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Post by Flag No.10 on Wed Mar 21, 2012 4:34 pm

They've already started popping up again as the season nears - the cliches and colourless jargon that coaches and players trot out when talking about the game. It's time to pinpoint the ones we never want to hear again.

I'm kicking off with "execute". I don't ever want to hear another player or coach talk about 'not executing properly'. If you mean you didn't play well, or didn't kick well, or didn't play to instructions just say it. Just don't try to create a language that's unique to those inside the game, because it's pretentious and annoying. That feels better.

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Post by Sabre on Wed Mar 21, 2012 5:29 pm

Nice work 'Flaggy', this might really catch on.


Could this become the archetypal mindless football sentence for the future ?

Yeah no yeah no yeah no, we’re not executing correctly, but to the boys credit, we’re going back to basics,
just one week at a time, to review our performance, after a hard week on the track, to identify problems,
that we’ve all discussed, so we can look forward to next week, and have a real dip and a red hot go,
in the context of the season.
cheers
Let’s all add our hated favourites !
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Post by bayman on Wed Mar 21, 2012 6:59 pm

''moving forward''
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Post by Chambo Off To Work We Go on Wed Mar 21, 2012 7:04 pm

"Just taking it one week at a time"

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Post by Southee on Wed Mar 21, 2012 8:10 pm

"the boys will regroup for this week on the track"

"go back to basics and stick to a structure"

"as a club we know what is required of us"

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Post by countrycousin on Wed Mar 21, 2012 10:19 pm

How about "Hard at it". One might reasonably ask, 'Hard at what?' Some of the possibilities don't bear thinking about Shocked
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Post by Adelaide Hawk on Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:13 am

"didn't come to play"

....... WHY NOT????!!!!!!


And if I hear the word "aggressiveness" one more time I'll scream. The word is "aggression".
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Post by Adelaide Hawk on Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:24 am

Sabre wrote:Yeah no yeah no yeah no

Correction ... that's "yeah, nah" Smile
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Post by firstblood on Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:26 am

The umpires were on the blind side. Very Happy
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Re: Football jargon that needs to go.

Post by Flag No.10 on Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:01 am

"Step up".

If one player cops a suspension or an injury you can be guaranteed that "it provides an opportunity for someone else to step up."

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Re: Football jargon that needs to go.

Post by Southee on Thu Mar 22, 2012 10:02 am

"you know....we....you know....will do what ...you know ...required ... You know"

You know .....NO !!! I don't know ... That's why you are talking to tell me!!!!!


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Post by MightyEagles on Thu Mar 22, 2012 10:46 am

tanking
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Re: Football jargon that needs to go.

Post by chief on Thu Mar 22, 2012 10:49 am

"The proof is in the pudding"...this is one that is being used more and more. I am getting out my rifle.
"It all goes well".
"You can be rest assured".
I have now got ourt my rifle.
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Post by blueandwhite on Thu Mar 22, 2012 12:16 pm

structures............

the journey..........
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Re: Football jargon that needs to go.

Post by chief on Thu Mar 22, 2012 12:19 pm

"Rotates through the midfield:...what is he, a drill?
"The fat side"...spare me.
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Re: Football jargon that needs to go.

Post by kingrooster on Thu Mar 22, 2012 12:42 pm

chief wrote:"The proof is in the pudding"...this is one that is being used more and more. I am getting out my rifle.
"It all goes well".
"You can be rest assured".I have now got ourt my rifle.

One of KG's sayings, however as Blakey always points out, it should be just "rest assured".

On topic, I can't stand "Secondary Bounce" and "Underground Handball".
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Post by Adelaide Hawk on Thu Mar 22, 2012 1:47 pm

chief wrote:
"The fat side"...spare me.

Stolen from basketball, as are a lot of modern sayings which are ripped off American sports, that's possibly why we dislike them so much, because some of them bare no revelence to Aussie Rules whatsoever.

I'm still coming to terms with "off-ence" and "de-fence". If we have defenders, why don't we have offenders? Smile
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Re: Football jargon that needs to go.

Post by countrycousin on Thu Mar 22, 2012 2:18 pm

Adelaide Hawk wrote:
chief wrote:
"The fat side"...spare me.

