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Podcast 29

Podcast 29

In this week's podcast, Rich and Jack and talk about a Premier League weekend full of surprises, with wins for some of the underdogs and defeats for some of the favourites. The language focus is phrases you can use to talk about unexpected events. We also have a new riddle in our 'What's my Team?' competition!

How to enter the competition?

  1. Press play on the podcast above smiley

  2. Listen to Michael, who is this week's Premier League fan.

  3. Guess Michael's favourite team.

  4. Write your answer in the comments section at the bottom of this page.

  5. If you are not logged in or a registered member, you can register for free in the top right corner smiley

How much did you understand?

Vocabulary 

In this podcast, Rich and Jack used some vocabulary that might have been new for you. Try the activities below to see how much you understand:

"Chants sound much better when tens of thousands of fans are singing them and not just you, Rich."

"I don’t think people expect a gift but I think it would be impolite not to bring something."

Activity 1: In this activity, look at some of the words we used in the podcast and try to match them to their definitions.
Did you know all the words in the podcast?

Newcastle beat Liverpool 2-0 in a big Premier League upset at the weekend.

Language - Compound Nouns

In the podcast, Rich and Jack used phrases to talk about things that were surprising or unexpected. Sometimes they used one noun to describe another noun like in the examples below. These are called compound nouns, which is when a noun is formed by two or more words. If you want to learn more about how nouns can be changed or modified, have a go at the activities below, or, take a look at our Learn English website - there are links on the side of this page.

"Newcastle beating Liverpool was just one of the shock results last weekend."

"A Chelsea win? I don't think that would be a surprise result!"

Activity 2: Compound nouns are often two nouns put together to create a new word. In this activity, try to put the nouns together to make compound nouns.
Can you put the compound nouns together?

Compund nouns can be created in a number of different ways, here are some of the most common ways:

Noun + Noun
Adjective + Noun
Noun + Verb
Premier League fan
Halfway line
Rainfall
Shock result
Blackboard
Haircut
Penalty area
Greenhouse
Air-conditioning
Bus stop
Free Trade
Toothache
Football pitch
26-year-old Sunrise

 

If the listening was a bit difficult, you can listen again and read the transcript at the same time.
Listen to the podcast and read at the same time.

Rich: Hello my name’s Rich and welcome to this week’s Premier Skills English podcast.

Jack: Hi everyone. I’m Jack and every week we talk about football and help you with your English.

Rich: This week, we’re going to talk about another crazy weekend in this season’s Premier League. Bournemouth beating Chelsea, Stoke beating Manchester City and Newcastle beating Liverpool were just some of the shock results last weekend.

Jack: That Bournemouth result was a real surprise and the language focus this week is on phrases we use when something is unexpected or surprising.

Rich: And later I’ll make another Premier League prediction. And, of course, you have another chance to win a Samsung Galaxy tablet in our ‘What’s my Team?’ competition.

Jack: What was the answer to last week’s riddle Rich?

Rich: Ah, yes. Last week it was Alison and I think it was a bit more difficult, her favourite Premier League team is Norwich City. If you were trying to find the answer the easiest thing Alison mentioned was the club’s nickname - she talked about the Canaries. And of course, Norwich City are the Premier League team called the Canaries.

Jack: I thought it was interesting what she said about Norwich City’s song ‘On the Ball City’ and Rema from Serbia pointed out that the song is actually older than the club - he found that it was written in 1860!

Rich: That is surprising! I think listening to and learning football songs and chants can be a nice way to learn more about your club and Premier League culture, and also to improve your English.

Jack: Yes, if you know any songs or chants from a Premier League club share them in the comments section. But be careful with some of the language you use - we might have to edit some of these comments!

Rich: I was just thinking about the difference between a song and a chant - ‘You’ll never walk alone’ sung by Liverpool fans is a song but a chant is much shorter and usually more repetitive like ‘United, United’ or ‘Come on Chelsea’ or ‘1-0 to the Arsenal’.

Jack: And of course these chants sound so much better when tens of thousands of fans are singing them and not just you, Rich.

Rich: Right, anyway, who is this week’s winner?

