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Jobs and Football

Jobs and Football

In this week's Premier Skills English podcast, Rich and Jack talk about the latest news from the Premier League and some of the jobs footballers do when they retire. This week, the language focus is on suffixes you use to describe jobs. As always, we have a new football phrase for you to guess and announce our Player of the Week. Enjoy!

Vocabulary

How much did you understand?

In the podcast, Rich and Jack used some words and phrases that might be new for you. You can see two examples here: 

Chelsea are on the brink of winning the Premier League.

I'm sure every Tottenham fan will be sad to say goodbye to the old ground.

There were a few more tricky words in the podcast. Can you remember all of them? Try the activity below, then, listen to the podcast again to hear how we used the words in context. This can really help with understanding.

Activity 1

In this activity, have a look at the vocabulary and try to match it to the correct definition. ​
Can you match the words to their definitions?

Cesc Fabregas has been in great form for Chelsea recently.

Learning

Language - Jobs in Football

In this week's podcast, Jack and Rich spoke a lot about jobs in and out of football. Let's start with jobs in football. Take a look at these sentences from the podcast. Do you know what jobs these are?

Slaven Bilic is the manager at West Ham United.

Steven Gerrard retired last year and is now a coach at Liverpool.

Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher work as football pundits and commentators.

In the activity below, have a look at some other jobs in football. Do you know all of them? Check your understanding.

Activity 2

In this activity, learn the names of 10 jobs at a football club.
Can you complete the gaps with the job?
Builders are already busy building Tottenham's new ground.

Learning

Language - Suffixes

We often use specific suffixes to describe jobs. A suffix is a group of letters that are added at the end of a word. Take a look at these examples of suffixes that were mentioned in the podcast. The sentences use five common suffixes to describe different jobs.

Raheem Sterling usually plays as a winger or midfielder.

Eric Cantona and Vinnie Jones used to be footballers but both are now actors.

Football journalists write about football in magazines and newspapers.

The fourth assistant tells us how much injury time there is.

Manchester City's David Silva is often described as a magician.

Activity 3

In this activity, look at the verbs and nouns and think of the job that is associated with each. Then, match the names of each job with the correct suffix.
Do you know the job?
Granit Xhaka scores for Arsenal against Manchester Utd.

Learning

Language - Gender 

In the past, many jobs were heavily associated with men and language reflected this. Some very common jobs were described using the suffix -man such as; 'fireman', 'policeman' and 'postman'. These jobs are now done by both men and women and the language has changed, too, as it was out-dated and sexist. The language used to describe a lot of different jobs has become gender neutral. Take a look at these examples from the past and present.

fireman > firefighter

policeman > police officer

chairman > chair

linesman > assistant referee

Transcript

If the listening was a bit difficult, you can listen and read the transcript at the same time.
Read and listen.

Jobs in Football

Jack: Have Chelsea won the Premier League title?

Rich: I don’t know. We still don’t know.

Jack: No, we don’t know yet. But our listeners probably already know! 

Rich: That’s because our podcast goes out on Friday and Chelsea are playing tonight!

Jack: If they win, they will win the Premier League title.

Rich: But if they lose, they’ll have to wait a bit longer.

Jack: The champagne will be on ice!

Rich: But not for long, I reckon.

Welcome

Rich: Hello my name’s Rich
 
Jack: and I’m Jack
 
Rich: and welcome to this week’s Premier Skills English podcast
 
Jack: Where we talk about football and help you with your English.

Jack: What’s happening this week, Rich?
 
Rich: In this week’s show, we’re going to talk about the latest in the Premier League, and the jobs that Premier League footballers do when they leave football.

Jack: And in this week’s language focus we’re going to focus on different suffixes that are used to talk about different jobs.

Jack: But first, let’s look at the Premier League headlines.

Headlines

Rich: Chelsea are on the brink.

Jack: Chelsea are just one win away from the Premier League title after an easy 3-0 win against Middlesbrough who have now been relegated. Three points against West Brom on Friday night will see the Blues win the Premier League for the fifth time .

Rich: Arsenal on a late charge for the top four!

Jack: Arsenal are up to fifth place after winning twice this week against Manchester Utd and Southampton. The Gunners have played in the Champions League every season for the last 20 years and will be hoping that Liverpool or Manchester City drop points in the last few matches of the season.

