2019-20 Tottenham vs Liverpool: The Languagecaster derby took place last Saturday with league leaders Liverpool coming out on top at Tottenham’s new stadium and in this podcast we take a look at some of the language that emerged from the game. We also have a language quiz, an explanation of a football cliche ‘to walk the ball into the net’ and much more.
In this football language post we explain the phrase ‘to appoint a new manager’.
2019-20 Liverpool vs Manchester United: The big game this weekend sees league leaders Liverpool host their big rivals Manchester United on Sunday – can United be the first side to defeat Liverpool this season? In-form Watford take on Tottenham on Saturday, while Manchester City play Crystal Palace and La Liga returns at the weekend with Real Madrid hosting Sevilla in the big game between second and fourth.
Walk the ball into the net: In this football language post we explain the football cliche which is used to describe a situation when a team scores or doesn’t score a goal!
Agüero Breaks Henry Record: In this football language post we explain a newspaper headline from the Metro (January 12th 2020) which is all about Sergio Agüero’s record-breaking goals in the win over Aston Villa.
In this football language post we explain the word ‘adrift’ which is often used when talking about a team in the relegation zone.
Languagecaster Predictions: 2020 Tottenham vs Liverpool – After last week’s FA Cup third round matches, Premier League football returns with the second languagecaster derby of the season – this time Spurs host the leaders Liverpool.
Newspaper Headline: Reiss is the word
2019 Festive Football Language Review: On this additional football-language podcast we look back at some of the language that emerged from the festive football fixtures in England, including words and phrases about injuries, VAR and going unbeaten…
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.