Languagecaster Predictions: 2019-20 Chelsea vs Tottenham: The Premier League’s winter break is over and returns this weekend with a full round of fixtures. We feature some of the big games from the weekend including a London derby between Chelsea and Tottenham – teams in fourth and fifth positions in the league. We also look at […]
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.
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.
This week’s football phrase is specific to the game in England and is ‘The Everton Cup’.
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.
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.
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
Newspaper Headline: Put your shirt on Liverpool – In this football language post we explain a newspaper headline from The Telegraph (January 20th 2020) ‘Put your shirt on Liverpool’ after the Reds defeated Manchester United 2-0.
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.
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.
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.