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Weekly Football Phrase: The Dugout

dugoutLanguagecaster’s weekly football phrase this week is ‘the dugout’. You can find out more about this football phrase by reading the transcript below and listening to the audio file. You can also find many more examples of soccer vocabulary by going to our football cliches page here and our huge football glossary here. This post also features in our podcast show, along with a main report and our weekly predictions.

Weekly Football Phrase – The Dugout

This week’s football phrase is ‘the dugout’. This noun describes the area where the manager, coaching staff and substitutes sit on the side of the pitch. Another word used is bench. However, the dugout is used more often when describing where the manager is sitting, while the bench often emphasises a player’s role as a substitute rather than a first team player, as in – ‘he came off the bench in the second half’. So, you might read that a manager was taking notes in the dugout, or scowling in the dugout. Managers often leap from the dugout to argue with the fourth official, or get sent from the dugout to the stands, when the referee red cards them. The dugout

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