As the dictionary definition says if you say something is
literally happening then it means that's exactly what is
happening - literally! So when Kevin Keegan said "We were
literally camped in their half..." what he was
saying was that
they actually had the tents up and the camp fire burning on
the pitch! A few more things that literally happened -
youth Michael Owen was literally a greyhound."
time Ardiles said go out there and throw the kitchen sink at
them. Spurs are doing that...literally."
literally got no players left - and then with 95 minutes gone
a lot of physical contact with goalkeepers in those days, and
he used to literally kill them.”
"He's literally left Ben Haim for
"Barcelona have promised
their fans they will quite literally play out of their skins
"England should literally put Algeria to bed."
"Alonso and Sissoko have been
picked to literally sit in front of the back four."
literally standing in Le Tissier's pocket.”
will literally be going through cold turkey for the rest of
"He had to cut back inside onto
his left, because he literally hasn't got a right foot."
"Every time you pull on an England shirt
you are literally under the microscope."
ball literally explodes off the players foot."
wonderful David James save, literally in the dying
embers of the game."
he's literally no right foot."
was literally glued to the back of his foot, into the back of
"He's literally turned him inside
scored with the last throw of the dice - literally."
literally finished the game after 15 minutes."
football they change their manager literally by the day."
"They (Andorra) are literally going to park the
bus on this one."
has been literally non-existent."
"That cross to Rooney was
literally on a plate."
Jamie Redknapp, perhaps this section should be called
And a few other sports -
"This is the sort of pitch
which literally castrates a bowler."
Trevor Bailey (cricket)
"The ball came back, literally cutting him (Graham
Thorpe) in half."
Colin Croft (cricket)
Harkin literally kick Wigan to death in the semi-final last
Ray French (Rugby League)
"Paula Radcliffe is now
literally chasing the clock."
Brendan Foster (athletics)
"I would never write Sri Lanka off - they can literally
come out and set the crowd alight."
Michael Browning (cricket)
talking to Frank Bruno this morning and the phones have
literally been melting."
"He has literally thrown the kitchen sink
at that delivery."
Shaun Udal (cricket)
the Lions tour in 1997 Mark Regan and Barry Williams blew up,
but it was literally handbags."
Jeremy Guscott (Rugby Union)
"She went off so fast she literally died
in the last 50 metres."
Sally Gunnell (athletics)
"Let's hope we can keep the
Ashes now. Last time we literally fell apart."
Ashley Giles (cricket)