This week, languagecaster.com introduce the football cliche ‘it’s a funny old game’.
Dead man walking: This refers to a manager who everyone knows will soon be sacked; will soon be fired. He will soon lose his job.
This week, languagecaster.com digs into its archives and brings you the football phrase ‘smash and grab’.
A cracker: A very exciting match, usually with lots of goals OR a great goal
This week’s football phrase is ‘to wrong-foot the defence’, which means to do something to catch out the defence; to throw them off-balance or to catch them by surprise.
Chickens Come Home to Roost: This expression is used to say that something bad has happened because of mistakes, or bad behaviour, in the past. It is close to the idea of ‘karma’ in many Asian religions, or the phrase, ‘you reap what you sow’.
This week, languagecaster.com brings you the football phrase ‘mind games’. You can understand more about the word or phrase by reading the transcript below.
To put to bed: To make a win secure; to score and confirm a victory; score and make it very unlikely that the opposition can recover
This week, languagecaster.com brings you the football phrase ‘clean sheet’.
Every week, languagecaster.com brings you words or phrases from the footballing news. Today we explain the phrase ‘a drubbing’.
Journeyman: A player that has played for many clubs, usually without being a star at any of them
Every week, languagecaster.com brings you words or phrases from the footballing news. Today we explain the phrase ‘route one’.
(a) Cap: An appearance for your country; the number of times someone plays international games
This week, languagecaster takes a look at the phrase to spill over.
This week’s English for football phrase is, ‘to cause an upset’. Which teams will cause an upset in the upcoming World Cup qualifiers?
Which team is too good to go down this season? Check out our latest cliche at languagecaster.com
Today we explain the phrase ‘to squeeze past’ – to just about manage to win. You can also find many more examples by going to our football glossary page
The end of the transfer window – and this week’s English for football phrase is ‘to complete a move’
Zonal marking: This is a system of defence that marks space rather than individual players. The opposite is man-to-man marking.
Football glossary: One of the most spectacular ways to score a goal is with a bicycle kick.