|Football speak Q - Z|
|Around the Academy:
Q - QUALITY
R - ROTATION
Could equally describe a manager's 'spinning' head dealing with irate players demanding a starting place.
S - SLEEPING GIANT
It's amazing how many of these there are.
It's one of those clubs starved of success but still believing they are actually any good.
T - TAKING EACH GAME AS IT COMES
When asked for any predictions or thoughts on anything more than a week ahead, it is footballing law to wheel this one out.
U - UNFASHIONABLE CLUB
Any small town team that even dares to mix it with the big boys.
V - VERY MUCH SO
Players often looks for ways to string out sentences to sound more interesting and intelligent than they really are.
This little baby often replaces a simple yes.
W - WIRE
So often we are told the race for the championship is going to 'go down to the wire'. Who are they kidding?
X - X-RATED
Rash, wild and late are all different ways of describing foul challenges. But the very worst ones are saved for the 'X-rated' category.
Y - YOU KNOW
As with 'very much so', there is a dictionary of words footballers call upon to fill in those uncomfortable gaps during an interview.
Z - ROW Z
Yet when it comes to clearing the ball out of play they are always expected to find 'Row Z'. Asking a bit much, isn't it?