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Literally sit in front of the back four

Alonso and Sissoko have been picked to literally sit in front of the back four

Jamie Redknapp
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Literally standing in Le Tissier’s pocket

Nethercott, literally standing in Le Tissier’s pocket

David Pleat
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Literally be going through cold turkey

Gazza will literally be going through cold turkey for the rest of his life

Radio commentator
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Literally hasn’t got a right foot

He had to cut back inside onto his left, because he literally hasn’t got a right foot

Jamie Redknapp
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Literally under the microscope

Every time you pull on an England shirt you are literally under the microscope

Terry Butcher
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Literally explode off your feet

These balls now—they literally explode off your feet

Jamie Redknapp
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Literally in the dying embers

A wonderful David James save, literally in the dying embers of the game

Jeff Stelling
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Literally no right foot

Preki, he’s literally no right foot

David Pleat
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Literally glued to the back of his foot

The ball was literally glued to the back of his foot, into the back of the net

Alan Parry
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Literally turned him inside out

He’s literally turned him inside out

Jamie Redknapp
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Literally the last throw of the dice

They scored with the last throw of the dice—literally

Kevin Keegan
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Literally like a fish up a tree

Thierry Henry, when he came, was literally like a fish up a tree

Lee Dixon
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Literally finished the game after 15 minutes

Arsenal literally finished the game after 15 minutes

Ian Wright
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Literally change their manager by the day

In football they change their manager literally by the day

Gary Richardson
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Literally going to park the bus

They (Andorra) are literally going to park the bus on this one

David Pleat
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Literally non-existent

Robinho has been literally non-existent

Lee Dixon
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Literally on a plate

That cross to Rooney was literally on a plate

Jamie Redknapp
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Literally castrates a bowler

This is the sort of pitch which literally castrates a bowler

Trevor Bailey
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Literally cutting him in half

The ball came back, literally cutting him in half

Colin Croft, the “him” being Graham Thorpe
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Literally kicked Wigan to death

Paul Harkin literally kicked Wigan to death in the semi-final last week

Ray French