Here we explain the football cliche ‘add steel to the team’ which is used when a team needs to be a litle stronger.
This phrase has been in the news this week after a representative from the Danish side F.C. Copenhagen announced that there had been talks about the possibility of starting an Atlantic League.
What’s the meaning of the football phrase ‘one apiece’?
World Cup Word of the Day. Languagecaster aims to bring you a word or phrase each day that has been part of the World Cup 2014 story. Today, we focus on the noun phrase ‘attacking flair’.
To assist or give an assist? Verbs and nouns in this week’s Languagecaster’s weekly football phrase
What does the phrase ‘to be axed’ mean?
This week’s English for Football expression is the phrase to agree a deal which is often used in the transfer window
This week’s football phrase is ‘against the run of play’, which is used to describe a situation when a team scores a goal when they…
In this languagecaster.com’s football glossary quiz we have 8 questions for you to answer about football phrases that begin with the letter ‘A’.
Football glossary: Azzurri – the nickname of the Italian football side
An away goal is a goal that is scored away from home, at another team’s ground.
Avoid the drop: This means to survive or to not be relegated to another division
At the end of the day: A commonly-used phrase by footballers in interviews and which means when all is said and done; all things considered or after thinking something through.
Attendance: The number of people who watch a match; the number of fans who attend a game at the stadium.
Attacker: A forward, a striker, someone on the team that plays up front.
Attack: Rather than protecting the goal this means to try to score a goal; always looking to score.
At sixes and sevens: To be completely in a mess especially when describing poor defensive organisation. This suggests that one team is confused or in disarray allowing the opposing team to score or to win.
Assist: A pass or move that leads to a scoring opportunity.
One of the two titles played for each year in Argentina (and many other South American countries), the other being the Clausura
This phrase is used when there is still a lot of issues to be decided in football.
When talking about football results this means ‘the same as’ or ‘equal’ and is used when teams draw a game: for example, 1-1 = One all
Assistant referee: Formerly known as the linesman, this person helps the referee to make decisions during the game, including offsides, throw-ins and off-the-ball incidents.
This week’s football phrase is ‘to award a penalty’
Every week during the 2010-11 season, the languagecaster team explain a football phrase or cliché for learners of English who love the sport. This week is the phrase ‘On aggregate’