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Understanding Grammar: Unless with conditionals

Understanding Grammar: Unless with conditionals

In this week's Premier Skills English Podcast, Jack talks about the awful weather in his town and Rich and Jack make some Premier League predictions. The language focus is on unless and how it is used with conditional forms. Your task is to make three football predictions and tell us what can stop them from coming true. Don't forget to listen to the end of the podcast because we have a new football phrase for you to guess.

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Understanding Grammar: Unless with conditionals

Introduction

Jack: Hello my name’s Jack

Rich: and I’m Rich and welcome to this week’s Premier Skills English podcast

Jack: Where we talk about football and help you with your English.

Rich: We recommend that you listen to this podcast on the Premier Skills English website because that is where we have the transcript, language examples, activities, quizzes and a discussion page to help you understand everything we  talk about.

Jack: However, if you’re listening on Apple Podcasts, you can leave answers to our questions in the review section. We do read all the reviews and would love to hear from you. 

Rich: Don’t forget that we have our football English podcast called This Week that you can listen to at the start of every week. This week’s episode is about Matchweek 26 and we talk about Tottenham’s last-minute win at Aston Villa and a big win for Arsenal.  

Jack: Some of the words and phrases we look at include: make amends, park the bus and back to back.  

Rich: It’s on the Premier Skills English homepage, Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts and lots of other places right now! 

Jack: In last week’s podcast, we spoke about food and drink and quantifiers like a piece of, a packet of and a pint of. We also asked you to share some of your favourite recipes. Thanks for all your comments - my favourite was the recipe from Romeroen in Mexico who told us about Pineapple upside-down cake. I think I might try it out this weekend.

Rich: If you want to complete this lesson and learn more vocabulary connected to food and drink, you need to go to our homepage, click skills, click listen and click podcasts. It’s called Learning Vocabulary: A piece of cake!

Jack: In this week’s podcast, we’re going to talk about what’s going to happen in the rest of the Premier League season. Who’s going to win it? Who’s going down? Who’s going to finish in the European places?

Rich: And we’re going to focus on some grammar. We’re going to look at the word unless and how we use it in conditional sentences.

Jack: Your task this week is to tell us about what you think might happen during the rest of the season and what might stop your predictions coming true. We want you to use the word unless when you write your answers.

Rich: Before all that though, we need to look at last week’s football phrase.

Last week’s Football Phrase    

Jack: If you didn’t hear our football phrase last week we’re going to give you one more chance to guess now. We’ll give you the correct answer at the end of the show when we give you a new football phrase. Well done if you got it right last week and congratulations to those of you who wrote the correct answer on the Premier Skills English website or Apple Podcasts.

Rich: Alex from Ukraine was the first with the correct answer last week. Well done, again Alex, You are very quick. And well done to Marco Zapien from Mexico, Idzingirai from Zimbabwe, Ali Vasheghani from Iran, Ahmed Adam from Sudan, and Fred Zhong from China who also got the right answer.

Jack: Right, remember you can write your answers on the comments section on the Premier Skills English website or the review section on Apple Podcasts if that’s where you listen to us. Let’s hear last week’s phrase again.

Rich: The football phrase is to **** *** **** ****. This phrase is something managers use a lot when they are not happy and their team keeps losing possession of the ball. A manager might say we **** *** **** **** too much today, we need to keep hold of the ball more and make the other team work to get it back.

Jack: We’ll give you the answer at the end of the show and we’ll have a new football phrase for you to guess. 

Introduction to Roleplay

Jack: In this week’s roleplay, Rich gives me a quick call to see if I want to meet up at the weekend. As is often the case, we end up speaking about football.

Rich: While you are listening, we want you to answer two questions:

Jack: Which team does Rich think will surprise everyone and finish in the Champions League places?

Rich: And which teams does Jack think will be relegated from the Premier League?

Roleplay

Jack (Skype sound): Hi Rich.

Rich: Hey, Jack. I was thinking of coming over to see you this weekend.

Jack: You might want to give it a miss unless you’ve got a boat.

Rich: What do you mean?

Jack: Haven’t you seen the news? The floods. Roads are cut off, police everywhere, I even saw a few cars floating down the street. Well, they might not have been floating down the street but there’s about a metre of water in some places.

Rich: I’d heard you’d had a bit of rain.