Rich: Manchester Utd reach Europa League Final.

Jack: Manchester Utd will play in the Europa League Final in Sweden on May 24th. They beat the Spanish team, Celta Vigo, in the semi-finals. United have a chance of winning the only domestic or European trophy they have never won. And remember! The winners go directly into next season’s Champions’ League.

Rich: Spurs play final match at White Hart Lane.

Jack: Tottenham Hotspur play Manchester Utd in the last ever match at the North London Stadium. After this weekend’s match, it’s going to be knocked down after over 100 years of football.

Rich: As an Arsenal fan, you don’t sound too sad about that?

Jack: No, I am. White Hart Lane has been home to some great Arsenal wins in the past! But, joking aside, I’m sure every Tottenham fan will be sad to say goodbye to the old ground.

Rich: Yes, but next season they’ll be playing at Wembley which is cool and then the following season will have a brand new stadium to play in. Things are definitely looking up for Spurs.

Topic Focus

Rich: It’s nearly the end of the season. Just a couple of weeks to go.

Jack: Yes, what do people do in the summer? I can’t start watching cricket!

Rich: What do people who work in football do in the summer? Especially this summer - no World Cup or anything! 

Jack: Not much work for the players, commentators or journalists.

Rich: It’s often a time when footballers start looking for other jobs, too. They might be looking for a new club or some players might retire.

Jack: Chelsea’s John Terry is leaving the club after nearly 20 years. I wonder what he will do next?

Rich: It’s common for footballers to stay in football. Steven Gerrard hung up his boots last year and he’s now a coach at Liverpool. Slaven Bilic is the manager at West Ham.

Jack: And lots of ex-players do television work. Gary Lineker is a TV presenter and Gary Neville and Jamie Carragher work as football pundits and commentators. Lots of players get work as models, too - like David Beckham for example.

Rich: A pundit is a match analyst - someone who analyses and talks about matches on TV.

Jack: But some ex-players do something totally different. Eric Cantona and Vinnie Jones both used to play in the Premier League and are now famous actors.

Rich: Cantona mainly does French films but he’s the main actor in Ken Loach’s film ‘Looking For Eric’ - it’s pretty good if you haven’t seen it.

Jack: Vinnie Jones was a tough midfielder for Wimbledon, Leeds and Chelsea in the 1990s and has become pretty famous in Hollywood and has been in close to 100 movies. One of his most recent is Escape Plan with Sylvester Stallone and Arnold Schwarzenegger. Have you seen it Rich?

Rich: Er… no. 

I don’t think John Terry is going to retire this season. We might see him at another Premier League club next season. But there are lots of options for him when he does decide to hang up his boots.

Language Focus

Jack: We’ve been talking a lot about different jobs. And now we’re going to talk a little bit about the language of jobs - both in and out of football.

Rich: Let’s start on the pitch and the most common job of all - player.

Jack: This word comes from the verb ‘play’ and we add the letters -er. -er is an example of a suffix. A suffix is a  group of letters that is added to the end of a word to change the word form a verb to a noun for example.

Rich: So player is the noun (person) from play. And when we talk about player positions there are other examples of the -er suffix being used.

Jack: You can have defender or striker which come from the verbs defend and strike.

Rich: And there are other examples like manager, and then out of football we have jobs like teacher, builder, and writer.

Jack: All of these jobs come from the verb. But you have to be careful because it’s not really a rule. For example you have the verb ‘cook’ but a person who cooks is not a ‘cooker’, he or she is a ‘cook’. A ‘cooker’ is the machine in the kitchen!

Rich: And the job doesn’t always come from the verb. Let’s go back to the football pitch. We have ‘winger’,  and ‘midfielder’. These jobs come from the nouns ‘midfield’ and ‘wing’.

Jack: And a player can also be called a footballer which follows this pattern.

Rich: Another common suffix for jobs is -or. In football, you can be a commentator or like Eric Cantona you can be an actor. These words again come from the verbs to commentate and to act.

Jack: Some other examples are director, sailor and investigator.

Rich: Other common suffixes are -ant, -ist and -ian. All of these are used to describe jobs. You could be an accountant, a journalist or a musician. Let us know in the comments section if you can think of any more jobs that use these suffixes?

Jack: There are a couple of old fashioned suffixes that are still sometimes used to describe jobs. These are -man and -ess. In football, you might have the job of chairman or groundsman and outside of football you might hear policeman, fireman or postman.

