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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'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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Sadulla's picture
Sadulla
13/12/2015
UZ
121
points

Liester Chelsea 1:1


Sadulla's picture
Sadulla
13/12/2015 04:02
Uzbekistan
Chelsea
121

Liester Chelsea 1:1

Sadulla's picture
Sadulla
13/12/2015
UZ
121
points

Hello everybody.As my favourite club is Chelsea, I know some my favourite chants about them.
1. Chelsea,Chelsea Chelsea Chelsea,Chelsea,Chelsea,Chelsea.
2. I am Chelsea till I die, I'm Chelsea till I die,I know I'm ,I'm sure I am I chelsea till I die
3.Didier Drogba tralalala,Didier Drogba tralalala
4.Jian Franco Zooola lalalala Jean Franco Zolala


Sadulla's picture
Sadulla
13/12/2015 04:01
Uzbekistan
Chelsea
121

Hello everybody.As my favourite club is Chelsea, I know some my favourite chants about them.
1. Chelsea,Chelsea Chelsea Chelsea,Chelsea,Chelsea,Chelsea.
2. I am Chelsea till I die, I'm Chelsea till I die,I know I'm ,I'm sure I am I chelsea till I die
3.Didier Drogba tralalala,Didier Drogba tralalala
4.Jian Franco Zooola lalalala Jean Franco Zolala

MUGEMANYI's picture
MUGEMANYI
13/12/2015
RW
2320
points

Michael's team is Tottenham Hotspur


MUGEMANYI's picture
MUGEMANYI
13/12/2015 03:41
Rwanda
Arsenal
2320

Michael's team is Tottenham Hotspur

JelenaN's picture
JelenaN
12/12/2015
BA
77
points

Tottenham Hotspur


JelenaN's picture
JelenaN
12/12/2015 19:54
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Manchester United
77

Tottenham Hotspur

messaouda's picture
messaouda
12/12/2015
DZ
887
points

my prediction: Leicester City 1: Chelsea 0


messaouda's picture
messaouda
12/12/2015 18:20
Algeria
Chelsea
887

my prediction: Leicester City 1: Chelsea 0

messaouda's picture
messaouda
12/12/2015
DZ
887
points

Aston Villa


messaouda's picture
messaouda
12/12/2015 17:56
Algeria
Chelsea
887

Aston Villa

esraaelzeny's picture
esraaelzeny
12/12/2015
EG
48
points

Michael's team is (Tottenham Hotspur F.C.) .


esraaelzeny's picture
esraaelzeny
12/12/2015 16:59
Egypt
Chelsea
48

Michael's team is (Tottenham Hotspur F.C.) .

salwaelzeny's picture
salwaelzeny
12/12/2015
EG
71
points

Tottenham Hotspur F.C. is Michael's favourite team .


salwaelzeny's picture
salwaelzeny
12/12/2015 16:54
Egypt
Manchester United
71

Tottenham Hotspur F.C. is Michael's favourite team .

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nounakhel
12/12/2015
DZ
1
points

Arsenal


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nounakhel
12/12/2015 16:20
Algeria
Arsenal
1

Arsenal

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Okhilleus7
12/12/2015
ME
37
points

1. Definitely "When the Spurs go marchin' in"! Also, before every Tottenham match, I play the song "Glory Glory Tottenham Hotspur" on my phone. My girl doesn't like it, but I think it suits the occasion so I don't really care lol. However, "You'll never walk alone" is the most emotional one
2. For me, it was Newcastle vs. Liverpool. But only because I firmly believed that Liverpool could start a winning streak and for the reason that Newcastle was in such a poor form lately. It seems like underdogs bite when you least expect it.
3. I still can't digest Leicester's last year win against Manchester (5:3). A result that shocked Van Gaal, every ManU fan, the whole football world. That's what football is about.
4. Let's not talk about the past, but focus on the bright future --> if I were selected the winner of a Samsung Galaxy Tab 8, well that would be out of the blue :P

I would like to see Leicester win this one. Leicester-3 Chelsea-1 is my guess. It's time Mourinho gets sacked for real.