Jack: A bit of rain? It’s been raining cats and dogs for days. I’m a bit worried about the house actually.

Rich: You’ll be all right, unless you’ve moved? You live at the top of a hill.

Jack: Yeah I know but …

Rich: There’s no chance you’re going to get flooded but you might want to buy some wellies if you want to go into town.

Jack: I think I might stay in this weekend. Were you thinking of coming over to watch the Arsenal match? 

Rich: Not unless they’ve suddenly started playing a bit better, they’ve been so boring to watch this season.

Jack: What are you on about? We won 4-0 last week.

Rich: I was thinking we could watch Liverpool make another step towards the Premier League title.

Jack: I wouldn’t count your chickens. You do sound more confident than you did a couple of months ago that’s for sure. I think they’re going to win it easily now, and soon, unless they have a massive injury crisis.

Rich: These things run through my mind too … we’re going to win it unless all the players get injured, unless all the other teams start playing like World Champions, unless the Premier League decide that Liverpool can only play with 5 players. Honestly, I’m not counting my chickens just yet.

Jack: There’s not a snowball’s chance in hell of any of that happening. Arsenal won’t start playing like World Champions for a start.

Rich: What about the rest of the Premier League though? It’s exciting at the bottom and the race for Europe is definitely on.

Jack: I think Norwich are down unless they start winning.

Rich: Definitely but they could start winning and they are only a few points from safety. I actually think Crystal Palace are in danger.

Jack: Palace? Really? Unless you had mentioned them, I would never have thought about Palace going down. I think they’re safe already. So who are going down then?

Rich: Norwich, Crystal Palace and Watford. What do you think?

Jack: To be honest, I haven’t got the foggiest idea. It’s too close to call.

Rich: What about Europe who’s going to get into the Champions League?

Jack: Unless Tottenham get some of their injured players back I think they’ve blown it.

Rich: Unless Chelsea get back in form they’re not going to get into the top four.

Jack: And Manchester United won’t do it unless they play way better than they have been.

Rich: So that leaves Sheffield United for the Champions League. I’d be very happy with that. What a story!

Jack: Of course, unless it carries on raining and the Premier League season is cancelled.

Rich: Don’t even think it!

Language Focus

Rich: Did you get the answers to the two questions we gave you?

Jack: The first question was Which team does Rich think will finish in the Champions League places?

Rich: I said Sheffield United will surprise everyone and finish fourth. The second question was which teams does Jack think will be relegated?

Jack: I said probably Norwich but I also said I haven’t the foggiest. This is an informal way of saying that I don’t have any idea. I haven’t got a clue. I haven’t got the foggiest idea.

Rich: If we have time, we’ll look at a few more strange expressions or idioms that you might have heard in the roleplay a bit later. First of all, we want to focus on one word and how we use it - that word is unless.

Jack: Let’s start by taking one sentence from the beginning of the roleplay. Listen to the sentence: You might want to give it a miss unless you’ve got a boat.

Rich: Jack was speaking about the weather in his town and that there had been lots of rain and there were floods in the town. He was telling me not to come to his house.

Jack: Unless you’ve got a boat I said.

Rich: Of course, he was joking here. The only boat I have is my sailing yacht in the Caribbean which is far too big to use on flooded streets.

Jack: I’ll ignore that. The word unless means if not. Listen to the sentence again and then the same sentence using if plus a negative.

Rich: You might want to give it a miss unless you’ve got a boat.

Jack: You might want to give it a miss if you haven’t got a boat.

Rich: Both of the sentences mean the same thing. When we use unless it is usually followed by a positive form -  we said unless plus you’ve got in the example you just heard.

Jack: The word unless is used a lot in conditional sentences. Listen to these three examples from the roleplay. The verb after unless is positive in each example.

Rich: I think Norwich are down unless they start winning.

Jack: Unless Tottenham get some of their injured players back I think they’ve blown it.

Rich: And Manchester United won’t do it unless they play way better than they have been.

Jack: Now listen to the same sentences using if. What happens to the verb?

Rich: I think Norwich are down if they don’t start winning.

Jack: If Tottenham don’t get some of their injured players back I think they’ve blown it.

Rich: And Manchester United won’t do it if they don’t play way better than they have been.