Rich: This is an old fashioned way of speaking about these jobs because these jobs are often held by women as well as men so saying chairman is sexist and it’s better to use gender neutral terms like police officer, firefighter or chair.

Jack: Yes, but it’s still quite common to hear phrases like ‘my postman is a woman’!

Rich: The -ess suffix is for jobs such as actress or waitress but it’s more common these days to refer to men and women as actors and waiters.

Jack: What did you want to be when you were little, Rich?

Rich: I wanted to be an English teacher.

Jack: Really? 

Rich: No, I wanted to be a fireman - a fire fighter. What about you?

Jack: I wanted to be an astronaut.

Rich: Cool. And look at us now! Teaching English is almost the same, eh? Look, that job doesn’t follow any of the patterns we’ve been talking about. So, remember these suffixes are just common patterns not rules you can follow all the time.

Jack: We want you to talk about the jobs you wanted to do when you were little. Is that what you do now? How about in the future? What would you like to do?

Rich: Take a look at the questions for you in the comments section.

Player of the Week

Rich: There were lots of great performances in the Premier League  last week. Cesc Fabregas was brilliant for Chelsea and Alfie Mawson has been brilliant in defence for Swansea. They could still stay in the Premier League you know?

Jack: But we have to talk about Manchester City’s 5-0 win at home to Crystal Palace. They were sensational in the second half.

Rich: And there were lots of players to choose from. Vincent Kompany looked to be back to his best and David Silva was brilliant but we chose Kevin De Bruyne as our Player of the Week.

Jack: He has more assists than any other player in the Premier League this season and you can read all about the Belgian in our player of the week article. There is a link on the side of this page.

Can you work out this week’s football phrase?

Rich: Have you got a football phrase for us this week?

Jack: Yes, I have, but first, last week’s football phrase. The phrase was bicycle kick. Liverpool’s Emre Can scored a great overhead kick last week. 

Rich: Well done to Liubomyr from Ukraine, Kwesimanifest from ghana, Shobonenok from Russia, Mon from Egypt, Adam Mamado from Sudan and Emir from Bosnia. You all got the right answer!

Rich: What’s this week’s phrase?

Jack: This week’s phrase is to **** ** **** *****. It’s a difficult phrase but we’ve made it easier by using it a couple of times in this podcast. It’s an idiom that means to stop doing something permanently or to retire from a sport. Steven Gerrard **** ** *** ***** last year. 

Rich: Listen again to the section where we speak about what jobs footballers do after football if you’re not sure of the answer!

Jack: Before we go we want to tell you about this week’s fan of the week! It’s Sasha from Russia.

Rich: Sasha is a Manchester City fan and he is hoping to get a job in football when he finishes his master’s degree. 

Jack: It’s great to have you on the website, Sasha and to learn more about your life in Russia. If you want to know more about Sasha - head over to the new section - fan of the week - in the fans section - there is a link on the side of the page.

Rich: And if you want to be a Fan of the Week, just send us an email or a comment and we will help you put an article together in English.

Rich: We would love to get a Premier League fan from every country in the world!

Jack: Right, that’s all we have time for this week. 

Rich: Don’t forget to write your answers to our questions and make a guess at our football phrase in the comments below. 

Jack: Bye for now and enjoy your football!

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What do you think?

In this week’s podcast, Jack and Rich spoke about about the jobs that footballers do on the pitch and when they finish their pñaying careers.

  1. Can you name any footballers that have had successful careers after they finish playing?  What jobs did they do?

  2. Rich wanted to be a firefighter and Jack an astronaut when they were younger, and now they're English teachers! What did you want to do when you were little? Is that what you do now? How about in the future? What wouold you like to do?

  3. We looked at five different suffixes in the podcast (-er, -or, -ist, -ian, -ant). How many jobs can you name that use these suffixes? Try to do it without any help from the internet!  

Remember to write your guess at this week's football phrase and the questions above in the comments section below.

If you want us to correct your English, just write 'correct me' at the beginning of your comment.

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Liubomyr
12/05/2017
UA
9318
points

I think that the phrase is to '*** ** **** *****’.


Liubomyr
12/05/2017 16:03
Ukraine
Watford
9318

I think that the phrase is to '*** ** **** *****’.

