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Brush up on your football lingo
Around the Academy:

Think you know your disguises from your feinting? Or what jockeying is?

The Academy gives you an insight into those crucial footballing words.


BALL WATCHING
It's all in the eyes. If they're fixed on that round thing you might miss your opponent's movement. Spectacles optional.


BOOKING
There's only one thing you'll see for any unsporting behaviour or bad fouls. Let's hope it's only yellow and not red.


DEFENCE
Defenders will tell you the strikers get all the glory. Nonsense. Stopping goals is vital for winning any game.


DISGUISE
It's a great trick to pretend to make a pass or move from an opponent and then do something completely different.


DROP BALL
Needed sometimes to restart the game after a brief stoppage when the ball has not gone out of play. Okay butter fingers?


FEINT
Drop that shoulder and make your marker think you're going to run in another direction. They'll be the one on the floor.


FOUL
Beware. That person in black is on the look-out. A trip, push or kick and that whistle will be ringing in your ears.


JOCKEYING
It's not always best to jump in. It's the art of holding up the opponent and waiting for your tackle. Saddle not required.


MARKING
Ever had an opponent in your pocket? It's all about staying close to them. When they get the ball, you say BOO!


STRIKER
These players up front are the football kings - or so they tell us! Their job is to score goals and when they do - stand back.


WEIGHT
Nothing to do with unfit players! Whether it's a blinding 50-yarder or a little toe-poke, a good pass needs the right speed. Not pies.


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