Jack: We have selected a winner at random from the correct answers and the eleventh winner of the What’s my team? competition is Grigor25 a Liverpool fan from Armenia. Congratulations Grigor25, we’ll be in contact with you this week.

Rich: Well done Grigor25! Later on in the podcast, you can listen to this week’s What’s my team riddle.

Rich: Jamie Vardy’s record goal scoring run stopped at 11 goals at the weekend when he failed to score in Leicester’s 3-0 win away to Swansea City.

Jack: Who would have thought it? It was the first time Vardy hadn’t scored in a Premier League match since August!

Rich: It didn’t stop Leicester going back to the top of the table, though. The Algerian winger Riyad Mahrez scored a hat-trick!

Jack: Last week we asked you if Vardy was the best player in the Premier League at the moment and a lot of you agreed with us.

Rich: Those that agreed that Jamie Vardy is the best player at the moment include: Mugemanyi from Rwanda, Nikosonris from Ukraine, Aragorn1986 and AleksandarR from Montenegro, RuslanJon from Uzbekistan, SalvaGh from Spain, Elghoul from Algeria, HakanUslu1881 from Turkey, Nyinyi from Myanmar, Abdallah from Kuwait, DejanZ from Macedonia and Antonio Contreras from Portugal.

Jack: But not all of you agreed. Polevoy2000 from Belarus, This week’s winner Grigor25 from Armenia, Amaral from Albania all think Vardy’s teammate Riyad Mahrez is the best on current form.  Anfat from Ukraine thinks it’s Man City’s Raheem Sterling, Okhilleus7 from Montenegro thinks it’s Mesut Ozil at Arsenal, and Heaton555 from Armenia thinks it’s Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne.

Rich: We also asked you about invitations last week and what gifts you take with you when invited to someone’s home.

Jack: Deyanet from Azerbaijan says it’s always a difficult decision but usually chooses something to eat or drink.

Rich: Ruslanjon from Uzbekistan often takes cake to a party and Heaton555 from Armenia goes for wine or chocolates.

Jack: Food and drink was definitely the most common gift. Aragorn1986, Gugo from Armenia, AleksandarR, Elghoul, Antonio Contreras, Okhilleus7, Drilol from Kosovo and Rafael24 from Ecuador were just some of you who take food and drink when invited to a party.

Rich: My favourite comment this week was from Nikosonris. He said when he asks what to take to a friend’s party they always say: ‘Nothing, just bring yourself.’

Jack: I’m never sure if people mean it when they say that. I don’t think people expect a gift but I think it would be impolite not to bring something.

Rich: ‘Expect’ is a useful word. It means to think or believe that something will happen or someone will do something. So people expect you to take something  to someone’s house.

Jack: And we use it in football a lot. Manchester Utd were expected to beat West Ham last weekend but they didn’t. 0-0 at home to West Ham was an unexpected result. And in the next section we’re going to speak a bit more about phrases we use when something is unexpected or surprising.

Rich: We’ve already spoken about Leicester going back to the top of the table. What else has been happening in the Premier League?

Jack: Like you said earlier, it was a crazy weekend in the Premier League. The biggest surprise had to be Bournemouth winning at Chelsea.

Rich: I really didn’t see that one coming.

Jack: No, I didn’t expect it either. Bournemouth’s manager, Eddie Howe, described the win as the biggest result in the club’s history.

Rich: Bournemouth have never been in the Premier League before so a win over the Champions is definitely a huge win for them.

Jack: This weekend was a great one for the underdogs.

Rich: Underdog is a great word. It’s used a lot in sport and describes the team or person that is not expected to win because they aren’t as strong or powerful.

Jack: Stoke against Manchester City was another example of the underdog winning against the favourite.

Rich: Stoke won 2-0 and they were fantastic. The front four of Stoke: Marko Arnautovic, Bojan Krkic, Xherdan Shaqiri and Ibrahim Afellay were amazing.

Jack: The result was not right out of the blue. Stoke beat Chelsea earlier this season and when you have Champions League winners like Shaqiri who won it with Bayern Munich and Afellay (Aff er lay)and Krkic (krik itch) who won it with Barcelona in your team are going to get results.

