Football Cliches - A show about the language of football

A weekly English Premier League, Sports and Soccer podcast
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The Athletic's Adam Hurrey and David Walker are joined by writer Clive Martin for the latest edition of Mesut Haaland Dicks. Martin's loves, hates, fascinations and irritations of football include: Premier League players visiting kids in hospit
The Athletic's Adam Hurrey, Charlie Eccleshare and David Walker gather for the Adjudication Panel. On the agenda this week: Phil Jones finally gets his deserved (and very detailed) revenge on the keyboard warriors, why Alan Smith has been using
The Athletic's Adam Hurrey, James Maw and Jack Pitt-Brooke languish in the second tier of European football to establish the most Europa League lineup possible: from diminutive Iberian playmakers to Brazilians with one name and a squad number b
The Athletic's Adam Hurrey, Charlie Eccleshare and Nick Miller assemble for the Adjudication Panel. On the agenda this week: Richard Keys and Andy Gray bravely dismantling the Marcelo Bielsa Myth, Mike Dean's comedy TV cameo, and the latest ent
The Athletic's Adam Hurrey, Jack Pitt-Brooke and Phil Hay trawl through the history books to finally nail down the definitive twelve stages of a club crisis. In part two of this special double-header the panel ponder whether the dreaded vote of
The Athletic's Adam Hurrey, Jack Pitt-Brooke and Phil Hay trawl through the history books to finally nail down the definitive twelve stages of a club crisis. In part one of this special double-header our panel document the early warning signs o
The Athletic's Adam Hurrey and David Walker are joined by the much-travelled striker Cillian Sheridan for the latest edition of Mesut Haaland Dicks. Sheridan uses all his experience to share his love of retro football boots, the satisfaction of
The Athletic's Adam Hurrey, David Walker and Nick Miller convene for another Adjudication Panel. This time, they scrutinise Brendan Rodgers' claim about Norfolk sunshine, debate whether Wolves are currently the most "they'll be fine" club ever
The Athletic's Adam Hurrey, James Maw and Michael Cox cobble together a line-up of emergency goalkeepers, stoppers, enforcers and goal-poachers. Why is there such a rich history of strikers fancying themselves at centre-back? Why do we assume t
The Athletic's Adam Hurrey, David Walker and Nick Miller form the Adjudication Panel to deconstruct a mesmerisingly dull Gareth Bale interview, admire the pedantry of the West Brom kit man and decide the most inevitable-sounding Premier League
The Athletic's Adam Hurrey, James Maw and Nick Miller compile a line-up of players whose Premier League legacies are overwhelmingly based around one very specific thing: a defining moment, a unique skill set, a silly goal celebration or a catas
The Athletic's Adam Hurrey, Charlie Eccleshare and David Walker form this week's Adjudication Panel, as Peter Drury rises above the competition to provide the best spoken-word Premier League preview montage, Jamie Carragher enjoys Arsenal being
The Athletic's Adam Hurrey and David Walker are joined by writer Joel Golby for the return of Mesut Haaland Dicks. Golby's nominations feature the moment a referee gets hit by the ball, a spirited vindication of half-and-half scarves and goalsc
The Athletic's Adam Hurrey, David Walker and James Maw convene the Adjudication Panel to rule on a referee blowing the match ball a kiss, twee tweeting about Lionel Messi from non-League clubs and what mundane footballing situations should be a
The Athletic's Adam Hurrey, David Walker and Charlie Eccleshare raise the curtain for 2021-22 as they assess the state of the summer transfer sagas and try to find the smallest - and weirdest - transfer fee a player has ever commanded. Meanwhil
The Athletic's Adam Hurrey, David Walker and Charlie Eccleshare finally crash out of Euro 2020 by examining the language of penalty shootout agony, a surprising translation of Roberto Mancini's post-match interview and the inevitable "Fan of Be
The Athletic's Adam Hurrey, Charlie Eccleshare and James Maw bask in England's post-semi-final warmth as they examine the glorious crowd sound of a penalty scored on the rebound, consider the merits of granting "Luke Shaw territory" independenc
The Athletic's Adam Hurrey, David Walker and James Maw indulge in some extreme fate-tempting as they look at the most inevitable cultural consequences of England - maybe, probably, definitely - winning their first tournament in 55 years. Who's
The Athletic's Adam Hurrey, David Walker and Nick Miller march into the Euro 2020 quarter-finals as they examine the more peculiar aspects of the coverage of England's win over Germany, from Harry Maguire's curious dribbling technique to Harry
The Athletic's Adam Hurrey, David Walker and James Maw explore some more urgent Euro 2020 niches, including the state of play for England vs Germany media hype, why the BBC are getting thrashed by ITV on expected goals, and whether Italy's Fede
The Athletic's Adam Hurrey, David Walker and Charlie Eccleshare debate some more Euro 2020 minutiae, including the language of tournament exits, the latest status of England-squad clamouring, and the definitive ranking of all 24 Euros nations'
The Athletic's Adam Hurrey, David Walker and James Maw bathe in some more Euro 2020 pedantry, including whether Patrik Schick really qualifies as "that man", if Turkey's "dark horses" tag was the biggest scam of the summer, the ludicrous poses
The Athletic's Adam Hurrey, Charlie Eccleshare and Nick Miller are back for another slice of alternative Euro 2020 analysis, including the moral panic of footballers biting each other, Patrik Schick breathing new life into the genre of halfway-
The Athletic's Adam Hurrey, David Walker and James Maw explore the alternative sub-plots of Euro 2020's early stages, including a successful union of Tyldesley & McCoist, Barry from EastEnders transmitting Euros fever, expected chuckles (xCh) w
The Athletic's Adam Hurrey, Charlie Eccleshare and Nick Miller hit peak Euros-previewing by putting together their fantasy European Championships tournament - the best format, the best ball, the best official mascot, the best TV theme tune, the
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