In this post, we explain the football expression ‘to come up short’ which is used to describe a team’s performance in a match or a tournament.
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?
This post explains a word to describe a shot ‘a curler’. Find out more about this phrase by reading the transcript below. You can also find many more examples of soccer vocabulary by going to our football cliches page here and our huge football glossary here. Football Language: A Curler A curler is a shot that […]
A crisp pass or crisp passing describes passes that are quick and accurate.
What does clear cut mean? When a penalty is awarded fans and pundits talk about the decision, and this phrase is used in this situation.
Close the gap at the top: What’s the meaning of the phrase ‘to close the gap at the top’ in football?
What’s the meaning of the phrase ‘to be caught ball watching’?
Comprehensive: This is an adjective that can be used to describe a big defeat or victory – a comprehensive defeat or comprehensive victory
Caretaker Manager: Check the meaning of the football phrase ‘caretaker manager’ here
Clinical finishing: The basic meaning here is related to how efficient a team is with respect to their performance and particularly in front of goal – so we often use this adjective with the word ‘finishing’ – ‘clinical finishing’
This week’s English for football phrase is ‘CONMEBOL’, which is the name of the South American football organisation.
What’s the meaning of the phrase ‘Cup Upset’?
In football we use the verb to clip to describe a type of pass or shot that raises the ball slightly.
What is the meaning of the word ‘contenders’ in football?
What’s the meaning of the football phrase ‘close range’?
This week’s football phrase is to carve open which in football means to open up a defence
This week’s weekly football phrase is all about winning a cup or a championship: To be crowned champions
In this week’s football phrase we talk about the phrase to crush.
In our predictions we feature several games from cup competitions, and in our weekly football phrase we explain the phrase cup tied.
It’s the 3rd round of the FA Cup so today we introduce the football phrase Cup run
For this week’s football phrase we introduce the football phrase ‘chip’.
In this week’s football phrase we explain the football term ‘Club World Cup’
It’s the weekend before the Premier league season starts so the traditional pre-season game between last season’s FA Cup and Premier League winners takes place at Wembley: The Community Shield
Spain feel the weight of the Champions Curse. Languagecaster.com’s World Cup Word of the Day
What does the expression ‘can’t buy a goal’ mean?
This week’s English for football phrase is the expression crunch game – do you know what this means?
This week’s English for football phrase is the expression ‘to cut inside’.
What kind of pass is a cut back?
Which players combine well in your team? Find out ore about this phrase in our Weekly Football Phrase post at languagecaster.com
Weekly Football Phrase: To start the new season, we look at the phrase ‘curtain raiser’, a phrase which is used to introduce the first match of a new season.