(to be) Sucked into

poachThis week, languagecaster.com introduces the English for football phrase ‘to be sucked in to. 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 phrase is to be sucked in to. To be sucked in to means to be drawn into, to be pulled into something you don’t want to do. In football, a team can be sucked in to a relegation battle. This means they keep failing to win and suddenly find themselves close to the bottom of the league table. Every game becomes a hard fight. They are sucked in to the relegation battle. In the 2008 Premier League, Newcastle have found themselves sucked in to the relegation battle. They haven’t won a game since last December. To be sucked in to.

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