Languagecaster’s football newsletter: Week 19

This week, as every week, there have been so many headlines – Tevez is unhappy at Manchester City, Sam Allardyce was sacked at Blackburn, Estudiantes de la Plata win the Apertura crown in Argentina and an African team, TP Mazembe, make the finals of the Club World Cup. Check out languagecaster.com’s review section to read more about the footballing news. On this week’s main report section of our weekly podcast show we take a look at the Champions League draw – the exciting match ups, the potential banana skins, the easy ties. We also try to predict who will come out on top in some of the big games in our weekly predictions. For more football news come to our site, read the posts, listen to our main reports and check out our links section.
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    PREDICTION

    This week’s featured match sees Manchester United travel to Chelsea in the Premier League with the club from the North West hoping to cement their position at the top. Damian and Damon’s predictions are below, what do you think?

  • Damian: 1-1 Damon 2-0
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    FOOTBALL EXPRESSION

    This week on languagecaster’s look at footballing language we focus in a footballing clichĂ© often used in newspaper headlines. The clichĂ© is – to slam. To slam means to criticise heavily, to attack verbally. This week there have been two examples in which to slam has been used in football news headlines. The first example is connected with the disagreement between the Argentinia and Man City forward Carlos Tevez and his club – Tevez agent slams City’s Cook. So this means that Tevez’s agent has attacked or disagreed with Manchester City’s owners and administrators. It can also be used in the passive form as in this example. Blatter slammed by gay groups. This refers to FIFA’s President, Sepp Blatter’s comments that homosexuals should refrain from ‘sexual activities’ during the World Cup in Qatar in 2022 – homosexuality is illegal in the country. In this headline gay rights groupd criticise the comments of the head of FIFA. To slam or be slammed by

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    This week’s QUIZ QUESTION:

    For the last few weeks, FIFA has been in the news as they have decided the hosts for the 2018 & 2022 World Cup Finals. They have also made some controversial comments about in which country the game of football began. According to FIFA, football’s roots are in –

    a. Greece

    b. England

    c. Germany

    d. China

    The answer to last week’s question – How many managers has the Newcastle United owner, Mike Ashley, hired since he bought the club in 2008?  was b. 5 – Keegan, Kinnear, Shearer, Hughton, and Pardew

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