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This Week: Pep Guardiola

This Week: Pep Guardiola

Welcome to This Week from Premier Skills English, a weekly review of football action for learners of English from across the globe. In This Week, Jack talks about three stories from this week in the Premier League and there are lots of football English words and phrases for you to learn.

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Hello my name’s Jack and welcome to the weekly round-up called This Week on Premier Skills English.

In This Week, we’ve got lots of interesting words and phrases to help you talk about football in English.

If you are listening to this podcast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify you can also visit the Premier Skills English website at premierskillsenglish.britishcouncil.org where you’ll be able to download the podcast.

On the Premier Skills English website, you can read the transcript and join the Premier Skills English community by completing a language task in the comments section. This will really help you remember the new words and phrases from the stories from the Premier League.
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Today, I want to talk about the most famous manager in the Premier League. I don’t talk about the managers much, but they are as important as the players and they are always interviewed after the match so you get to hear them speak and use football English.

It was quite hard to select the most famous manager. As an Arsenal fan, I wanted to talk about Mikel Arteta. I could also have chosen Jurgen Klopp as he’s very charismatic. Roy Hodgson is a legend. He first played for Crystal Palace in 1965 and has been a manager for over 40 years and has stood on the sidelines at over 850 matches. However, the manager I have selected today is Pep Guardiola who led Manchester City to the treble last season.

But before I start talking about Pep Guardiola and the vocabulary, I want to give you the answer to last week’s football phrase. If you didn’t hear it last week, here’s one more chance to guess now.

Last week, the football phrase was a *******. When a player transfers to a new club, they are often described as a ****** for the club or the clubs’ latest *******. It comes from a verb which means to write your name on a contract to show that you agree with it.

Congratulations to Hayato from Japan, to Hermosillo Moreno from Mexico, Ken from Japan, Ahmadamr1112 from Egypt, welcome to the podcast Ahmadamr1112. Congratulations to Leandro_Higuito02 from Colombia, to Bicooz from Egypt, Gockan_FPL from Turkey, welcome to Premier Skills English Gockan. Congratulations to Denis2000 from Belarus, to Hasan from Turkey, to Chen Meng Tso from Taiwan, to Vietnguyenngo from Vietnam, to
Shewa Dovski from Germany, to Takateeto from Japan, to Isshin from Japan and to Vinicius77 from Brazil. I hope I’m pronouncing yoru name properly this time Vinicius.

You all managed to work out that the phrase I was looking for was a signing.

Keep listening till the end of the podcast for a new football phrase.

Today, I am focusing Pep Guardiola. After I have spoken about Guardiola, I will look at some interesting vocabulary. At the end, I will challenge you with a language quiz.

Pep Guardiola

Pep Guardiola was born in 1971 in Santpedor which is a small town to the north of Barcelona in Catalonia. Pep is a nickname or a shortened form of Josep. Pep joined Barcelona’s youth academy, La Masia at the age of 13 and played his way through the youth teams, making his debut for Barca at the age of 19.

He stayed at Barcelona until 2001 when he moved to Brescia and then Roma in Italy and later played in Qatar and Mexico. He played as a defensive midfielder and was highly regarded for his anticipation, his composure on the ball, accurate passing, tactical awareness, and ability to read the game. He was described as the brains of Barcelona’s dream team and was on a list of the best deep-lying playmakers of all time.

Guardiola returned to Barcelona in 2007 to manage the Barcelona B team, which played in the third tier of Spanish football. In his first season in charge, he led the team to a place in the playoffs and secured promotion to the second division. This performance impressed the club owners enough to hand him the reins to the first team. In his first year, he won the league, the Copa del Rey and the Champions League, becoming the youngest manager ever to win the Champions League. In his second year, he did even better winning a record six trophies, the Spanish League, the Copa del Rey, the Champions League, the Spanish Super Cup, the European Super Cup and the Club World Cup, becoming the first manager in history to do so.

In 2013, Guardiola moved to Germany to manage Bayern Munich and took the team to the top of the Bundesliga, winning the league with seven games to play. And then in 2017, he moved to Manchester City.

Guardiola started his first season at Manchester City with a series of 10 wins and it looked like he was on track to enjoy the same sort of success that he’d enjoyed in Spain and Germany, but the Premier League proved to be more of a challenge and City finished the season without any silverware.

Having identified the club’s weaknesses and filled the gaps with a raft of new players, Guardiola’s team won the league the following year having scored over 100 points which was a record in the Premier League. The following year he won the League Cup, the FA Cup and the Premier League, beating Liverpool by a point in the final match of the season.

