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    Football "repressing"

    Hello,

    I would like to ask somebody who knows the ropes as far as football/soccer terminology is concerned if the word "repressing" is in existence in England or USA in connection with the game. I am asking because, a year or two, a Czech commentator has begun to use the word repressing to describe a form of immediate pressing, but I am not sure whether the usage of the word in the context I have mentioned is correct.

    Thank you very much.
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    Re: Football "repressing"

    I have watched and read about football for many years. Commentators use many bizarre expressions, but I've never heard 'repressing'.

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    Re: Football "repressing"

    What do you mean by "a form of immediate pressing"?
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    Re: Football "repressing"

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    What do you mean by "a form of immediate pressing"?
    After losing the ball, the players try to get it back as soon as possible (by pressing).
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    Re: Football "repressing"

    I have never heard that term used in soccer. What are they pressing?

    Usually, a player gets the ball from a player on the opposing team by "tackling" them.
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    Re: Football "repressing"

    Luis Enrique (FC Barcelona coach) on pressing.

    http://www.fourfourtwo.com/performan...0fFV1qkP3a8vuA

    And this is a textbook pressing by Bayern Munich.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0D7rCgoouAw
    Last edited by Johnyxxx; 09-Feb-2016 at 21:00.
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    Re: Football "repressing"

    Hmmmm, I can understand that a team needs to "put pressure" on the other team. It's interesting that your first link goes to a page containing advice from a non-native speaker (Luis Enrique) and the other to a video of a German team.

    I don't follow soccer carefully enough to say that the term is not used but it's certainly not one I've ever come across.
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    Re: Football "repressing"

    Quote Originally Posted by emsr2d2 View Post
    It's interesting that your first link goes to a page containing advice from a non-native speaker (Luis Enrique) and the other to a video of a German team.
    I have mentioned them simply because they belong to the best football teams of today; they are real titans and great at using what we are talking about - pressing.
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    Re: Football "repressing"

    Quote Originally Posted by Johnyxxx View Post
    they are real titans and great at using what we are talking about - pressing.
    No, 'We' don't use the term. Some people, possibly including a minority of native speakers might, but it is not standard English.

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