Weekly football phrase: To take a point

This week, languagecaster.com introduces the football phrase ‘to take a point’.

This week, languagecaster.com introduces the football phrase ‘to take a point‘. 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 to take a point. In football a team earns three points for a win and one for a draw. Although all teams want to win sometimes they feel they may not be able to do so or that it will be difficult to do so meaning that a drawn game would not be such a bad result. This is often the case when a team is playing away at a rival or against tough opposition and the the manager might feel that a point would be a good result: the team would take a point. In some matches at certain grounds in England (for instance, Old Trafford, Anfield, Goodison Park and even White Hart Lane) many visiting managers would be willing to take a point beforehand – they would see a draw as a point gained rather than two points dropped. To take a point

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