This week languagecaster.com introduces the English for football phrase ‘injury crisis’.
In this week’s football review section we look back at some of the big stories from the world of football to help learners of English improve their vocabulary. This week we congratulate those sides making it into the Champions League group stage, report on the ‘bore-draw’ between Manchester United and Chelsea and look at why Fenerbahce are in trouble.
This week’s football expression is ‘scrape into’
In this report Damian looks ahead to the upcoming 2013-14 Premier League season and offers some predictions.
Which players combine well in your team? Find out ore about this phrase in our Weekly Football Phrase post at languagecaster.com
The Learn English Through football Podcast returns for its eighth season and this week we look at the newly-promoted sides to the Premier League.
This week’s English for Football expression is the phrase to agree a deal which is often used in the transfer window
In this languagecaster.com’s football language quiz we have 6 questions for you to answer on the language of football transfers.
This week’s English for Football expression is the phrase to be on a run
This week’s English for football is to rule out – to rule something out
This week’s English for football is come from behind
Step over: Like a nutmeg, this skill used in football to try and fool an opposing defender. When dribbling with the ball the attacker pretends to kick or move the ball with his/her feet but instead moves his/her foot over the ball – a step over.
Fixtures: A series of matches; a set of games to be played. The fixtures for the football season in England usually appear in June.
A Shut-out: This is the American equivalent of a clean sheet, i.e. when one team does not concede any goals in a game.
In honour of Sir Alex Ferguson’s retirement from Manchester United this week after more than a quarter of a century in charge we look at five Fergie-inspired posts from the Languagecaster.com archives.
Some huge matches this week including a Champions League final rehearsal, derbies from london and Merseyside as well as el Superclásico from Argentina.