against/strike/hit the post [football (soccer)]

Discussion in 'English Only' started by bearfreak, Nov 19, 2015.

  1. bearfreak Senior Member

    Japanese-English
    Hello,
    This is football (soccer). I'm wondering if the "against, "strike" and "hit" have the same meaning, that is, the ball crashes the post. Am I right?

    73 mins - El Haddadi against the post.
    Barcelona strike the post for the third time in the match. Ivan Rakitic delivers a free-kick from the right and substitute Munir El Haddadi hits the post with a glancing header. Sam Johnstone, who replaced De Gea, was nowhere near it.
    http://tinyurl.com/ob2ugpd
     
  2. sound shift

    sound shift Senior Member

    Derby (central England)
    English - England
    Hello,

    Well, we don't say "The ball crashes the post." You would need to say "The ball crashes against the post."

    "El Haddadi against the post" is journalistic shorthand: It doesn't contain a verb. The other two examples use 'normal English'. All three examples tell us that the ball hits the post.
     

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