Languagecaster Football Newsletter: Week 13

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    This week’s featured match sees Liverpool take on Chelsea in the Premier League. Below is Damian’s prediction – what do you think?

  • Damian: 1-1 Damon : 0-1
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    This week’s English football phrase is the expression to play to the whistle which basically means to keep playing until you hear the referee blow his whistle to stop the game. This phrase is used a lot when children first start playing football to teach them about the game and though it is not a rule it is regarded as very good advice. Unfortunately the Spurs and Brazilian goalkeeper did not play to the whistle in his team’s defeat against Manchester United at Old Trafford last weekend. The keeper threw down the ball as he felt that it was a free kick after the opposing striker Nani had handled the ball. However, the referee had not blown his whistle for a foul and so the Manchester United player kicked the ball into the empty net. Of course, there are those who say Nani did not play to the spirit of the game while others blame the keeper for not playing to the whistle. To Play to the Whistle.
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    This week’s QUIZ QUESTION:

    Who has won more derby matches, Lazio or Roma?

    a. Lazio
    b. Roma
    c. They have he same number of victories

    Answer next week.

    The answer to last week’s question was D – Pele was 29 when he scored in the 1970 World Cup final.

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