Two Most Common Mistakes That Soccer Commentators Make

soccer-commentatorWhen listening to soccer commentary, that there are two things that always irk me. One is when they shout “Offsides!” Two is when they talk about “goal differential.”

Offside is a singular term, not plural – unless you are talking about more than one offside that happened during a match. I’ve heard commentators say “offsides” so many times before that’s either a bad habit or they simply don’t know any better.

The other term that’s often used incorrectly by commentators and pundits is goal difference. It’s not goal differential. It’s goal difference. A differential is a mechanical device found in cars. Goal difference is the difference between the number of goals scored for and against.

What are other mistakes that commentators say that irks you? Click the comments link below and share your stories.

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