In this football language post we explain the football expression ‘yo-yo club’ which is used to describe a club that is both promoted and relegated on a fairly regular basis.
In this football language post we explain the word ‘adrift’ which is often used when talking about a team in the relegation zone.
Promotion: When a team moves up a division (the opposite of relegation).
When a team has to move down a division because of poor results. The club is generally occupying the bottom two or three positions.
Every week during the 2010-11 season, the languagecaster team explain a football phrase or cliche for learners of English who love the sport – this week is ‘to be in your own hands’.
To be sucked in to means to be drawn into, to be pulled into something you don’t want to do.
Battling for survival: In this football language post we explain the football expression ‘battling for survival’ which is often used when talking about relegation