Weekly Football PhraseLanguagecaster’s weekly football phrase this week is ‘take a knock’. 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.
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Weekly Football Phrase – Take a knock

This week’s football expression is to take a knock which simply means that a player has received an injury. Unlike a muscle injury, such as a twist or a pull, a knock usually means an impact injury for instance when a player kicks another player’s leg and this is not regarded as too serious. In this week’s Champions League games Manchester United’s Robin Van Persie took a knock though his manager is hoping he won’t be out too long as it is just a knock. Take a knock.

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