In this post we explain the phrase ‘avoid the drop’ which is used in football when teams are trying to escape relegation. You can also find many more examples of soccer vocabulary by going to our football cliches page here and our huge football glossary here. If you have questions or comments, please email us at: email@example.com.
(to) Avoid the drop
We all know that the bottom three teams at the end of the Premier League season have to leave the division and play in The Championship the following year – they drop down a tier or division; they are relegated. So, to avoid the drop means that the team escapes relegation and will play in the same division the following season; the team survives the drop is another way of saying this.
- Fulham avoided the drop on the last day of the 2008 season.
- Can newly-promoted West Ham avoid the drop this season?
Jesse Marsch warns Leeds’ squad will be broken up if they cannot avoid drop (The Telegraph, May 2022)
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