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Okhilleus7
12/12/2015 15:38
Montenegro
Tottenham Hotspur
37

1. Definitely "When the Spurs go marchin' in"! Also, before every Tottenham match, I play the song "Glory Glory Tottenham Hotspur" on my phone. My girl doesn't like it, but I think it suits the occasion so I don't really care lol. However, "You'll never walk alone" is the most emotional one
2. For me, it was Newcastle vs. Liverpool. But only because I firmly believed that Liverpool could start a winning streak and for the reason that Newcastle was in such a poor form lately. It seems like underdogs bite when you least expect it.
3. I still can't digest Leicester's last year win against Manchester (5:3). A result that shocked Van Gaal, every ManU fan, the whole football world. That's what football is about.
4. Let's not talk about the past, but focus on the bright future --> if I were selected the winner of a Samsung Galaxy Tab 8, well that would be out of the blue :P

I would like to see Leicester win this one. Leicester-3 Chelsea-1 is my guess. It's time Mourinho gets sacked for real.

Okhilleus7's picture
Okhilleus7
12/12/2015
ME
37
points

Michael's favorite team is the same as mine:

Tottenham Hotspurs!


Okhilleus7's picture
Okhilleus7
12/12/2015 15:21
Montenegro
Tottenham Hotspur
37

Michael's favorite team is the same as mine:

Tottenham Hotspurs!

Atef CHOUAIBI
12/12/2015
TN
1
points

Tottenham Hotspur


Atef CHOUAIBI
12/12/2015 13:55
Tunisia
Manchester United
1

Tottenham Hotspur

ayoubcherirou
12/12/2015
DZ
1
points

Tottenham Hotspur FC


ayoubcherirou
12/12/2015 13:17
Algeria
Chelsea
1

Tottenham Hotspur FC

anfat
12/12/2015
UA
156
points

I think that the final score in the game between Leicester and Chelsea will be 2:2


anfat
12/12/2015 12:30
Ukraine
Manchester City
156

I think that the final score in the game between Leicester and Chelsea will be 2:2

anfat
12/12/2015
UA
156
points

Michael's team is Tottenham Hotspurs. Their riwalry with Arsenal is one of the most famost in PL.


anfat
12/12/2015 12:28
Ukraine
Manchester City
156

Michael's team is Tottenham Hotspurs. Their riwalry with Arsenal is one of the most famost in PL.

Natka
11/12/2015
RU
279
points

My cat is out of the blue. She jumps on my shoulders, then on my head to jump on the wardrobe or cupboad. She jumps very fast and when she did it for the first time I didn't see that one coming:)


Natka
11/12/2015 18:59
Russia
Chelsea
279

My cat is out of the blue. She jumps on my shoulders, then on my head to jump on the wardrobe or cupboad. She jumps very fast and when she did it for the first time I didn't see that one coming:)

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Simon Masanje
11/12/2015
TZ
6
points

I think Rich is right ,Chelsea will win this game and bring a shock to the world of football and my result is that Chelsea 3 , Leicester city 1


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Simon Masanje
11/12/2015 17:06
Tanzania
Chelsea
6

I think Rich is right ,Chelsea will win this game and bring a shock to the world of football and my result is that Chelsea 3 , Leicester city 1

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Liubomyr
11/12/2015
UA
4408
points

Michael talking aboutTottenham Hotspur


Liubomyr's picture
Liubomyr
11/12/2015 16:03
Ukraine
Watford
4408

Michael talking aboutTottenham Hotspur

drilol
11/12/2015
XK
32
points

You'll never walk alone ofcourse. Manchester City losing was the biggest upset.

Chelsea Leicester a draw.


drilol
11/12/2015 12:19
Kosovo
Liverpool
32

You'll never walk alone ofcourse. Manchester City losing was the biggest upset.

Chelsea Leicester a draw.

