Football Cliches - A show about the language of football

International talismans, brave battlers and disappointing deflections: The listeners do Mesut Haaland Dicks

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The Athletic's Adam Hurrey, Charlie Eccleshare and David Walker present a new monthly edition of Mesut Haaland Dicks, in which the pod's army of listeners nominate their niche footballing fascinations and irritations.

Among the Football Clichés faithful's selections are one very specific pass out from the back by a centre-back, international teams with just one world-class player, the tiny aesthetic things that briefly ruin a game for the neutral, wondergoals that turn out to be disappointing deflections and beaten teams being described as "brave".

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