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Rich
12/05/2017
ES
805
points

Well done, Liubomyr! You're the first to get the football phease this week!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


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Rich
12/05/2017 17:10
Spain
Liverpool
805

Well done, Liubomyr! You're the first to get the football phease this week!

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

Liubomyr
12/05/2017
UA
9318
points

Correct me.
1. Former Dynamo Kyiv and AC Milan star Kakha Kaladze is Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Energy of Georgia since 2012.
2. When I was a child I dreamt to be a fighter pilot (because my home was near to the Ukrainian Air Force base and I watched their flights in the sky every single day) and later – to be a train driver. But now I’m a lawyer :)))


Liubomyr
12/05/2017 16:26
Ukraine
Watford
9318

Correct me.
1. Former Dynamo Kyiv and AC Milan star Kakha Kaladze is Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Energy of Georgia since 2012.
2. When I was a child I dreamt to be a fighter pilot (because my home was near to the Ukrainian Air Force base and I watched their flights in the sky every single day) and later – to be a train driver. But now I’m a lawyer :)))

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Rich
12/05/2017
ES
805
points

Hi Liubomyr 

When you use 'since' you are indicating that something started in the past and continues now. This means that we shoud use the present perfect in your first sentence. Dream is followed by a preposition and the gerund so we should say; 'I dreamt of/about being a fighter pilot'. This is frustrating because the verb 'want' takes the infinitive like in your example!

Yes, lots of kids dream about being pilots, but law is a very good profession, too!


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Rich
12/05/2017 17:16
Spain
Liverpool
805

Hi Liubomyr 

When you use 'since' you are indicating that something started in the past and continues now. This means that we shoud use the present perfect in your first sentence. Dream is followed by a preposition and the gerund so we should say; 'I dreamt of/about being a fighter pilot'. This is frustrating because the verb 'want' takes the infinitive like in your example!

Yes, lots of kids dream about being pilots, but law is a very good profession, too!

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kwesimanifest
12/05/2017
GH
10031
points

This week's phrase is **** ** *** *****


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kwesimanifest
12/05/2017 19:17
Ghana
Manchester United
10031

This week's phrase is **** ** *** *****

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elghoul
12/05/2017
DZ
9059
points

1.Platini was famous as a player and as the UEFA Chair.

2.When I were young I secretly wanted to be a writer but when my aunt asked what I will do in the future I answered civil servant.

Burister, architector, driver, financial clerk, sportman, goal keeper...

football phrase **** ** *** *****.

 


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elghoul
12/05/2017 19:31
Algeria
Arsenal
9059

1.Platini was famous as a player and as the UEFA Chair.

2.When I were young I secretly wanted to be a writer but when my aunt asked what I will do in the future I answered civil servant.

Burister, architector, driver, financial clerk, sportman, goal keeper...

football phrase **** ** *** *****.

 

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M.s. Aboelsafa
13/05/2017
EG
3836
points

the phrase is to give up


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M.s. Aboelsafa
13/05/2017 08:58
Egypt
Arsenal
3836

the phrase is to give up

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Ahmed Adam Mamado
13/05/2017
SD
1890
points

Correct me
When speaking of successful footballers who started another career after their retierment, I shouldn't forget the French-Algerian empeor Zidane who had an spectacular career as a footballer. And know he is really doing well as a manger for the spanish giants Real Madrid. In addition to his outstanding achievments, he is the only one on the planet to have won the Champions League as a player, assistant manager and a manager.
Another example would be the Egyptian Legend Mohammed Aboutrika. He is a great footballer with a fantastic career. He has already won loads of trophies with his club Al-Ahli and the Egyptian National Team including three consecutive African Cup of Nations. Now he works as a football pundit for BeIN Sports. I admire both of these players because despite their great successes, they still very humble and respective. In my opinion they are football icons!

If someone asked me, what
did I wanted to do when I was little? I will say that my mum and dad wanted me to become a Doctor, but I always wanted to be an Engineer. However, the difference is that I dreamt of being an Architector, but ended up as an Electrical Engineer. I don't know if Architcture whould have been better for me, but at least I'm satisfied with my current profession and more importantly, I like it. Of course I'm unemployed at the moment because of National Service. I don't have any ideas of switching to something else in the future even to my dream job, therefor, I will stick with my current profession, improve my English, get a doctor degree, start my own company and I will be doing work for charity.


