- to break (a story) – to reveal, to make public
Officially this hasn’t been broken yet, but it looks like Kaka will win the Ballon d’or.
easy-peasy – very easy (often used by children / or when adults are joking)
Japan’s groups is easy-peasy.
- to hammer – to beat a team convincingly, easily, by scoring a lot of goals
Aston Villa absolutely hammered Blackburn 4-0.
- to shrug off – to get rid off, to ignore, (in football to beat or go past when being tackled)
Torres shrugged off two defenders to score against Porto.
- to get the chop – to be sacked, to lose your job
Poor Billy Davies gets the chop at Derby.
- to kick in – to start
We predicted the managerial merry-go-round would kick in now, and it has.
- trouble flared – trouble started, trouble broke out
Trouble flared before, during , and after the match.
- appalling – terrible, very bad
Thats an appalling group: it’s so easy!
- to reckon – to think
Hans, what do you reckon about Germany’s group?
- be/get cocky – too confident
When Australia get cocky, they always lose.
- powerhouse – dominant
Two of the major powerhouses in Asian football are Japan and Korea.
- easy-peasy – very easy (often used by children or by adults when joking)
Kohei thinks Japan’s qualifying group is easy-peasy.