What do we mean when we use the phrase ‘flagged offside’ in football?
Assistant referee: Formerly known as the linesman, this person helps the referee to make decisions during the game, including offsides, throw-ins and off-the-ball incidents.
The Offside Rule: On this week’s podcast, Damian looks at the language used to describe the offside rule while Damon explains a new English for football expression.
On this week’s main listening report we focus on some of the language that is used with one of the most controversial rules of the game: offside.
Hat-trick hero, favourites upset, hosts ‘go home’ and Polish sour grapes all feature in today’s good, the bad and the ugly. Click on the links to discover more about each story. Good David Villa’s hat trick for Spain against Russia was the stand out performance after the first set of matches leading many to tip […]