Footballer speak

If anyone was in any doubt about the difficulty footballers in England have stringing a sentence together, the rehearsals for an ad for Manchester City’s new kit provide a few clues.

Fair enough, most of the guys in this video are non-native English speakers. But what’s Joe Hart’s excuse?


  1. Tom
    27 Apr 12
    3:25 pm

  2. Remarkably, all still preferable to the fox sports backslapping pairing of Bosmich and Slater….

  3. Sally-Anne
    27 Apr 12
    6:33 pm

  4. Better than a former Sydney Swan’s captain I did a radio ad with…

    Getting a complete sentence out of him, even when he was reading a script was like pulling teeth (or teef’ as he would say) .

    Mind you, he was a nice piece of totty so I didn’t mind much

  5. jean cave
    28 Apr 12
    6:36 pm

  6. Script revision might be a good idea praps? Very awkward sentence.