This week’s English for Football expressions are connected to losing your job and focus on the insecurity of being a Premiership manager.
After the terrible disappointment of last week’s game at The Emirates it has been a great week for Spurs with two emphatic home wins against Middlesboro and Charlton. Tottenham move into the top 8 for the first time this season and finally seem to be playing like last season. The defeat at Arsenal was particularly […]
Can Damon extend his lead or will Damian start his comeback [TABLE=3] Agree or disagree with our expert views? Post your predictions below.
Bouncebackability: This means to recover from a setback or bad news, to come back after something bad has happened.
Here are week 5’s predictions from Damon (15) and Damian (6) DF DB Urawa – Gamba Osaka 0-2 2-0 Bremen – Hertha 1-1 […]
Here are the scores for week 4 DF DB Manchester United – Chelsea 2-0 2-1 (1-1) Wolves – Sunderland 1-2 […]
English football phrase for learners of English: prima donna
Here are the predictions from Damon and Damian this week. Can Damon maintain his 5 point lead? Can you do better than either of us? DF (6) DB (11) Manchester United – Chelsea 2-0 2-1 Wolves – Sunderland 1-2 1-1 Valencia – Real Madrid 2-0 0-2 Palermo – Inter Milan 1-0 0-0
A third away victory in the UEFA Cup last night against Bayer Leverkusen means that Spurs go through to the knock-out stage of the tournament after another disciplined performance.
DF DB Result B. Munich v Stuttgart 1-0 (1) 1-2 2-1 Chelsea v West ham 1-2 3-0 (1) 1-0 Sevilla v Valencia […]
In this report Damian discusses some of the problems that Tottenham manager Martin Jol is facing
Podcast 4 (November 23rd) Vocabulary for podcast 4 pdf powerhouse – a very strong team. e.g. Doyle scored against the powerhouse of San Marino (ironic) on the road – playing away from home e.g. Liverpool still have not won on the road this season. relegation – to be demoted to a lower league e.g. Milan […]
All the drama on the latest round of matches in the European Champions League took place at Celtic Park where the home side beat Manchester United with a Shunsuke Nakamura free-kick.
Weekly football phrase for learners of English: to take over
The Tottenham manager has always been regarded as being rather ‘handy’ (tough to you non-Londoners) mainly down to the way he looks (nicknamed Tony from the TV show ‘The Sopranos’) and the way he silenced Arsene Wenger at ‘The Library’ last season.
After a dramatic week of football which saw Spurs winning in Europe, the League Cup and finally defeating Chelski in the league, the bad old days returned at Reading last week. True, Tottenham’s away record is poor – almost as poor as Liverpool’s – but the team had been unbeaten in 10 matches, Reading had […]
Podcast 3 (November 15th 2006) Vocabulary for podcast 3 title race – the competition between the top teams in the division. e.g. This season the title race looks like it will be between Chelsea and Man. Utd. back into form – the team is playing better e.g. after losing at Reading I hope Spurs come […]
This week’s English For Football looks at the expression dark horse
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How about an all-London semi final line-up? Carling Cup quarter-final draw: Tottenham v Southend Liverpool v Arsenal Newcastle v Chelsea Charlton v Wycombe
In this week’s podcast Simon feels that Gerrard and Lampard should be the main components of the national team. What do you think? Who should England build their team on? What system should they play? Is Maclaren the right man for the job?
This week’s predictions are: Damian (3 points) Arsenal – Liverpool 0-0 Everton – Aston Villa 0-0 Bielefeld – H. Berlin 1-0 Barcelona – Zaragoza 1-3 Damon (4 points) Arsenal – Liverpool 1-2 Everton – Aston Villa 0-1 Bielefeld – H. Berlin 1-1 Barcelona – Zaragoza 0-1 Do you agree or disagree with our choices? Post […]
This week’s football phrase is ‘winning streak’
Podcast 2 (November 8th 2006) Vocabulary 2 pdf come from a goal behind – to win a game after being losing earlier. e.g. Tottenham came from a goal behind to win 2-1 derby – a match between two teams from the same area e.g. The Tottenham-Chelsea game was a typical London derby. losing streak – […]
3 wins in a row at White Hart Lane in three different competitions means that Spurs increase their unbeaten run to 10 games.
Result Tottenham – Chelsea 2-1 DF 1 DB 1 West Ham – Arsenal 1-0 DF 0 DB 0 Roma – Fiorentina 3-1 DF 1 DB 0 Sevilla – Osasuna 2-0 DF 1 DB 3 Total Damian 3 Damon 4
In a recent article in the Guardian newspaper, Rob Smyth asked ‘Who cares about the UEFA Cup?’ (see link below) Actually, Spurs do this season.
This week’s predictions are: Damian Tottenham – Chelsea 2-0 West Ham – Arsenal 1-2 Roma – Fiorentina 2-0 Sevilla – Osasuna 4-0 Damon Tottenham – Chelsea 1-0 West Ham – Arsenal 0-2 Roma – Fiorentina 1-1 Sevilla – Osasuna 2-0 Agree or disagree with them? Post a comment and let us know what you think.
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Soccer Vocabulary – Week 1 2006-07