He won the Premier League again in 2021, 2022, and last season in 2023, the same year that he won the FA Cup and the Champions League.

The words I want to talk about from this story are:

  • Anticipation
  • Composure
  • Playmaker
  • To hand someone the reins
  • In history
  • To be on track

And

  • A raft of something


Anticipation

In regular English, anticipation is a feeling of excitement about something that is going to happen in the future. However in football English, it refers to the ability to anticipate, tpoimagine what will happen and take action to prepare for it. So when a defensive midfielder sees their opponents making a move, if they can position themselves to intercept the ball and stop the move, they have shown anticipation.

Composure

The noun composure normally means the feeling of being calm and in control. It’s very important in football because in the excitement of the game, it’s easy to lose control and to kick the ball too hard or try to play a ball too soon. It’s common to see a player fire a shot high over the crossbar and into the crowd that they’d get on target every time on the training ground. If a player can keep their cool and take their time when the pressure is on, then they have good composure.

Playmaker

A playmaker is an interesting word. In American football, tactics, especially attacking moves are called plays and one of the players on the pitch calls the plays so that the team knows what to do. In football English, a playmaker is a player who directs and organises their teammates when they attack their opponents. A playmaker will have to have a good sense of tactics and be able to read the game so they can make the right passes to start attacking moves that the team have practised.

To hand someone the reins

Reins are the leather straps that go around a horse’s head that you use to control the horse. If you are riding a horse, you need to keep hold of the reins so you can steer and stop the horse. If you hand someone else the reins, you put them in charge or in control. So when a new manager is appointed by a football club, you can say that they have been handed the reins.

In history

The phrase in history means at any time in the past. We use it in a similar way to ever in phrases like the team ended the season with the highest score ever or the team ended the season with the highest score in history. We use in history when the superlative is the biggest or best for all time, not for a personal best. So you might hear someone say Kane scored the most goals in a season ever, meaning at any point in his career, but Haaland scored the most Premier League goals in a season in history.

To be on track

A track is usually a path or a railway line. It’s a route with grooves or rails that keep the vehicles going in the right direction. If you are on track for something, you are following the course that will lead to you doing or achieving wherever you are on track for. So if you are studying very hard at school and you are good at your school subjects, you could say that you are on track to get good exam results. We say that someone is on track to do something or someone is on track for something.

The last phrase today is:

A raft of something

A raft of something means a large number of something or a lot of something. It’s often used in quite formal writing. You might hear that a company has made a raft of new appointments if they have hired lots of new staff or that an organisation has come up with a raft of measures to make them more environmentally friendly.

OK. I have focused on 7 bits of vocabulary today. They are:

  • Anticipation
  • Composure
  • Playmaker
  • To hand someone the reins
  • In history
  • To be on track

And

  • A raft of something

Listen to the description of Pep Guardiola one more time to hear these words in context.

Pep Guardiola

Pep Guardiola was born in 1971 in Santpedor which is a small town to the north of Barcelona in Catalonia. Pep is a nickname or a shortened form of Josep. Pep joined Barcelona’s youth academy, La Masia at the age of 13 and played his way through the youth teams, making his debut for Barca at the age of 19.

He stayed at Barcelona until 2001 when he moved to Brescia and then Roma in Italy and later played in Qatar and Mexico. He played as a defensive midfielder and was highly regarded for his anticipation, his composure on the ball, accurate passing, tactical awareness, and ability to read the game. He was described as the brains of Barcelona’s dream team and was on a list of the best deep-lying playmakers of all time.

Guardiola returned to Barcelona in 2007 to manage the Barcelona B team, which played in the third tier of Spanish football. In his first season in charge, he led the team to a place in the playoffs and secured promotion to the second division. This performance impressed the club owners enough to hand him the reins to the first team. In his first year, he won the league, the Copa del Rey and the Champions League, becoming the youngest manager ever to win the Champions League. In his second year, he did even better winning a record six trophies, the Spanish League, the Copa del Rey, the Champions League, the Spanish Super Cup, the European Super Cup and the Club World Cup, becoming the first manager in history to do so.

In 2013, Guardiola moved to Germany to manage Bayern Munich and took the team to the top of the Bundesliga, winning the league with seven games to play. And then in 2017, he moved to Manchester City.

Guardiola started his first season at Manchester City with a series of 10 wins and it looked like he was on track to enjoy the same sort of success that he’d enjoyed in Spain and Germany, but the Premier League proved to be more of a challenge and City finished the season without any silverware.

