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Hello friendly people!

I am currently translating a show (Man's Work) from English to Swedish. There is one episode where the main character has to manage a football team for a week. He doesn't really know what he's doing, of course... There are, however, a few football terms I am not so familiar with and I need your help. If someone can give me definitions of the following terns, that'd be fantastic! Thanks so much in advance!

keep it to ground

play it to feet

six-pointer (i thought you could only get a maximum of three points in a football match?)

set pieces (about certain players?)

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Hello friendly people!

I am currently translating a show (Man's Work) from English to Swedish. There is one episode where the main character has to manage a football team for a week. He doesn't really know what he's doing, of course... There are, however, a few football terms I am not so familiar with and I need your help. If someone can give me definitions of the following terns, that'd be fantastic! Thanks so much in advance!

keep it to ground

play it to feet

six-pointer (i thought you could only get a maximum of three points in a football match?)

set pieces (about certain players?)

keep it to ground

This will mean keep the ball on the ground instead of playing a long ball game where the ball is often kickedhigh into the air - it normally refers to a short passing game

play it to feet - Pretty much as it sounds - it is an instruction to players to pass the ball to the feet of your team mate rather than just kicking it upfield hopefully

six-pointer (i thought you could only get a maximum of three points in a football match?) - Yes you can only get 3 points but this refers to a game were two teams are playing each other and they are close in terms of league positions,especially if they are battling against relegation or fighting for the league. Why they call it a 6 pointer is because of the impact winning or losing would have - if say you are equal on points and you win you would go three points clear of your rival, if you lose you would be three points behind, therefore the range is 6 points.

set pieces (about certain players?) - set pieces are corners, free kicks and throw ins. i.e a point in the game where one team can 'carry out' a move without the opposition being able to tackle them.

IN return can you explain what on earth Abba were going on about in Chiquitita

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I think it's about a bird that died...

Chiquitita, tell me what?s wrong

You?re enchained by your own sorrow

In your eyes there is no hope for tomorrow

How I hate to see you like this

There is no way you can deny it

I can see that you?re oh so sad, so quiet

Chiquitita, tell me the truth

I?m a shoulder you can cry on

Your best friend, I?m the one you must rely on

You were always sure of yourself

Now I see you?ve broken a feather

I hope we can patch it up together

Chiquitita, you and I know

How the heartaches come and they go and the scars they?re leaving

You?ll be dancing once again and the pain will end

You will have no time for grieving

Chiquitita, you and I cry

But the sun is still in the sky and shining above you

Let me hear you sing once more like you did before

Sing a new song, chiquitita

Try once more like you did before

Sing a new song, chiquitita

So the walls came tumbling down

And your love?s a blown out candle

All is gone and it seems too hard to handle

Chiquitita, tell me the truth

There is no way you can deny it

I see that you?re oh so sad, so quiet

Chiquitita, you and I know

How the heartaches come and they go and the scars they?re leaving

You?ll be dancing once again and the pain will end

You will have no time for grieving

Chiquitita, you and I cry

But the sun is still in the sky and shining above you

Let me hear you sing once more like you did before

Sing a new song, chiquitita

Try once more like you did before

Sing a new song, chiquitita

Try once more like you did before

Sing a new song, chiquitita

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keep it to ground

play it to feet

six-pointer (i thought you could only get a maximum of three points in a football match?)

set pieces (about certain players?)

Great. A quick course in English-Swedish

Set pieces = Fasta situationer

Six-pointer = Sexpo?ngare

Not sure about the rest.

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Thanks, Moos!

I figured the "fasta situationer" out from Loz description...

Here's another one though...

"dead ball specialists"?

keep it to ground

play it to feet

six-pointer (i thought you could only get a maximum of three points in a football match?)

set pieces (about certain players?)

Great. A quick course in English-Swedish

Set pieces = Fasta situationer

Six-pointer = Sexpo?ngare

Not sure about the rest.

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Sexpo?ngare - that sounds like something illicit being performed on an Ikea chair

and dead ball specialists are basically players who specialise in taking free kicks or corners - i.e. Gianfranco Zola or David Beckham

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Thanks Loz and Lofty.

No, no chasing for me. Getting to old for those kind of things icon_wink.gif

I've just spent my birthday being with some neighbours (10 of them) at my summerplace. We started off by eating some cake together at one o'clock and then, at five o'clock my parents and I went to a neighbour (who was at our place earlier this day eating my cake) and had some dinner with them and the other neighbours because the lady of the house turned 80 in april (I think it was). So lots of food and booze there (though I stuck to drinking coca cola icon_wink.gif ). Came home at eleven o'clock or shortly after that and then I had some ice cream while watching Blackadder on my computer icon_razz.gif

I went up at nine o'clock in the morning so I've been up for like 19 hours now. I'm really quite tired icon_confused.gif

I'm also slightly pi**ed off since my brothers forgot my birthday, as usual. The only one who wished me a happy birthday was my sister and she admitted to have almost forgot it. It's not easy being the youngest icon_sad.gif

Anyway, I'm going to bed now. Gotta get up early tomorrow. I got some plants for my birthday so I'll have to put them into the ground and make sure they're well. icon_wink.gif

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It's not easy being the youngest icon_sad.gif

I know all about that Moos. I'm the youngest of four girls, and to give an example of how insignificant that makes you: there's hardly a photo of me around! Millions of my eldest sisters of course, but after them the novelty obviously wore off. Strange, because the pictures that do exist show an extremely cute girl 139.gif .

Oh and a belated happy birthday 556.gif

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It's not easy being the youngest icon_sad.gif

I know all about that Moos. I'm the youngest of four girls, and to give an example of how insignificant that makes you: there's hardly a photo of me around! Millions of my eldest sisters of course, but after them the novelty obviously wore off. Strange, because the pictures that do exist show an extremely cute girl 139.gif .

Oh and a belated happy birthday 556.gif

Thanks, Val. Nice to see someone understand what it's like being the youngest. I always wanted to get a little brother but that never happened. I even suggested adoption but my dad want to.

As the youngest one you really need to work harder than everybody else to get noticed. icon_sad.gif

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