In football there are lots of words and phrases for when a player misses a scoring chance and one of these is to drag a shot wide.
Learn English Through Football Podcast: 2018 FA Cup 5th Round On this week’ s Learn English Through Football Podcast we look back at some of the Champions League games and look ahead to the 2018 FA Cup 5th Round. We’ll also be explaining lots of football language in the show and try some predictions as well.
For this week’s English for football phrase, we have ‘to defend too deep’ – when might you hear this phrase?
If a goalkeeper makes a save and then allows the ball to escape his or her hands we say that the ball has been spilled, that the keeper has spilled the ball. The could mean that a forward who is following in can take advantage and score with a tap in.
This weekend’s big game is the North London derby that takes place on Saturday at Wembley and we’ll be featuring this match in our predictions section along with another needle match: Southampton against Liverpool. We’ll look back at some of the footballing news from the week in the good, the bad and the ugly and of course we’ll be explaining lots of football language in the show as well.
To hand a team a defeat: What do we mean in football when we say that a team has handed another team a defeat?
What makes a tackle a ‘horror tackle’? This post explains the phrase ‘horror tackle’.
2018 Liverpool vs Manchester City: This week’s football-language podcast looks ahead to the big game between Liverpool and leaders Manchester City, we also explain some new football language and we have another football quiz.
Dismissal: What’s the meaning of the noun ‘dismissal’ in football?
Natural Goalscorer: What’s the meaning of the term goalscorer in football?
2018 FA Cup 3rd Round: This week’s podcast looks ahead to the FA Cup 3rd round and also looks back at some of the highs and lows for our teams in 2017. We also explain some new football language and have a quiz and some predictions.
A fixture pile-up: A fixture pile-up involves the accumulation or build up of a lot of matches…
False number 9: What is the meaning of the phrase ‘False number 9’ in football?
Quick feet: What’s the meaning of the phrase ‘Quick feet’ in football?
To shut up shop is a phrase used to describe a situation when a team wants to protect its position in a game.
To be drawn against: What is the meaning of the phrase ‘To be drawn against’ in football? When is it used?
Week 17 – West Ham vs Arsenal: After West Ham’s famous victory over Chelsea at the weekend they will be looking to defeat another London…
http://media.blubrry.com/footballlanguage/p/languagecaster.com/wp-content/uploads/EnglishThroughFootball_Podcast_Merseyside_and_Manchester_Derbies.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 9:01 — 16.6MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS | MoreLots of big Premier League games taking place this weekend with three huge derbies in London, Liverpool and Manchester. We look back at those games in our weekly predictions […]
Football Language – Head-to-head record: What’s the meaning of this phrase? When do we use it?
To face: What’s the meaning of this verb in football? The verb to face someone or something really means to challenge or to go against.
To put past an opponent: What’s the meaning of the phrase to put five past an opponent?
To sit deep: What’s the meaning of the phrase ‘to sit deep’ and when is it used in football?
To beat a player: What’s the meaning of the phrase ‘to beat a player’ and when is it used in football?
http://media.blubrry.com/footballlanguage/p/languagecaster.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/11/pod.ChelseavManUnited.051117.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 11:15 — 5.2MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS | MoreThis week’s Learn English Through Football Podcast starts off with the good, the bad and the ugly stories from the footballing world, then explains some football phrases, and finishes […]
This post explains most dangerous of leads the football term ‘2-0 is the most dangerous of leads’.
World Cup Qualifiers and Liverpool vs Man Utd: On this week’s football-language podcast we look back at a wonderfully exciting set of World Cup qualifiers that took place over the past ten days. We also introduce two new football-language phrases connected to those World Cup qualifiers including ‘results go your way’. We also look ahead to a new round of matches from the Premier League this weekend including the big game between Liverpool and Manchester United which of course will feature in our regular football predictions competition.