Dismissal: What’s the meaning of the noun ‘dismissal’ in football?
Natural Goalscorer: What’s the meaning of the term goalscorer in football?
A fixture pile-up: A fixture pile-up involves the accumulation or build up of a lot of matches…
False number 9: What is the meaning of the phrase ‘False number 9’ in football?
Quick feet: What’s the meaning of the phrase ‘Quick feet’ in football?
To shut up shop is a phrase used to describe a situation when a team wants to protect its position in a game.
To be drawn against: What is the meaning of the phrase ‘To be drawn against’ in football? When is it used?
You can use this phrase, shoulder barge, as a verb or a noun. A barge is a very strong push. It is done with the purpose of deliberately pushing someone
Football Language – Head-to-head record: What’s the meaning of this phrase? When do we use it?
To put past an opponent: What’s the meaning of the phrase to put five past an opponent?
The phrase to stab home describes a type of goal. In this phrase, home refers to the goal and to stab describes a quick shot
To sit deep: What’s the meaning of the phrase ‘to sit deep’ and when is it used in football?
To beat a player: What’s the meaning of the phrase ‘to beat a player’ and when is it used in football?
Return leg: What’s the meaning of the phrase ‘return leg’ and when is it used in football?
Out-and-out functions as an adjective modifying a noun. So, you may hear phrases like, an out-and-out striker, and out-and-out defender.
This post explains a word to describe a shot ‘a curler’. 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. Football Language: A Curler A curler is a shot that […]
Results go your way: When do we use the phrase ‘Results go your way’ in football?
This post explains the football for English phrase ‘to be seeded’. 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. Football Language: To be seeded It’s World Cup qualifying […]
The perfect hat-trick: What do we mean when we use the football expression ‘the perfect hat-trick’?
A crisp pass or crisp passing describes passes that are quick and accurate.
This phrase is used to describe the situation when a team gives their opponent an easy goal.
Football Language: To blow a lead – Much like the phrase ‘to blow a chance’ which means to miss an easy chance, to blow a lead is to lose…
To bury the ball in the back of the net: There are many ways to describe a goal in football and here is another phrase…
To bully an opponent: To bully an opponent: When one player is stronger than another one
What does the verb phrase ‘to bomb on’ mean? This post explains this common footballing phrase used especially with full backs.
On this week’s show Damon and Damian discuss some of the news related to the Champions League (CL) groups, which were announced last Thursday. There are also some football phrases discussed, related to penalties and the awarding of yellow and red cards – harsh and clear cut. The show finishes with a look at three of the big games in the Premier League in week 3 of the season.
A spot kick is another way of saying a penalty.
Leagues across Europe kick off and this week’s podcast previews the start of the Premier League in England.
This post explains the phrase ‘to down tools’ – which can be heard often during the transfer window when a player is unhappy.
Hand in a transfer request: What’s the meaning of the phrase ‘Hand in a transfer request’?