Discussion in 'The Football Forum' started by Dreambeliever, Nov 25, 2021.
It's an expression in the English language. It's to emphasize something by way of understatement.
For example, someone says, "Ah well, the season's over. No more footy on the TV till August"
To which you jokingly reply by way of understatement - "Well, there is the matter of that little tournament, the world cup in june".
The typical response to that comment is of course a laugh or a nod, or an "ah yes, how could I forget".
FFS, the reporter should get his pass lifted. Wanker.
There's a whole bunch of African men in suits on Twitter getting very upset about this. They deny strongly the existence of sarcasm in the English language
If some Liverpool supporters on this forum are misinterpreting what was said, I can now understand why the African journo did as well.
But then a journalist is supposed to investigate everything, and this man quite clearly wanted to misunderstand.
If someone said to Klopp in November next year "no more international breaks until March" he would also say "apart from that little tournament, the world cup". This is a shit journo trying to get clicks and he has succeeded.
Klopp already explained what he meant in a calm manner, there’s nothing to see here apart from tje Journo and everyone else being worked up over nothing, he should look at Klopp’s history and what he stands for.
Lol the reporter didn't build this clown world, it's a bit rich to hate on him. Klopp handled it better than most would, but that's his problem deal with it, the reporter is just doing what he has to do and he did it with impressive skill. His outrage was worded brilliantly. Take a knee, get banged. Long may it continue.
Again, not sure what it’s got to do with apart taking the knee apart from the journo being black but anyway and likely to have been asked by any journo looking to make a name pre-knee times.
Klopp does lead with knee well though…
That is because when you read or hear or see anything, you don't ask "why" enough times to get to the fundamental reason for it happening.
Or maybe I just don’t have an agenda to link every universal action or attribute to a set of already prescribed issues in my head.
Journo is trying to get his stock up, and it's worked. I'm pretty sure this guy more than likely supports a rival team, Man U, Chelsea or Arsenal.
There is loads of Africans telling him he is chasing his 15m of fame
Klopp didn't even mean it that anyway. He was pointing out that another journalist forgot about AFCON. It's a common English phrase when somebody forgets something important to say "you forgot the little matter of".
I used to find Dantes amusing. Used to
Dantes is probably the only bit of evidence I've seen that vaccines do actually fuck you up
I’m surprised a German speaking his second language understands this common phrase in the English language and others do not.
Why the fuck didn’t any other journo explain it to him or someone from the club.
Okies I got it wrong as well lol... but even then I'm still backing Klopp.
Amazingly, this storm in a teacup seems to be continuing... Apparently Klopp is a racist now.
Bringing Klopp’s record into it now, never gone win that and just leaves his own record open, how many AFCONs has he won despite been Senegal manager since 2015, fuck all.
Cisse has made a that of himself there. Salah, Mane and Matip were all there when we lost to Real Madrid. It was Fabinho and Allison that were brought in to win the CL. So by his own logic Klopp owes his career to Brazil.