Rich: The other big upset of the weekend and the one that upset me the most was Newcastle’s 2-0 win against Liverpool.

Jack: Liverpool had won their last three away games against Premier League teams 3-1, 4-1 and 6-1 and Newcastle had only scored two goals in their last five matches and lost their last match 5-1.

Rich: It was a real bolt from the blue and a shock. I thought Liverpool’s season had turned the corner.

Jack: But this is what we love about the Premier League. It’s unpredictable. Anyone can beat anyone in the Premier League.

Rich: And everybody loves it when an underdog wins, unless it’s against your team of course!

Jack: Let’s go back and look at some of the words and phrases we just used to describe things that are unexpected.

Rich: To describe something that was unexpected we can use nouns like shock, surprise and upset.

Jack: So when an underdog beats a favourite like Bournemouth beating Chelsea, you can say it was a shock result or a surprise result.

Rich: Here we are using two nouns together - we call this a compound noun. The first noun surprise or shock is being used as an adjective to describe the second noun.

Jack: We can’t use upset like this. We say things like there was a big upset in the match between Liverpool and Newcastle.

Rich: We can also use all three of them as verbs. We could say Stoke shocked/upset/surprised Manchester City.

Jack: But remember here upset doesn’t mean to be sad or to make someone sad. We can say Rich was upset about Newcastle upsetting Liverpool which means Rich was sad about Newcastle surprising Liverpool.

Rich: Yes I was. We used some other expressions to describe things that were unexpected. We used the expression ‘a bolt from the blue’ or ‘to come out of the blue’.

Jack: I like the phrase ‘I didn’t see that one coming’. It’s quite obvious but sounds really nice.

Rich: We’d like to see all of you using some of these words and expressions in our comments section. Can you try to answer some of these questions? Number 1.Which match was the biggest upset last weekend?

Jack: Number 2: What are some shock results that you can remember?

Rich: Number 3: Can you tell us something in your life that happened out of the blue?

Jack: Right, I think it’s time for this week’s competition: ‘What’s my Team?’

Rich: Here is what you have to do. Listen to a Premier League fan, who will talk about their favourite team and then write the name of the team  in the comments section on the Premier Skills English website.

Jack: And for each of the 20 podcast competitions the lucky winner will receive a fantastic Samsung Galaxy Tablet. We wish you the best of luck!

Rich: Right, so this week, our Premier League fan is Michael. Listen to Michael’s riddle and try to work out what’s his team?

Michael: A former captain of ours, Danny Blanchflower said ‘The game is about glory. It’s about doing things in style, with a flourish, about going out and beating the other lot, not waiting for them to die of boredom." This sums up the way we like to play football. So come and watch us in action in the North-London derby against our biggest rivals, Arsenal.

Rich: Hey Jack! I think Michael might be making fun out of your team there. Can you remember the chant, ‘Boring, Boring Arsenal!’?

Jack: I remember, but I don’t think we’ve heard that chant for years! Time for your prediction Rich.

Rich: The Premier League, with upsets every week and underdogs beating favourites on a regular basis has made this season’s Premier League very unpredictable. But one thing that has been predictable is my prediction being wrong! This week’s big match is this season’s biggest surprise - Leicester City at home to last season’s Champions - Chelsea. This time last year Leicester were bottom of the table and Chelsea were top. How things change! Leicester are flying high and Chelsea are having problems at the wrong end of the table. It’s always nice to see an underdog spring a surprise so I’m going to go for a Chelsea win. Final score: Leicester City 1-2 Chelsea

Jack: A Chelsea win? I don’t think that would be a surprise result.

Rich: Maybe not.

Jack: That’s it for today - we’ve run out of time! Thanks for listening. And don’t forget to write your answers to the competition, your answers to our questions about upsets and surprises, your predictions and any questions you have about the website or football English in the comments below.

Rich: Don’t forget if you sign in, you can score points to see if you can get your club, your country and your name to the top of our leaderboard.

Jack: Bye for now and enjoy your football.

The answer to last week's 'What's my Team?' competition was Norwich City. Congratulations to Grigor25 from Armenia ! Your prize is on its way!

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What do you think?