Habib ur Rahman
11/12/2015
PK
76
points

The answer to this week's 'What's my Team?' competition is (Tottenhum Hotspur F.C)


Habib ur Rahman
11/12/2015 11:59
Pakistan
Norwich City
76

The answer to this week's 'What's my Team?' competition is (Tottenhum Hotspur F.C)

nyinyi's picture
nyinyi
10/12/2015
MM
257
points

You'll never walk alone!
Newcastle Vs Liverpool was the biggest upset.
Stoke City Vs Manchester City and Bournemouth Vs Chelsea are shock results.
Chelsea will draw Leicester City.
What's my team, "Tottenham Hotspur"


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nyinyi
10/12/2015 23:44
Myanmar
Manchester United
257

You'll never walk alone!
Newcastle Vs Liverpool was the biggest upset.
Stoke City Vs Manchester City and Bournemouth Vs Chelsea are shock results.
Chelsea will draw Leicester City.
What's my team, "Tottenham Hotspur"

SalvaGH
10/12/2015
ES
841
points

For me the biggest upset last weekend was Chelsea 0-1 Bournemouth. It really shocked me, even though Chelsea are not playing well this season I was expecting a win from the Mourinho's side in Stamford Bridge.


SalvaGH
10/12/2015 22:42
Spain
Manchester City
841

For me the biggest upset last weekend was Chelsea 0-1 Bournemouth. It really shocked me, even though Chelsea are not playing well this season I was expecting a win from the Mourinho's side in Stamford Bridge.

SalvaGH
10/12/2015
ES
841
points

One of the best football songs is "You'll never walk alone". Although I am not a Liverpool fan, it makes me get goosebumps when I hear all Liverpool fans singing.


SalvaGH
10/12/2015 22:38
Spain
Manchester City
841

One of the best football songs is "You'll never walk alone". Although I am not a Liverpool fan, it makes me get goosebumps when I hear all Liverpool fans singing.

SalvaGH
10/12/2015
ES
841
points

This week I am going to bet for a draw. So, my final score is: Leicester City 1-1 Chelsea.


SalvaGH
10/12/2015 22:34
Spain
Manchester City
841

This week I am going to bet for a draw. So, my final score is: Leicester City 1-1 Chelsea.

SalvaGH
10/12/2015
ES
841
points

Tottenham Hotspur Football Club


SalvaGH
10/12/2015 22:32
Spain
Manchester City
841

Tottenham Hotspur Football Club

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Ana1
10/12/2015
RS
82
points

My answer is Tottenham Hotspur.


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Ana1
10/12/2015 21:53
Serbia
Manchester United
82

My answer is Tottenham Hotspur.

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Mamadou
10/12/2015
EG
8
points

the team is : Tottenham Hotspur


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Mamadou
10/12/2015 21:27
Egypt
Manchester United
8

the team is : Tottenham Hotspur

For
10/12/2015
ZW
298
points

Michale' team is Tottenham Hotspur


For
10/12/2015 21:03
Zimbabwe
Arsenal
298

Michale' team is Tottenham Hotspur

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Mountainson
10/12/2015
EG
18
points

Tottenham


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Mountainson
10/12/2015 19:40
Egypt
Manchester City
18

Tottenham

halola1999's picture
halola1999
10/12/2015
EG
19
points

Tottenham


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halola1999
10/12/2015 19:36
Egypt
Arsenal
19

Tottenham

Salloum's picture
Salloum
10/12/2015
SY
1308
points

The answer is Tottenham Hotspur F.C . because Danny Blanchflower is former captain of Spurs .


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Salloum
10/12/2015 18:42
Syria
Manchester United
1308

The answer is Tottenham Hotspur F.C . because Danny Blanchflower is former captain of Spurs .

tokomoney's picture
tokomoney
10/12/2015
GE
352
points

I think the biggest upset last weekend was Stoke city 2:0 Man. City and B.Monchengladbach 3:1 Bayern Munich


tokomoney's picture
tokomoney
10/12/2015 16:20
Georgia
Manchester City
352

I think the biggest upset last weekend was Stoke city 2:0 Man. City and B.Monchengladbach 3:1 Bayern Munich

tokomoney's picture
tokomoney
10/12/2015
GE
352
points

my prediction: Leicester City 1:3 Chelsea


tokomoney's picture
tokomoney
10/12/2015 16:15
Georgia
Manchester City
352

my prediction: Leicester City 1:3 Chelsea

tokomoney's picture
tokomoney
10/12/2015
GE
352
points

The most shocking results was Liverpool's comeback against Milan 3-3 and France 0:1 Senegal (2002 FIFA World Cup)


tokomoney's picture
tokomoney
10/12/2015 16:11
Georgia
Manchester City
352

The most shocking results was Liverpool's comeback against Milan 3-3 and France 0:1 Senegal (2002 FIFA World Cup)

nikosonris
10/12/2015
UA
2453
points

My answer to this week's riddle is Tottenham Hotspur - The Spurs. Quite easy if you know something about the North London Derby and their nemesis - The Gunners.


nikosonris
10/12/2015 16:10
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

My answer to this week's riddle is Tottenham Hotspur - The Spurs. Quite easy if you know something about the North London Derby and their nemesis - The Gunners.