Having identified the club’s weaknesses and filled the gaps with a raft of new players, Guardiola’s team won the league the following year having scored over 100 points which was a record in the Premier League. The following year he won the League Cup, the FA Cup and the Premier League, beating Liverpool by a point in the final match of the season.

He won the Premier League again in 2021, 2022, and last season in 2023, the same year that he won the FA Cup and the Champions League.

Language Challenge

Right, now it’s time for you to think about the language again. I have spoken about seven useful words and phrases. I have found examples of these words in news stories online and edited them slightly. I have removed today’s vocabulary so I want you to fill in the gaps with the language from the podcast.

Number 1. Egyptian Premier League side Al Ahly have _______________ to Marcel Koller in a bid to improve their fortunes next season.

Number 2. Deep-lying ___________ are often known for their vision, technique and passing.

Number 3. Two women have been kicked out of house for three months after _________ complaints about their antisocial behaviour were made to the council.

Number 4. Plans are back ________ to build a new leisure centre in Halifax after they were put on hold due to rising costs.

Number 5. As a coach, you need to be ahead of that curve; you have to __________ things before they happen.

Number 6. Facebook’s Twitter rival Threads has become the fastest growing app __________, hitting 100 million users in five days

Number 7. England head rugby coach Steve Borthwick praised his players for maintaining their _________ after going behind to Wales in the second half to go on and claim a 20-10 win in Cardiff.

Leave your answers to the language challenge in the comments section on the Premier Skills English website.

Football phrase

Now it’s time for this week's football phrase.

This week’s football phrase is **********. I’m not sure if this was a football phrase, but this is a term that I have spoken about in this podcast quite recently. It means the trophies that a club receives for winning a league or cup competition. When Guardiola first took over the reins at Manchester City, he was disappointed not to win any ********** in his first season.

If you know the answer, be sure to leave it in a comment on the page for this podcast on Premier Skills English.

Before I finish, I am going to go through the answers to last week’s language challenge.

Number 1. A prominent Russian journalist and a lawyer were attacked and suffered serious injuries after several masked men forced their car to stop on Tuesday.

Number 2. Here we take a look at what the Liverpool squad could look like against Chelsea on the opening weekend as Jurgen Klopp looks to add to Alexis Mac Allister and Dominik Szoboszlai.

Number 3. Arsenal youngster Khayon Edwards revealed which senior player has impressed him most in training.

Number 4. Is there a better teacher to learn how to play the false nine position in a Liverpool system than Roberto Firmino?

Number 5. The family of the victim have criticised the role that the media and social media played during the police investigation, and have accused the press of running stories just to sell more papers.

Number 6. Picking up the ball just before the 10th minute, the Liverpool wide-man went on an emphatic run, dribbling past four opposition players along the way.

Number 7. To inaugurate its first Louis Vuitton spring summer 2024 collection, Pharrell Williams organised a show worthy of a Hollywood production.

Number 8. Ocean views, sought-after schools and hardly a property for sale in sight. Some of Sydney’s most tightly held suburbs had only a handful of sales within the past year.

Number 9. Although Disney’s Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny hit the top spot on domestic box office charts, the producers may be disappointed having collected an underwhelming million in its debut weekend.

And that’s all I have time for today. Before I finish, I just wanted to say that I hope you found this podcast useful, and I hope all of you stay fit and healthy and safe.

Bye for now and enjoy your football.

Manager

Pep Guardiola

Pep Guardiola poses for a photograph with the Premier League Trophy

Pep Guardiola was born in 1971 in Santpedor which is a small town to the north of Barcelona in Catalonia. Pep is a nickname or a shortened form of Josep. Pep joined Barcelona’s youth academy, La Masia at the age of 13 and played his way through the youth teams, making his debut for Barca at the age of 19.

He stayed at Barcelona until 2001 when he moved to Brescia and then Roma in Italy and later played in Qatar and Mexico. He played as a defensive midfielder and was highly regarded for his anticipation, his composure on the ball, accurate passing, tactical awareness, and ability to read the game. He was described as the brains of Barcelona’s dream team and was on a list of the best deep-lying playmakers of all time.