What's your favourite football song or chant?
Which match was the biggest upset last weekend?
What are some shock results that you can remember?
Can you tell us something in your life that happened out of the blue?

Rich predicts that Chelsea will beat Leicester City 2-1 this weekend. Do you agree?
 

Remember to write your competition answers in the comments section below. Good luck!

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gil_foot
14/09/2022
FR
566
points

I have to admit, an underdog win vs ManCity, I didn’t see that one coming.


gil_foot
14/09/2022 14:28
France
Arsenal
566

I have to admit, an underdog win vs ManCity, I didn’t see that one coming.

gil_foot
14/09/2022
FR
566
points

Newcaslte have fantastic players at this time... That's why they won that game vs Liverpook


gil_foot
14/09/2022 14:24
France
Arsenal
566

Newcaslte have fantastic players at this time... That's why they won that game vs Liverpook

gil_foot
14/09/2022
FR
566
points

It's an inexpected start from Leicester this season so far...


gil_foot
14/09/2022 14:21
France
Arsenal
566

It's an inexpected start from Leicester this season so far...

gil_foot
14/09/2022
FR
566
points

Chant from English's fan are impressive.
I went to Arsenal's stadium a few month ago and I was shocked.


gil_foot
14/09/2022 11:01
France
Arsenal
566

Chant from English's fan are impressive.
I went to Arsenal's stadium a few month ago and I was shocked.

gil_foot
14/09/2022
FR
566
points

We have to wish luck to Chelsea agaisnt Leicester City.
As Ryad Mahrez is an unexpected scorer


gil_foot
14/09/2022 10:59
France
Arsenal
566

We have to wish luck to Chelsea agaisnt Leicester City.
As Ryad Mahrez is an unexpected scorer

gil_foot
14/09/2022
FR
566
points

Mickael's favorite team is Spurs


gil_foot
14/09/2022 10:57
France
Arsenal
566

Mickael's favorite team is Spurs

hsn's picture
hsn
03/06/2021
TR
5532
points

WHAT DO YOU THİNK?
1- It’s a chant in my language, literally; “One-nil to be ours” Explanation; Fans find it enough one-nil result. Instead of unprecedented goals -:)
2-In football, there is no absolute result therefore no upset -:)
3- Liverpool (8) –My team Beşiktaş (0) UEFA Champions League 2008- Aw, what a pity-:)
4-When I was a kid a dog attacked me. It must have come out of the blue. Fortunately I ran away.

'WHAT'S MY TEAM?
Correct answer is also my team-:)

P.S.
It's a tradition of our society to take something like desserts when invited to to the meal at home. Otherwise it's impolite behaviour.


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hsn
03/06/2021 11:31
Turkey
Tottenham Hotspur
5532

WHAT DO YOU THİNK?
1- It’s a chant in my language, literally; “One-nil to be ours” Explanation; Fans find it enough one-nil result. Instead of unprecedented goals -:)
2-In football, there is no absolute result therefore no upset -:)
3- Liverpool (8) –My team Beşiktaş (0) UEFA Champions League 2008- Aw, what a pity-:)
4-When I was a kid a dog attacked me. It must have come out of the blue. Fortunately I ran away.

'WHAT'S MY TEAM?
Correct answer is also my team-:)

P.S.
It's a tradition of our society to take something like desserts when invited to to the meal at home. Otherwise it's impolite behaviour.

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Alex_from_Ukraine
27/07/2020
UA
6289
points

In the coming FA Cup Final on the 1-st of August Arsenal look like underdog; nevertheless, chances are fifty-fifty because there's only one game, and the team which needs a win so badly as they do must use all the trumps to get to the Europe League tournament. Chelsea should dominate in each aspect of the game to assure the victory, especially in the defensive lines.


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Alex_from_Ukraine
27/07/2020 07:43
Ukraine
Liverpool
6289

In the coming FA Cup Final on the 1-st of August Arsenal look like underdog; nevertheless, chances are fifty-fifty because there's only one game, and the team which needs a win so badly as they do must use all the trumps to get to the Europe League tournament. Chelsea should dominate in each aspect of the game to assure the victory, especially in the defensive lines.

