(to be) Sent to the stands: To be sent off; to receive a red card; to be removed from the pitch. The stand is where the fans sit and watch the game.
(to) Fall through: When a transfer or deal does not go ahead despite looking like it would do for a long time.
The FA: The Football Association, the organisers of the Premier League and the England national team.
The 2012-13 Champions League knock-out stage starts next week with 16 teams battling it out to try and reach the final that takes place on 25th May at Wembley Stadium. The two-legged ties promise to be mouth-watering affairs and so on this week’s main football report the languagecaster team looks ahead to some top European club action.
On this week’s football podcast for learners of English, we focus on the ‘romance of the cup’ and look at some of the language associated with the English FA Cup. Damon also introduces the phrase ‘to line up a bid for’ before we finish up with our weekly predictions battle which this week includes games from the African Nations Cup, England and of course the FA Cup 4th round.
On this week’s football podcast for learners of English, we take a look at what constitutes cheating in football.