On this week’s podcast we focus on the history of the game and in particular folk football. Damon and I have had to endure a tough week as both Liverpool and Tottenham continue to struggle. All these stories and more feature in this week’s podcast. Come along to the site at languagecaster.com to read more.
This week’s featured match is Chelsea v Man Utd
This week’s English for football is ‘to hang by a thread‘. A threadis a thin, delicate piece of string – like cotton, and to hang is to be suspended from something, especially over an empty space. If you hang by a thread, you are in a dangerous position because a thread is weak, and you are hanging in the air over an open space. So this phrase, to hang by a thread, is used to indicate when a team is in a dangerous or precarious position: perhaps they face elimination from a competition, or they are near relegation. Their chances are hanging by a thread. This week, Liverpool could only draw against Lyon in the Champions League and they are in third place in their group. Their chances of making the next round are slim,their hopes are hanging by a thread.
To hang by a thread.
This week’s QUIZ QUESTION:
When was the last time Atletico Madrid beat their big rivals Real Madrid in the league?
Answer next week.
Last week we asked, When was the last time Spurs beat their big rivals Arsenal in the league? The answer was 2001.
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