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 Member

    Manchester England
    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, I say, Moderator

    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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