In this football language post we explain how the word ‘dispatch’ can be used in football.
Undefeated: We explain the football expression ‘undefeated’ which is used to describe when a team has avoided defeat for …
5 questions about football derbies: Information for learners of English about soccer’s big rivalries
In this football language post we explain the term ‘clanger’ which is used to describe a big mistake in football.
In this football language post we look at the phrase ‘to be dropped’ and how it is used in football.
This short post on the language of football explains the meaning of the phrase ‘to draw a foul’, which is a phrase connected with tackles and free kicks.
In this football language audio post, we explain ‘dropped ball’. If you have suggestions, questions or comments, email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
In this post, we explain the football expression ‘deadline-day signing’ which is used to describe a player who has joined a new club
Draw Written All Over It: This phrase is used when predicting a result of a football match. If you say, ‘This match has draw written all over it’, it means you are sure the result will be a draw.
In football there are lots of words and phrases for when a player misses a scoring chance and one of these is to drag a shot wide.
For this week’s English for football phrase, we have ‘to defend too deep’ – when might you hear this phrase?
Dismissal: What’s the meaning of the noun ‘dismissal’ in football?
To be drawn against: What is the meaning of the phrase ‘To be drawn against’ in football? When is it used?
This post explains the phrase ‘to down tools’ – which can be heard often during the transfer window when a player is unhappy.
This post explains the football phrase ‘Down to ten men’ which is often used when a player has been injured or sent off.
This post explains deadlock the word ‘deadlock’. What does this noun mean and when do we use it in football?
This post explains the word ‘dive’. What does it mean and when when do we use it in football? It can be used as a verb or a noun…
Football Language: Daisy Cutter The phrase daisy cutter is not heard as often in the modern game as it used to be, but is a wonderful way to describe a particular kind of shot. First of all, a daisy is a flower that often grows on patches of grass. Its flower rises just above the top […]
What’s the meaning of the phrase ‘dead rubber’ in football?
What is the meaning of the phrase ‘(to) dig deep’ in football?