This week’s English for football is to rule out – to rule something out
This week’s English for football is come from behind
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.
Fixtures: A series of matches; a set of games to be played. The fixtures for the football season in England usually appear in June.
A Shut-out: This is the American equivalent of a clean sheet, i.e. when one team does not concede any goals in a game.
In honour of Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement from Manchester United this week after more than a quarter of a century in charge we look at five Fergie-inspired posts from the Languagecaster.com archives.
Some huge matches this week including a Champions League final rehearsal, derbies from london and Merseyside as well as el Superclásico from Argentina.
In today’s look at the language of football newspaper headlines we feature the phrase: ‘Gareth wins the douBale’ from The Sun newspaper
This week’s main report we look back at the 2013 Champions League semi-final first leg matches that saw the two German side come out on top against the best of Spain. We also ask whether they can hang on to make it to Wembley in May?
In today’s look at the language of football newspaper headlines we feature the Champions League match between Borussia Dortmund and Real Madrid and the headline: ‘Robert Lewandowski slams four past Real Madrid as Dortmund take control’
Some big games in Europe this week including derbies in Italy and France as well as a relegation battle in England and of course the Champions League semi-final second legs.
Sometimes on languagecaster.com we take a look at some of the headlines from the football world and today we feature the Champions League match between Bayern Munich and Barcelona and the headline: ‘Bayern Munich crush Barcelona with Thomas Müller leading the rout’
Overcome: To beat another side; to defeat.
Outfit: Another word for team.
Opponent: This is a member of the other team or the team you are playing against.
Qualify: To progress to the next round. In order to play in important tournaments or rounds teams have to play and win a set of preliminary matches.
Loss: A defeat; the opposite of a victory.
Off target: When the ball is wide or goes over the bar we say it is off target.
To be on target: We use this expression to describe when a forward shoots and the keeper has to make a save or a goal is scored.
To be on a roll: When a team has a succession of good results; to be doing well over many games.