Originally Posted by romafan
You and Tokyo Slim should compare stats!
* What's "park the bus"?
Taken from last year's CL, here you go-
"This week's English for football is 'park the bus'. Many people say that this phrase
was ﬁrst said by Jose Mourinho when he was Chelsea's manager. He was
describing a negative Tottenham team who played very defensively in a meeting
between the two London clubs some years ago. To park the bus, means to play
very defensively, to get a lot of players behind the ball, to have no attacking play.
Imagine a bus parked in front of the goal. It is almost impossible to score, so people
use 'to park the bus' to mean one team was very negative, boring and defensive.
This week's Champions League semi ﬁnals were not very exciting and Barcelona
have accused Chelsea of playing very negatively, of 'parking the bus' in front of
Can Arsenal play this way?