Fixtures: A series of matches; a set of games to be played. The fixtures for the football season in England usually appear in June.
To field: When used as a verb this means to choose or pick the starting XI or the team; the players who start the game (on the field).
Today’s English for Football expression is a classic footballing cliche – football is a funny old game.
(a) Foul: When an opponent stops a player by illegal means (e.g. a push or trip)
FIFA stands for Fédération Internationale de Football Association (FIFA) and is the organising committee of world football
Fergie: Nickname of Manchester United manager Sir Alex Ferguson.
Fans: Supporters of a team; those who follow a club
(to) Fall through: When a transfer or deal does not go ahead despite looking like it would do for a long time.
FA Cup: English knock-out competition for club sides. The oldest football tournament in the world. It is organised by the Football Association (FA).
The FA: The Football Association, the organisers of the Premier League and the England national team.
Football glossary – Fox in the Box – A deadly striker, a player who scores most goals in the box, not particularly skillful but scores a lot of goals. Crafty.
This week, languagecaster.com introduce the football cliche ‘it’s a funny old game’.
On this week’s main report we continue our look at the various positions on the pitch by focusing on the full back.
During the Euro 2012 tournament we look at words and phrases that emerge from the competition. Today we explain the phrase ‘to fritter away’.
This week’s English for football is the phrase to finish with aplomb which means to score a goal with a good deal of confidence, a great finish.
This week’s English for football phrase is to fear a backlash which means to be provoked into a reaction after something strange or surprising has taken place.
This week we feature the cliche ‘form is temporary, class is permanent
This week’s English for football is to be finely balanced. We use this phrase when we want to say that a game, a team, or a competition does not have a clear leader or a team that is obviously the strongest.
This week’s English for Football expressions are connected to losing your job and focus on the insecurity of being a Premiership manager.