Here are some of the words and phrases that we used on this week’s show.
You can practise the vocabulary with our online crosswords and quizzes here
Also, check out the BBC’s football vocabulary page here
- remarkably – very surprisingly
After Mourinho left, Chelsea survived, quite remarkably with their injuries.
- in with a shout – have a shout
Chelsea are still in with a shout of winning the league
- scare the living daylights out of – terrify, scare very much
Chelsea used to scare the living daylights out of opposition.
- harangue – aggressively criticise / complain
The ugly is the constant haranguing of referees by players
- slot in – fit in, join smoothly, blend in
There are a lot of good things for manchester United. Most notably how the new signings have slotted in.
- blend in – fit in, slot in, join smoothly
The good for Liverpool has to be Torres and how he’s blended in with the team immediately.
- tumultuous – exciting, disorderly, rowdy
Chelsea won the Carling Cup against their London rivals in a tumultuous game.
- quadruple – four parts (in football, winning four cups or competitions)
At one stage, the Blues looked as if they might win an unprecedented quadruple.
- push all the way – sat in contention until the end, be a rival until the finish
Arsenal look as if they will push United all the way.
- go down to the wire – be decided at the final moment
The Spanish championship race went down to the wire in 2007 with Fabio Capello’s Madrid eventually winning the three-horse race.
- run away with – win easily, win by a large margin
Inter ran away with the title in Italy.