Jack: In these examples, when we use if the verb that follows is negative but when we use unless the verb that follows is positive.

Rich: You might have noticed that there were a lot of conditional sentences in the roleplay and those examples. The word unless can be followed by the present tense or the past tense. 

Jack: In the roleplay, we were talking about real or possible situations so we used lots of zero and first conditionals where unless was followed by the present but you can use unless in all conditional forms. Listen to this example:

Rich: The manager wouldn’t take him off unless he was really injured.

Jack: Here we’re using the second conditional to speculate about the manager’s decision.

Rich: Here’s another example from the roleplay that was a bit different. Unless you had mentioned them, I would never have thought about Palace going down.

Jack: Here, we’re using the third conditional to talk about something in the present that is different because of what happened in the past.

Rich: Jack had never thought about Palace going down until I spoke about it.

Jack: So, we can use unless with different conditionals and we’ll put a few more examples and practice activities on the website.

Rich: We mentioned earlier that we usually use unless with positive forms but there are some exceptions. 

Jack: In the roleplay, I spoke about Arsenal and said ‘Not unless they start playing better’.

Rich: Not unless is an idiomatic expression that means only if. Will Arsenal win? Only if they start playing better? Here are another couple of examples:

Jack: Are you going to buy a new car?

Rich: Not unless I save some money.

Jack: Shall we go and play football?

Rich: Not unless it stops raining.

Jack: I can think of other examples too where we might follow unless with a negative. Listen to these:

Rich: Are you going to the match on Saturday?

Jack: Yes, unless I don’t get a ticket.

Rich: Are you going on holiday in the summer?

Jack: Yes, unless I don’t have the money.

Rich: So, there are some exceptions so we don’t always follow grammar rules - especially when we’re speaking.

Jack: We said that we’d look at some more of the idioms that we used in the roleplay earlier.

Rich: We used quite a few. Some of them were: Not a snowball’s chance in hell, to count your chickens and raining cats and dogs.

Jack: Unfortunately, we don't have time to look at them right now but we’ve put an activity on the page for this podcast on the Premier Skills English website.

Rich: You’ll be able to find all the extra materials on the homepage or by clicking skills>listen>podcasts>understanding grammar: unless and conditionals.

Task

Jack: Your task this week is to tell us who you think will become Premier League Champions this season, who will be relegated and who will finish in the Champions League places.

Rich: But we’ve got a little twist for you. We want you to make your choices and then give a reason why your prediction might not be correct.

Jack: And when you give your reason we want you, yes you’ve guessed it, use the word unless.

Rich: To make it a bit funnier, use your imagination a bit, for example, Liverpool will win the Premier League title unless Pep Guardiola persuades the whole Liverpool squad to run away and join a circus.

Jack: So we want your predictions and some silly, fun ideas that use unless.

Rich: Write all your answers in the comments section on the Premier Skills English website or on Apple Podcasts if that’s where you listen to us.

Football Phrase

Rich: It’s your turn with this week’s football phrase, Jack.

Jack: Yes, I’ve got it right here. This week’s football phrase is ****** ***. Tottenham and Liverpool have got it all to do in the ****** *** after losing to Atletico Madrid and Leipzig this week in the Champions League. Liverpool are at home in their ****** *** but Tottenham are away so the ****** *** for them is much more difficult.

Rich: It’s a weird phrase, isn’t it? If you haven’t got the foggiest idea I’ll give you a clue. I have two of them and I use them to stand on.

Jack: Too helpful! Let’s see who can get it right. Before we leave you we also need to tell you last week’s football phrase. The answer was give the ball away.

Rich: Right, that’s all we have time for this week! Don’t forget to write your answers to our questions and make a guess at our football phrase in the comments below. If you get it right, we’ll announce your name on next week’s show. 

Jack: If you have any questions or comments or suggestions for the podcast or anything football or English related, you can leave them on the website in the comments section, on social media, on apple podcasts or you can email us at premierskills@britishcouncil.org.

Rich: Bye for now and enjoy your football!

Vocabulary

How much did you understand?

In the podcast, Rich and Jack used some idioms and phrases that might be new for you. Do you know the words in bold?

A bit of rain? It’s been raining cats and dogs for days.

I think Liverpool will win it but I’m not counting my chickens just yet.

