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This week’s English for football phrase is to be in ‘acres of space‘. An acre is a measure of land used commonly in the UK. It is approximately 4,000 square meters, nearly the size of a football pitch. If a player receives the ball with no opposing player near them, you can say they are ‘in space‘ – they have time to move, pass or shoot. If a player has the ball with a lot of space, you say they are in ‘acres of space‘. When this happens you usually expect the player to make a great pass or have a shot on goal. To be in acres of space.