This post on the language of football explains the meaning of the phrase ‘to work the keeper’, which is a phrase connected with goalkeepers and forwards.
This short football language post explains the meaning of the word, ‘substitution’, which is the noun form of the verb ‘to substitute’
In this post, we explain the football expression ‘false number 9’ which is a position on the football pitch.
For this week’s English for football phrase, we have ‘to defend too deep’ – when might you hear this phrase?
Natural Goalscorer: What’s the meaning of the term goalscorer in football?
This post explains lead the linethe football phrase ‘lead the line’which is used to describe a type of forward play.
This week’s football phrase is the term ‘back four’ which refers to a team’s defence.
Today’s World Cup phrase of the day is ‘sweeper-keeper’.
Playmaker: A player on a team that controls the tempo of the side and is usually regarded as the one to break down opposing defences
Midfielder: Someone that plays in the middle of the field; usually an all-round player.
Sweeper – A position in defence – usually behind the centre halves; a sweeper’s job is to ‘sweep up’ the loose balls and add cover in defence.
Football glossary – Fox in the Box – A deadly striker, a player who scores most goals in the box, not particularly skillful but scores a lot of goals. Crafty.
Target Man: A big strong centre forward that can hold up the ball
Defender: A member of the defence, a player who protects his/her team’s goal.
The winger is in the spotlight in this week’s main report as we continue our look at the various positions on the pitch
On this week’s main report we continue our look at the various positions on the pitch by focusing on the full back.
This week’s English for Football phrase is ‘first-choice keeper’.