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Easy: Ban

Easy: Ban

Premier Vocabulary is a mini-podcast for you to learn football English one word at a time. We have three different levels for you: easy, medium and hard.

This episode is easy so we’re looking at common football words and phrases. Things you use and need to know to play the game.

Summary

Learn more football vocabulary with Premier Skills English. Each lesson in our Premier Vocabulary section looks at one football word or phrase. This lesson looks at the word ban

You can find more lessons on the side of this page.

Transcript

Rich: Hello my name’s Rich and welcome to Premier Skills English - Premier Vocabulary.

Jack: Hi there! I’m Jack. We’re here to help you with your football English. Premier Vocabulary is a mini-podcast for you to learn football English one word at a time. 

Rich: We have three different levels for you: easy, medium and hard.

Jack: This episode is easy so we’re looking at common football words and phrases; things you use and need to know to play the game.


Rich: The word we are looking at in this episode is ban.

Jack: The word ban can be a verb or a noun and is used in and out of football.

Rich: Let’s start by looking at how the word is used generally, outside of football.

Jack: To ban something means to officially say that something is not allowed.

Rich: Chewing gum, mobile phones and knives might be some of the things that are banned in some schools. 

Jack: If certain items are banned you are not allowed to take them into schools. They have been banned by the school authorities.

Rich: Various things are banned by different types of authorities. Schools might ban things, governments might ban things and sports associations might ban things.

Jack: We can use the noun in a similar way and there might be a ban on something. A school might say there is a ban on using mobile phones in the classroom, a government might place a ban on going outside or FIFA might put a ban on certain types of tackle.

Rich: Authorities also ban people from doing things. A government might ban citizens from travelling, ban them from protesting in the streets, or ban them from smoking in public places.


Rich: The most common use of ban in football is when a player is not allowed to play for their team.

Jack: The most common reason for this is that a player was given a red card in the previous match or has too many yellow cards in the previous matches.

Rich: A player might receive a one or two-match ban for getting too many yellow cards.

Jack: A player gets banned for one match for getting a red card for a professional foul or can get a three-match ban or more for serious foul play.

Rich: You can see we use both the noun a two-match ban and the verb banned for one match. A player is banned from playing for one match.

Jack: When we talk about football we often talk about bans but you might also see the word suspension which is used in the same way but highlights that the ban is only temporary.

Rich: It is also more formal. The Premier League would announce a three-match suspension of a player. A player would be suspended for three matches.

Jack: To ban. To officially say that something is not allowed.


Rich: There is the final whistle!

Jack: We’ll be back soon with more Premier Vocabulary from Premier Skills English.

Rich: Bye for now and enjoy your football. 

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Are bans fair?

What should players be banned for?

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Michaelsun
20/02/2022
CN
738
points

Bans are fair because they are punishments of the player who break the rules.


Michaelsun
20/02/2022 10:19
China
Manchester United
738

Bans are fair because they are punishments of the player who break the rules.

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Gabriel Amaral
12/05/2021
BR
1512
points

I think it is, normally.
Any disrespectful behaviors, such as racism should be a reason to ban players long term.


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Gabriel Amaral
12/05/2021 15:54
Brazil
Arsenal
1512

I think it is, normally.
Any disrespectful behaviors, such as racism should be a reason to ban players long term.

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Alex_from_Ukraine
14/07/2020
UA
6296
points

Arsenal 2 : 4 Liverpool


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Alex_from_Ukraine
14/07/2020 05:35
Ukraine
Liverpool
6296

Arsenal 2 : 4 Liverpool

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Alex_from_Ukraine
14/07/2020
UA
6296
points

ManCity 3 : 0 Bournemouth


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Alex_from_Ukraine
14/07/2020 05:34
Ukraine
Liverpool
6296

ManCity 3 : 0 Bournemouth

Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
14/07/2020
UA
6296
points

Burnley 2 : 2 Wolves


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Alex_from_Ukraine
14/07/2020 05:33
Ukraine
Liverpool
6296

Burnley 2 : 2 Wolves

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Robert Tavares
14/07/2020
BR
399
points

I think that a player should be banned for make a unfair goal, like with your hand.


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Robert Tavares
14/07/2020 00:39
Brazil
Leeds United
399

I think that a player should be banned for make a unfair goal, like with your hand.

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mobeckham
13/07/2020
TR
6511
points

Players should be banned for making a serious tackle or foul , using inappropriate language towards the referee or an opponent or even fans , using inappropriate gestures , preventing an opponent from scoring a goal in an unfair way and breaking the rules of the game in general.


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mobeckham
13/07/2020 19:52
Turkey
Manchester United
6511

Players should be banned for making a serious tackle or foul , using inappropriate language towards the referee or an opponent or even fans , using inappropriate gestures , preventing an opponent from scoring a goal in an unfair way and breaking the rules of the game in general.

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mobeckham
13/07/2020
TR
6511
points

I think bans are a fair punishment to keep the game fair and safe.


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mobeckham
13/07/2020 19:52
Turkey
Manchester United
6511

I think bans are a fair punishment to keep the game fair and safe.

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Alex_from_Ukraine
13/07/2020
UA
6296
points

Players should definitely be banned for sheer cheating such as diving, for example.


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Alex_from_Ukraine
13/07/2020 19:08
Ukraine
Liverpool
6296

Players should definitely be banned for sheer cheating such as diving, for example.

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