This post’s English for football phrase is the term to ‘Flatter to Deceive’. 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 here. Flatter to Deceive To flatter someone is to tell […]
Toe to Toe – another footballing phrase borrowed from the sport of boxing. this post explains what it means and when to use it.
You can poach an egg, but what does poach a player mean? Check out the latest Weekly English for Football phrase from languagecaster.com
This week, languagecaster.com introduces the English for football phrase ‘to cause an upset’.
This week, languagecaster.com brings you a common football cliche – ‘They wanted it more’.
This week’s languagecaster podcast brings you more ‘language of predictions’ plus all our usual features.
Languagecaster’s glossary of footballing phrases – to mark – An action to prevent an opposing player from receiving the ball; staying close to an opposing player.
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.
How many different kinds of shots are there in football – here we explain one of them – to lob
This week, languagecaster.com introduces the English football phrase and cliche ‘Roy of the Rovers stuff’.
‘To be on loan’ – When a team lends a player to another team for no money. A new football phrase in languagecaster’s glossary
This week, languagecaster.com introduces the football phrase ‘to play off the park’
What do you call a small team that has little chance chance of winning? Check out ‘minnow’ in our football glossary.
One-way traffic: When only one team is doing all the attacking – the direction of play is going in one direction only.
What’s the missing word in this phrase from the glossary – The ___ merry-go-round?
How would you say the score 0-0? Zero zero? Check out ‘nil’ in languagecaster’s football glossary.
Languagecaster’s football glossary – Do you know what The Miracle of Istanbul’ refers to?
Football glossary @ languagecaster: What happens when you no longer trust or believe in someone? To lose faith in
Last week, we looked at the language of scoring goals and this week we continue, but we focus on how to describe setting up the goal.
This week’s English for football phrase post takes a look at some words in our glossary that describe shots.
On this week’s main report, look at some of last weekend’s articles from the respected Guardian newspaper in the UK to show the ways journalists and fans describe how goals are scored.
Squad – Another word for team; usually refers to the first team, substitutes and maybe the reserves.
Stalwart – This refers to player that has stayed at a club for a long time; someone who has been in the team for many years.
Football glossary – The time added on by the referee after the 90 minutes have finished (injury/added time): See also squeaky bum time.
Surprise package – In football this expression refers to a team that unexpectedly does well despite the fact that not many people think that they will do well in a competition.
Sweeper – A position in defence – usually behind the centre halves; a sweeper’s job is to ‘sweep up’ the loose balls and add cover in defence.
What phrase often follow ‘to hit form’? Find out with our Weekly Football Phrase.
Languagecaster’s football glossary – Table: The table shows the position of the teams in each division. Also used in the cliche ‘the table never lies.’
Languagecaster’s football glossary – What word often follows these: sliding, fair, hard, crunching? Check out The Football Glossary
Languagecaster’s football glossary – When a team easily beats an opponent they ‘take them apart’: also crush, heavily defeat, hammer, dismantle