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Sergio Aguero kissing the ball.

Sergio "Kun" Aguero

Sergio "Kun" Aguero

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Is Agüero the best striker in the Premier League?

Manchester City fans will be hoping that Sergio Agüero is on form again this season. Since signing for City in 2011, Agüero has scored 102 Premier League goals in just 150 matches. Agüero has the best scoring ratio in the history of the Premier League, he scores a goal, on average, every 107 minutes. This is better than every striker to have played in the Premier League, including; Thierry Henry (122), Ruud van Nistelrooy (128) and Alan Shearer (146). Only Shearer (129 matches) got to 100 goals faster than Agüero (147) and of players who are still in the Premier League only Sunderland's Jermain Defoe (143) and Manchester Utd's Wayne Rooney (193) have more Premier League goals to their names. He's one of only five players to score five goals in a Premier League match and he's got more Premier League goals than any other South American. If City are going to win the Premier League this season they will want this man to be hitting the back of the net!

Where is he from?

Sergio 'Kun' Agüero was born on 2 June 1988 in Quilmes, Argentina.His first club was Independiente. He made his début for the first team when he was only 15 – the youngest footballer to play in the Primera División. He moved to Europe and Atlético Madrid in 2006. His goal-scoring partners there were Fernando Torres and Diego Forlán. He scored 101 goals for the Colchoneros in five seasons. His lethal finishing attracted the attention of lots of clubs and Manchester City bought him from Atlético in July 2011.

Agüero's nickname 'Kun' is from his favourite TV programme as a child.

What has he won?

Aguero celebrates goal number 2.

Kun Agüero had a sensational first game for Manchester City. He came on against Swansea and scored two goals and assisted David Silva for another in a 4-0 win. But he will be remembered forever by City fans for the last match of that season. Manchester City needed to beat Queens Park Rangers to take the title. The game was in the 94th minute and the score was 2-2. Mário Balotelli passed to Agüero who calmly put the ball in the net. City had won their first title since 1968. Since then, Agüero has led City to one more Premier League title, which they won in 2013/14.

Has he played for Argentina?

Agüero and teammates celebrate reaching the World Cup Final.

Agüero made his début for Argentina against Brazil (0-3) at Arsenal's Emirates Stadium in 2006 and has made 77 appearances for his country and scored 33 goals. He helped Argentina reach the 2014 World Cup Final in Brazil, which they eventually lost to Germany 1-0 after extra-time. Argentina have won the Copa América 14 times, the Confederations Cup once and the World Cup twice, in 1978 and 1986. Argentina have what some consider to be the best player ever: Diego Maradona. Others consider another Argentinian to be the best ever player: Barcelona's Lionel Messi.

Have many Argentinians played in the Premier League?

Apart from Kun Agüero, there are a few other Argentinians that play in Manchester or have played in Manchester. Do you know who is or was Agüero's teammate and who has played for city rivals Manchester United? One of them has even played for both teams!

Martin Demichelis Sergio Romero
Pablo Zabaleta Marcos Rojo
Carlos Tevez Angel Di Maria

 

Agüero greets fans at the Etihad.

There are many other Argentinians that play in the Premier League, including; Leonardo Ulloa at Leicester City, Erik Lamela at Spurs and Manuel Lanzini at West Ham. Many famous Argentinians have also played in the Premier League in the past including Carlos Tevez (West Ham, Man Utd and Man City), Javier Mascherano (West Ham and Liverpool) Maxi Rodriguez (Liverpool) and Juan Sebastian Veron (Man Utd and Chelsea).

This is not a new thing. In 1978, recent World Cup champions Osvaldo 'Ossie' Ardiles and Ricardo 'Ricky' Villa played for Tottenham. They were very successful and proved that foreign footballers could play in England.

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Did you know that Sergio Aguero used to be Diego Maradona's son-in law? Can you match these family words together?

Did you know.......?

  • Sergio Aguero has scored 102 goals in the Premier League. Of current players, only Jermaine Defoe (143) and Wayne Rooney (193) have scored more.

  • Agüero is still a fan of his first club, Independiente.

  • Agüero has a tattoo of his name in 'Tengwar', a language invented by Tolkien, who wrote The Lord of the Rings.