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living
10/12/2015
TN
2
points

Michael's team is tottenham


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living
10/12/2015 15:09
Tunisia
Leicester City
2

Michael's team is tottenham

Nikens
10/12/2015
RU
85
points

Tottenham Hotspur FC


Nikens
10/12/2015 15:08
Russia
Arsenal
85

Tottenham Hotspur FC

Ruslanjon
10/12/2015
UZ
1079
points

I expect the Leicester's win against Chelsea by 3:2


Ruslanjon
10/12/2015 14:58
Uzbekistan
Manchester United
1079

I expect the Leicester's win against Chelsea by 3:2

Ruslanjon
10/12/2015
UZ
1079
points

As for me,the biggest upset of the last weekend was a draw of my favourite team-Manchester United against West Ham.They lost precious points.
An unforgettable and shocking result in my memory is the match between Manchester United and Arsenal which was ended by 8:2 in the season 2011/12.That was an amazing match.


Ruslanjon
10/12/2015 14:57
Uzbekistan
Manchester United
1079

As for me,the biggest upset of the last weekend was a draw of my favourite team-Manchester United against West Ham.They lost precious points.
An unforgettable and shocking result in my memory is the match between Manchester United and Arsenal which was ended by 8:2 in the season 2011/12.That was an amazing match.

Ruslanjon
10/12/2015
UZ
1079
points

My asnwer to the competition is Tottenham Hotspur


Ruslanjon
10/12/2015 14:51
Uzbekistan
Manchester United
1079

My asnwer to the competition is Tottenham Hotspur

kartagin
10/12/2015
MK
3
points

I think Michael`s team is Tottenham Hotspur F.C


kartagin
10/12/2015 14:47
Macedonia
Everton
3

I think Michael`s team is Tottenham Hotspur F.C

LilitGh
10/12/2015
AM
42
points

Hi guys! Congrats to Grigor25 and many thanks to Rich and Jack for interesting podcasts. As for the riddle I think it's about Tottenham Hotspur .


LilitGh
10/12/2015 13:58
Armenia
Manchester City
42

Hi guys! Congrats to Grigor25 and many thanks to Rich and Jack for interesting podcasts. As for the riddle I think it's about Tottenham Hotspur .

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FOFO 2015
10/12/2015
SA
63
points

my prediction Chelsea 3: 1Leicester


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FOFO 2015
10/12/2015 13:52
Saudi Arabia
Arsenal
63

my prediction Chelsea 3: 1Leicester

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FOFO 2015
10/12/2015
SA
63
points

tottenham


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FOFO 2015
10/12/2015 13:49
Saudi Arabia
Arsenal
63

tottenham

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nyinyi
10/12/2015
MM
257
points

You'll never walk alone!
Newcastle United beats Liverpool
Stoke City Vs Manchester City and Chelsea Vs Bournemouth matches are shock results

What's my Team is Tottenham Hotspur!


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nyinyi
10/12/2015 13:48
Myanmar
Manchester United
257

You'll never walk alone!
Newcastle United beats Liverpool
Stoke City Vs Manchester City and Chelsea Vs Bournemouth matches are shock results

What's my Team is Tottenham Hotspur!

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Sher Zada
10/12/2015
PK
87
points

Answer of this week is (Tottenham Hotspur F.C)


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Sher Zada
10/12/2015 12:57
Pakistan
Norwich City
87

Answer of this week is (Tottenham Hotspur F.C)

Muhammad Umair
10/12/2015
PK
71
points

This week's riddle answer is i.e team name is (Tottenham Hotspur F.C.)


