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.
2018-19 Week 7 – West Ham v Chelsea: A London derby features in our predictions this week. Also on the show, we will feature some of the stories from the week’s Champions League. There’s a quiz question focused on some language used this week in the footballing news, and we also feature the football phrase ‘breeze past’.
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 5: It’s the international break and club football takes a week off. On this week’s football-language podcast we have some international games in our predictions and a football-language quiz question. We also explain the phrase Cruyff turn and review the footballing news, with one story featuring tiny Clapton FC. 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: email@example.com (Damian=DF, Damon=DB).
2018-19 Premier League Week 2: The Premier League enters its second week, along with Ligue 1 in France. Serie A and La Liga kick off their seasons too, while the last of the Big 5 leagues in Europe, the Bundesliga, will join the action next weekend.
For this post on football English we explain the adjective phrase ‘high octane’. If you have suggestions, questions, comments, let us know!
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
In this post, we explain the football expression ‘to hit the ground running‘. This is a phrase commonly used at the start of the football season. If you have questions or comments, email us at: email@example.com. Find out more about this phrase by reading the transcript below. You can also find many more examples of […]
This phrase from our 2018 World Cup football language is last gasp. Find out more about this phrase by reading the transcript below. You can also find many more examples of soccer vocabulary by going to our football cliches page here and our huge football glossary here. 2018 World Cup Language: Last Gasp This phrase […]
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.