Guardiola returned to Barcelona in 2007 to manage the Barcelona B team, which played in the third tier of Spanish football. In his first season in charge, he led the team to a place in the playoffs and secured promotion to the second division. This performance impressed the club owners enough to hand him the reins to the first team. In his first year, he won the league, the Copa del Rey and the Champions League, becoming the youngest manager ever to win the Champions League. In his second year, he did even better winning a record six trophies, the Spanish League, the Copa del Rey, the Champions League, the Spanish Super Cup, the European Super Cup and the Club World Cup, becoming the first manager in history to do so.

Pep Guardiola celebrates with the UEFA Champions League trophy

In 2013, Guardiola moved to Germany to manage Bayern Munich and took the team to the top of the Bundesliga, winning the league with seven games to play. And then in 2017, he moved to Manchester City.

Guardiola started his first season at Manchester City with a series of 10 wins and it looked like he was on track to enjoy the same sort of success that he’d enjoyed in Spain and Germany, but the Premier League proved to be more of a challenge and City finished the season without any silverware.

Having identified the club’s weaknesses and filled the gaps with a raft of new players, Guardiola’s team won the league the following year having scored over 100 points which was a record in the Premier League. The following year he won the League Cup, the FA Cup and the Premier League, beating Liverpool by a point in the final match of the season.

He won the Premier League again in 2021, 2022, and last season in 2023, the same year that he won the FA Cup and the Champions League.

Vocabulary

Language challenge

Complete the gaps with the words and phrases from the podcast.

Number 1. Egyptian Premier League side Al Ahly have _______________ to Marcel Koller in a bid to improve their fortunes next season.

Number 2. Deep-lying ___________ are often known for their vision, technique and passing.

Number 3. Two women have been kicked out of house for three months after _________ complaints about their antisocial behaviour were made to the council.

Number 4. Plans are back ________ to build a new leisure centre in Halifax after they were put on hold due to rising costs.

Number 5. As a coach, you need to be ahead of that curve; you have to __________ things before they happen.

Number 6. Facebook’s Twitter rival Threads has become the fastest growing app __________, hitting 100 million users in five days

Number 7. England head rugby coach Steve Borthwick praised his players for maintaining their _________ after going behind to Wales in the second half to go on and claim a 20-10 win in Cardiff.

Leave your answers in the comments section at the bottom of the page and I will go through them next week.

Football Phrase

Now it’s time for this week’s football phrase.

This week’s football phrase is **********. It means the trophies that a club receives for winning a league or cup competition. When Guardiola first took over the reins at Manchester City, he was disappointed not to win any ********** in his first season.

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This week’s football phrase is ( **********)


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This week’s football phrase is ( **********)

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This Week Language Challenge :

Number 1. Egyptian Premier League side Al Ahly have ( handed the reins) to Marcel Koller in a bid to improve their fortunes next season.

Number 2. Deep-lying ( playmakers ) are often known for their vision, technique and passing.

Number 3. Two women have been kicked out of house for three months after ( a raft of ) complaints about their antisocial behaviour were made to the council.

Number 4. Plans are back ( on track ) to build a new leisure centre in Halifax after they were put on hold due to rising costs.

Number 5. As a coach, you need to be ahead of that curve; you have to ( anticipate ) things before they happen.

Number 6. Facebook’s Twitter rival Threads has become the fastest growing app ( in history ) , hitting 100 million users in five days

Number 7. England head rugby coach Steve Borthwick praised his players for maintaining their ( composure ) after going behind to Wales in the second half to go on and claim a 20-10 win in Cardiff.


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This Week Language Challenge :

Number 1. Egyptian Premier League side Al Ahly have ( handed the reins) to Marcel Koller in a bid to improve their fortunes next season.

Number 2. Deep-lying ( playmakers ) are often known for their vision, technique and passing.

Number 3. Two women have been kicked out of house for three months after ( a raft of ) complaints about their antisocial behaviour were made to the council.

Number 4. Plans are back ( on track ) to build a new leisure centre in Halifax after they were put on hold due to rising costs.

Number 5. As a coach, you need to be ahead of that curve; you have to ( anticipate ) things before they happen.

Number 6. Facebook’s Twitter rival Threads has become the fastest growing app ( in history ) , hitting 100 million users in five days

Number 7. England head rugby coach Steve Borthwick praised his players for maintaining their ( composure ) after going behind to Wales in the second half to go on and claim a 20-10 win in Cardiff.