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Alex_from_Ukraine
27/07/2020
UA
6289
points

Coronavirus attack and the following lockdown came out of the blue but it also brought a lot of unexpected bonuses to me.


Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
27/07/2020 07:35
Ukraine
Liverpool
6289

Coronavirus attack and the following lockdown came out of the blue but it also brought a lot of unexpected bonuses to me.

Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
27/07/2020
UA
6289
points

YOU'LL NEVER WALK ALONE is the best supporting song without saying.


Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
27/07/2020 07:31
Ukraine
Liverpool
6289

YOU'LL NEVER WALK ALONE is the best supporting song without saying.

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mobeckham
08/05/2020
TR
6510
points

Michael's favourite team is Spurs


mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
08/05/2020 02:56
Turkey
Manchester United
6510

Michael's favourite team is Spurs

mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
08/05/2020
TR
6510
points

My prediction would be 2-0 to Leicester City
Vardy and Mahrez were on fire
And Kante was covering the whole pitch running and tackling


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mobeckham
08/05/2020 02:55
Turkey
Manchester United
6510

My prediction would be 2-0 to Leicester City
Vardy and Mahrez were on fire
And Kante was covering the whole pitch running and tackling

mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
08/05/2020
TR
6510
points

United losing from Barcelona at 2 Champions League finals in 2009 and 2011
That was really shocking
And Barcelona comeback by 6-1 over PSG when they lost the first leg by 4-0 that was crazy
Another one which is my favourite is United win by 5-3 over Spurs on September 2001 when we were losing 0-3 in the first half
NB : It was Beckham's first game as United captain :)


mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
08/05/2020 02:54
Turkey
Manchester United
6510

United losing from Barcelona at 2 Champions League finals in 2009 and 2011
That was really shocking
And Barcelona comeback by 6-1 over PSG when they lost the first leg by 4-0 that was crazy
Another one which is my favourite is United win by 5-3 over Spurs on September 2001 when we were losing 0-3 in the first half
NB : It was Beckham's first game as United captain :)

mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
08/05/2020
TR
6510
points

United draw vs Westham
I expected a big win honestly


mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
08/05/2020 02:51
Turkey
Manchester United
6510

United draw vs Westham
I expected a big win honestly

mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
08/05/2020
TR
6510
points

Zlatan Ibrahimovic he's a Swedish hero
Glory Glory Man United
There's only one David Beckham


mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
08/05/2020 02:49
Turkey
Manchester United
6510

Zlatan Ibrahimovic he's a Swedish hero
Glory Glory Man United
There's only one David Beckham

sabanoleg
03/10/2017
UA
2337
points

The change Bayern Munich's manager Carlo Ancelotti was out of the blue.


sabanoleg
03/10/2017 13:34
Ukraine
Arsenal
2337

The change Bayern Munich's manager Carlo Ancelotti was out of the blue.

MES's picture
MES
02/02/2017
AM
684
points

congratulations


MES's picture
MES
02/02/2017 17:22
Armenia
Manchester United
684

congratulations

MES's picture
MES
02/02/2017
AM
684
points

it's the worst quiz


MES's picture
MES
02/02/2017 17:20
Armenia
Manchester United
684

it's the worst quiz

haydi's picture
haydi
16/02/2016
TN
3189
points

" wil yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeey " : it's an expression which we say locally with a very big excitement when the ball enters into the net making a goal, it expresses winning. When I opened the podcast 29, I captured this sentence: "Newcastle beat Liverpool 2-0 in a big Premier League upset at the weekend." Your prediction Rich is so bad and it's my team, the underdog who beat you team, I'm just so excited!


haydi's picture
haydi
16/02/2016 13:34
Tunisia
Newcastle United
3189

" wil yeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeey " : it's an expression which we say locally with a very big excitement when the ball enters into the net making a goal, it expresses winning. When I opened the podcast 29, I captured this sentence: "Newcastle beat Liverpool 2-0 in a big Premier League upset at the weekend." Your prediction Rich is so bad and it's my team, the underdog who beat you team, I'm just so excited!