To be honest, I haven’t got the foggiest idea. It’s too close to call.

I think Tottenham have blown their chances.

There’s not a snowball’s chance in hell of any of that happening.

The floods. Roads are cut off, police everywhere, I even saw a few cars floating down the street. 

All of these phrases were in the roleplay. Listen to the roleplay again and read the transcript. Listen for the phrases in bold. If you're not sure what they mean, have a go at the activity below or ask us a question in the comments section at the bottom of the page.

Activity 1

Activity 1: Match the words we used in the roleplay with their definitions.
Can you match the words and definitions?

Jack's town was flooded this week. It probably looks a little like this.

Grammar

Unless

The word unless means 'if ... not'. Look at the first example Jack and Rich spoke about in the language focus. The meaning of the two sentences are the same but the form is different. Can you see the difference?

You might want to give it a miss unless you’ve got a boat.

You might want to give it a miss if you haven’t got a boat.

The difference is that we usually follow unless with a positive form whereas if is followed by a negative form if we want it to mean the same as unless.

Grammar

Unless with zero and first conditionals

Jack and Rich don't think Manchester United will qualify for the Champions League unless they start playing better.

Jack and Rich used a lot of conditional sentences in the roleplay. Many of these sentences were examples of the zero and first condition as they were speaking about facts and results that will always happen if a specific action happens (zero conditional) and things they think will happen in the future and have a high probablility of happening (first conditional). Look at these examples and decide if they are examples of the zero or first conditional.

Norwich are down unless they start winning.

We’re going to win the League unless all the players get injured.

Manchester United won’t do it unless they play way better than they have been.

The first two sentences above are examples of the zero conditional. We create the zero conditional with two clauses (sentence parts) in the present simple. The speaker is saying that the results in these sentences (Norwich down and Liverpool winning the League) are certain. The third example is the first conditional. We create the first conditional by using will or won't in one clause and the present simple in the other clause. The speaker in this case thinks that while the situation is not certain, it's highly possible.

Grammar

Unless with second and third conditionals

Would you be surprised if Sheffield United qualified for the Champions League?

Most of the conditionals Jack and Rich used in the podcast were zero and first conditionals because they were talking about facts and making predictions but they also used unless with the second and the third conditionals in the podcast. Have a look at these examples:

The manager wouldn’t take him off unless he was really injured.

Unless you had mentioned Palace, I would never have thought about them going down.

In the first example, Rich and Jack used the second conditional to specualte about why the player was subsituted. We use the second conditional to specualte and to talk about hypothetical or less likely situations. In the second example, Jack used the third conditional as he was speaking about an impossible situation - something that cant be changed. Rich did mention Palace and that can't be changed. Jack has now thought about Crystal Palace getting relegated this situation can't be changed either. Take a look at this slightly easier example:

He wouldn't have scored unless the manager had brought him on.

Activity 2

Activity 2: In this activity, make conditional sentences with unless.
Can you put the words in the right order?

Liverpool will surely be celebrating at the end of the season.

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Task

Premier League Predictions

Where will Wolves finish this season?

Your task this week is to make three Premier League predictions and tell us what can stop them from coming true:

  • Who will win the Premier League?
  • Which three teams will get relegated?
  • Who will qualify for the Champions League?

Make your predictions and use unless to tell us why they might not happen. We will accept all strange and funny ideas. Here is what Rich said in the podcast:

Liverpool will win the Premier League unless Pep Guardiola persuades the whole Liverpool squad to run away and join a circus.

Write all your answers in the comments section below and don't forget to make a guess at this week's football phrase!

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hsn's picture
hsn
14/03/2021
TR
4431
points

PHRASES;

• I think future rate of inflation is going to be (%12) . What might stop my prediction coming true is global economic crisis. Unless it happens I will be spot on.

• I'm going to give the meeting a miss.There will be a lot of "small talks" again.

• You have to wait for election results.Maybe another candidate will be selected. Don't count your chickens before they're hatched.

• It ran through my mind that there would be traffic jam when finishing of working hours and it happened at last. I had to wait for a long time.

• Underdeveloped countries haven’t snowball's chance in hell to make profit at the foreign trade.

• I don't have foggiest idea how to deal difficulties of working life. I should be trained in this field.

