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This week’s featured match sees Inter Milan take on city rivals AC Milan in Serie A. Below are Damon and Damian’s prediction – what do you think?
This week’s English for football is a cliche – ‘Form is temporary, class is permanent.’ This cliche is made up of two short statements. The first, form is temporary, means that form, or a player’s current level, their recent performances, are transitory, or will change soon, are not lasting. The second statement, class is permanent, means that class, or natural ability, skill, a player’s real level, is permanent. Permanent means unchanging, something that lasts forever. So when you put these two statements together in the cliche, ‘Form is temporary, class is permanent’, you are emphasizing the fact that we shouldn’t judge a player on their recent games, but on a longer look at their playing history. A good player, doesn’t change into a bad player suddenly. An example of this is Fernando Torres of Liverpool, who has suffered poor form for some months now, but who scored two great goals against Chelsea and played very well indeed. He showed us that form is temporary, class is permanent.
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This week’s QUIZ QUESTION:
Who has won more derby matches, Inter Milan or AC Milan?
a. AC Milan
c. They have the same number of victories
Answer next week.
The answer to last week’s question was B Roma have won 59 times while Lazio only 44.
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