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    Quote Originally Posted by Farmer Jack View Post
    Brentford are outside and want a word

    Anyways...
    "Cute (flick/pass)"
    "Quarterback"
    Quarter back isn't a new term It was used in the late 1800s.


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    Quote Originally Posted by I'm Red Till Dead View Post
    Quarter back isn't a new term It was used in the late 1800s.
    I can find nothing on this, and besides they are using it to appeal to the Yanks, particularly because American handegg has become a little more popular in this country. Annoying as hell.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Strummer View Post
    Have you met the average scouser?

    Names longer than the number of fingers they’ve got, there’s no chance of them being able to spell. Or pronounce, without drowning you in a bucket of phlegm.

    So, Trent it is.
    It's no different to our fans calling Britt Assombalonga "Dave" because they couldn't say/spell his surname.

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    Legacy fans


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    'End product'

    You get past your man as a winger and cross the ball in and lay it on a plate, and the striker is shit and misses it. You don't get the assist. You have no 'end product'.

    Ridiculous.


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    Quote Originally Posted by gamble View Post
    It's no different to our fans calling Britt Assombalonga "Dave" because they couldn't say/spell his surname.

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    That was worse.

    It was a bad Chelsea joke and the punchline was sort of "we want to sign star footballers from all over the world to help our team win trophies, but we're too ignorant to learn how to actually pronounce their names".

    And we decided we needed that joke for the next player who walked through the door with a long name. Assombalonga isn't even a difficult say. It's pronounced as it's written for anyone who can read English.

    Up there the time QPR fans took to calling Devon White "Bruno" because they thought he resembled the heavyweight boxer. We wanted in on that one, so we chose a black man in our team that we didn't have a nickname for and called him Bruno for years. Even though Des Little was 5'8, definitely didn't have a boxer's physique and looked nothing at all like Frank Bruno.


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    Baller.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Francis Benali (on loan) View Post
    That was worse.

    It was a bad Chelsea joke and the punchline was sort of "we want to sign star footballers from all over the world to help our team win trophies, but we're too ignorant to learn how to actually pronounce their names".

    And we decided we needed that joke for the next player who walked through the door with a long name. Assombalonga isn't even a difficult say. It's pronounced as it's written for anyone who can read English.

    Up there the time QPR fans took to calling Devon White "Bruno" because they thought he resembled the heavyweight boxer. We wanted in on that one, so we chose a black man in our team that we didn't have a nickname for and called him Bruno for years. Even though Des Little was 5'8, definitely didn't have a boxer's physique and looked nothing at all like Frank Bruno.
    Fully agree, it was embarrassing. Even more so when you consider Assombalonga’s first name is a 5 letter, one syllable name which is pronounced as it is spelled.

    Assombalonga is not really that hard to say, but even a toddler can say “Britt”.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Statto View Post
    Baller.
    Americanised nonsense.

    It actually originates from basketball courts.

    Probably another thing these out of touch American owners have tried to put on us.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Statto View Post
    Baller.



 

 

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