Football Language: Give the keeper the eyes – what’s the meaning of this phrase in football?
This phrase uses what is usually a noun, ‘gift’ as a verb, ‘to gift.’ If you gift someone something, you give them something, and in football this phrase is most often used with the object ‘ball’ or ‘goal.’
In this post, we look at the phrase ‘(to) Go Through (Someone)’; what does it mean and when when do we use it? 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 […]
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This week’s football phrase is ‘a goal that deserves to win any game’
In this week’s football phrase we explain the phrase ‘goal drought’
Game needs a goal: We use this football cliche when a match is not that exciting
For this week’s weekly football phrase we explain the football phrase ‘go down to the wire’.
What do we mean when we use the phrase ‘to ghost past’?
Do you know the meaning of the phrase ‘goalkeeping gaffe’?
Goal difference is a measurement used to decide the position of teams in a league when they are equal on points. It is calculated by subtracting the goals conceded (goals against) from the goals scored. If a team had scored 50 goals and conceded 40 they would have a goal difference of plus 10.
(the) Group stage: The earlier rounds of a competition or tournament when teams play each other to determine which sides progress to the next round.
(to be) Gutted: To feel completely down; be absolutely shattered for example after a last-minute goal or dramatic defeat
(the) Gunners: Nickname of Arsenal Football Club
(to) Go down: To be relegated, to move down a division.
Goalless: When a game finishes without any goals being scored (0-0 / nil-nil).
Goal: When a team scores this is known as a goal
We also sometimes refer to the net or place where players have to score as the goal
Giantkilling: When a lower-placed team beats a higher-ranked or ‘better’ team, particularly in a cup competition
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.
(to) Get off to a flier: This simply means that a team has started a match or the season very well indeed
Football Cliche: To gatecrash the top 4
Weekly free football phrase for learners of English – gaffer
Go for it: Every day during the World Cup, the languagecaster team explain a football phrase or cliché
This week’s English for football phrase is goal poacher.
English Football Phrase: To give the ball away cheaply
This week’s English for football is to give a roasting to, which is used to indicate that someone is criticising someone harshly