2019-20 Champions League last 16 Predictions: More big games this week as the Champions League returns with the first last 16 games taking place. We feature some of the big games from that competition as well as two other Premier League games involving both Manchester clubs.
2019-20 Champions League Last 16: English Through Football Podcast – 2019-20 Champions League Last 16: The Champions League returns after a two-month break with the first four games from the last 16 being played on Tuesday and Wednesday next week. In this podcast we look ahead to all the matches taking place in the knock-out stage and offer a prediction or two!
In this football language post we explain the word ‘tie’ which is used as a verb and a noun and has different meanings in football.
Newspaper Headline: Valentine’s Day Massacre – In this football language post we explain a newspaper headline from the Daily Mirror which is about UEFA’s decision to ban Manchester City from the Champions League over the next two seasons. This decision was made public on 14th February which is of course Valentines Day!
2019-20 Norwich vs Liverpool and Lazio vs Inter: The Premier League is still on a mid-winter break but there are four games taking place this weekend and we feature the leaders against the team in last place – Norwich hosting Liverpool – and Tottenham’s trip to Aston Villa.
In this football language post we explain the football cliche, ‘one game at a time’ which is used to take the pressure off a team that is doing well.
Losing it: In this football language post we explain a newspaper headline from the Times newspaper about the game between Tottenham…
2019-20 FA Cup 4th Round Replays: The Premier League takes a mid-winter break over the next couple of weeks – the first time that this league has done this – though each side only actually gets one weekend off. There are two matches next week including a relegation six-pointer between Watford and Brighton. The FA Cup fourth round replays also take place this week with Tottenham hosting Southampton and minnows Shrewsbury Town travelling to Liverpool.
Walk the title: We explain the football cliche, ‘walk the title’ which is used when a team is winning a league easily.
Fernandes Finally Announced: In this football language post we explain a newspaper headline from the Independent newspaper which is all about Portuguese international Bruno Fernandes’ transfer to Manchester United.
Football Language: Interfering with play – In this football language post we explain the football phrase ‘intere with play’ which is sometimes heard in football when goals are disallowed because of offside.
It’s Chinese New Year and so on this week’s listening report we take a look at football in China.
Saved by the bell: This headline comes from Star Sport (January 22nd 2020) and uses a boxing phrase to describe the late goal from Bellerín
2019-20 FA Cup 4th Round: The 4th round of the FA Cup takes place this weekend with games on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday. We feature four big games and wonder if there will be any shocks – Premier League leaders Liverpool travel to Shrewsbury from League One, while Manchester United will play another League One side Tranmere. We also look at the big Rome derby as Lazio face Roma – a win would really see them enter the title race in Italy.
Wantaway: The transfer window is now open so in this football language post we explain the phrase ‘wantaway’ which is used as an adjective to describe a player involved in transfer gossip
2019-20 Chelsea vs Arsenal: