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.
To be sucked in to means to be drawn into, to be pulled into something you don’t want to do.