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Thread: soccer/football term

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    São Paulo, Brazil
    Native language
    Portuguese, Brazil

    soccer/football term

    hello everyone,

    I'm writting a text about football (soccer) and I was wondering what's the best way of saying the following sentence in an impersonal way:

    "If it depends on us, there'll be goals even with the heels". Implying that the players will make goals even with their heels.

    I'm not sure if there is a special term in football for making a goal with the heels, since there are so many kicks like bycicle, banana kick etc.

    thank you all!

  2. #2
    Join Date
    May 2006
    Manchester England
    Native language

    Re: soccer/football term

    Hi Moppy,

    I think what you are trying to say here is that '' Left to us, goals are scored even using back-heels ''

    ''Back-heel'' being a term for using the heel to manoeuvre the ball behind to another player, or in this case into the net (goal). =An example of ''fancy footwork'' several examples of which I've been watching on TV this last two weeks at the world cup in Germany.

    Hope that helps.
    Stockport, an independent Republic and suburb of Manchester.

  3. #3
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Native language
    American English

    Re: soccer/football term

    If it were up to us, people would (even) be making goals with their heels/with heelkicks!
    If it is up to us, people will (even) be making goals with their heels/with heelkicks!

    I'm not sure if this is really "impersonal". Hope it helps.
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