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Hello Jack and everyone here in the Premier Skills English
I’m happy that I’m back again on this brilliant website.
I apologise that I was away for awhile as I was busy at work and I was getting married :)


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24/07/2023 21:07
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Hello Jack and everyone here in the Premier Skills English
I’m happy that I’m back again on this brilliant website.
I apologise that I was away for awhile as I was busy at work and I was getting married :)

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this week football phrase is **********


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22/07/2023 13:40
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this week football phrase is **********

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21/07/2023
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number one :hand the reins
number two:playmaker
number three:a raft of
number four:on track
number five:anticipate
number six:in history
number seven:composure


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21/07/2023 17:01
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number one :hand the reins
number two:playmaker
number three:a raft of
number four:on track
number five:anticipate
number six:in history
number seven:composure

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Now I'm in a state of trembling anticipation of a new PL season. Having good composure of the world best playmakers means for me being definitely on track to a raft of silverwares and gold medals. And one should remember that good coaches like Guardiola, Klopp, and Mourinho, have never handed anyone the reins of their teams' leadership willingly.


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21/07/2023 10:19
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Now I'm in a state of trembling anticipation of a new PL season. Having good composure of the world best playmakers means for me being definitely on track to a raft of silverwares and gold medals. And one should remember that good coaches like Guardiola, Klopp, and Mourinho, have never handed anyone the reins of their teams' leadership willingly.

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Hello Jack
This weeks football phrase is **********
Here are the answers:
Num1-handed the reins
Num2-playmaker
Num3-a raft of
Num4-on track
Num5-aticipate
Num6-in history
Num7-composure


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Taha Gashout
20/07/2023 18:13
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Liverpool
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Hello Jack
This weeks football phrase is **********
Here are the answers:
Num1-handed the reins
Num2-playmaker
Num3-a raft of
Num4-on track
Num5-aticipate
Num6-in history
Num7-composure

Bicoooz
20/07/2023
EG
24
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Number 1. Egyptian Premier League side Al Ahly have handed the reigns to Marcel Koller in a bid to improve their fortunes next season.

Number 2. Deep-lying playmakers are often known for their vision, technique and passing.

Number 3. Two women have been kicked out of house for three months after a raft of complaints about their antisocial behaviour were made to the council.

Number 4. Plans are back on track to build a new leisure centre in Halifax after they were put on hold due to rising costs.

Number 5. As a coach, you need to be ahead of that curve; you have to anticipate things before they happen.

Number 6. Facebook’s Twitter rival Threads has become the fastest growing app in history, hitting 100 million users in five days

Number 7. England head rugby coach Steve Borthwick praised his players for maintaining their composure after going behind to Wales in the second half to go on and claim a 20-10 win in Cardiff.

This week’s football phrase is **********.


Bicoooz
20/07/2023 09:49
Egypt
Arsenal
24

Number 1. Egyptian Premier League side Al Ahly have handed the reigns to Marcel Koller in a bid to improve their fortunes next season.

Number 2. Deep-lying playmakers are often known for their vision, technique and passing.

Number 3. Two women have been kicked out of house for three months after a raft of complaints about their antisocial behaviour were made to the council.

Number 4. Plans are back on track to build a new leisure centre in Halifax after they were put on hold due to rising costs.

Number 5. As a coach, you need to be ahead of that curve; you have to anticipate things before they happen.

Number 6. Facebook’s Twitter rival Threads has become the fastest growing app in history, hitting 100 million users in five days

Number 7. England head rugby coach Steve Borthwick praised his players for maintaining their composure after going behind to Wales in the second half to go on and claim a 20-10 win in Cardiff.

This week’s football phrase is **********.

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18/07/2023
DE
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The football phrase ist **********, I think.


Schewa Dovski
18/07/2023 21:37
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Manchester United
4

The football phrase ist **********, I think.

Chen Meng Tso
18/07/2023
TW
21
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********** is the phrase


Chen Meng Tso
18/07/2023 16:36
Taiwan
Manchester City
21

********** is the phrase

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Leandro_Higuita02
18/07/2023
CO
3
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**Football Phrase**

This week football phrase is **********.

I hope Liverpool wins the six next season!!

**Language Challenge**

Number 1. Egyptian Premier League side Al Ahly have ** handed the reins** to Marcel Koller in a bid to improve their fortunes next season.

Number 2. Deep-lying **playmakers** are often known for their vision, technique and passing.

Number 3. Two women have been kicked out of house for three months after **a raft of** complaints about their antisocial behaviour were made to the council.

Number 4. Plans are back **on track** to build a new leisure centre in Halifax after they were put on hold due to rising costs.

Number 5. As a coach, you need to be ahead of that curve; you have to **anticipate** things before they happen.