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Ahmed Adam Mamado
13/05/2017 11:29
Sudan
Liverpool
1890

Correct me
When speaking of successful footballers who started another career after their retierment, I shouldn't forget the French-Algerian empeor Zidane who had an spectacular career as a footballer. And know he is really doing well as a manger for the spanish giants Real Madrid. In addition to his outstanding achievments, he is the only one on the planet to have won the Champions League as a player, assistant manager and a manager.
Another example would be the Egyptian Legend Mohammed Aboutrika. He is a great footballer with a fantastic career. He has already won loads of trophies with his club Al-Ahli and the Egyptian National Team including three consecutive African Cup of Nations. Now he works as a football pundit for BeIN Sports. I admire both of these players because despite their great successes, they still very humble and respective. In my opinion they are football icons!

If someone asked me, what
did I wanted to do when I was little? I will say that my mum and dad wanted me to become a Doctor, but I always wanted to be an Engineer. However, the difference is that I dreamt of being an Architector, but ended up as an Electrical Engineer. I don't know if Architcture whould have been better for me, but at least I'm satisfied with my current profession and more importantly, I like it. Of course I'm unemployed at the moment because of National Service. I don't have any ideas of switching to something else in the future even to my dream job, therefor, I will stick with my current profession, improve my English, get a doctor degree, start my own company and I will be doing work for charity.

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Ahmed Adam Mamado
13/05/2017
SD
1890
points

Also correct me

Some jobs that use the suffix (er) : are governer, baker and hunter. These jobs are created from the verbs, to govern, to bake and to hunt.
After that we have jobs like contractor, operator and supervisor where the suffix (or) is being used. The first one is created from a nown while the rest from verbs.
Then jobs like artist, flowerist, and chemist are all created from nowns with the suffix (ist) at the end.
Now, by using the suffix (ian) with the nowns electric, magic and music, it gives us these jobs : electrcian, magician, musician respectively.
In addition to all these jobs above, we have some jobs ending with the suffix (ant) such as : consultant from consult, correspondant from correspond and militant from militia(not sure of this).


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Ahmed Adam Mamado
13/05/2017 11:31
Sudan
Liverpool
1890

Also correct me

Some jobs that use the suffix (er) : are governer, baker and hunter. These jobs are created from the verbs, to govern, to bake and to hunt.
After that we have jobs like contractor, operator and supervisor where the suffix (or) is being used. The first one is created from a nown while the rest from verbs.
Then jobs like artist, flowerist, and chemist are all created from nowns with the suffix (ist) at the end.
Now, by using the suffix (ian) with the nowns electric, magic and music, it gives us these jobs : electrcian, magician, musician respectively.
In addition to all these jobs above, we have some jobs ending with the suffix (ant) such as : consultant from consult, correspondant from correspond and militant from militia(not sure of this).

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Ahmed Adam Mamado
13/05/2017
SD
1890
points

This week's foobball phrase is to "**** ** *** *****"


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Ahmed Adam Mamado
13/05/2017 11:33
Sudan
Liverpool
1890

This week's foobball phrase is to "**** ** *** *****"

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Ahmed Adam Mamado
13/05/2017
SD
1890
points

Some suggestions if it is not too much trouble.

I wish if there's a section of "PL Legends" inside players section. This section, if created would be interesting to browse as some of us may not have seen these legends playing.
Another section of "PL stadiums" would be great. this will offer informations about all PL grounds with different photos.
In addition to a section of "PL referees" woud be very nice.

Profile photo requierments
know, of course this is not a section.
And it will let the user know which type of photo will be valid. Informations about photo's size, format, resolution, etc would be essencial, me myself I couldn't change my PP.

Comment Link
This is a link on the profile page, when click on leads you to the page where you have put a comment becuase there maybe some new comments to look at.


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Ahmed Adam Mamado
13/05/2017 12:22
Sudan
Liverpool
1890

Some suggestions if it is not too much trouble.

I wish if there's a section of "PL Legends" inside players section. This section, if created would be interesting to browse as some of us may not have seen these legends playing.
Another section of "PL stadiums" would be great. this will offer informations about all PL grounds with different photos.
In addition to a section of "PL referees" woud be very nice.

Profile photo requierments
know, of course this is not a section.
And it will let the user know which type of photo will be valid. Informations about photo's size, format, resolution, etc would be essencial, me myself I couldn't change my PP.

