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 Dwi
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What is the meaning of the phrases "not at the races" and "make way" in this match report?

46 mins: Manchester City 0-1 Aston Villa   Zinchenko is coming on, Fernandinho was not at the races in that first half, and he is the man who makes way

 
Posted : 28/05/2022 12:24 pm
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If a team or a player is not at the races it means they have not played very well. In this case Fernandinho was substituted (made way) because he had not played well.

If a player makes way it means tat they are substituted - they make way for another player to take their place. This can also be used before a game when a player is dropped - they make way for someone else.

 
Posted : 02/06/2022 1:26 pm
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Here is a recent podcast on some more horse racing language used in football

 https://languagecaster.com/horse-racing-football-football-language-podcast-2021-22-season/ 
 
Posted : 02/06/2022 1:28 pm
 Dwi
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Thanks a lot, Damian

 
Posted : 03/06/2022 7:25 am

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