In this short football language post we explain the expression ‘masterclass’ and how it is used in football.
This post on the language of football explains the meaning of the adjective ‘misfiring’, which is a word used to describe a team’s performance.
The adjective makeshift is used to show that something is temporary, improvised, an emergency measure.
What’s the meaning of the phrase ‘to make a statement’ in football?
What is the meaning of the football cliche ‘a marathon not a sprint’ in football?
What is the meaning of the phrase ‘(to) Miss out on’ in football?
This week’s English for football phrase is the noun ‘Magic Spray’.
In football, what do we mean by the phrase ‘man in the middle’?
In the world of football, how can you describe a long dribble? Check out this week’s languagecaster weekly football phrase.
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.
When a player changes from one club to another club; a transfer.
Midfielder: Someone that plays in the middle of the field; usually an all-round player.
What do you call a small team that has little chance chance of winning? Check out ‘minnow’ in our football glossary.
What’s the missing word in this phrase from the glossary – The ___ merry-go-round?
Languagecaster’s football glossary – Do you know what The Miracle of Istanbul’ refers to?
The languagecaster team explain a new football phrase or cliche for learners of English who love the sport. Click on the link below to learn about the phrase ‘men against boys’, that also comes with a transcript.
Underdog – The team that no one expects to win (opposite of favourites), usually popular with fans (see also ‘minnow’).
not an English word per se but it is to do with football and it is very, very topical. ‘Manita’ is a Spanish phrase meaning ‘little hand’ and is used when one team thrashes another by a 5-0 scoreline
A weekly soccer phrase for learners of English: make your debut
This week, languagecaster.com introduces the English for football phrase ‘to move up a gear’.