In this football language post we explain the word ‘tie’ which is used as a verb and a noun and has different meanings in football.
I’ll be talking about two phrases you’ll hear in football – half volley and daisy cutter
This week’s football phrase is specific to the game in England and is ‘The Everton Cup’.
Learn English Through Football Podcast – (to) Set Up: This week’s football phrase is the verb phrase ‘to set up’
In this football language post we explain the football cliche, ‘one game at a time’ which is used to take the pressure off a team that is doing well.
Losing it: In this football language post we explain a newspaper headline from the Times newspaper about the game between Tottenham…
2019-20 – Madrid Derby: It’s the 2019-20 Madrid derby which should be a cracker! We’ll discuss some of the language that featured in that game along with some of the other big games frm the weekend. We explain the terms, ‘to swoop for’ and to ‘walk the league’ and we’ll also feature a football language quiz question connected with derbies.
Walk the title: We explain the football cliche, ‘walk the title’ which is used when a team is winning a league easily.
Shank: We explain the word ‘shank’ in this podcast…
Football Language: Interfering with play – In this football language post we explain the football phrase ‘intere with play’ which is sometimes heard in football when goals are disallowed because of offside.
It’s Chinese New Year and so on this week’s listening report we take a look at football in China.
Saved by the bell: This headline comes from Star Sport (January 22nd 2020) and uses a boxing phrase to describe the late goal from Bellerín
In this football language post we explain the adjective ‘sloppy’. This adjective is often used in connection with defending or passing.
Walk the ball into the net: In this football language post we explain the football cliche which is used to describe a situation when a team scores or doesn’t score a goal!
Agüero Breaks Henry Record: In this football language post we explain a newspaper headline from the Metro (January 12th 2020) which is all about Sergio Agüero’s record-breaking goals in the win over Aston Villa.
In this football language post we explain the word ‘adrift’ which is often used when talking about a team in the relegation zone.