English Football Phrase 2006: Week 3 Dark Horse

This week’s English For Football looks at the expression dark horse

Each week we explain a soccer phrase or clichĂ© on our weekly languagecaster podcast and today we look at the phrase ‘dark horse‘. You can find many more examples by going to our football clichĂ©s here.

This week’s English For Football looks at the expression dark horse. Now, a dark horse team is a team that has an outside chance of winning a competition or a cup. So, for example in this year’s Champions League many people are tipping Lyon from France to be a dark horse. Indeed, our own German correspondent, Hans, feels Werder Bremen could be the dark horse team this season.

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