Week 36: The FA Cup semi-finals

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The latest football news – The good, the bad and the ugly

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Weekly football phrase (audio and text) – English for Football

The business end of the season

This week’s English for football expression is the phrase the business end of the season which simply means the most important part of the season or the the run in at the end of the football year. We use the term business as it suggests that vital matters are to be decided. So, at this time of year in the football world important issues such as becoming champions, winning trophies, getting relegated or qualifying for Europe are all focused on. In most European leagues there are only 6 or 7 games to play meaning that teams are focused on the business end of the season. Business end of the season.


And finally…

QUESTION: How many times have Everton won the FA Cup?

a. 4

b. 5

c. 6

d. 7

Answer next week.

(The answer to last week’s question about what match has been played most often in the top division of England – d. Aston Villa vs Everton)


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