goalmouth goalmouth

Definition(s):

  • (n) (sports) the area immediately in front of the goal

Usage(s):

  1. But once Hakan Yakan converted a pass from Gelson Fernandes that nearly stopped dead in the goalmouth, in the 31st minute, there was no way the game was going to be stopped.
  2. Adidas is defending its soccer business the way the Italians do their goalmouth--tenaciously.
  3. Despite the pell-mell style of postwar hockey, with the emphasis on five-man gang attacks and wild scrambles at the goalmouth, hard-working Bill Durnan has achieved ten shutouts.

News

  1. Opta Spotlight: How would the MLS table look if you included hitting woodwork in the scoring equation?

    Behold the woodwork, the impartial arbitrator that effectively determines the fate of a shot, deflection or any other ball that finds itself on a collision course with the fringe of the goalmouth.
    on June 17, 2013     Source: MLS via Yahoo! Sports

  2. NHL-Blackhawks take 1-0 lead in Game Two

    June 15 (Reuters) - Patrick Sharp scored from a wild goalmouth scramble to stake the Chicago Blackhawks to 1-0 first period lead over the Boston Bruins in Game Two of the Stanley Cup Final on Saturday. The Blackhawks, coming off a thrilling triple-overtime win in Game One, set a furious right off the opening faceoff and dominated the opening period outshooting the Bruins 19-4. Their hard work ...
    on June 16, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

Quotes

  1. "If we weren't getting our opportunities, I'd be worried, but that's not the case," Japan coach Zico said. "We we're almost there at the goalmouth, but didn't get it in."
    on Jun 18, 2006 By: Zico Source: USA Today

  2. "At first I thought about lobbing the ball over the keeper but without thinking I headed it across the goalmouth and the next thing I knew the whole stadium erupted," Allback told reporters. "We had so many chances."
    on Jun 15, 2006 By: Marcus Allback Source: Bloomberg

  3. "You cannot ensure it works when there are a bunch of players inside the goalmouth and you cannot see the ball, or when there is poor visibility," said Blatter. "FIFA are of the opinion that the systems are very costly, would not add anything...
    on Mar 8, 2008 By: Sepp Blatter Source: France24

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