Football, like life, is full of cliches and on today’s post we are going to be talking about a classic – one that everyone in the game knows about: To be as sick as a parrot.
Today’s World Cup phrase of the day is the expression to be out of their hands.
This week’s English for football phrase is goal poacher.
This week’s English for football phrase is ‘to press’. This phrase has two meanings in football. First, in attack, to press for a goal, or to press for a winner is one common way the phrase is used. It means that one team is trying very hard to score, they are using more players than usual to attack and may be taking a risk with their defence.
This week’s English for football phrase is ‘to take out’ – what does it mean in soccer?
2010 Champions League quarter final – which teams are going through?
http://media.blubrry.com/footballlanguage/p/languagecaster.com/wp-content/uploads/week33mexico.m4aPodcast: Play in new window | Download (Duration: 15:17 — 7.5MB) | EmbedSubscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | Email | Google Podcasts | Stitcher | TuneIn | Blubrry | RSS | More On this week’s show we feature an interview with an expert on Mexican football, Juan Pablo Camargo, who tells us all about the […]
What is the meaning of ‘break the deadlock’ in football?
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English Football Phrase: To Thump A Team
This week’s football phrase or cliche for learners of English is run riot
The winter transfer window is about to close, meaning that clubs have only a few more days to buy, sell, loan and trade players.
World Cup Stars: Lev Yashin – In this podcast we look at another World Cup star – former Soviet Union goalkeeper Lev Yashin.
Continuing in our series of interviews with people who just don’t like football, we interview Peter from Scotland on some of the reasons why he has never been a fan of the ‘beautiful game’.
What’s the meaning of the cliche ‘collector’s item’?
This week’s English for Football expression is no pushovers. The basic meaning is when a team suggests that it will not be beaten easily despite what many people think, i.e. they are weak.
We have often been asked why we chose to focus on language learning through football. So, here are 6 reasons to use football-related materials with your English language students.
Stories from the top and bottom of the Premier League, UEFA, Brazil and Argentina all feature on this week’s good, the bad and the ugly
This weekend sees the Spanish city of Madrid come to a halt as ‘madrileno derbi’ takes place between Real Madrid and Atlético Madrid.
Week 30: The good, the bad and the ugly – 2009 Carling Cup final