Happy Holidays to all our subscribers. Most football leagues are taking a winter break but not in England or in Scotland as the games come thick and fast. In this week’s newsletter we look at all the big upcoming matches, feature the team of the year, wonder why the Premier League has become so exciting all of a sudden, review the fortunes of languagecaster’s favourite teams in 2009, we also look back at the football news of the past week, offer a new English for Football phrase, as well as the answers to our huge end-of-the-year bumper quiz (below). I can barely control my excitement! Come along to the site at languagecaster.com to read more.
This week’s featured match is Arsenal v Aston Villa – can Villa continue their good run of form at The Emirates?
This week’s English for Football is ‘over the top tackle‘. Over the top tackle.
This week’s QUIZ QUESTION:
Portsmouth are currently bottom of the English Premier League which is bad luck for them as only one team that has finished bottom at Christmas has managed to survive relegation, which one?
a. West Ham
c. West Brom
Answer next week.
The answer to last week’s question Which country has supplied the most World Club winners? Brazil with 3 winners.
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1. a. Banfield | b. Flamengo | c. Kashima Antlers | d. Real Salt Lake
2. Newcastle, Middlesbrough and West Brom
3. Barcelona, Chelsea, Manchester United, Arsenal
4. Kick It Out
5. Two – Serbia and Slovakia
7. Fiorentina, Lazio and Inter Milan
8. Eight – Redknapp (Spurs); Allardyce (Blackburn); Megson (Bolton); Hodgson (Fulham); Sunderland (Bruce); Stoke (Pulis); Hull (Brown) and Wolves’ manager Mick McCarthy who though representing Ireland is from Yorkshire, England.
9. a. Barcelona | b. Inter | c. B. Leverkusen | d. Braga
10. Shaktar Donetsk (Ukraine)
11. 6 – Club World Cup; Champions League; European Super Cup; La Liga, Copa del Rey and the Spanish Super Cup.
12. 17 – 11 Premier League; 4 FA Cup and 2 League Cups
13. Mexico, USA, Honduras, Uruguay, Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, NZ, Holland, Spain, England, Ukraine, France, Greece, Slovakia, Slovenia, Portugal, Germany, Denmark, Italy, Switzerland, Serbia, Japan, Australia, S. Korea, N. Korea, Ghana, Cameroon, S. Africa, Nigeria, Egypt
14. Germany 6-2 England | In Germany
15. Claudio Ranieri (Ciro Ferrara), Jurgen Klinnsmann (Louis Van Gaal), Felipe Scolari (Guus Hiddink)
16. Germany vs England WC s/f Italy 1990
17. They all qualified for the 2008 European Championship but failed to make the 2010 World Cup finals.
18. Pohang Steelers from Korea beat Al Itihad from Saudi Arabia
19. He is 22
20. Cape Town