  • Before 2012, Man City had only won two league titles (1937 and 1968). 

  • In the last five seasons, City have finished 3rd, 1st, 2nd, 1st and 2nd.

  • Back in 1998, City were a third level league club.

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What do you think?

Is Sergio Agüero the best striker in the Premier League. Will he be the top scorer this season?

How does he compare to strikers in other leagues? Is he the best-ever Premier League striker?

Who is your favourite striker? Why? 

 

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phhchuong123
23/06/2017
VN
281
points

The four other players are :
Manchester United's player Dimitar Berbatov who scored against Blackburn Rovers in 2010 .
Tottenham Hotspur's player Jermain Defoe who scored against Wigan Athletic in 2009 .
Newcastle United's player Alan Shearer who scored against Sheffield Wednesday in 1999 .
Manchester United's player Andy Cole who scored against Ipswich Town in 1995 .


phhchuong123
23/06/2017 13:10
Vietnam
Manchester United
281

The four other players are :
Manchester United's player Dimitar Berbatov who scored against Blackburn Rovers in 2010 .
Tottenham Hotspur's player Jermain Defoe who scored against Wigan Athletic in 2009 .
Newcastle United's player Alan Shearer who scored against Sheffield Wednesday in 1999 .
Manchester United's player Andy Cole who scored against Ipswich Town in 1995 .

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Ahmed Adam Mamado
17/04/2017
SD
1990
points

correct me

I think the best striker in the Premier League at the moment is Harry kane, and i think he will win the golden boot for the second time in a row.

2- Suarez and Lewandowski are much beter than Aguero. In my openion they are the best cente-forwards in the world.

3- My favourite striker is Zlatan Ibrahimovic, becauze whereever he goes he scores Spectacular goals, He is a goalscoring machine !


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Ahmed Adam Mamado
17/04/2017 08:06
Sudan
Liverpool
1990

correct me

I think the best striker in the Premier League at the moment is Harry kane, and i think he will win the golden boot for the second time in a row.

2- Suarez and Lewandowski are much beter than Aguero. In my openion they are the best cente-forwards in the world.

3- My favourite striker is Zlatan Ibrahimovic, becauze whereever he goes he scores Spectacular goals, He is a goalscoring machine !

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kwesimanifest
30/07/2016
GH
3912
points

I see agüero winning the golden boot this season


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kwesimanifest
30/07/2016 15:58
Ghana
Manchester United
3912

I see agüero winning the golden boot this season

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elghoul
30/07/2016
DZ
1542
points

He is a top scorer but I don't think he will be that this season. Vardy is my favorite because he is a winner who runs a lot with a blistering pace.


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elghoul
30/07/2016 12:25
Algeria
Arsenal
1542

He is a top scorer but I don't think he will be that this season. Vardy is my favorite because he is a winner who runs a lot with a blistering pace.

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kwesimanifest
29/07/2016
GH
3912
points

He is very strongoing and fights for the ball and a clinical finisherror too


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kwesimanifest
29/07/2016 06:28
Ghana
Manchester United
3912

He is very strongoing and fights for the ball and a clinical finisherror too

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kwesimanifest
29/07/2016
GH
3912
points

Yes he is the best striker


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kwesimanifest
29/07/2016 06:27
Ghana
Manchester United
3912

Yes he is the best striker

englishman
19/07/2016
DZ
1026
points

really I don't know


englishman
19/07/2016 10:47
Algeria
Chelsea
1026

really I don't know

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HakanUslu1881
03/03/2016
TR
1761
points

No,I don't know.


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HakanUslu1881
03/03/2016 22:46
Turkey
Leicester City
1761

No,I don't know.

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assemjuve
06/01/2016
PS
3557
points

I think that Aguero is the key player for Man City this season,it will be difficult to predict who is going to win the title this year.


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assemjuve
06/01/2016 13:15
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3557

I think that Aguero is the key player for Man City this season,it will be difficult to predict who is going to win the title this year.

hichem hy
24/12/2015
DZ
123
points

1- Andy Cole
2- Alan Shearer
3- Jermain Defoe
4- Dimitar Berbatov


hichem hy
24/12/2015 22:18
Algeria
Manchester City
123

1- Andy Cole
2- Alan Shearer
3- Jermain Defoe
4- Dimitar Berbatov

nikosonris
17/12/2015
UA
2453
points

6 goals - why not? Everything is possible in the Premier League) And I do believe Sergio will make it sooner or later.


nikosonris
17/12/2015 12:52
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

6 goals - why not? Everything is possible in the Premier League) And I do believe Sergio will make it sooner or later.

