It was the partuitions of time honoured cry by the faithful when play was halted due to a player being injured. I was recently reminded of this during a conversation with a a brace of esteemed friends who could not go along with my renowned way of thinking. This applied to to the phraseology expressed in relation to the time factor governing a match.
Television commentators have of course introduced their own unique jargon with their own various degrees of accuracy , Not for them ,"Take the time off" but rather time "added on" or "injury time".In the laws (not rules) of the game law 7 clearly stipulates that the duration of the contest is 90 minutes,Therefore the time is not "taken off " or "added on " - the being there is no such contrivance as injury time.
What occurs in point of fact when the contest has been stopped is that time "remains in suspended animation ". In other words if there is a cessation of play after 76 minutes the contest resumes at that pique of time.Otherwise a goal scored in the 90th minute would be the 95th minute if 5 minutes of play is "added on".
In some respects the faithful have become educated by commentators . It was commonplace to hear that "the ref has given a bounce up"rather than a dropped ball,which is outlined in the laws . " Bounce up is rarely heard these days. Not that television pundits are not prone to make mistakes themselves. Frequently they use the expression "GIVEN" when referring to a free kick or a penalty. The referee is not there to "give" either side anything when the laws stipulate the word "award". Other errors that frequently crop up are "The player has been shown a yellow card or red card ". It is not the player but the officals and spectators to whom the card is exhibited, The player already having been spoken to by the referee . The whole Idea of cards being introduced was to bridge the language difficulties when players of various nationalities have tribulations in communication with the referee. One final thought ,There is no such thing as a "penalty shoot out" rather kicks from the penalty mark.