What does the phrase ‘warm up’ mean?
What does the phrase ‘seen them given’ mean? This football expression suggests that the referee could have awarded a penalty but did not.
What does to ply one’s trade mean in football?
Title contenders: This expression is used to describe a team that has a good chance of winning the league title. They can be said to be in contention for the title.
What kind of pass is a cut back?
Step over: Like a nutmeg, this skill used in football to try and fool an opposing defender. When dribbling with the ball the attacker pretends to kick or move the ball with his/her feet but instead moves his/her foot over the ball – a step over.
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’.
http://media.blubrry.com/footballlanguage/p/languagecaster.com/wp-content/uploads/eff.110513.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 0:52 — 410.7KB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS | More This week, languagecaster.com introduces the English for football phrase ‘out of their hands‘. You can understand more about this phrase by reading the transcript below. […]
This week, languagecaster.com brings you a common football cliche – ‘They wanted it more’.
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.
Overcome: To beat another side; to defeat.
Outfit: Another word for 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 not admit defeat; to refuse to give up; to have a great fighting spirit. What cliche describes this attitude? Check our Football glossary.
‘To be on loan’ – When a team lends a player to another team for no money. A new football phrase in languagecaster’s glossary
To spark (a comeback / trouble): To start, to incite. To cause something to happen (usually quite quickly).
To sign a player: When a club buys a new player from another club.
Sneak a win: to get something without fully deserving it, to obtain something in a sneaky way. A team can sneak a win or sneak a point or a draw.
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.
Retain: To win a cup, league or title again – usually the following year or season
This week languagecaster.com introduces the football phrase ‘to ship goals’.
(to be) Relegated: To move down a division because of poor performances – to finish in the bottom 2 or 3 positions in the table
Serie A: The Italian top league / division. The equivalent in Germany is the Bundesliga and in England is the Premier League.
Season: The time it takes for each team to twice play all the other teams in the league (home and away). The season in England lasts from August till May with 38 games in total.
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?