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.