‘Over the moon’ is one of those irritating football clichés up there with ‘sick as a parrot’ and ‘it’s a game of two halves’.
For years, my personal bug-bear was ‘giving 120%’. I’m an educated man so I’d curse at the radio, ‘You cannot give more than 100%!’
But of course, the footballers are absolutely correct. You can give 120% if the end result is that you have surprised yourself and achieved beyond what you thought was possible.
The only catch is that you have to go first.
Posted by: Andy C