office Roy Keane begin? As Neil Warnock returns are there any managers left who haven’t managed Middlesbrough? Does Coleman really rhyme with “goal man”, Martin Tyler? And how far back in time would you need to go to cut it as a professional footballer?

    • 41 min
    #WelcomeBackFootball

    #WelcomeBackFootball

    The Athletic's Adam Hurrey, Charlie Eccleshare and Jack Pitt-Brooke get reacquainted with watching live football with a little help from Sean Bean.

    It's a feeling that can't be explained but they are going to spend the pod explaining it and they do not apologise for it.

    • 39 min
    The Football Clichés Quiz

    The Football Clichés Quiz

    Adam Hurrey hosts a special quiz with contestants George Caulkin & Oliver Kay to lead us out of the darkness of footballing lockdown..

    Famous commentary moments played backwards, Premier League shirt sponsors, players who somehow never signed for Turkish clubs, and can you name a single Premier League assistant referee?

    • 44 min
    Football Adverts

    Football Adverts

    The Athletic's Adam Hurrey, Charlie Eccleshare & James McNicholas pick apart memorable football-themed TV adverts.

    How did Ronaldo, Roberto Carlos and co get away with their 1998 airport antics? How did Gareth Southgate get embroiled in an Independent Television Commission investigation? Was the 1994 Jungle World Cup final marred by a doping scandal?

    • 38 min

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9 Ratings

manal.21sinha ,

The quiz episode was such a laugh!

Lovely stuff

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