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aragorn1986
06/12/2015
ME
3527
points

In these days many players are scoring hat-trics. However it's quite difficult to score more than 3 goals. 6? I don't think so.


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aragorn1986
06/12/2015 15:10
Montenegro
Arsenal
3527

In these days many players are scoring hat-trics. However it's quite difficult to score more than 3 goals. 6? I don't think so.

ulvirustemov
27/11/2015
AZ
47
points

I think there is no one who scored 6 in a game officially.


ulvirustemov
27/11/2015 08:35
Azerbaijan
Arsenal
47

I think there is no one who scored 6 in a game officially.

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MUGEMANYI
19/11/2015
RW
2320
points

Best striker in premier league


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MUGEMANYI
19/11/2015 17:50
Rwanda
Arsenal
2320

Best striker in premier league

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Sir_Mahdi24
23/10/2015
AF
139
points

I think Aguero is the most precious player of Man City... I like his playing style...


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Sir_Mahdi24
23/10/2015 23:40
Afghanistan
Arsenal
139

I think Aguero is the most precious player of Man City... I like his playing style...

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Rich
24/10/2015
ES
178
points

I think you're probably right, but De Bruyne, Sterling and Toure are also highly valued players!


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Rich
24/10/2015 08:42
Spain
Liverpool
178

I think you're probably right, but De Bruyne, Sterling and Toure are also highly valued players!

Rema's picture
Rema
24/10/2015
RS
538
points

You forget Silva.


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Rema
24/10/2015 09:41
Serbia
West Ham United
538

You forget Silva.

nikosonris
23/11/2015
UA
2453
points

And Wilfred Bony who, in my opinion, is undervalued in the shadow of Sergio Kun Aguero.


nikosonris
23/11/2015 12:12
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

And Wilfred Bony who, in my opinion, is undervalued in the shadow of Sergio Kun Aguero.

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Rema
25/11/2015
RS
538
points

You have right about Bony, he is certainly one great striker. He had shown us that in situations when Aguero was absent, but IMHO I think that he made mistake when he moved from Swansea to Manchester City. Obviously he will always be in the shadow of Aguero and in the other case if he has stayed at Swansea he would become an Swansea's legend. It's Not All About Money ;)


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Rema
25/11/2015 18:03
Serbia
West Ham United
538

You have right about Bony, he is certainly one great striker. He had shown us that in situations when Aguero was absent, but IMHO I think that he made mistake when he moved from Swansea to Manchester City. Obviously he will always be in the shadow of Aguero and in the other case if he has stayed at Swansea he would become an Swansea's legend. It's Not All About Money ;)

nikosonris
27/11/2015
UA
2453
points

I agree up to a point about money, but sometimes players are just hungry for trophies. Do you believe Bony would have many with Swansea?) Remember Fabregas swearing he would never play for Chelsea, and you perfectly know which shirt he is now wearing and why.


nikosonris
27/11/2015 11:19
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

I agree up to a point about money, but sometimes players are just hungry for trophies. Do you believe Bony would have many with Swansea?) Remember Fabregas swearing he would never play for Chelsea, and you perfectly know which shirt he is now wearing and why.

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Rema
28/11/2015
RS
538
points

I'm afraid I'm going to have to disagree with you there. At first, it's obvious which shirt Fabregas is wearing now, but 'why'- that's crucial question. IMHO you haven't chosen good example for comparison, because Fabregas has played for Arsenal and Barcelona(maybe best club in the world) and has won the trophies in Barcelona and London. IMHO he had moved from Barcelona to Chelsea to spend a lot of time onto the pitch and to earn a tremendous amount of money, because if his primary target was earning trophies he should sit on the Barcelona's bench and lift the trophy on the end of season. Secondly: If you can just imagine that Swansea stay instead of Leicester now. Nobody on the beginning of the season could predict this scenario(Leicester's first position) and nobody know what's gona happen in the future. That's only my opinion mate, maybe I'm wrong.