• I'll get vaccinated (unless pandemic finished. / If pandemic don't finish)

• Unless you had warned me, I would never have realized the danger.

• He's blown his chance with her by talking too much on their first date.


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hsn
14/03/2021 18:36
Turkey
Tottenham Hotspur
4431

PHRASES;

• I think future rate of inflation is going to be (%12) . What might stop my prediction coming true is global economic crisis. Unless it happens I will be spot on.

• I'm going to give the meeting a miss.There will be a lot of "small talks" again.

• You have to wait for election results.Maybe another candidate will be selected. Don't count your chickens before they're hatched.

• It ran through my mind that there would be traffic jam when finishing of working hours and it happened at last. I had to wait for a long time.

• Underdeveloped countries haven’t snowball's chance in hell to make profit at the foreign trade.

• I don't have foggiest idea how to deal difficulties of working life. I should be trained in this field.

• I'll get vaccinated (unless pandemic finished. / If pandemic don't finish)

• Unless you had warned me, I would never have realized the danger.

• He's blown his chance with her by talking too much on their first date.

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mobeckham
12/06/2020
TR
6472
points

This week's football phrase is ( second leg )


mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
12/06/2020 17:35
Turkey
Manchester United
6472

This week's football phrase is ( second leg )

mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
12/06/2020
TR
6472
points

Liverpool will win the Premier League unless it's announced that the winner of the Premier League is the team with most goals not points.

Aston Villa will get relegated unless Jack Grealish scores a hat-trick in each of the next ten games.

Leicester City will qualify to the Champions League unless Bruno Fernandes & Paul Pogba play together in Manchester United midfield


mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
12/06/2020 17:19
Turkey
Manchester United
6472

Liverpool will win the Premier League unless it's announced that the winner of the Premier League is the team with most goals not points.

Aston Villa will get relegated unless Jack Grealish scores a hat-trick in each of the next ten games.

Leicester City will qualify to the Champions League unless Bruno Fernandes & Paul Pogba play together in Manchester United midfield

Natauri's picture
Natauri
03/03/2020
CO
7
points

The football phrase is ***


Natauri's picture
Natauri
03/03/2020 02:38
Colombia
Manchester United
7

The football phrase is ***

Rich's picture
Rich
03/03/2020
ES
594
points

Hi Natauri,

You're nearly right but not quite. If you listen to our latest podcast, you can find out the answer and make a guess at our latest football phrase.

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


Rich's picture
Rich
03/03/2020 08:33
Spain
Liverpool
594

Hi Natauri,

You're nearly right but not quite. If you listen to our latest podcast, you can find out the answer and make a guess at our latest football phrase.

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

lakerwang
27/02/2020
CN
337
points

Liverpool will win the Premier League unless they were punished by the FA due to a scandal leaked by the press.

Man City, Leicester City and Chelsea will qualify for the Championship League unless Man Utd have more consistent performences or Tottenham got Harry Kane and Son Heung-min back healthy.

Norwich will get relegated unless they had Cristiano Ronaldo and Leo Messi in their squad.

The football phrase is "****** ***".


lakerwang
27/02/2020 16:26
China
Chelsea
337

Liverpool will win the Premier League unless they were punished by the FA due to a scandal leaked by the press.

Man City, Leicester City and Chelsea will qualify for the Championship League unless Man Utd have more consistent performences or Tottenham got Harry Kane and Son Heung-min back healthy.

Norwich will get relegated unless they had Cristiano Ronaldo and Leo Messi in their squad.

The football phrase is "****** ***".

milos
26/02/2020
RS
2663
points

Football phrase for this week is ****** ***


milos
26/02/2020 08:11
Serbia
Manchester United
2663

Football phrase for this week is ****** ***

Fred Zhong
26/02/2020
CN
80
points

Liverpool will no doubt win the Premier League unless they lose all the rest games this season.Manchester City will qualify for the Champions League unless the punishment by UEFA is postponed or cancelled.The rest Champions League spot competition will go down to wire unless the forth can get more than 12 points clear of the fifth within the next five games.
The phrase is "****** ***".


Fred Zhong
26/02/2020 05:34
China
Manchester United
80

Liverpool will no doubt win the Premier League unless they lose all the rest games this season.Manchester City will qualify for the Champions League unless the punishment by UEFA is postponed or cancelled.The rest Champions League spot competition will go down to wire unless the forth can get more than 12 points clear of the fifth within the next five games.
The phrase is "****** ***".

