Podcast 1 (October 31st) Vocabulary 1 doc
competition – tournament
e.g. The Champions League is a competition for the strongest club sides in Europe.
nil – no goals scored
e.g. Manchester United beat Bolton 4-0 (four nil)
hat trick – three goals scored by the same player in the same match
e.g. Wayne Rooney’s hat trick helped Manchester United beat Bolton.
transfer – when a player moves from one club to another club
e.g. Michael Ballack was transferred from Bayern Munich to Chelsea in the summer
sitting on top – the team are leading the league (are first)
e.g. Werder Bremen are sitting on top of the Bundesliga
rotation policy – when a team’s starting members are changed on a regular basis
e.g. Liverpool should stop using the rotation policy if they want to win the League.
local derby – a game between two teams from the same area
e.g. Tottenham against Arsenal is a fierce local derby in London.
squad – the group of payers belonging to a club (usually about 25 players) e.g. the Chelsea squad is the most expensive in the world.
breakaway goal – a goal scored on the counter attack (a quick attack from defence) e.g. Liverpool defended and hoped for a breakaway goal.
pundit – an expert on football
e.g. the pundits feel that Chelsea will be favourites to win the League again.
in a row – consecutively, one after another.
e.g. West Ham lost 8 games in a row.