This week’s football phrase is ‘terrace’
In honour of Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement from Manchester United this week after more than a quarter of a century in charge we look at five Fergie-inspired posts from the Languagecaster.com archives.
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.
In today’s look at the language of football newspaper headlines we feature the Champions League match between Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid and the headline: ‘Robert Lewandowski slams four past Real Madrid as Dortmund take control’
Sometimes on languagecaster.com we take a look at some of the headlines from the football world and today we feature the Champions League match between Bayern Munich and Barcelona and the headline: ‘Bayern Munich crush Barcelona with Thomas Müller leading the rout‘
Overcome: To beat another side; to defeat.
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
On this week’s football podcast for learners of English, we look at the match ups in this year’s Champions League quarter-final first legs, while in our English for football section Damon introduces the phrase ‘to play off the park’.
To sign a player: When a club buys a new player from another club.
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’.