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Slobber-Knocker

What does Slobber-Knocker Mean?

A colloquial term in football for a hard, violent collision between two or more players on the field or a game that features especially intense or bloodthirsty competition.


Sporting Charts explains Slobber-Knocker

The words that give meaning to the term "slobber-knocker" indicate a hit or "knock" on a player that causes spit or "slobber" to fly from his helmet. Over time the term has come to symbolize any football contest that includes especially violent or intense play between teams.

Games will sometimes be referred to as "slobber-knockers" by broadcasters or journalists when the contest has been characterized by rough play. As football is traditionally a violent sport, a "slobber-knocker" is a game that escalates this violence even further.

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