Number 6. Facebook’s Twitter rival Threads has become the fastest growing app **in history**, hitting 100 million users in five days

Number 7. England head rugby coach Steve Borthwick praised his players for maintaining their **composure** after going behind to Wales in the second half to go on and claim a 20-10 win in Cardiff.


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Leandro_Higuita02
18/07/2023 16:03
Colombia
Liverpool
3

**Football Phrase**

This week football phrase is **********.

I hope Liverpool wins the six next season!!

**Language Challenge**

Number 1. Egyptian Premier League side Al Ahly have ** handed the reins** to Marcel Koller in a bid to improve their fortunes next season.

Number 2. Deep-lying **playmakers** are often known for their vision, technique and passing.

Number 3. Two women have been kicked out of house for three months after **a raft of** complaints about their antisocial behaviour were made to the council.

Number 4. Plans are back **on track** to build a new leisure centre in Halifax after they were put on hold due to rising costs.

Number 5. As a coach, you need to be ahead of that curve; you have to **anticipate** things before they happen.

Number 6. Facebook’s Twitter rival Threads has become the fastest growing app **in history**, hitting 100 million users in five days

Number 7. England head rugby coach Steve Borthwick praised his players for maintaining their **composure** after going behind to Wales in the second half to go on and claim a 20-10 win in Cardiff.

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shiho
18/07/2023
EG
6
points

Number 1. Egyptian Premier League side Al Ahly have to hand the reins to Marcel Koller in a bid to improve their fortunes next season.

Number 2. Deep-lying playmakers are often known for their vision, technique, and passing.

Number 3. Two women have been kicked out of the house for three months after A raft of complaints about their antisocial behavior were made to the council.

Number 4. Plans are back on track to build a new leisure center in Halifax after they were put on hold due to rising costs.

Number 5. As a coach, you need to be ahead of that curve; you have to Anticipation things before they happen.

Number 6. Facebook’s Twitter rival Threads has become the fastest-growing app In history, hitting 100 million users in five days

Number 7. England head rugby coach Steve Borthwick praised his players for maintaining their Composure after going behind to Wales in the second half to go on and claim a 20-10 win in Cardiff.


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shiho
18/07/2023 13:25
Egypt
Liverpool
6

Number 1. Egyptian Premier League side Al Ahly have to hand the reins to Marcel Koller in a bid to improve their fortunes next season.

Number 2. Deep-lying playmakers are often known for their vision, technique, and passing.

Number 3. Two women have been kicked out of the house for three months after A raft of complaints about their antisocial behavior were made to the council.

Number 4. Plans are back on track to build a new leisure center in Halifax after they were put on hold due to rising costs.

Number 5. As a coach, you need to be ahead of that curve; you have to Anticipation things before they happen.

Number 6. Facebook’s Twitter rival Threads has become the fastest-growing app In history, hitting 100 million users in five days

Number 7. England head rugby coach Steve Borthwick praised his players for maintaining their Composure after going behind to Wales in the second half to go on and claim a 20-10 win in Cardiff.

Goku
18/07/2023
JP
30
points

This week’s football phrase is **********.
Liverpool wants to get one next season.


Goku
18/07/2023 01:57
Japan
Liverpool
30

This week’s football phrase is **********.
Liverpool wants to get one next season.

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Denis2000
17/07/2023
BY
692
points

Hello Jack!
Language challenge is
1. To hand the reins
2. Playmaker
3. A raft of
4. on track
5. Anticipate
6. In history
7. Composure
Football Phrase is **********


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Denis2000
17/07/2023 09:33
Belarus
Tottenham Hotspur
692

Hello Jack!
Language challenge is
1. To hand the reins
2. Playmaker
3. A raft of
4. on track
5. Anticipate
6. In history
7. Composure
Football Phrase is **********

sharnhoiste
17/07/2023
KR
16
points

fp is ********** !


sharnhoiste
17/07/2023 09:30
South Korea
Arsenal
16

fp is ********** !

sharnhoiste
17/07/2023
KR
16
points

1. hand him the reins
2. playmakers
3. a raft of
4. on track
5. anticipate
6. in history
7. composure


sharnhoiste
17/07/2023 09:08
South Korea
Arsenal
16

1. hand him the reins
2. playmakers
3. a raft of
4. on track
5. anticipate
6. in history
7. composure

Ken@United Kingdom
17/07/2023
JP
38
points

Hi, Jack. I think this week’s football phrase is **********.


Ken@United Kingdom
17/07/2023 08:22
Japan
Manchester City
38

Hi, Jack. I think this week’s football phrase is **********.

