In this football language post we explain the football expression ‘battling for survival’ which is often used when talking about relegation. Don’t forget we have hundreds more explanations of football language in our football glossary and we also have a page full of football cliches. If you have questions or comments about this or any other phrase then email us at: email@example.com.
Football Expression: Battling for survival
Now today’s English for football is battling for survival. Today we have talked about relegation battles and many teams will be battling for survival. Survival is from the verb survive – this means to live, usually in a difficult situation. Of course, to battle means to fight, to struggle. So, battling for survival means to fight to live, or in football to fight to avoid relegation. Battling for survival
- Example: Vokes accepts Burnley are in a battle for survival (Burnley Express, 29 November 2018)