Football clichés are expressions or sayings that have become so overused that they have lost some of their original impact. In football, clichés
Football clichés are expressions or sayings that are often associated with the emotional aspect of the game and they form an important part of the football discourse - all fans of the game know what 110%, sick as a parrot and over the moon mean. Check through the meaning of the following words and phrases on this page and then check your understanding in our football cliche quizzes.
For this week’s weekly football phrase we explain the football cliche to put a shift in.
When players are asked why they lost a game, often reply, ‘The other team wanted it more.’ This is our Weekly Football Phrase.
In this week’s Weekly Football Phrase we explain the cliche ‘Six of one and half a dozen of the other’
Who are notorious slow starters? Read Languagecaster’s World Cup Cliche to find out!
Bench? Dugout? What’s the difference. This week’s Weekly Football Phrase explains.
With the recent sacking of Manchester United boss David Moyes we take a look at some of the words and phrases used when a manager loses his or her job.
What does the expression ‘can’t buy a goal’ mean?
This week’s football expression is ‘vote of confidence’
What is the meaning of the phrase ‘to be out of the cup’?
How well do you know the language of football cliches? Try our football cliche quiz.
How well do you know the language of football cliches? Take our football cliche quiz to find out.
What does the expression ‘schoolboy error’ mean? Find out on this week’s football language podcast.
This week’s English for football phrase is the expression,which is becoming a bit of a cliche, ‘unplayable’.
What does the phrase ‘seen them given’ mean? This football expression suggests that the referee could have awarded a penalty but did not.
What is a ‘bad day at the office?’ This week’s English for football phrase introduces this cliche.
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.
This week, languagecaster.com brings you a common football cliche – ‘They wanted it more’.
Pipped at the post: This means to be beaten at the last moment; just before the end of the race or game. In football, we use this to talk about a team who loses the race to be champions at the last minute.
How many different kinds of shots are there in football – here we explain one of them – to lob