Trophy – Cup, award, prize; Arsenal Ladies won two trophies last season; Arsenal haven’t won a trophy since 2005 (as of 2013)
Two-footed tackle – A dangerous tackle using both feet that is ‘over the ball’. When a player lunges at the opponent, usually with both feet off the floor (ground).
Under-21 – European international tournaments for players under the age of 21. The Olympics allows players that are under 23.
Ligament – body tissue connecting muscles and bones (especially, knee and ankle)
Leg – Tie, match, game. ‘Leg’ is used usually in competitions when teams play each other twice, over two legs.
Under Fire – This means to be under pressure, to be criticized and in danger of losing your job.
To land a player – To sign a player, to make a transfer; to secure; to get
The Kop – This is the stand where traditionally the most vociferous (loud, enthusiastic) Liverpool fans used to stand.
The skill of juggling with a football using feet, lower legs, knees, chest, shoulders, and head, without allowing the ball to hit the ground.
Kit – What the players wear when playing (shirt, shorts and socks); sometimes referred to as football strip
A screamer: A really hard shot, an unstoppable shot that usually results in a goal (a pile driver). Usually a screamer is a shot from outside the box.
Scissor kick – While in mid-air, a kick that moves the ball so that it travels behind you – usually a shot (bicycle kick). An athletic and spectacular shot.
The word ‘scapegoat’ is used as a metaphor for someone who is blamed for something bad happening.
This week, languagecaster.com introduces the football phrase ‘to line up a bid for’.
The end of the transfer window – and this week’s English for football phrase is ‘to complete a move’
On this week’s podcast, we hail one of the great modern footballers – Juventus and Italy’s Del Piero.
Who has been winding who up in the football world – and what does ‘to wind up’ mean? Check out the latest football phrase from langaugecaster.com
Shankley’s 10 game rule and how three of the big leagues in Europe stand now – The Premier League, La Liga and the Bundesliga.