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Football Cliche: The game needs a goal

Game needs a goal

We use this football cliche when a match is not that exciting; it is rather scrappy with neither side playing very well. If a goal is scored then maybe the game would become more exciting so we say that the game needs a goal.
  • Example: The first half was poor and the game was crying out for a goal.
  • Example: Tottenham versus Crystal Palace was a dull affair – the game needed an early goal.

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