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Each week the languagecaster team will explain a football phrase or cliche for learners of English who love the sport. On this week’s show we feature the phrase ‘to make a comeback’. Click on the link below to learn about the word or phrase, while you can also read the transcript. You can also find many more examples by going to our football phrase page here football cliches here and our huge football glossary here.
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This week’s football phrase is ‘to make a comeback’ which is not normally connected to football but last weekend saw two former Premier League stars return to play for their old clubs: they have made a comeback. On Sunday in the Manchester derby Paul Scholes surprised everybody when he was named on the Manchester United bench in the FA Cup tie against rivals Manchester City. The following day, in the same competition, former Arsenal striker Thierry Henry came off the bench to score the winning goal for Arsenal on his return to the club he had served so well. Indeed, both players made winning starts to their comebacks. To make a comeback.