In this football language audio post, we explain ‘dropped ball’. If you have suggestions, questions or comments, email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
In this post, we explain the football expression ‘deadline-day signing’ which is used to describe a player who has joined a new club
Draw Written All Over It: This phrase is used when predicting a result of a football match. If you say, ‘This match has draw written all over it’, it means you are sure the result will be a draw.
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.
For this week’s English for football phrase, we have ‘to defend too deep’ – when might you hear this phrase?
Dismissal: What’s the meaning of the noun ‘dismissal’ in football?
To be drawn against: What is the meaning of the phrase ‘To be drawn against’ in football? When is it used?
This post explains the phrase ‘to down tools’ – which can be heard often during the transfer window when a player is unhappy.
This post explains the football phrase ‘Down to ten men’ which is often used when a player has been injured or sent off.
This post explains deadlock the word ‘deadlock’. What does this noun mean and when do we use it in football?
This post explains the word ‘dive’. What does it mean and when when do we use it in football? It can be used as a verb or a noun…
Football Language: Daisy Cutter The phrase daisy cutter is not heard as often in the modern game as it used to be, but is a wonderful way to describe a particular kind of shot. First of all, a daisy is a flower that often grows on patches of grass. Its flower rises just above the top […]
What’s the meaning of the phrase ‘dead rubber’ in football?
What is the meaning of the phrase ‘(to) dig deep’ in football?
This week’s English for football phrase is ‘drop points’ and is used in football to describe when a team does not win all three points…
This week’s English for football phrase is ‘deflected’. This verb describes the action of making something change direction.
In reference to Steven Gerrard’s last home game at Anfield, this week’s football phrase is the cliche ‘dying breed’
In this week’s football phrase we introduce the football phrase ‘David and Goliath’ which is often used to describe a cup match
In this football language post we return to the expression to ‘draw a blank’
For this week’s weekly football phrase we explain the football phrase ‘go down to the wire’.
What does the phrase ‘to double the advantage’ mean in football?
Dodgy referring – today’s World Cup Word of the Day from languagecaster
Bench? Dugout? What’s the difference. This week’s Weekly Football Phrase explains.
What does ‘to be denied a point’ mean in football? This week’s English for football phrase is the expression ‘to be denied’.
For this week’s football phrase, Langaugecaster explains a way of describing a shot or a pass – to dink.
Dribble: To beat a player while having the ball at your feet; to go around an opposing player
Dressing room: The place where the players prepare for a match
Cup draw: To decide which teams play which in a cup competition. Teams are sometimes seeded but usually this decision is random
To draw a game: When there is no winner in a match we call it a draw, e.g. 0-0 or 1-1 (In the US it is known as a tie)
To go down to the wire: When a game, or more usually a league, has an exciting or tight finish. The result is not known until the very end.