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Football Glossary: A Booking

(a) Booking

An official caution or yellow card. Two bookings equals a red card.

A player can be booked (by the referee), receive a booking or go into the referee’s book for committing a bad foul.

  • Example: Gary Lineker never received a booking during his career in English football.
  • Example: Meireles has already served a one-match ban on the back of two bookings in the group stages.

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  • What does “skin a man” mean in this sentence?

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    He skins his man on the left and puts it on a plate for Brooksy to tuck away!

    • Hi Dwi,

      To skin someone in football means to go past them, to beat them. Usually because you are faster, so you will often hear it being used with wingers.


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