in the reckoning

in the reckoning

In a position of possible success, importance, or impact. Most often used in relation to sports and athletes. Primarily heard in UK. With the huge upset victory, the team is now in the reckoning for a chance at the championship. He'll have to perform a lot better in the next match if he wants to remain in the reckoning for the Manchester team.
See also: reckoning

in/into/out of the ˈreckoning

(especially British English) (especially in sport) among/not among those who are likely to win or be successful: Phelan is fit again and could come into the reckoning.
See also: of, out, reckoning
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INS: John Martin (Crusaders), Daryl Carlisle (Crusaders), Corey Hussey (Crusaders) Aaron Wright (DunmurryYoung Men) OutS: None COlIN McIlwaine says: "the aim this season is to get off to a good start and keep ourselves in the reckoning.