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Football table lexicon

Football table is a sport for passionate players. There are game techniques , training, but also the jargon! If you want to compete with the best or simply avoid looking like a newbie, you must adopt the football table language!

Self-blocking :
Automatically block a ball coming from behind with the strikers (players in front). To do so you need to maintain the striker bar so that the players are angled at about 50°. Self-blocking is a widely used technique in football tables which indicates a certain mastery of the game's techniques.

Brush Pass:
Quickly move the ball under a player or another player on the same bar. This technique allows you to destabilise the opposing player who is defending by forcing them to continually adapt their defender and goalie position. This technique can be used with a front or back block.

Far Wall:
Completing a far wall means striking the ball against the wood on the opponent’s side.

Near Wall:
Completing a near wall means striking the ball against the wood on your side.

A barette is the accumulation of 10 points. Frequently one then removes a point from the opponent.

Back Pin:
Block the ball behind the player.

Front Pin:
Block the ball in front of the player.

The midfield rod:
The name of the two five figures rod located in the middle.

The ultimate humiliation for a player or team. It refers to a loss with a zero or negative score. According to the rules, the "Fanny under the baby" can be in play, and the losing team must pass under the baby foot table, to the boos of the winners!

Gamelle or casserole: (DISH?)
When the ball enters the goal, hits the back then comes back out.

A shot from the backfield, countered by the adversary leading to a goal.

The act of blocking the ball in front of a player and shooting immediately with the same player, except if the ball was not moved between the blockage of the ball and the shot.

The act of scoring by kicking the ball above the goalie bar. According to the rules, such a goal can be worth two points.

This is a shot by the striker closest to the player. According to the rules, such a shot can be forbidden given the existence of a blind spot on the field. However, this interdiction does not apply if the two defender bars are completely pushed in at the moment of the shot, and the player does not move one of these two bars following the shot.

When a player tries to pass the ball to their strikers from the midfield, if the opponent completes a lateral movement with their midfielders as such deviating the ball and preventing the player from blocking it with their strikers. This is a "rake." According to the rules, this game play can be considered as a fault.

Grab or going fishing: (?)
The act of recuperating the ball from the net with a hand after a goal but before the ball descends into the table. According to the rules, a recovered ball can permit penalizing a point from the opponent.

The act of shooting directly on the goal with the striker without controlling the ball, where the ball is coming from the backfield. According to football tables rules, this technique can be forbidden, notably in one on one games, given the defender does not have the time to shift handles.

Game technique where one shoots by letting go of the handle, the player bar completing several rotations. This technique, sometimes forbidden, allows you to increase the power of your shot.

New ball that is slippery and hard to play with. Tackle: Technique that consists of twisting the defender bar to hit the adversary’s striker in the position of waiting to block, preventing the latter from controlling the ball. A move that is generally forbidden, as is harmful for football tables and anti-fair play.