Ron’s rather uneconomical alternative for the times when he finds the word ‘early’ on its own somehow doesn’t quite get across the earliness of the situation.
In the end, this completely useless phrase became his finest hour – becoming unanimously adopted by everyone in football.
Ron might say:
Well United went one down early doors, but all credit, those four penalties certainly got them back in it.
Mrs Ron might say:
Sorry about your steak Ron, love. I’ve put it in the oven early doors but I forgot to turn it on, didn’t I? Just one of those things, at the end of the day.