Muhammad Umair
10/12/2015 12:46
Pakistan
Norwich City
71

This week's riddle answer is i.e team name is (Tottenham Hotspur F.C.)

grigor25
10/12/2015
AM
129
points

When I tried to remember some shock results first which came to my mind were our national teams (Armenia) two away victories with the same 4-0 score over such teams like Slovakia and Denmark. Let me start from the beginning, it was Euro 2012 qualification and Armenian team had very young squad at the time and nobody really considered them as contenders for qualifying in EURO, but starting from the very beginning of the qualification games Armenia was playing in really attacking style though the defense was looking somehow shaky and nobody actually believed they would achieve anything. Anyway what happened in Slovakia was a real shock even for Armenian fans. They just tore apart the powerful Slovakian defense and scored 4 goals meanwhile not conceding any. At the time everyone thought that it was just a spontaneous win and will never happen again. But they proved wrong already during the WC 2014 qualification. This time Armenia almost with the same squad was visiting Copenhagen for away game vs Denmark. As a result They crushed well-organized Danish side with the same 4-0 score and if I'm not mistaken this was the first time Denmark was conceding 4 at home as well as their biggest ever defeat at home. I think these results would go down the Armenian football history and though they didn't make it through to EURO or WC yet, I am sure the time will still come.


grigor25
10/12/2015 11:27
Armenia
Liverpool
129

When I tried to remember some shock results first which came to my mind were our national teams (Armenia) two away victories with the same 4-0 score over such teams like Slovakia and Denmark. Let me start from the beginning, it was Euro 2012 qualification and Armenian team had very young squad at the time and nobody really considered them as contenders for qualifying in EURO, but starting from the very beginning of the qualification games Armenia was playing in really attacking style though the defense was looking somehow shaky and nobody actually believed they would achieve anything. Anyway what happened in Slovakia was a real shock even for Armenian fans. They just tore apart the powerful Slovakian defense and scored 4 goals meanwhile not conceding any. At the time everyone thought that it was just a spontaneous win and will never happen again. But they proved wrong already during the WC 2014 qualification. This time Armenia almost with the same squad was visiting Copenhagen for away game vs Denmark. As a result They crushed well-organized Danish side with the same 4-0 score and if I'm not mistaken this was the first time Denmark was conceding 4 at home as well as their biggest ever defeat at home. I think these results would go down the Armenian football history and though they didn't make it through to EURO or WC yet, I am sure the time will still come.

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Rema
10/12/2015
RS
538
points

Nice comment :) I heard for MKHITARYAN from your national team and he is great player. Can you imagine that you are Liverpool's scout: Which young players from your country you would like recommend to club for buying?


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Rema
10/12/2015 14:20
Serbia
West Ham United
538

Nice comment :) I heard for MKHITARYAN from your national team and he is great player. Can you imagine that you are Liverpool's scout: Which young players from your country you would like recommend to club for buying?

grigor25
10/12/2015
AM
129
points

Yes Rema you are right, Mkhitaryan is of my favourite players and is really doing well this season. When he was still Shakhtar player, Liverpool was interested in his services but he ended up in Dortmund. I wouldn't say that it was a wrong decision as he perfectly matches their playing philosophy but I think he could as well fit into current Liverpool team and become one of their leaders. Regarding the current young Armenian players I have to admit that I don't see any bright prospects that I would recommend to Liverpool. A couple of years ago we had a good generation of players like Mkhitaryan, Ghazaryan and Manucharyan who actually made the fans be proud of Armenian team. There was even a moment back in 2013 when Armenia was #35 in FIFA ranking, but unfortunately this tendency didn't continue further and I can see a clear decline nowadays maybe because of lack of investments into this field.


grigor25
10/12/2015 16:33
Armenia
Liverpool
129

Yes Rema you are right, Mkhitaryan is of my favourite players and is really doing well this season. When he was still Shakhtar player, Liverpool was interested in his services but he ended up in Dortmund. I wouldn't say that it was a wrong decision as he perfectly matches their playing philosophy but I think he could as well fit into current Liverpool team and become one of their leaders. Regarding the current young Armenian players I have to admit that I don't see any bright prospects that I would recommend to Liverpool. A couple of years ago we had a good generation of players like Mkhitaryan, Ghazaryan and Manucharyan who actually made the fans be proud of Armenian team. There was even a moment back in 2013 when Armenia was #35 in FIFA ranking, but unfortunately this tendency didn't continue further and I can see a clear decline nowadays maybe because of lack of investments into this field.

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