In this football language post we explain the football expression ‘pick the ball out of the net’ which is used to describe a goal being scored in a game – the keeper has been beaten and now has to collect the ball.
In this football language post we explain the football expression ‘last-gasp goal’ which is a late, very late, goal in a game – one that tends to change the result of the game.
Walk the ball into the net: In this football language post we explain the football cliche which is used to describe a situation when a team scores or doesn’t score a goal!
Expected Goals (xG): we look at a phrase that is becoming more popular in football as we find ways to describe shots on goal – expected goals or xG.
In this post we look at the phrase ‘trounce’ which is connected to big scores in football after Leicester City’s record-breaking 9-0 win away at Southampton.
In this post we explain the football expression ‘set up a chance or set up a goal’ which is used to describe an assist in football.
Half-volley: On today’s 2018 World Cup language we look at the phrase ‘half-volley ‘.
To tuck away: Now in football this phrase is used to describe a goal. If a player tucks the ball away, he or she guides the ball past the goalkeeper safely into the net.
Own goal: What’s the meaning of an own goal in football?
Overhead kick: Cristiano Ronaldo’s second goal in Real Madrid’s 3-0 away victory – an overhead kick- has been hailed as one of the greatest of all time
Natural Goalscorer: What’s the meaning of the term goalscorer in football?
To put past an opponent: What’s the meaning of the phrase to put five past an opponent?
The perfect hat-trick: What do we mean when we use the football expression ‘the perfect hat-trick’?
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…
Nick a goal: What’s the meaning of the phrase ‘to nick a goal’?
Snapshot: What’s the meaning of the phrase ‘snapshot’ in football?
What’s the meaning of ‘scorpion kick’ in football?
What’s the meaning of the phrase ‘To get on the end of’ when used in football?
What’s the meaning of ‘An eye for goal’?
Clinical finishing: The basic meaning here is related to how efficient a team is with respect to their performance and particularly in front of goal – so we often use this adjective with the word ‘finishing’ – ‘clinical finishing’