What makes a tackle a ‘horror tackle’? This post explains the phrase ‘horror tackle’.
This week Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho admitted that his team cannot win the Premier League title – he conceded the title. What’s the meaning of concede the title?
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…
Merseyside and Manchester Derbies: Lots 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 competition and also explain some new words and phrases from the week in football.
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?
Return leg: What’s the meaning of the phrase ‘return leg’ and when is it used in football?
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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.
Results go your way: When do we use the phrase ‘Results go your way’ in football?
The perfect hat-trick: What do we mean when we use the football expression ‘the perfect hat-trick’?
This week in the Premier League sees another London derby this time West Ham hosting rivals Tottenham at the London Stadium on Saturday morning. We look ahead to that game in our weekly predictions section of the show along with Liverpool’s trip to Leicester and leaders Manchester City hosting bottom side Crystal Palace. We also look at some of the good, the bad and the ugly stories from the week including the sacking of the England Women’s manager Mark Sampson, while we also explain some new English for football phrases and answer some of your posts. For those who wish to practise their English, there is a transcript…
Football Language: To blow a lead – Much like the phrase ‘to blow a chance’ which means to miss an easy chance, to blow a lead is to lose…
To bury the ball in the back of the net: There are many ways to describe a goal in football and here is another phrase…
To bully an opponent: To bully an opponent: When one player is stronger than another one
Languagecaster Predictions: Week 5 – Chelsea vs Arsenal
2017-18 Tottenham vs Chelsea: This week both Damon and Damian are in London and they recorded this week’s show from a rainy London cafe – complete with background noise! It’s Week 2 of the Premier League season and on today’s show we look back at some of the big football news from the week featuring Liverpool and Ronaldo and look ahead to some of the games taking place this weekend including a big London derby between Tottenham and Chelsea.