Seven stages of being a football manager: Managers have yet again been in the news this week and so on this week’s football-language podcast we take a look back at one of our 2009 posts that looks at some of the language used to describe the role of the football manager.
Do you know the meaning of the phrase ‘goalkeeping gaffe’?
What is the meaning of the phrase ‘to be out of the cup’?
(to be) Sent to the stands: To be sent off; to receive a red card; to be removed from the pitch. The stand is where the fans sit and watch the game.
To be sucked in to means to be drawn into, to be pulled into something you don’t want to do.
This week’s English for football is to book a place in. Now, the verb ‘to book’ means to reserve, or to keep, and so you can book a room in a hotel for example.