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Rema
28/11/2015 13:16
Serbia
West Ham United
538

I'm afraid I'm going to have to disagree with you there. At first, it's obvious which shirt Fabregas is wearing now, but 'why'- that's crucial question. IMHO you haven't chosen good example for comparison, because Fabregas has played for Arsenal and Barcelona(maybe best club in the world) and has won the trophies in Barcelona and London. IMHO he had moved from Barcelona to Chelsea to spend a lot of time onto the pitch and to earn a tremendous amount of money, because if his primary target was earning trophies he should sit on the Barcelona's bench and lift the trophy on the end of season. Secondly: If you can just imagine that Swansea stay instead of Leicester now. Nobody on the beginning of the season could predict this scenario(Leicester's first position) and nobody know what's gona happen in the future. That's only my opinion mate, maybe I'm wrong.

nikosonris
30/11/2015
UA
2453
points

Rema, thanks for your comments! But let me explain the example I've chosen for comparison. Earning trophies playing on the pitch to make a difference even for such a brilliant team as Barcelona is one thing, but earning trophies siting on the bench feeling that you didn't actually deserve any of those trophies is another story. He'd got plenty of pitch time but desperately lacked trophies (only 2 and not the highest ones) over his Arsenal career. For the first year at Stamford Bridge he has already earned 2, including the league title, with a pretty high assist rate meaning he played a key role in his team's success. It's very important for a footballer to get the reward when you perform well. He was very good at playing for Arsenal but didn't won too much. He had lots of trophies with Barca but his pitch time was limited. Last season he was consistently making a huge contribution to his team performance and got the reward he was eager for. Obviously, he had his pay increased, but I think money was the third priority to drive his decision to move to Chelsea after pitch time and top-tier trophies.


nikosonris
30/11/2015 09:37
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

Rema, thanks for your comments! But let me explain the example I've chosen for comparison. Earning trophies playing on the pitch to make a difference even for such a brilliant team as Barcelona is one thing, but earning trophies siting on the bench feeling that you didn't actually deserve any of those trophies is another story. He'd got plenty of pitch time but desperately lacked trophies (only 2 and not the highest ones) over his Arsenal career. For the first year at Stamford Bridge he has already earned 2, including the league title, with a pretty high assist rate meaning he played a key role in his team's success. It's very important for a footballer to get the reward when you perform well. He was very good at playing for Arsenal but didn't won too much. He had lots of trophies with Barca but his pitch time was limited. Last season he was consistently making a huge contribution to his team performance and got the reward he was eager for. Obviously, he had his pay increased, but I think money was the third priority to drive his decision to move to Chelsea after pitch time and top-tier trophies.

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Rema
30/11/2015
RS
538
points

You're welcome! Your comment is full of correct facts. But I want to remind you that Fabregas had played in Arsenal's squad when they were League Champions runner-up. Lucky had been lacked a little by him at that moment. PS: Question for Jack and Rich: Have I written last sentence correctly?


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Rema
30/11/2015 22:00
Serbia
West Ham United
538

You're welcome! Your comment is full of correct facts. But I want to remind you that Fabregas had played in Arsenal's squad when they were League Champions runner-up. Lucky had been lacked a little by him at that moment. PS: Question for Jack and Rich: Have I written last sentence correctly?

nikosonris
01/12/2015
UA
2453
points

That's a good reminder! I think luck is the biggest thing Arsenal desperately need!)


nikosonris
01/12/2015 13:39
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

That's a good reminder! I think luck is the biggest thing Arsenal desperately need!)

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Rema
22/10/2015
RS
538
points

Who is the best player of the gameweek 9?


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Rema
22/10/2015 16:32
Serbia
West Ham United
538

Who is the best player of the gameweek 9?

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Rich
22/10/2015
ES
178
points

We've been working on a bit of new content so no player article this week. Gameweek 9? I think I would have to choose Georginio Wijnaldum at Newcastle. I know that he's the obvious choice but to score 4 goals in any Premier League game is amazing, and to score for a team that hadn't won all season is sensational.Who would you choose? There were some great performances last week. Wijnaldum's teammate is Aleksandar Mitrovic who I haven't seen much of this season. Do you think he's a good buy for Newcastle?


