On this week’s football-language podcast we look back at the first leg of the 2018 Copa Libertadores final between Boca Juniors and River Plate the superclásico in a continental final! We also look ahead to the Manchester derby which features in our predictions competition along with Chelsea v Everton and Arsenal v Wolves. There is also a football quiz question and we explain some football language, including the phrase ‘to set up a goal’ and the cliche ‘put it in the mixer’.
In this post we explain the football expression ‘set up a chance or set up a goal’ which is used to describe an assist in football.
A huge weekend of football sees the two unbeaten sides at the top of the Premier League table face off, the top two in Serie A play each other, the Rome derby and the Madrid derby also take place! We’ll talk about the good, the bad and the ugly news from last week, feature some English phrases used in football, including the cliche ‘no one is biger than the club’ and try to predict some of the games in the Premier League in our predictions competition.
In today’s football expression we explain the cliche ‘no one is bigger than the club’ which can be seen a s a type of warning.
2018-19 Week 6 – Tottenham vs Liverpool: It’s the languagecaster derby! Damian’s Tottenham versus Damon’s Liverpool.
We explain the football expressions ‘unbeaten record’ and ‘unbeaten run’ which are used to describe a team’s performance in a competition.
The UEFA Nations League: On this special extra podcast we take a look at the UEFA Nations League and look at some of the language involved with this tournament and answer questions about the format, the rules and what it may mean for the future of European football internationals.
In this post we explain the football expression ‘disputed call’ which is used to describe a controversial decision from the referee in a match.
2018-19 – Week 4: In this week’s football-language podcast we look back at the Manchester United versus Tottenham and look ahead to some of the big games from this weekend. We also look at the phrase ‘put the game beyond’, review some of the big news from the world of football, ask a football-language quiz and offer some predictions for the big games.
In this post we explain the football expression ‘penalty shout’ which is used in a game when a team wants a penalty.
In this post, we explain the football expression ‘to see red’ which is used when a player is sent off
2018-19 Premier League – Week 3: In this week’s football-language podcast we look ahead to the Manchester United versus Tottenham match on Monday. We also explain the football phrase ‘deadline-day signing’, ask a football-language question and attempt some predictions for the big games this weekend.
In this post, we explain the football expression ‘deadline-day signing’ which is used to describe a player who has joined a new club
2018-19 Premier League Preview: In this football-language podcast we preview the 2018-19 Premier League season. Can Manchester City retain their title or will their city rivals United challenge them? How will Liverpool fare with their new signings and what about Chelsea and Arsenal with their new managers in charge? Which teams will face a relegation battle and which teams will turn out to be dark horses? If you’d like the transcript to the show – great for learners and teachers of English – please show your support by becoming a patron (through Patreon) and if you have questions or comments, email us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Season Preview – Tottenham: Damian looks ahead to the new 2018-19 season and wonders what will be in store for his favourite team, Tottenham with a new stadium and lots of 2018 World Cup players in the squad. If you’d like the transcript to the show – great for learners and teachers of English join as a patron…
In this football-language podcast we take a look at the second tier of football in England – the Championship. So, in today’s show we will be looking at some of the favourites for promotion, possible dark horses, as well as looking at some of the teams that may face a relegation battle in the 2018-19 season.
2018 World Cup: Vocabulary Review In this post we look back at some of the words and phrases that we highlighted during the 2018 World Cup – a vocabulary review. Can you remember some (or all) of these words and the contexts they were used during the tournament?
In this post, we explain the football expression ‘to come up short’ which is used to describe a team’s performance in a match or a tournament.
One side of the draw: What is the meaning of the phrase ‘One side of the draw’ in football?
Last 16 Matches – Day 1: In this post we look back at the first two matches from the last 16: France versus Argentina and Portugal against Uruguay and explain some of the language that emerged from the two matches.
In this post, we explain the football expression ‘false number 9’ which is a position on the football pitch.
Last 16: The 2018 World Cup has reached the knock-out stage – there are 16 teams left in the tournament…
In this post, we explain the football expression ‘bore draw’ which is used to describe a not very exciting game of football.
Never Know They’re Beaten: this post explains the football cliche ‘Never know they’re beaten’ which was used to describe the Germany…
In this post, we explain the football expression ‘Final third’ which is used when describing part of the pitch or the attack of a team.
2018 World Cup Podcast: Review of Week 1: The 2018 World Cup is now moving into its second week and teams are starting to play their second games of the tournament and so in this podcast Damian and Damon talk about some of the highs and lows of the tournament so far.
Half-volley: On today’s 2018 World Cup language we look at the phrase ‘half-volley ‘.
2018 World Cup: Review of Week 1 – the Good, the Bad and the Ugly. In this listening report we take a look back at some of the good, the bad and the ugly from the first week of the 2018 World Cup. There is a worksheet, with answers, and a full transcript.
In this post, we explain the football expression ‘First-round exit’, which will probably be heard over the next few days in the 2018 World Cup as teams fail to qualify for the second round.
In this post, we explain the football expression ‘straight red’, which featured in the 2018 World Cup match between Colombia and Japan.