What does the phrase ‘warm up’ mean?
What does the phrase ‘seen them given’ mean? This football expression suggests that the referee could have awarded a penalty but did not.
What does to ply one’s trade mean in football?
Title contenders: This expression is used to describe a team that has a good chance of winning the league title. They can be said to be in contention for the title.
What kind of pass is a cut back?
Step over: Like a nutmeg, this skill used in football to try and fool an opposing defender. When dribbling with the ball the attacker pretends to kick or move the ball with his/her feet but instead moves his/her foot over the ball – a step over.
You can poach an egg, but what does poach a player mean? Check out the latest Weekly English for Football phrase from languagecaster.com
This week, languagecaster.com introduces the English for football phrase ‘to cause an upset’.
http://media.blubrry.com/footballlanguage/p/languagecaster.com/wp-content/uploads/eff.110513.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 0:52 — 410.7KB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | RSS | More This week, languagecaster.com introduces the English for football phrase ‘out of their hands‘. You can understand more about this phrase by reading the transcript below. […]
This week, languagecaster.com brings you a common football cliche – ‘They wanted it more’.
Languagecaster’s glossary of footballing phrases – to mark – An action to prevent an opposing player from receiving the ball; staying close to an opposing player.
Languagecaster glossary – To pull the strings – To control the game; usually by a midfielder who creates chances, passes the ball, and keeps possession for his or her team.
Overcome: To beat another side; to defeat.
Outfit: Another word for team.
How many different kinds of shots are there in football – here we explain one of them – to lob
This week, languagecaster.com introduces the English football phrase and cliche ‘Roy of the Rovers stuff’.
To not admit defeat; to refuse to give up; to have a great fighting spirit. What cliche describes this attitude? Check our Football glossary.
‘To be on loan’ – When a team lends a player to another team for no money. A new football phrase in languagecaster’s glossary
To spark (a comeback / trouble): To start, to incite. To cause something to happen (usually quite quickly).
To sign a player: When a club buys a new player from another club.