soccer/football term

Discussion in 'English Only' started by moppy, Jun 21, 2006.

  1. moppy

    moppy Senior Member

    São Paulo, Brazil
    Portuguese, Brazil
    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. Toepicker Junior Member

    Manchester England
    English-England(Manchester)
    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.
     
  3. fenixpollo

    fenixpollo Mod Chicken

    Arizona
    American English
    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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