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BBC1…Match Of The Day [Football Speak]

1 Dec

There are many things to love about football but one thing it does not get enough kudos for is unintentionally re-inventing the English language. Take today for instance, Chelsea had just defeated Southampton 3-1 and the highlights were shown on Match Of the Day 2 on BBC1.

One of the scorers in that match was Chelsea defender Gary Cahill who scored the first of  Chelsea’s three goals. Cahill had not scored in a while and when reminded of this fact in the post-match interview replied how he was “glad to get this duck of his back“.

I can’t help but feel this particular metaphor does not fit the bill…:-)