Steer the ball homeToday’s football phrase is ‘collector’s item’.

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Collector’s Item

This week’s English for football is the expression ‘collector’s item‘ which refers to something that is both interesting and at the same time quite rare. In football we often use this phrase when someone who does not usually score a goal manages to get one. Last weekend Manchester United’s John O’ Shea scored his first goal for the club in two years – a real collector’s item. We can also use it when referring to team runs, Portsmouth have lost their first seven Premier League games on the trot, so if they were to win this weekend it would be a real collector’s item. A collector’s item.

  • Example: West Ham won at Liverpool for the first time in over 50 years – the victory was a real collector’s item.

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