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Euro 2012 commentary cliche bingo

The European championships are finally upon us and that means one thing - punditry.

In between the occasional insight, you can expect old-fashioned notions about the teams that no amount of evidence to the contrary will shift, platitudes in place of research because there are some long names to learn, and some classic football truisms.

If you're a keen fan, the commentary and punditry can quickly grate. If you're not a fan, but you've been sucked in to watching a major tournament, it can all sound rather silly.

Whatever the case might be, we have the perfect solution: commentary cliche bingo.

We've compiled a list of some of our favourite experessions in a cut-out-and-keep guide below. If you hear Alan Hansen, Gareth Southgate or anyone else use one of the lines, then simply cross it off your list - and the first person to finish their card wins!

Play alone or with friends! Collect them all! And finally, give yourselves a reason to smile when someone reminds you for the umpteenth time 'never write off the Germans'...