Why is small talk with a taxi driver on holiday the best football conversation of all? Just who is the most inevitable future Turkish Super Lig signing? What are the 10 golden rules of co-commentary? What's the most worn-out football quiz question of all time? What's the most ridiculous object you used as a childhood football?
Welcome to the most pedantic night of your footballing life.
The Football Clichés podcast, created and presented by Adam Hurrey, was launched by The Athletic in 2020 to dive deep into the subconscious code of the world's most talked-about and written-about sport. Football Clichés is a show about the language of the game, from words and phrases to gestures and crowd noises, and all the things you didn't realise you cared about but - trust us - you will.
After a first-ever live show sold out in just three days in July, Football Clichés takes the stage again to bring its unique perspective on the minutiae of the modern game to London, Manchester and Dublin. Join the Adjudication Panel of Adam Hurrey, Charlie Eccleshare and David Walker for a journey into the real meaning of football and all its tiny quirks. For your sins.