On a run

poachThis week, languagecaster.com introduces the English for football phrase ‘to be on a run. You can understand more about this phrase by reading the transcript below. You can also find many more examples of soccer vocabulary by going to our football cliches page here and our huge football glossary here.
[print_link] | Subscribe: Weekly Football Phrase

This week’s English for Football expression is the phrase to be on a run. We use this phrase in football to describe something that has happened in consecutive games. So, for instance if a team wins three or four or more matches in a row we can say they are on a winning run. Of course if a team loses three or four or more matches it is a losing run. We can also use the expression when talking about knock out competitions, if a team is progressing in the cup then it is described as a cup run. At the moment Barcelona are on a nine match winning run in La Liga while West Ham in the Premier League have not won for a month – a winless run of six matches. To be on a run.

  • Check out more football phrases by visiting our huge glossary page, where you can find hundreds of words, phrases and cliches connected to the world of football. If there is a phrase you need explaining send us a comment or email and we will try to explain it for you. You can also come along to our football language forums
  • Welcome to the website that helps students interested in football improve their English language skills. Soccer fans can enhance these skills with lots of free language resources: a weekly podcast, football phrases, explanations of football vocabulary, football cliches, worksheets, quizzes and much more at languagecaster.com.

    Google | Facebook | Twitter | Mail | Website

    Join the discussion

    This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

    Football GlossaryEpisode 451