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
02/01/2016
PS
3705
points

i think the final of 2012 ucl was a big shock to bayern munchen.bayern controlled the match but they lost at the end


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assemjuve
02/01/2016 20:02
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

i think the final of 2012 ucl was a big shock to bayern munchen.bayern controlled the match but they lost at the end

Rema's picture
Rema
23/12/2015
RS
538
points

We've got Payet, Dimitri Payet,
I just don't think you understand,
He's super Slaven's man,
He's better than Zidane,
We've got Dimitri Payet ;)


Rema's picture
Rema
23/12/2015 14:05
Serbia
West Ham United
538

We've got Payet, Dimitri Payet,
I just don't think you understand,
He's super Slaven's man,
He's better than Zidane,
We've got Dimitri Payet ;)

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HakanUslu1881
18/12/2015
TR
1761
points

My favourite song is "You'll never walk alone!"
Match was the biggest upset last weekend is Stoke City vs. Manchester City
Shock result that I can remember is Chelsea 2-4 Machester City


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HakanUslu1881
18/12/2015 23:53
Turkey
Leicester City
1761

My favourite song is "You'll never walk alone!"
Match was the biggest upset last weekend is Stoke City vs. Manchester City
Shock result that I can remember is Chelsea 2-4 Machester City

mkoriev
14/12/2015
UZ
813
points

The club's name is Tottenham Hotspur


mkoriev
14/12/2015 23:57
Uzbekistan
Manchester City
813

The club's name is Tottenham Hotspur

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VerdMead96
14/12/2015
PL
146
points

Michael's team is Tottenham. Good luck to everyone!


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VerdMead96
14/12/2015 22:17
Poland
Manchester United
146

Michael's team is Tottenham. Good luck to everyone!

Sofiene's picture
Sofiene
14/12/2015
TN
2
points

Tottenham Hotspur F.C.


Sofiene's picture
Sofiene
14/12/2015 21:14
Tunisia
Arsenal
2

Tottenham Hotspur F.C.

gunner_uz
14/12/2015
UZ
108
points

Well what can I say about Michael's team? It's kind of club that may cause problems to any grand team in premier league. Few years ago it was great come back by spurs on a big game against arsenal with dramatic score 4:4. So the competition answer is Tottenham Hotspur


gunner_uz
14/12/2015 20:05
Uzbekistan
Arsenal
108

Well what can I say about Michael's team? It's kind of club that may cause problems to any grand team in premier league. Few years ago it was great come back by spurs on a big game against arsenal with dramatic score 4:4. So the competition answer is Tottenham Hotspur

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Rema
14/12/2015
RS
538
points

Like Rich has said in the Podcast 27: my heart says a Leicester win, because I usually love when underdog win but my head says different. Final score: Leicester City 0-1 Chelsea. I would like that I made bad prediction this time.


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Rema
14/12/2015 19:54
Serbia
West Ham United
538

Like Rich has said in the Podcast 27: my heart says a Leicester win, because I usually love when underdog win but my head says different. Final score: Leicester City 0-1 Chelsea. I would like that I made bad prediction this time.

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Elistondo88
14/12/2015
AZ
41
points

COYG!!! "What's my team" competition answer is Tottenham. COYG!!!


Elistondo88's picture
Elistondo88
14/12/2015 18:42
Azerbaijan
Arsenal
41

COYG!!! "What's my team" competition answer is Tottenham. COYG!!!

Elistondo88's picture
Elistondo88
14/12/2015
AZ
41
points

"Come on you Gunners" is my favourite, Bournemouth's win over Chelsea was a big surprise to me but i can't say it was upseted me and I was shocked when Arsenal lost Birmingham City in Carling Cup final, that was something i wanna forget forever.
Leicester city 1-1 Chelsea


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Elistondo88
14/12/2015 18:36
Azerbaijan
Arsenal
41

"Come on you Gunners" is my favourite, Bournemouth's win over Chelsea was a big surprise to me but i can't say it was upseted me and I was shocked when Arsenal lost Birmingham City in Carling Cup final, that was something i wanna forget forever.
Leicester city 1-1 Chelsea

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Mukhleez
14/12/2015
ID
12
points

ARSENAL is The best this season.


