Nouveau cliche: Blue Moon Rising
It’s been a while since we’ve featured a Nouveau cliche, but this one has been bubbling along all season and is now set to go into overdrive.
It’s a big favourite of Sky Sports commentator Martin Tyler. It gave its name to the documentary celebrating Manchester City’s achievements last season – arguably a tad premature.
But with Champions League football now secured and FA Cup victory now under the belt, the phrase is set to continue its rise to prominence. And it’s starting to drag a bit. It’s sort of being done now. Not least by a 1991 fantasy novel.
The question is: how long will the moon keep rising? Does it keep rising until City win the Champions League? Or do we get a new cliche before that?