Football clichés are expressions or sayings that have become so overused that they have lost some of their original impact. In football, clichés
What does the expression ‘can’t buy a goal’ mean?
This week, languagecaster.com introduces the English football phrase and cliche ‘Roy of the Rovers stuff’.
(to be) Sent to the stands: To be sent off; to receive a red card; to be removed from the pitch. The stand is where the fans sit and watch the game.
Retain: To win a cup, league or title again – usually the following year or season
Football glossary – Fox in the Box – A deadly striker, a player who scores most goals in the box, not particularly skillful but scores a lot of goals. Crafty.
This week, languagecaster.com introduces the football phrase ‘beyond the pale’.
This week, languagecaster.com introduce the football cliche ‘it’s a funny old game’.
On this week’s football podcast for learners of English, Damon and Damian focus on FIFA’s Club World Cup competition taking place in Japan this week and next. As always, we also look at some football language – this week Damian explains the phrase ‘mind games’ before we finish up with our weekly predictions battle which this week includes another big derby match: Manchester City vs Manchester United.
This week, languagecaster.com brings you the football phrase ‘clean sheet’.
Today we explain the phrase ‘to squeeze past’ – to just about manage to win. You can also find many more examples by going to our football glossary page
today we’re going to look at a footballing cliché: a phrase that has been used so much that it shows a lack of originality, a phrase that is very predictable. So here goes with this week’s cliché. “There are no easy games.”
On this week’s podcast, two fans tell us what they think will happen n the Manchester derby next Monday.
Each week the languagecaster team will explain a football phrase or cliche for learners of English who love the sport. On this week’s show we take a look at the phrase ‘To lose ground’.
Each week the languagecaster team will explain a football phrase or cliche for learners of English who love the sport. On this week’s show: ‘to have too much for’.
This week, we explain the football phrase, to play down. This phrase is used to say that something is not as serious or as likely to happen as journalists say.
Listen to an explanation of another phrase from the language of football. This week, to bundle the ball home.
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