Anyone who has even the remotest interest in the sporting world will be well aware of the "sporting cliché". Banded around so often they become irksome, here are some of the most loathsome.
"Give 110%" - first and foremost I never want to hear this again. Secondly, for the purists, it is mathematically impossible and therefore generates little to no meaning. And finally it is an expression that commentators seem to use when they are struggling to find anything else positive to say about a player.
"There's no 'I' in team" - really, I wouldn't have guessed.
"Nobody believed in us" - all the home fans that turned up didn't believe you and had disposable cash? I don't think so.
"He/she's a team player" - every person on a team is, by definition, a team player.
"Game of two halves" - thank you Mr Commentator for stating the obvious.
"We're just taking it one game at a time" - it is highly unusual to play more than one game at a time.
"We overcame adversity" - Lance Armstrong and fellow cancer survivors overcame adversity, most sportsmen and women don't.
And a couple of slightly amusing sayings:
"English batting collapses" - Up until the Andy Flower era this was something that was synonymous with the English cricket team.
"This could be Andy Murray's year" - ha bloody ha.
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