2019 Review of the Year Quiz: How much do you remember from the 2019 football year? What’s the difference between xG and VAR, who won the 2019 Copa America and who was voted the best player in the world? All these, and more, can be found in our end of year quiz. Good luck!
Welcome to the first week’s predictions of the new year and our 19th of the 2019-20 Languagecaster Predictions Competition in which we feature the third round of the FA Cup. Leeds travel to Arsenal and in another Championship versus Premiership match-up Spurs go to Middlesbrough, while there is also the small matter of the Merseyside derby on Sunday.
We explain the phrase ‘To have a player on toast’ which is used to describe when one player is dominating another player.
So VAR Out Of Sight: In this football language post we explain a newspaper headline from the Daily Star (December 30th 2019) which is all about VAR.
Unveiled as new manager: wWe explain the phrase ‘unveil a new manager’ which is used when a new manager or coach joins a club.
New Year’s Day Fixtures 2020: Welcome to week 18 of the 2019-20 Languagecaster Predictions Competition in which we feature more games from the Premier League that take place on New Year’s Day, including leaders hosting Sheffield United and Arsenal’s trip to Manchester United.
In this football language post we explain the football cliche ‘one hand on the trophy’.
On this week’s football-language podcast, we look back at the 2019 Club World Cup final between Liverpool and Flamengo and review some of the big games from around the world that took place this weekend.
2019 Festive Fixtures: We feature lots of games from the Premier League that will take place over the busy festive period – teams will play twice in the space of two or three days!
In this football language post we explain the term ‘clanger’ which is used to describe a big mistake in football.
The 2019 Club World Cup is currently taking place in Qatar and the competition has already reached the final stage. In this bonus listening report we look at how the tournament is organised, some of the teams taking part and we offer a prediction about possible winners and dark horses.
2019 Club World Cup Final: Welcome to week 16 of the 2019-20 Languagecaster Predictions Competition in which we feature the final of the FIFA Club World Cup, as well as some games from the Premier League including Chelsea against Tottenham.
On the bounce: In this football language post we look at the phrase ‘on the bounce’ which is all about winning lots of games in a row.
2019 Club World Cup Semi-finals and el Clasico: Welcome to week 15 of the 2019-20 Languagecaster Predictions Competition in which we feature the two semi-finals from the FIFA Club World Cup, el clasico and some Carabao Cup quarter-final games.
Sign a new deal: This week’s football language phrase is all about renewing a contract
2019-20 Champions League Final Group Matches: On this week’s football-language podcast we take a look back at some of the big football-language stories from the week, explain some new football language, offer some predictions and look ahead to the final set of Champions League matches that take place this week.