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Weekly Football Phrase: To rubbish

fergeThis week’s English for football phrase is the expression ‘to rubbish‘. 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. This post also features in our podcast show, along with a main report and our weekly predictions.
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To rubbish

This week’s football phrase is the verb ‘to rubbish‘ which means to strongly deny something as not being true. We can often hear this verb when a player or coach denies rumours of a transfer, so it often collocates with words like ‘reports’; ‘rumours’ or ‘claims’. This week Monaco and Colombian striker Radamael Falcao has rubbished reports that he may be leaving the French side in the January transfer window: he has strongly denied that he will be moving. To rubbish

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