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Rich
22/10/2015 17:22
Spain
Liverpool
178

We've been working on a bit of new content so no player article this week. Gameweek 9? I think I would have to choose Georginio Wijnaldum at Newcastle. I know that he's the obvious choice but to score 4 goals in any Premier League game is amazing, and to score for a team that hadn't won all season is sensational.Who would you choose? There were some great performances last week. Wijnaldum's teammate is Aleksandar Mitrovic who I haven't seen much of this season. Do you think he's a good buy for Newcastle?

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Rema
22/10/2015
RS
538
points

I totally agree with you, Georginio Wijnaldum at Newcastle is certainly the player of the week. Mitrović is good buy for Newcastle, he scored last week goal. Steve McClaren believes to him and gives him space in forward. After bad start I think that's better days coming on St James' Park. Mitrović is strong striker, with a sense for scoring goals, but he's so impulsive and he sometimes show bad behaviour what have for results few yellow and one red card. If he could control his temper he could become one of the best striker in Premier League.


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Rema
22/10/2015 18:08
Serbia
West Ham United
538

I totally agree with you, Georginio Wijnaldum at Newcastle is certainly the player of the week. Mitrović is good buy for Newcastle, he scored last week goal. Steve McClaren believes to him and gives him space in forward. After bad start I think that's better days coming on St James' Park. Mitrović is strong striker, with a sense for scoring goals, but he's so impulsive and he sometimes show bad behaviour what have for results few yellow and one red card. If he could control his temper he could become one of the best striker in Premier League.

nikosonris
23/11/2015
UA
2453
points

Rema, with such an amazing performance vs Norwich, do you think they could do better against Leicester FC this weekend?)


nikosonris
23/11/2015 12:17
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

Rema, with such an amazing performance vs Norwich, do you think they could do better against Leicester FC this weekend?)

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Rema
25/11/2015
RS
538
points

I haven't answered you in the right time so it's obviously late for my prediction for this match. But we can discuss about that subject. Leicester are in great form and we can see that if we look on the league table. Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy are playing unbelievable(also the rest of the team have played great). Vardy equalled the record Van Nistelrooy(this is record for scoring in 10 consecutive Premier League matches) by scoring in Leicester's 3-0 victory over Newcastle at St James' Park last weekend. Something interesting: Vardy can break this record in the next match against Manchester United(former Van Nistelrooy's club).


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Rema
25/11/2015 13:22
Serbia
West Ham United
538

I haven't answered you in the right time so it's obviously late for my prediction for this match. But we can discuss about that subject. Leicester are in great form and we can see that if we look on the league table. Riyad Mahrez and Jamie Vardy are playing unbelievable(also the rest of the team have played great). Vardy equalled the record Van Nistelrooy(this is record for scoring in 10 consecutive Premier League matches) by scoring in Leicester's 3-0 victory over Newcastle at St James' Park last weekend. Something interesting: Vardy can break this record in the next match against Manchester United(former Van Nistelrooy's club).

nikosonris
27/11/2015
UA
2453
points

Did you know that Ruud Vaan Nistelrooy has set his record of scoring in 10 consecutive matches against the same team - The Magpies (It seems like Newcastle have become the provider of record-breaking opportunities for other teams))) I feel very excited about this weekend's fixture: in-form Foxes vs striving-for-leadership Red Devils. But I haven't seen your prediction in the comments feed. Will you follow your head like Rich and predict a Man Utd win, or you will gamble to bet on Leicester's victory (and Vardie's record-breaking), or you will be diplomatic stating it will end up with a draw?)


nikosonris
27/11/2015 11:14
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

Did you know that Ruud Vaan Nistelrooy has set his record of scoring in 10 consecutive matches against the same team - The Magpies (It seems like Newcastle have become the provider of record-breaking opportunities for other teams))) I feel very excited about this weekend's fixture: in-form Foxes vs striving-for-leadership Red Devils. But I haven't seen your prediction in the comments feed. Will you follow your head like Rich and predict a Man Utd win, or you will gamble to bet on Leicester's victory (and Vardie's record-breaking), or you will be diplomatic stating it will end up with a draw?)

