2019-20 Champions League Group Stage Final Games: Welcome to week 14 of the 2019-20 Languagecaster Predictions Competition in which we feature some of the big games from the final set of matches in the group stages of the Champions League, as well as a big London derby between two teams looking for form.
In this football language post we look at the phrase ‘blatant penalty’. There are many more expressions connected to penalties in our football glossary.
2019-20 Manchester Derby: Welcome to week 13 of the 2019-20 Languagecaster Predictions Competition in which we feature some of the big games from the Premier League including the Manchester derby and a huge game from the top of the Bundesliga.
In this football language post we look at the phrase cruise to victory which describes when a team easily, very easily, wins a match.
2019 Merseyside Derby and Man Utd vs Tottenham: There is a mid-week set of fixtures this week (on Tuesday and Wednesay) which sees all Premier League clubs playing their 15th game of the season…
Expected Goals (xG): we look at a phrase that is becoming more popular in football as we find ways to describe shots on goal – expected goals or xG.
Game Week 11 – 2019-20 Norwich City vs Arsenal: Welcome to the eleventh week of the 2019-20 Languagecaster Predictions Competition and this week we feature some of the big games from the Premier League and one big game from La Liga.
Encroach: In this football language post we look at the phrase ‘to encroach’ which is sometimes heard when there is a penalty to be taken.
2019-20 Manchester City vs Chelsea: Domestic football returns this week after the European Championship and World Cup qualifiers that took place over the past few days. We look back at some of those games and the language that emerged form them. We also have a football-language quiz, explain some football language and try and make some predictions from the upcoming Champions League group games.
2019-20 Champions League Group Stage – Liverpool vs Napoli: Welcome to the tenth week of the 2019-20 Languagecaster Predictions Competition and this week we feature some of the big games from this week’s Champions League qualifiers – the fifth set of matches.
2019 Copa Libertadores Final – River Plate vs Flamengo: The biggest game in South American football takes place this weekend – the Copa Libertadores final between Flamengo and River Plate. In this extra listening practice post we take a look at some of the stories surrounding this huge game and of course look at some of the language used to talk about the game.
2019-20 Ireland vs Denmark: On this week’s football-language podcast we review the football news and focus on international games. We also explain two football language phrase – to cushion and to be dropped – in our football language section…
In this football language post we look at the phrase ‘to be dropped’ and how it is used in football.
Welcome to the ninth week of the 2019-20 Languagecaster Predictions Competition and this week we feature the final set of qualifiers for next season’s European Championships.
It’s week 8 of the languagecaster predictions competition and the big game this week comes from the Premier League with the top two facing off in a potential title decider. We also have a game from the Champions League and a huge derby from Spain, the big game of the season in Germany, as well as a game from Serie A featuring Jucentus and AC Milan.
On this week’s football-language podcast we review the football news from the week, explain the phrase, ‘fitness test’, we also look ahead to some of the big games from next week in our predictions – we’ll focus on the big top-of-the-table clash in the Premier League between Liverpool and Manchester City. We also have our weekly football language quiz question which is all about the verb ‘to take’ and how it is used in football.