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Steady the ship/tails are up

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What's the meaninf of the phrases "steady the ship" and "tails are up" in this match report?

West Ham have to steady the ship
Brentford's tails are up and Mbeumo plays a pass for Onyeka in the right channel. His low cross is a teasing one and Coufal does well to shepherd it away from danger at the far stick.

An offside flag was up against Onyeka, but Brentford are looking dangerous.

Posted : 07/11/2023 4:22 am
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1. To steady the ship means to try and keep things running smoothly especially after a bad moment or episode. So, in football if a team are under pressure or maybe they have conceded a goal they sometimes need a moment to calm things down and re-group. In this example, West Ham have been under pressure and they need to make sure that the game does not go away from them.

2. If a team has their tails up it means they are in a very good moment in the game, they are playing well and are confident.

Posted : 10/11/2023 9:17 am
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Thansk a lot, Damian.

Posted : 10/11/2023 12:30 pm

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