Fans say: “He certainly made that up” as Channel 4’s Dion Dublin “invents a new word” during England’s draw with North Macedonia.

DION DUBLIN stunned fans as he was accused of “inventing new words” while carrying out his commentating duties.

The former Coventry and Aston Villa striker set the tone for England’s 1-1 draw in North Macedonia for Channel Four.

Dion Dublin has been accused of “inventing” new words in his comments about England


Dion Dublin has been accused of “inventing” new words in his comments about EnglandPhoto credit: Getty

Another ex-Premier League star, Joe Cole, previously got viewers talking about his outfit choice as he plied his trade on the sidelines.

But shortly after Jack Grealish had a goal disallowed for offside, it was Dublin’s turn to be trolled on social media.

Man City star Grealish had a cross hit the post before VAR ruled it out – but Dublin’s use of the old-fashioned ‘POMO’ phrase left spectators confused.

And some even believed that he simply made up the acronym – which in old-school football chat stands for “Position of Maximum Opportunity” – on the spot.

“What is Dion Dublin about? POMO? Talk to yourself because as an ex-pro you are talking absolute nonsense,” said one viewer on social media.

Another said: “From Dion Dublin ‘Pomo’ what are you talking about?”

A fellow viewer wrote: “Just heard Dion Dublin say: ‘POMO – Position of Maximum Opportunity’. Surely he just made it up.”

“Pomo? “Did Dion Dublin really just say that,” asked another.


Confused viewers continued to ask the same thing, with another tweet saying: “Did Dion Dublin just say POMO?”

“Dion Dublin has to go into the bin. “POMO” is not a real thing,” claimed another Ch4 viewer.

Although the saying has been used by veteran coaches for decades, the terminology still seems to go way over the heads of today’s soccer fans.

“POMO? Dion Dublin strikes again. I’ve never heard that saying in my life,” wrote another.

As another said: “Dion Dublin is inventing his own acronyms, POMO aka Maximum Opportunity Position.”


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