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elghoul
25/02/2020
DZ
3988
points

Liverpool will win the Premier League unless English Premier League  rulers decide not to count goals scored in injury time.

Norwich, Watford and Cristal would be relegated unless they change their managers.

Chelsea, City and Man United will qualify unless Morenho stops speaking to the press before and after the matches helping Spurs gaining the fourth place in the table.


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elghoul
25/02/2020 18:35
Algeria
Manchester City
3988

Liverpool will win the Premier League unless English Premier League  rulers decide not to count goals scored in injury time.

Norwich, Watford and Cristal would be relegated unless they change their managers.

Chelsea, City and Man United will qualify unless Morenho stops speaking to the press before and after the matches helping Spurs gaining the fourth place in the table.

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Rafael Robson
24/02/2020
BR
615
points

In my opinion,

- Liverpool will win the Premier League unless the Premier League finds out that there was some irregular player in their starting line-up, and takes them several points away.

- Norwich City, Watford and Bournemouth will get relegated to the next Championship unless Aston Villa and West Ham get their best players injured.

- Liverpool, Leicester City, Chelsea and Manchester United will qualify for the next Champions League unless Manchester City reverse the UEFA decision or Tottenham starts playing at a decent level. I would not be surprised, however, if I see some Premier League team, maybe Wolves or Arsenal, winning the UEFA Europa League this season.

I think the football phrase is "****** ***" unless I had misunderstood Rich's hint.


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Rafael Robson
24/02/2020 20:12
Brazil
Tottenham Hotspur
615

In my opinion,

- Liverpool will win the Premier League unless the Premier League finds out that there was some irregular player in their starting line-up, and takes them several points away.

- Norwich City, Watford and Bournemouth will get relegated to the next Championship unless Aston Villa and West Ham get their best players injured.

- Liverpool, Leicester City, Chelsea and Manchester United will qualify for the next Champions League unless Manchester City reverse the UEFA decision or Tottenham starts playing at a decent level. I would not be surprised, however, if I see some Premier League team, maybe Wolves or Arsenal, winning the UEFA Europa League this season.

I think the football phrase is "****** ***" unless I had misunderstood Rich's hint.

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Liubomyr
24/02/2020
UA
4408
points

In my opinion, the following teams will relegate:
- Norwich City will relegate unless Teemu Pukki is back to his start of the season form. But among all outsiders they have the easiest calendar at the end of the season, so Norwich still have some chances;
- Aston Villa currently in the awful form and they will relegate unless Jack Grealish makes some miracle for them;
- Newcastle will relegate if they don't change their manager.

My Champions League predictions:
Liverpool, Leicester and Chelsea will qualify, and ManCity won't participate unless the CAS reverse the UEFA initial decision. This means that ManU, Spurs and Blades will contest the last place. My prediction is against Sheffield United unless they earn at least 4 point in two back to back games versus their direct opponents in Matchweeks 31 & 32.

And I think that this week phrase is '****** ***'.


Liubomyr's picture
Liubomyr
24/02/2020 12:43
Ukraine
Watford
4408

In my opinion, the following teams will relegate:
- Norwich City will relegate unless Teemu Pukki is back to his start of the season form. But among all outsiders they have the easiest calendar at the end of the season, so Norwich still have some chances;
- Aston Villa currently in the awful form and they will relegate unless Jack Grealish makes some miracle for them;
- Newcastle will relegate if they don't change their manager.

My Champions League predictions:
Liverpool, Leicester and Chelsea will qualify, and ManCity won't participate unless the CAS reverse the UEFA initial decision. This means that ManU, Spurs and Blades will contest the last place. My prediction is against Sheffield United unless they earn at least 4 point in two back to back games versus their direct opponents in Matchweeks 31 & 32.

