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Still missing Big Ron – the Merse will never cut it

August 13, 2010 | 2 Comments

The World Cup just made special comedy guru Seamus Cassidy pine all the more for Big Ron....

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The future for English football – the Ronglish way

June 29, 2010 | 4 Comments

Just where is English football going from here? What would Ron do?...

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Happy birthday Ron – four new Ronglish lessons

March 19, 2010 | 0 Comments

In truth, we're lightning slow, Ron actually turned 70 yesterday. But how better to celebrate than with four brand new Ronglish lessons......

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Bagatelle Football

December 8, 2009 | 1 Comments

It's not just today or yesterday that Big Ron began to bring his influence to bear on the evolution of English language and literature. When Charles Dickens got his big break in the 1830's with...

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Ron Atkinson

August 6, 2009 | 5 Comments

Big orange Ron, the linguistic genius....

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Early Doors

December 8, 2007 | 0 Comments

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...

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Second Post

December 8, 2007 | 0 Comments

Where less helpful pundits would talk about the 'far post', Ron - never one to discriminate against the uninitiated - thoughtfully provides a clue as to the location of this post to those not familiar...

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Spotter’s Badge

December 8, 2007 | 0 Comments

Very much the language's signature piece. A metaphorical prize awarded by Ron when a player he likes makes a perceptive pass. Ron might say: Spotter's badge for Beckham to put Cole clear. Shame about the...

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Lollipop

December 8, 2007 | 1 Comments

Excitable Ron's description of a popular football skill, usually performed by a 'tricky' winger. National Institute of Commentating scholars were long convinced that this Ronglish classic owed something to the lollipop stick/trick Cockney rhyming slang...

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Installments

December 8, 2006 | 0 Comments

Fast-moving Ron is particularly skeptical of the beautiful game's less lively protagonists. The poet of the gantry has a host of barbed dismissals in his locker, but "in installments" is reserved for displays of ground-breaking...

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Little Eyebrows

December 8, 2006 | 0 Comments

The rich visual content of the Ronglish vocabulary is showcased with this delightful description of a glancing backward header. Often used in conjunction with 'second post'. While much of Ron's language spread quickly throughout the...

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Full Gun

December 8, 2006 | 0 Comments

Ron's gangsta tendencies come to the fore with this succinct description of a powerful shot. Curiously, this is normally used only when, despite the fullness of the gun, the brave custodian manages to thwart the...

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Tell you what

December 8, 2005 | 0 Comments

The fledgling language's single most indispensable element. Complex Ronglish syntax rules state that \'tell you what' must preface every exclamation, statement of fact, or off-the-cuff remark. Be warned also that this landmark phrase can signal...

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