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    on goal vs in goal

    1) Does the goalkeeper play on goal or in goal?

    2) Does a player kick the ball on goal or in goal?
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    Re: on goal vs in goal

    The goalkeeper (just one word) plays in goal.
    Players want to get the ball in/into the goal.
    They get a shot on target if it goes in the goal.
    Remember - if you don't use correct capitalisation, punctuation and spacing, anything you write will be incorrect.

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    #3

    Re: on goal vs in goal

    In hockey, the goalie plays in goal.

    They keep track of "shots on goal," but it is the ones that go in the goal that score.

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    #4

    Re: on goal vs in goal

    Is 'on goal' used only in phrases like "a kick on goal" or "a shot on goal"?

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    #5

    Re: on goal vs in goal

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    They get a shot on target if it goes in the goal.
    Afraid not, ems. A shot on target is a shot which would have scored if the ball had not been saved or deflected by a defender.

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    #6

    Re: on goal vs in goal

    Does it sound OK to say "He made a kick on goal."?

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    Re: on goal vs in goal

    A native English speaker wouldn't say that.

    'He took a shot' is what we say. Everybody understands he is trying to score — not aiming a kick at the corner flag.

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    Re: on goal vs in goal

    Quote Originally Posted by Rover_KE View Post
    Afraid not, ems. A shot on target is a shot which would have scored if the ball had not been saved or deflected by a defender.
    Really? I thought a shot on target either went in or was saved but the important point was that its angle and trajectory were correct! Well, blow me down. I started going to live football matches when I was 8 and I have believed that to be the case ever since. Next you'll be telling me I've got the offside rule wrong and you'll be ruing the day women started watching football!
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