Mukhleez's picture
Mukhleez
14/12/2015 18:17
Indonesia
Arsenal
12

ARSENAL is The best this season.

chriswar
14/12/2015
PL
44
points

I am going to go for a Leicester City win.
Leicester City - Chelsea 3:2


chriswar
14/12/2015 16:21
Poland
Leicester City
44

I am going to go for a Leicester City win.
Leicester City - Chelsea 3:2

chriswar
14/12/2015
PL
44
points

Michael's team is TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR F.C.


chriswar
14/12/2015 16:14
Poland
Leicester City
44

Michael's team is TOTTENHAM HOTSPUR F.C.

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polevoy2000
14/12/2015
BY
38
points

Tottanham Hospur, or Spurs


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polevoy2000
14/12/2015 15:46
Belarus
Liverpool
38

Tottanham Hospur, or Spurs

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Abdul555
14/12/2015
LY
4
points

Chelsea FC


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Abdul555
14/12/2015 13:05
Libya
Liverpool
4

Chelsea FC

LilitGh
14/12/2015
AM
42
points

Out of premier league, I can remember World Championship 2014 semifinal Brasil 1:7 Germany which was a shock result for me.


LilitGh
14/12/2015 12:23
Armenia
Manchester City
42

Out of premier league, I can remember World Championship 2014 semifinal Brasil 1:7 Germany which was a shock result for me.

LilitGh
14/12/2015
AM
42
points

Another prediction from me for the match is Chelsea 2:1 Leicester which may be a great surprise. So I'm hesitating between a draw and a 2:1 win of Chelsea.


LilitGh
14/12/2015 12:20
Armenia
Manchester City
42

Another prediction from me for the match is Chelsea 2:1 Leicester which may be a great surprise. So I'm hesitating between a draw and a 2:1 win of Chelsea.

LilitGh
14/12/2015
AM
42
points

I bet for a draw, Leicester City 1:1 Chelsea


LilitGh
14/12/2015 12:10
Armenia
Manchester City
42

I bet for a draw, Leicester City 1:1 Chelsea

LilitGh
14/12/2015
AM
42
points

It was a huge upset for Chelsea 0-1 Bournemouth.


LilitGh
14/12/2015 11:54
Armenia
Manchester City
42

It was a huge upset for Chelsea 0-1 Bournemouth.

LilitGh
14/12/2015
AM
42
points

I think Michael was speaking about Tottenham Hotspur.


LilitGh
14/12/2015 11:52
Armenia
Manchester City
42

I think Michael was speaking about Tottenham Hotspur.

SasaDj
14/12/2015
BA
58
points

The answer for this week riddle is Tottenham Hotspur! :-)


SasaDj
14/12/2015 09:24
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Chelsea
58

The answer for this week riddle is Tottenham Hotspur! :-)

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besian
14/12/2015
XK
66
points

Michael's favourite team is Tottenham


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besian
14/12/2015 09:05
Kosovo
Arsenal
66

Michael's favourite team is Tottenham

Gala.ua
14/12/2015
UA
131
points

Competition answer is Tottenham Hotspur


Gala.ua
14/12/2015 08:44
Ukraine
Liverpool
131

Competition answer is Tottenham Hotspur

Hamed
14/12/2015
SA
1
points

Spurs(tottenham


Hamed
14/12/2015 03:56
Saudi Arabia
Manchester United
1

Spurs(tottenham

quinzio
13/12/2015
IT
1
points

Tottenham Hotspur F.C.


quinzio
13/12/2015 20:55
Italy
Crystal Palace
1

Tottenham Hotspur F.C.

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Deyanet
13/12/2015
AZ
24
points

My favourite sport song is "We are the champions". It encourages the heart to beat.
Last weekend Newcastle made a shock.
I don't want to tell what shock resluts I can remember, but I imagine that if Azerbaijan National team competes in the World Championship Groups it would be a pleasant shock.
When I entered the University for Master Degree in a high grade, and when I entered the same University for Doctoral Degree it was out of the blue.

