Another busy week in the world of football with English club Portsmouth going into administration, Chelsea players warned about their public behaviour, Wayne Bridge deciding not to play for England any more, Wayne Rooney continuing his impressive league scoring run for Manchester United, Champions League wins for Inter Milan and Bordeaux and an impressive FA Cup victory for my team Spurs and a Europa League win for Damon’s team Liverpool. These and other stories will feature on this week’s podcast, which looks at football derbies. Indeed, we feature three of them in our regular predictions battle, as well as the final of the Carling Cup and some international friendlies. We also have another English for football phrase. Come along to the site at languagecaster.com to read more.
This week’s featured match is Aston Villa v Manchester United in the Carling Cup final
This week’s phrase for football is to run riot. This expression is used when one team completely dominates another team and scores lots of goals. Before this week’s Champions League game between holders Barcelona and Stuttgart the experts were suggesting that Barca would run riot . Another example was when Premier League side, Tottenham ran riot against Wigan earlier on in the season when they won 9-0. The expression can also be used to describe a player’s performance against an opponent as in, Wayne Rooney ran riot against the West Ham defence. To run riot.
This week’s QUIZ QUESTION:
When was the last time Aston Villa won the Carling Cup?
Answer next week.
The answer to last week’s question, ‘How many different countries are represented in the last 16 of the Champions League this year?’ The answer is 8 – Portugal, Greece, Russia, Spain, Italy, England, Germany and France.
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