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    Steven Caulker

    Hi,

    Steven Caulker then rescued Swansea with a brave goal-line clearance from Theo Walcott after he was played in by Arshavin. The defender took a knock and ripped the net in the process, but his intervention kept his side level.

    I have some questions concerning this short paragraph.

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    Does the "play in" mean "substitue"?

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    What does the "defender" sentence mean? Especially "took a knock", "rip the net in the process" and "kept his side level".

    Thanks a lot

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    Re: Steven Caulker

    1 No- it's not substitute. I would interpret it as meaning that Ashavin had set the chance up by passing the ball to him, but I don't follow football and it may have a more precise meaning.

    2 If you take a knock, you are hit and hurt in some way.
    This means that he made a hole in the goal net when he blocked the shot.
    When he cleared the shot, his side did not fall behind- the score stayed at 0-0- if he had missed his team would have been 1-0 down.

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    Re: Steven Caulker

    Tdol - spot on!

    Silver - great title!

    Rover

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    Thanks a lot, Tdol.

    And what did you mean by "set the chance up"? Do you mean "waste the chance" or "take advantage of it", according to the match result, it should be the latter one.

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    Re: Steven Caulker

    Neither.

    Arshavin had passed to Caulker, creating the chance for Caulker to score.

    Rover

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    But Caulker is a player of Swansea while Arshavin is in Arsenal, right?

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    I hope someone can tell what "play" means here?

    And I found definition 40 is suitable in this context, am I right?

    Here is the link.

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    Re: Steven Caulker

    Quote Originally Posted by Silverobama View Post
    But Caulker is a player of Swansea while Arshavin is in Arsenal, right?
    Arshevin created the chance for Walcott and Caulker blocked it.

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    Yes. I misread that.

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    I hope someone can tell what "play" means here?

    And I found definition 40 is suitable in this context, am I right?

    Here is the link.

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