In this football language post we explain the football expression ‘to leapfrog a team’.
In this football language post we explain the football expression ‘yo-yo club’ which is used to describe a club that is both promoted and relegated on a fairly regular basis.
German Football Phrases: How much do you know about German football language? Try our football language quiz below and find out the answers to these and other questions about German language of football.
Languagecaster Predictions: Football returns this weekend in Germany with the big game between Dortmund and Schalke (Revierderby)…
Undefeated: We explain the football expression ‘undefeated’ which is used to describe when a team has avoided defeat for …
Newspaper Headline: Bundesliga gets go-ahead to resume season in second half of May – In this football language post we explain a newspaper headline from the Guardian newspaper (May 6th 2020) which describes the decision to re-start German football in May.
1990 World Cup Quiz: The 14th World Cup tournament took place in Italy but how much do you remember about Italia 90? Who was the top scorer? Which team finished third? Which teams made their World Cup debuts and which of them left the competition without registering a point? These and other questions all feature in our latest World Cup quiz
1994 World Cup Italy vs Nigeria: In this podcast we continue with our reviews of some of the great World Cup matches by looking at the 1994 World Cup last-16 match between Italy and Nigeria.
To oust: We explain the football expression ‘to oust ‘ which is often used to talk about a team going out of a competition…
In this football language post we explain the football expression ‘pick the ball out of the net’ which is used to describe a goal being scored in a game – the keeper has been beaten and now has to collect the ball.
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.
5 questions about football derbies: Information for learners of English about soccer’s big rivalries
In this football language post we explain the football expression ‘last-gasp goal’ which is a late, very late, goal in a game – one that tends to change the result of the game.
In this football language post we explain the football phrase ‘grudge match’ which is linked to football rivalries.
The Language of Postponements and Cancellations: In this football language post we explain some of the language connected to postponements and cancellations…
In this football language post we explain the phrase ‘Under the Cosh’. This phrase is often connected with attacking football.
In this football language post we explain a newspaper headline from the Telegraph from February 27th 2020 and reports on Manchester City’s win at Real Madrid in the last 16 first leg tie. Don’t forget we have hundreds more explanations of football language in our football glossary. If you have questions or comments about this […]
2019-20 Arsenal vs Everton and Chelsea vs Tottenham: The Premier League returns after its short mid-week break and this week sees some huge fixtures particularly for those fighting for the Champions League places and those teams wishing to avoid relegation. We also explain a football language phrase connected to shooting, look back at some of the good, bad and ugly from the first set of matches from the last-16 in the Champions League, while we also have a football-language quiz question and some predictions.
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