And I think that this week phrase is '****** ***'.

elghoul's picture
elghoul
23/02/2020
DZ
3988
points

Football phrase guess ; ****** ***


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elghoul
23/02/2020 13:51
Algeria
Manchester City
3988

Football phrase guess ; ****** ***

hubertoo's picture
hubertoo
23/02/2020
PL
30
points

Hey everyone ;)
I think the winner of Premier League title in this season is obvious - Liverpool. It's really hard to imagine what would happened, that they could lost the first place in the table. Liverpool win Premier League unless Jurgen Klopp recognize that isn't fair to win every match and he will obey a little Man Utd fan. Did you hear about it? True story ;) https://bit.ly/32iNO3a

It's harder to say which team will qualify to UCL... City - rather yes, Leicester unless they stop play well, Chelsea, Tottenham, Shefield or United... hmm.. Many teams, but only 3 places. In my opinion final 4th of PL table is: 1. Liv, 2. City, 3. Chelsea, 4. Leicester. 5th place - Europa League - Man Utd.

Bottom of the table mayby isn't so watchable like matches e.g. between Liverpool vs City, but there is also a fight and heart put on the football pitch, so after time to time I also like to watch Premier League matches of teams of the bottom of the table. Like Rich I haven’t got the foggiest idea who will get relegated. 12 matches left, so everthing can happens ;)


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hubertoo
23/02/2020 12:26
Poland
Liverpool
30

Hey everyone ;)
I think the winner of Premier League title in this season is obvious - Liverpool. It's really hard to imagine what would happened, that they could lost the first place in the table. Liverpool win Premier League unless Jurgen Klopp recognize that isn't fair to win every match and he will obey a little Man Utd fan. Did you hear about it? True story ;) https://bit.ly/32iNO3a

It's harder to say which team will qualify to UCL... City - rather yes, Leicester unless they stop play well, Chelsea, Tottenham, Shefield or United... hmm.. Many teams, but only 3 places. In my opinion final 4th of PL table is: 1. Liv, 2. City, 3. Chelsea, 4. Leicester. 5th place - Europa League - Man Utd.

Bottom of the table mayby isn't so watchable like matches e.g. between Liverpool vs City, but there is also a fight and heart put on the football pitch, so after time to time I also like to watch Premier League matches of teams of the bottom of the table. Like Rich I haven’t got the foggiest idea who will get relegated. 12 matches left, so everthing can happens ;)

Fred Zhong
26/02/2020
CN
80
points

Thanks for your link,it's interesting.Jurgen Klopp's replying letter reflected he's an inspiring and sensible manager,whose success at Liverpool and his previous clubs could be much more understood and respected by the fans from other clubs around the world.


Fred Zhong
26/02/2020 05:51
China
Manchester United
80

Thanks for your link,it's interesting.Jurgen Klopp's replying letter reflected he's an inspiring and sensible manager,whose success at Liverpool and his previous clubs could be much more understood and respected by the fans from other clubs around the world.

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ldzingirai
22/02/2020
ZW
1742
points

Football Phrase

****** *** is the phrase. I think Liverpool will qualify despite a goal difference. Unless Atlètico Madrid plays with 12 players without goalposts, the Reds will not make it.


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ldzingirai
22/02/2020 13:39
Zimbabwe
Chelsea
1742

Football Phrase

****** *** is the phrase. I think Liverpool will qualify despite a goal difference. Unless Atlètico Madrid plays with 12 players without goalposts, the Reds will not make it.

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Alex_from_Ukraine
22/02/2020
UA
6200
points

The phrase today is ****** ***. Not so quick this time. :-)


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Alex_from_Ukraine
22/02/2020 10:40
Ukraine
Liverpool
6200

The phrase today is ****** ***. Not so quick this time. :-)

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Ali Vasheghani
22/02/2020
IR
23
points

The phrase would be ****** ***


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Ali Vasheghani
22/02/2020 06:35
Iran
Liverpool
23

The phrase would be ****** ***

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Marco Zapien
22/02/2020
MX
79
points

****** ***!


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Marco Zapien
22/02/2020 00:27
Mexico
Wolverhampton Wanderers
79

****** ***!

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Ahmed Adam Mamado
21/02/2020
SD
2903
points

"return ***" maybe "****** ***" could also work.


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Ahmed Adam Mamado
21/02/2020 22:09
Sudan
Liverpool
2903

"return ***" maybe "****** ***" could also work.

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ldzingirai
22/02/2020
ZW
1742
points

I think the other one is a synonym.


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ldzingirai
22/02/2020 13:45
Zimbabwe
Chelsea
1742

I think the other one is a synonym.

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Task: Making Premier League predictions