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Rema
28/11/2015
RS
538
points

About one hour ago I listened the podcast 27 and I heard that Jack and Rich had already spoken about this subject :D My suggest is that we can continue commenting about this subject within podcast 27 comment section.


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Rema
28/11/2015 13:34
Serbia
West Ham United
538

About one hour ago I listened the podcast 27 and I heard that Jack and Rich had already spoken about this subject :D My suggest is that we can continue commenting about this subject within podcast 27 comment section.

nikosonris
30/11/2015
UA
2453
points

That's a good point!)


nikosonris
30/11/2015 09:42
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

That's a good point!)

ioane12
17/10/2015
GE
24
points

The four other players are : Manchester United's player Dimitar Berbatov who scored against Blackburn Rovers in 2010 . Tottenham Hotspur's player Jermain Defoe who scored against Wigan Athletic in 2009 . Newcastle United's player Alan Shearer who scored against Sheffield Wednesday in 1999 . Manchester United's player Andy Cole who scored against Ipswich Town in 1995


ioane12
17/10/2015 18:23
Georgia
Manchester City
24

The four other players are : Manchester United's player Dimitar Berbatov who scored against Blackburn Rovers in 2010 . Tottenham Hotspur's player Jermain Defoe who scored against Wigan Athletic in 2009 . Newcastle United's player Alan Shearer who scored against Sheffield Wednesday in 1999 . Manchester United's player Andy Cole who scored against Ipswich Town in 1995

ioane12
17/10/2015
GE
24
points

it is good


ioane12
17/10/2015 18:19
Georgia
Manchester City
24

it is good

Burim
17/10/2015
XK
25
points

Dimitar Berbatov, Jermain Defoe, Andrew Cole and Alan Shearer are the players who scored 5 times in a premier League match.


Burim
17/10/2015 09:44
Kosovo
Liverpool
25

Dimitar Berbatov, Jermain Defoe, Andrew Cole and Alan Shearer are the players who scored 5 times in a premier League match.

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aragorn1986
16/10/2015
ME
3527
points

Dimitar Berbatov vs Rovers, Jermain Defoe vs Athletic, Alan Shearer vs The Owls and Andy Cole vs The Blues.
Not in the Premier League.


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aragorn1986
16/10/2015 15:51
Montenegro
Arsenal
3527

Dimitar Berbatov vs Rovers, Jermain Defoe vs Athletic, Alan Shearer vs The Owls and Andy Cole vs The Blues.
Not in the Premier League.

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Rich
16/10/2015
ES
178
points

Yes, you're right! Did you know that the more common nickname for Ipswich Town is 'The Tractor Boys'! Welcome to Premier Skills English! Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
16/10/2015 22:03
Spain
Liverpool
178

Yes, you're right! Did you know that the more common nickname for Ipswich Town is 'The Tractor Boys'! Welcome to Premier Skills English! Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

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Rema
19/10/2015
RS
538
points

The origins of this nickname(The Tractor Boys) aren't certainly know. I found data that that nickname accepted for the first time when Ipswich Town were played against Leeds, and they were won this game with 2:1. After defeat Leeds United fans start with chanting: '' We're being beaten by a bunch of tractor drivers''.


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Rema
19/10/2015 13:33
Serbia
West Ham United
538

The origins of this nickname(The Tractor Boys) aren't certainly know. I found data that that nickname accepted for the first time when Ipswich Town were played against Leeds, and they were won this game with 2:1. After defeat Leeds United fans start with chanting: '' We're being beaten by a bunch of tractor drivers''.

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Rich
19/10/2015
ES
178
points

The region around Ipswich is well-known for agriculture, which would be why the Leeds fan's chanted this!


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Rich
19/10/2015 14:23
Spain
Liverpool
178

The region around Ipswich is well-known for agriculture, which would be why the Leeds fan's chanted this!

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VerdMead96
12/10/2015
PL
146
points

A couple of years ago, when I was reading about Man Utd's history I found out that George Best managed to score six in one match. It was in the FA Cup match against Northampton Town in 1970.


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VerdMead96
12/10/2015 16:01
Poland
Manchester United
146

A couple of years ago, when I was reading about Man Utd's history I found out that George Best managed to score six in one match. It was in the FA Cup match against Northampton Town in 1970.

