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Learn English through Football Podcast: 2018-19 Premier League Week 3 – Man Utd vs Spurs

2018-19 Premier League Preview2018-19 Premier League – Week 3: In this week’s football-language podcast we look ahead to the Manchester United versus Tottenham match on Monday. We also explain the football phrase ‘deadline-day signing‘, ask a football-language question and attempt some predictions for the big games this weekend. If you’d like the transcript to the show – great for learners and teachers of English – please show your support by becoming a patron (through Patreon) and if you have questions or comments, email us at: (Damian=DF, Damon=DB).

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Transcript of the show (25th August 2018)

Learn English through Football Podcast: 2018-19 Premier League Week 3 – Man Utd vs Spurs

DF: You are listening to’s football-language podcast. Welcome everyone to the podcast for all those interested in improving their English skills and who love the beautiful game of football. My name is Damian and I am here in a bright, sunny London and am looking forward to another weekend of football – Manchester City travel to newly-promoted Wolves, Manchester United host Tottenham and there is a London derby between Arsenal and West Ham, while Ronaldo will make his home debut for Juventus when they take on Lazio in Serie A. Barcelona play Valladolid and Real Madrid travel to Catalonia to play Girona in La Liga and the Bundesliga finally returns to action after an extended summer break. What games will you be watching this weekend?

Now, as many of our regular listeners will know the other half of the languagecaster team is Damon and he’s based in Tokyo but unfortunately he will not be joining us on this week’s podcast but he will, of course, be back again next week.


So, what do we have on this week’s show? Well, on this week’s podcast I start by asking a football-language question connected to the phrase ‘grassroots football‘, before moving on to discuss some football language that has emerged from the week – this week we explain the phrase ‘deadline-day signing‘. We then finish off the show with our predictions competition and will feature three games from the Premier League – we will also be keeping you up to date with our predictions competition to see who is currently leading. 

Stinger: You are listening to (in Uzbek)

Yes, you are listening to, and that was in Uzbek – and you can send on a message to the show, just as Umid has done with Uzbek, in your own language by dropping us a line at We are also on Facebook – our page is Learning English Through FootballTwitter and Instagram where Damon has posted some wonderful football photos from his week.

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