Comment Link
This is a link on the profile page, when click on leads you to the page where you have put a comment becuase there maybe some new comments to look at.

numrut
14/05/2017
UA
107
points

Hello everyone!

I think this week's phrase is '**** ** **** *****'.


numrut
14/05/2017 16:17
Ukraine
Liverpool
107

Hello everyone!

I think this week's phrase is '**** ** **** *****'.

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Emir Veličanstveni
14/05/2017
BA
14306
points

This week's phrase is: to **** ** **** *****.


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Emir Veličanstveni
14/05/2017 21:58
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Arsenal
14306

This week's phrase is: to **** ** **** *****.

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kwesimanifest
15/05/2017
GH
10031
points

Zidane is an example of a successful footballer even though his last match saw an unfortunate and regrettable end. He is currently the manager of Real Madrid F.C and doing quite well for himself.
Its looking more like a norm for formal players to become coaches. However, some of them haven't been very good at their newly found jobs. They are having a hell of a time coacching their teams.


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kwesimanifest
15/05/2017 09:24
Ghana
Manchester United
10031

Zidane is an example of a successful footballer even though his last match saw an unfortunate and regrettable end. He is currently the manager of Real Madrid F.C and doing quite well for himself.
Its looking more like a norm for formal players to become coaches. However, some of them haven't been very good at their newly found jobs. They are having a hell of a time coacching their teams.

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Ahmed Adam Mamado
25/05/2017
SD
1890
points

Yes it was a sad end for him. It would be great if he won the CL two times in a row, but I think the Italian side are the favourites.


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Ahmed Adam Mamado
25/05/2017 16:35
Sudan
Liverpool
1890

Yes it was a sad end for him. It would be great if he won the CL two times in a row, but I think the Italian side are the favourites.

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kwesimanifest
15/05/2017
GH
10031
points

I wanted to be a pilot while i was young because i loved it whenever i saw the plane fly. I am currently exiting school and most likely to be a marketer.


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kwesimanifest
15/05/2017 09:27
Ghana
Manchester United
10031

I wanted to be a pilot while i was young because i loved it whenever i saw the plane fly. I am currently exiting school and most likely to be a marketer.

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kwesimanifest
15/05/2017
GH
10031
points

(-er, -or, -ist, -ian, -ant) Teacher, Tailor, Receptionist, Libarian and Accountant


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kwesimanifest
15/05/2017 09:30
Ghana
Manchester United
10031

(-er, -or, -ist, -ian, -ant) Teacher, Tailor, Receptionist, Libarian and Accountant

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shobonenok
15/05/2017
RU
9193
points

There were lots of ex-footballers mentioned. I'd like to name Pep Guardiola, ex-Barcelona player, Massimo Carrera (ex Juve, Napoli, Atalanta player and now Champion of Russia), Nikita Simonyan (ex Spartak player, USSR and Olympics Champion and now works in the Football Union of Russia), Valeri Carpin (ex Spartak, Valencia and Celta player and now editor-in-chief of football broadcasts at Match TV).
When I was young I had wanted to work in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, probably as an ambassador. Later I changed my dreams and wanted to work in political party and be a member of the State Duma, the lower Chamber of the Parliament. Nearly a year ago I decided to land a job in football. Let me some time to achieve success :)
Finally, the football phrase is to "**** ** **** *****".


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shobonenok
15/05/2017 21:04
Russia
Manchester City
9193

There were lots of ex-footballers mentioned. I'd like to name Pep Guardiola, ex-Barcelona player, Massimo Carrera (ex Juve, Napoli, Atalanta player and now Champion of Russia), Nikita Simonyan (ex Spartak player, USSR and Olympics Champion and now works in the Football Union of Russia), Valeri Carpin (ex Spartak, Valencia and Celta player and now editor-in-chief of football broadcasts at Match TV).
When I was young I had wanted to work in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, probably as an ambassador. Later I changed my dreams and wanted to work in political party and be a member of the State Duma, the lower Chamber of the Parliament. Nearly a year ago I decided to land a job in football. Let me some time to achieve success :)
Finally, the football phrase is to "**** ** **** *****".

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RafaelRC
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Romario was a brilliant striker, now he is a deputy.


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29/05/2017 02:32
Brazil
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Romario was a brilliant striker, now he is a deputy.

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