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.
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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.

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