Ryohei
17/07/2023
JP
34
points

I think the phrase is **********.


Ryohei
17/07/2023 00:57
Japan
Brighton and Hove Albion
34

I think the phrase is **********.

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Desap
16/07/2023
ID
2
points

Number 1. The reins
Number 2. Playmaker
Number 3. A raft of
Number 4. On track
Number 5. Anticipation
Number 6. In history
Number 7. Composure


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Desap
16/07/2023 13:59
Indonesia
Arsenal
2

Number 1. The reins
Number 2. Playmaker
Number 3. A raft of
Number 4. On track
Number 5. Anticipation
Number 6. In history
Number 7. Composure

Desap's picture
Desap
16/07/2023
ID
2
points

**********.


Desap's picture
Desap
16/07/2023 13:15
Indonesia
Arsenal
2

**********.

vietnguyenngo
16/07/2023
VN
115
points

Number 1. Egyptian Premier League side Al Ahly have __handed the reins__ to Marcel Koller in a bid to improve their fortunes next season.
Number 2. Deep-lying ___playmakers________ are often known for their vision, technique and passing.
Number 3. Two women have been kicked out of house for three months after _a raft of____complaints about their antisocial behaviour were made to the council.
Number 4. Plans are back ___on track_____ to build a new leisure centre in Halifax after they were put on hold due to rising costs.
Number 5. As a coach, you need to be ahead of that curve; you have to _anticipate________ things before they happen.
Number 6. Facebook’s Twitter rival Threads has become the fastest growing app _in history_________, hitting 100 million users in five days
Number 7. England head rugby coach Steve Borthwick praised his players for maintaining their __composure______ after going behind to Wales in the second half to go on and claim a 20-10 win in Cardiff.


vietnguyenngo
16/07/2023 10:19
Vietnam
Manchester City
115

Number 1. Egyptian Premier League side Al Ahly have __handed the reins__ to Marcel Koller in a bid to improve their fortunes next season.
Number 2. Deep-lying ___playmakers________ are often known for their vision, technique and passing.
Number 3. Two women have been kicked out of house for three months after _a raft of____complaints about their antisocial behaviour were made to the council.
Number 4. Plans are back ___on track_____ to build a new leisure centre in Halifax after they were put on hold due to rising costs.
Number 5. As a coach, you need to be ahead of that curve; you have to _anticipate________ things before they happen.
Number 6. Facebook’s Twitter rival Threads has become the fastest growing app _in history_________, hitting 100 million users in five days
Number 7. England head rugby coach Steve Borthwick praised his players for maintaining their __composure______ after going behind to Wales in the second half to go on and claim a 20-10 win in Cardiff.

vietnguyenngo
16/07/2023
VN
115
points

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


vietnguyenngo
16/07/2023 03:14
Vietnam
Manchester City
115

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

ahmadamr1112
15/07/2023
EG
10
points

I think the phrase is "**********" , if the answer is right please just say my name as Ahmed Amr not ahmedamr1112 . Thanks :)


ahmadamr1112
15/07/2023 21:45
Egypt
Manchester City
10

I think the phrase is "**********" , if the answer is right please just say my name as Ahmed Amr not ahmedamr1112 . Thanks :)

shiho's picture
shiho
15/07/2023
EG
6
points

This week’s football phrase is **********.


shiho's picture
shiho
15/07/2023 20:07
Egypt
Liverpool
6

This week’s football phrase is **********.

mohamedanower
15/07/2023
EG
15
points

Football phrase is(**********)


mohamedanower
15/07/2023 09:18
Egypt
Liverpool
15

Football phrase is(**********)

mohamedanower
15/07/2023
EG
15
points

1- handed the reins
2- playmaker
3- a rat of
4-on track
5- anticipate
6- in history
7- composure


mohamedanower
15/07/2023 09:18
Egypt
Liverpool
15

1- handed the reins
2- playmaker
3- a rat of
4-on track
5- anticipate
6- in history
7- composure

Mohamed khalid
15/07/2023
SD
3
points

Hello Jack

1. hand him the reins
2. playmakers
3. a raft of
4. on track
5. anticipation
6.  in history
7.composure


Mohamed khalid
15/07/2023 05:03
Sudan
Arsenal
3

Hello Jack

1. hand him the reins
2. playmakers
3. a raft of
4. on track
5. anticipation
6.  in history
7.composure

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Cin
14/07/2023
MX
33
points

Hi eveybody! I'm from Mexico and I love football. This is my first time commenting here.