Stolen from basketball, as are a lot of modern sayings which are ripped off American sports, that's possibly why we dislike them so much, because some of them bare no revelence to Aussie Rules whatsoever.

I'm still coming to terms with "off-ence" and "de-fence". If we have defenders, why don't we have offenders? Smile
Reminds me of an old joke (Like most of my jokes) about Idi Amin, a particularly bloodthirsty military despot who ruled Uganda during the 1970's. (And wiped out a sizable percentage of the population in the process. Not a subject for joking at all really Evil or Very Mad )
Interviewer - "Tell me General Amin, what are you doing about defence." Amin - "Ah, de man with de hammer and de nails is coming to fix it tomorrow."
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Re: Football jargon that needs to go.

Post by Flag No.10 on Thu Mar 22, 2012 2:27 pm

Adelaide Hawk wrote:
chief wrote:
"The fat side"...spare me.

Stolen from basketball, as are a lot of modern sayings which are ripped off American sports, that's possibly why we dislike them so much, because some of them bare no revelence to Aussie Rules whatsoever.

I'm still coming to terms with "off-ence" and "de-fence". If we have defenders, why don't we have offenders? Smile

Agreed, I think "step up" is an abbreviated form of "step up to the plate", from baseball. And 'turnover' is from basketball I think. It's the cultural cringe I think, not believing that our own unique terminology is good enough or interesting enough.

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Post by Crispy on Thu Mar 22, 2012 6:26 pm

"I'd like him alongside me in the trenches".

At the very least I find this offensive to all diggers, equating the "bravery" of being on a footy field to the horrors of war.
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Re: Football jargon that needs to go.

Post by Southee on Thu Mar 22, 2012 8:10 pm

Crispy wrote:"I'd like him alongside me in the trenches".

At the very least I find this offensive to all diggers, equating the "bravery" of being on a footy field to the horrors of war.

Totally agree with that one. Also the way the start of the ANZAC day match in the AFL with the introduction with war footage intwinded with football footage....bloody sickening to compare footy players to war heroes!!!
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Post by Cambridge Clarrie on Thu Mar 22, 2012 8:33 pm

"That does not represent what the [insert name] Football Club brand is all about"

Gee I hate it when someone like Steven Trigg uses the word brand in relation to a footy club.
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Re: Football jargon that needs to go.

Post by Cambridge Clarrie on Thu Mar 22, 2012 8:47 pm

Southee wrote:
Crispy wrote:"I'd like him alongside me in the trenches".

At the very least I find this offensive to all diggers, equating the "bravery" of being on a footy field to the horrors of war.

Totally agree with that one. Also the way the start of the ANZAC day match in the AFL with the introduction with war footage intwinded with football footage....bloody sickening to compare footy players to war heroes!!!

Yep, never liked any comparison to blokes running around playing a game they love for (in many cases) a lot of money with men who fought and gave their lives for their country.

Also hate hearing players referred to as 'cattle' or during interviews using a player's nickname instead of their name (fortunately I never heard Chambers nickname used!)
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Re: Football jargon that needs to go.

Post by rover on Thu Mar 22, 2012 10:45 pm

Let's identify some of the main culprits over the years with their monotonous repitition:

Doug Hawkins when running the boundary for Channel 7 endorsing Ian Robertson's comments upstairs:
Spot on Robbo"

Dennis Cometti anticipating an umpire's call:
"Nothing doing"

The late David Hookes whenever he agreed with a caller:
"Dead right"

KG Cunningham:
"Strike me pink" or "Unbelievable"

Graeme Cornes individualizing on any of the following,namely Andrew Symonds,Ben Cousins,Brendan Fevolla or John Kosmina after he nearly strangled Kevin Muskat(the list is endless):
"I want to know what he has done wrong"

Stphen Rowe similarly:
"He's a ripper of a bloke"(even if he's never met him) or "He's been hung out to dry"

John Reid when with the Adelaide Crows:
"Yeah no,yeah no,yeah no"

And how many times does a coach in particular whenever discussing his team(Mark Williams was a prime example) pause along the way and throw in:
"There's no doubt about that"

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Re: Football jargon that needs to go.

Post by Adelaide Hawk on Fri Mar 23, 2012 5:23 am

On the other hand, here are some terminologies I'd like to see return to football:

Half Forward
Wing
Rover
Centre
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