For the prediction, I do not like Chelsea as a team. But they have a great chance. I don't think Chelsea will lose. So neither win, nor lose, I prefer to predict for draw. 0-0


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Deyanet
13/12/2015 19:12
Azerbaijan
Manchester United
24

My favourite sport song is "We are the champions". It encourages the heart to beat.
Last weekend Newcastle made a shock.
I don't want to tell what shock resluts I can remember, but I imagine that if Azerbaijan National team competes in the World Championship Groups it would be a pleasant shock.
When I entered the University for Master Degree in a high grade, and when I entered the same University for Doctoral Degree it was out of the blue.

For the prediction, I do not like Chelsea as a team. But they have a great chance. I don't think Chelsea will lose. So neither win, nor lose, I prefer to predict for draw. 0-0

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Chembeya
13/12/2015
ZM
1
points

Manchester City


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Chembeya
13/12/2015 17:56
Zambia
Arsenal
1

Manchester City

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Sadulla
13/12/2015
UZ
121
points

I am from Uzbekistan and I support for local,city team Bunyodkor fc. I have been supporting for the team since 2005. I am also official fan member of the club and I wrote some fan chants of the club. Bunyodkor super ,Bunyodkor class,Bunyodkor always makes victory!!Bunyodkor has the great history despite of young club it was 5 times winner of the league .in my team there were playing world famous players like Rivaldo from Brazil, there were famous managers working like Zico,Lous Felippe Scolary from Brazil.My club every year constantly takes part in Asian champions league.English premier league always inspire me with their supporting and singing during the match and I wrote a song: Glory glory Bunyodkor,Glory glory Bunyodkor. I wrote almost about 25 30 fan chants for my club.for example to Rivaldo : Viva Rivaldo,Viva Rivaldo,he comes from the south and he is a capitan,Viva Rivaldo.


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Sadulla
13/12/2015 17:22
Uzbekistan
Chelsea
121

I am from Uzbekistan and I support for local,city team Bunyodkor fc. I have been supporting for the team since 2005. I am also official fan member of the club and I wrote some fan chants of the club. Bunyodkor super ,Bunyodkor class,Bunyodkor always makes victory!!Bunyodkor has the great history despite of young club it was 5 times winner of the league .in my team there were playing world famous players like Rivaldo from Brazil, there were famous managers working like Zico,Lous Felippe Scolary from Brazil.My club every year constantly takes part in Asian champions league.English premier league always inspire me with their supporting and singing during the match and I wrote a song: Glory glory Bunyodkor,Glory glory Bunyodkor. I wrote almost about 25 30 fan chants for my club.for example to Rivaldo : Viva Rivaldo,Viva Rivaldo,he comes from the south and he is a capitan,Viva Rivaldo.

Sipan
13/12/2015
AM
69
points

Tottenham Hotspur


Sipan
13/12/2015 13:50
Armenia
Manchester United
69

Tottenham Hotspur

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Rema
13/12/2015
RS
538
points

This is my favourite:
I'm forever blowing bubbles,
Pretty bubbles in the air,
They fly so high,
Nearly reach the sky,
Then like my dreams,
They fade and die.
Fortune's always hiding,
I've looked everywhere,
I'm forever blowing bubbles,
Pretty bubbles in the air.

I'm forever blowing bubbles was adopted by West Ham's supporters in the late 1920s and is now one of the most recognisable club anthems in world football.


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Rema
13/12/2015 10:38
Serbia
West Ham United
538

This is my favourite:
I'm forever blowing bubbles,
Pretty bubbles in the air,
They fly so high,
Nearly reach the sky,
Then like my dreams,
They fade and die.
Fortune's always hiding,
I've looked everywhere,
I'm forever blowing bubbles,
Pretty bubbles in the air.

I'm forever blowing bubbles was adopted by West Ham's supporters in the late 1920s and is now one of the most recognisable club anthems in world football.

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Sadulla
13/12/2015
UZ
121
points

Danny Blanchflower was a player of Tothenham in 1960th. Later he was a coach of North Ireland and Chelsea.


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Sadulla
13/12/2015 06:45
Uzbekistan
Chelsea
121

Danny Blanchflower was a player of Tothenham in 1960th. Later he was a coach of North Ireland and Chelsea.

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2Liverpool110021
3Chelsea89261
4Arsenal85345
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6Tottenham Hotspur19071
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8West Ham United7516
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