I love this website. It´s fabolous! Thanks for these amazing skills.

Here are my answers for the Language Challenge.
Number 1. HANDED THE REINS
Number 2. PLAYMAKERS
Number 3. A RAFT OF
Number 4. ON TRACK
Number 5. ANTICIPATE
Number 6. IN HISTORY
Number 7. COMPOSURE
Footbal Phrase: I think the answer is Award

=D


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Cin
14/07/2023 20:13
Mexico
Tottenham Hotspur
33

Hi eveybody! I'm from Mexico and I love football. This is my first time commenting here.

I love this website. It´s fabolous! Thanks for these amazing skills.

Here are my answers for the Language Challenge.
Number 1. HANDED THE REINS
Number 2. PLAYMAKERS
Number 3. A RAFT OF
Number 4. ON TRACK
Number 5. ANTICIPATE
Number 6. IN HISTORY
Number 7. COMPOSURE
Footbal Phrase: I think the answer is Award

=D

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Alex_from_Ukraine
14/07/2023
UA
6292
points

********** is the FP.


Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
14/07/2023 19:25
Ukraine
Liverpool
6292

********** is the FP.

hsn's picture
hsn
14/07/2023
TR
5533
points

Language challenge
1. Egyptian Premier League side Al Ahly have handed reins to Marcel Koller in a bid to improve their fortunes next season.
2. Deep-lying playmakers are often known for their vision, technique and passing.
3. Two women have been kicked out of house for three months after raft of complaints about their antisocial behaviour were made to the council.
4. Plans are back on track to build a new leisure centre in Halifax after they were put on hold due to rising costs.
5. As a coach, you need to be ahead of that curve; you have to anticipate things before they happen.
6. Facebook’s Twitter rival Threads has become the fastest growing app in history hitting 100 million users in five days
7. England head rugby coach Steve Borthwick praised his players for maintaining their composure after going behind to Wales in the second half to go on and claim a 20-10 win in Cardiff.
Football phrase; **********
Joke
• In my language, old fashioned or forgotten person or things like phone or TV that out of date and not in use. are called literally "Became history/Stayed in history" :-)
Notes
• In competitions naturally athletes or teams that breasted the tape are popular. In fact, saving a team from relegation zone is other side of the medal and has to be congratulated.
• Identifying weaknesses of a team "at first sight" needs so much experience.


hsn's picture
hsn
14/07/2023 18:16
Turkey
Tottenham Hotspur
5533

Language challenge
1. Egyptian Premier League side Al Ahly have handed reins to Marcel Koller in a bid to improve their fortunes next season.
2. Deep-lying playmakers are often known for their vision, technique and passing.
3. Two women have been kicked out of house for three months after raft of complaints about their antisocial behaviour were made to the council.
4. Plans are back on track to build a new leisure centre in Halifax after they were put on hold due to rising costs.
5. As a coach, you need to be ahead of that curve; you have to anticipate things before they happen.
6. Facebook’s Twitter rival Threads has become the fastest growing app in history hitting 100 million users in five days
7. England head rugby coach Steve Borthwick praised his players for maintaining their composure after going behind to Wales in the second half to go on and claim a 20-10 win in Cardiff.
Football phrase; **********
Joke
• In my language, old fashioned or forgotten person or things like phone or TV that out of date and not in use. are called literally "Became history/Stayed in history" :-)
Notes
• In competitions naturally athletes or teams that breasted the tape are popular. In fact, saving a team from relegation zone is other side of the medal and has to be congratulated.
• Identifying weaknesses of a team "at first sight" needs so much experience.

XuanHung
14/07/2023
VN
25
points

Hi Jack~
The FP is **********
Last week episode , you made me sad because of you read wrong my Country :(


XuanHung
14/07/2023 12:21
Vietnam
Manchester United
25

Hi Jack~
The FP is **********
Last week episode , you made me sad because of you read wrong my Country :(

hayato
14/07/2023
JP
442
points

I think the phrase is **********


hayato
14/07/2023 10:49
Japan
Everton
442

I think the phrase is **********

Daniel_06
14/07/2023
MX
758
points

This week' football phrase is:
Silverware.
It looks like there's been plenty of ********** for Pep's City since then, isn't it?


Daniel_06
14/07/2023 07:15
Mexico
Manchester United
758

This week' football phrase is:
Silverware.
It looks like there's been plenty of ********** for Pep's City since then, isn't it?

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