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Rema
16/10/2015
RS
538
points

I watched documentary about him. He was great player and Man Utd's legend but alcohol ruined his life.


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Rema
16/10/2015 00:20
Serbia
West Ham United
538

I watched documentary about him. He was great player and Man Utd's legend but alcohol ruined his life.

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VerdMead96
17/10/2015
PL
146
points

Yes, Rema this is quite sad story. He was a colourful character in the football World, some people considered him as even better than Pele or Maradona. Due to problems with alcohol he gave up football on the highest level when he was just 27.


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VerdMead96
17/10/2015 14:27
Poland
Manchester United
146

Yes, Rema this is quite sad story. He was a colourful character in the football World, some people considered him as even better than Pele or Maradona. Due to problems with alcohol he gave up football on the highest level when he was just 27.

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Salloum
14/10/2015
SY
1308
points

but no player scored five goals in one match in the premier league that started from season 1992/1993 until now


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Salloum
14/10/2015 14:12
Syria
Manchester United
1308

but no player scored five goals in one match in the premier league that started from season 1992/1993 until now

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Khalid Almagboul
11/10/2015
SD
289
points

Good


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Khalid Almagboul
11/10/2015 20:28
Sudan
Manchester United
289

Good

Rema's picture
Rema
10/10/2015
RS
538
points

I think that answer on second question isn't good. Five players have scored five goals in one game in the Premier League, not four.


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Rema
10/10/2015 23:56
Serbia
West Ham United
538

I think that answer on second question isn't good. Five players have scored five goals in one game in the Premier League, not four.

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Rich
11/10/2015
ES
178
points

Thanks Rema. I think I forgot to include Aguero!!


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Rich
11/10/2015 10:30
Spain
Liverpool
178

Thanks Rema. I think I forgot to include Aguero!!

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Rema
14/10/2015
RS
538
points

You're welcome! I think something else isn't good. Accent is on the word net which is linked with some economic explanations(gross and net) and this words does not corresponding with this lesson. For this lesson I think that adequate explanation would be: The net is the ​area ​surrounded by a ​piece of ​material made from ​string into which a ​ball or puck is put in ​order to ​score ​points in ​various ​sports.


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Rema
14/10/2015 17:00
Serbia
West Ham United
538

You're welcome! I think something else isn't good. Accent is on the word net which is linked with some economic explanations(gross and net) and this words does not corresponding with this lesson. For this lesson I think that adequate explanation would be: The net is the ​area ​surrounded by a ​piece of ​material made from ​string into which a ​ball or puck is put in ​order to ​score ​points in ​various ​sports.

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Rich
15/10/2015
ES
178
points

Thanks Rema. You are, of course, correct. The correct definition is there now and your definition is absolutely perfect.


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Rich
15/10/2015 11:34
Spain
Liverpool
178

Thanks Rema. You are, of course, correct. The correct definition is there now and your definition is absolutely perfect.

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Rema
15/10/2015
RS
538
points

You're welcome! That's not my definition, I only used this definition. I found this definition on Cambridge Dictionaries Online.


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Rema
15/10/2015 23:29
Serbia
West Ham United
538

You're welcome! That's not my definition, I only used this definition. I found this definition on Cambridge Dictionaries Online.

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Salloum
10/10/2015
SY
1308
points

The four other players are :
Manchester United's player Dimitar Berbatov who scored against Blackburn Rovers in 2010 .
Tottenham Hotspur's player Jermain Defoe who scored against Wigan Athletic in 2009 .
Newcastle United's player Alan Shearer who scored against Sheffield Wednesday in 1999 .
Manchester United's player Andy Cole who scored against Ipswich Town in 1995 .


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Salloum
10/10/2015 14:08
Syria
Manchester United
1308

The four other players are :
Manchester United's player Dimitar Berbatov who scored against Blackburn Rovers in 2010 .
Tottenham Hotspur's player Jermain Defoe who scored against Wigan Athletic in 2009 .
Newcastle United's player Alan Shearer who scored against Sheffield Wednesday in 1999 .
Manchester United's player Andy Cole who scored against Ipswich Town in 1995 .

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