Expected Goals (xG): we look at a phrase that is becoming more popular in football as we find ways to describe shots on goal – expected goals or xG.
In this football language post we look at the phrase ‘to clip the heel of’, which is a phrase used when talking about fouls.
Learn English Through Football Podcast – (to) Open Up: Hi there everybody, my name is Damon, one half of the languagecaster team.
This post on the language of football explains the meaning of the verb ‘to flap’, which is a word used in connection with goalkeeping
This short post on the language of football explains the meaning of the phrase ‘to draw a foul’, which is a phrase connected with tackles and free kicks.
This post explains the noun phrase ‘nailed on’. If you have questions or comments, please email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
For this post on football English we explain the adjective phrase ‘high octane’. If you have suggestions, questions, comments, let us know!
This phrase uses what is usually a noun, ‘gift’ as a verb, ‘to gift.’ If you gift someone something, you give them something, and in football this phrase is most often used with the object ‘ball’ or ‘goal.’
In this post, we explain the football vocabulary ‘Needle’. Find out more about this phrase by reading the transcript below. You can also find many more examples of soccer vocabulary by going to our football cliches page here and our huge football glossary here. Football Language: Needle Needle is a non-countable noun. Needle is a feeling […]
Niggle can be used as a verb, adjective, or a countable noun, a niggle. However, in football it is most often used as an adjective
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This week’s English for football is the phrase ‘to break down a defence’
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