(an) X-rated tackle: A terrible tackle that could end in a bad injury, a tackle that is horrible to watch.
This week we will explain a football phrase or cliche for learners of English who love the sport- ‘to ride your luck’.
With less than a year to go until the European Championships kick off in Poland and the Ukraine the qualifying rounds in Europe are starting to hot up. With the two hosts already qualified, there remain 14 other spots to fill – the nine group winners and the remaining five will come from a series of play-offs involving the runners-up. On this week’s main report we take a look at how the groups are shaping up.
Manchester vs London: This week we feature a huge story from the Premier League – the thrashings of Spurs and Arsenal
This week’s English for football is the expression to receive a call up
Every week we explain a newspaper Headline and this week it is: Rooney leads slaughter of the innocents
Preview of Spurs: On the third podcast of season 6, the team at languagecaster.com takes a look at Tottenham’s chances this season…
To be well worth the lead: not only is a team winning but that the team is playing well
[print_link] | Subscribe: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly Europe’s premier competition moves into the knockout stages, so good news the 16 teams that made it through. Meanwhile Chelsea look shaky in the Premier League….. You can listen to these and other stories on our weekly podcast. Explanations of key vocabulary (in bold) can […]
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Football phrases for learners of English: 12th Man