In this post we explain the football expression ‘penalty shout’ which is used in a game when a team wants a penalty.
In this post, we explain the football expression ‘bore draw’ which is used to describe a not very exciting game of football.
The phrase ‘to put on a plate’ means to serve something for somebody, to give them something. It combines both the meaning do a service for someone and to give someone something. In football…
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This phrase, to pip at the post, means to beat someone at the end of the race. The phrase is probably from horse racing
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To play a blinder is a football cliche which means to play very, very well.
To press: This verb has been increasingly popular over the last few years. This is when a team without the ball rushes towards the…
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When we talk about a powerhouse we are referring to a team that is traditionally a strong side
You will hear the word Panenka when a player dinks or lightly chips the ball over the goalkeeper from the penalty spot.
A team is losing. They score and get level with their opponents. How do you describe this situation? Peg back is this week’s English for football phrase.
For this week’s weekly football phrase we explain the football cliche to put a shift in.
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The languagecaster team explains a key word or phrase for learners of English in our World Cup Language posts. Today, we focus on the phrase ‘pick up a caution’
What does the phrase ‘penalty shout’ mean in football?
the languagecaster team explains a key word or phrase for learners of English in our World Cup Language posts. Today, we focus on the phrase ‘Plan
This week’s English for football phrase is ‘play-offs’
What does to ply one’s trade mean in football?
You can poach an egg, but what does poach a player mean? Check out the latest Weekly English for Football phrase from languagecaster.com
Languagecaster glossary – To pull the strings – To control the game; usually by a midfielder who creates chances, passes the ball, and keeps possession for his or her team.
Pipped at the post: This means to be beaten at the last moment; just before the end of the race or game. In football, we use this to talk about a team who loses the race to be champions at the last minute.
Promotion: When a team moves up a division (the opposite of relegation).
Premier League: The top division or league in England, which replaced the old Division 1 in 1992.
Pundit: An expert on football usually on TV or radio and quite often a former professional player.
Promotion race: Towards the end of the season when a group of teams still have a possibility of moving up a division (to be / get promoted)