Weekly Football Phrase: (a) Bullet header

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This week, languagecaster.com introduces the football phrase ‘Bullet Header‘. You can understand 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.
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This week’s English for Football is a bullet header. Of course, in football you can use any part of your body to control the ball except your hands and arms. Normally players kick or head the ball – when we talk about kicking the ball, we use verbs like ‘to pass’, ‘to shoot’, ‘to cross’, and when we talk about uding the head, we say to head the ball. We also use nouns such as ‘a pass’, ‘a shot’, ‘a cross’ and, for the head, a header. Adding bullet to header means we are describing a powerful header that flies, like a bullet from a gun, towards the goal. A bullet header is often an unstoppable, accurate header that results in a goal. This week, Cristiano Ronaldo scored against Manchester United with a bullet header. A bullet header.

 

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