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Podcast 46 - Excuses

Podcast 46 - Excuses

In this week's podcast, Rich and Jack talk about all the latest news from the Premier League and Manchester Utd's late arrival at White Hart Lane for their match against Tottenham Hotspur. The language focus is on the words and phrases we use to apologise for our actions and the language we need to make excuses.

How much did you understand?

Vocabulary 

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

"Andy Carroll scored a hat-trick and the Hammers were winning 3-2 before Arsenal equalised."

"Manchester Utd got stuck in traffic and the start of the match was delayed."

Activity 1: In this activity, have a look at the vocabulary and try to match it to the correct definition.
Can you match the words to their definitions?

Jamie Vardy scored his 20th and 21st goals of the season to keep Leicester at the top of the Premier League.

Language - Apologising

In the podcast, Jack and Rich used some words and phrases to apologise or say sorry for things. Take a look at these examples and think about how you say sorry:

"I’m really sorry, but we’re going to be a bit late for the match."

"Sorry about that, but it wasn’t really my fault."

Language - Reacting to Apologies

When someone says sorry or apologises to you it is important that you react in an appropriate and sincere way. Take a look at these examples from the podcast and think about how you can react differently when someone says sorry to you:

"Well, don’t worry about it. If you can bring it next class, that’ll be OK but please don’t forget it or let your dog near it."

"Don’t worry about it, Louis. It’s not a problem." 

If you want more practice or look at more ways to apologise and make excuses, have a go at the activity below or have a look at this lesson from the BBC.

Activity 2: It's important to know some phrases to say sorry, to make excuses and how to react to someone saying they're sorry. In this activity. look at the phrases and decide which group they should go in.
Can you put the phrase in the right group?

71% of you said Steven Gerrard was the best ever Premier League captain in our vote last week.

Transcript

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 the latest news ...

Jack: Rich, sorry for interrupting, but I need to tell you something.

Rich: What is it?

Jack: Well, the thing is, I’m really sorry, you know that CD you leant me?

Rich: Abba’s greatest hits?

Jack: No not that one, the Liverpool album.

Rich: You’ll never walk alone ... Ferry across the Mersey ... The Anfield Rap ...

Jack: Yes ... Well, I’m really sorry, but I lost it. You see, I took it on holiday to Blackpool with me, but when I got back, it wasn’t in my bag. I must have left it in the b&b...

Rich: That was my favourite ...

Jack: I know - I’ll get you another copy.

Rich: OK - that’s alright. Thanks for letting me know. Anyway, where was I ...This week, we’re going to talk about the latest news from the Premier League and Manchester United’s late arrival for their match last weekend. The language focus, in case you haven’t guessed, is on words and phrases we use to apologise and make excuses.

Jack: And later, Rich will make this week’s Premier League prediction and we have another football phrase for you to guess in our football vocabulary game.

Rich: Leicester and Spurs won last weekend but Arsenal could only draw. I think they might be out of the title race now.

Jack: It’s not looking good for Arsenal, but you never know…...stranger things have happened.

Rich: I like your optimism Jack. But there’s no excuse really. This season was a great  chance for Arsenal to win the league.

Jack: I know, I know but we’ve had lots of injuries and a lot of bad luck. We’ll speak more about the race for the title later.

Rich: We had another football phrase for you last week and it was quite easy for you to guess because we spoke about it in last week’s podcast when we spoke about how good Leicester City’s defence has been recently.

Jack: AssemJuve from Palestine, Kwesimanifest from Ghana and Mouayad from Syria all correctly guessed that the phrase we were speaking about was ‘clean sheet’.

Rich: To keep a clean sheet means to not concede a goal during a match. Leicester fans will be very happy because their team kept another clean sheet last weekend. That’s six in the last seven matches!

Jack: They’ve been doing very well. Six clean sheets in seven matches, wow!

Rich: Last week, we asked you about captains. We asked you who you thought was the best ever Premier League captain. There was no competition really. In our vote, 71% of you thought that Liverpool’s Steven Gerrard was the best Premier League captain.

Jack: How many times did you vote, Rich? He was a great captain. AssemJuve from Palestine said that he had great determination and sportsmanship and Aragorn1986 from Montenegro said that he was the best even though he is an Arsenal fan.

Rich: KopHG from South Korea said that Gerrard was the best captain in the world ... but he is a Liverpool fan. We did have some different answers, however, Mugemanyi from Rwanda said Arsenal’s Tony Adams was the best, SalvaGH from Spain chose Chelsea’s John Terry for his strength and aggression and Kwesimanifest from Ghana picked Manchester Utd’s Roy Keane as he won a lot of trophies.

Jack: We’ve got another vote on our Player of the Week article. Just go to the article about Manchester City’s Kevin De Bruyne on our homepage and choose who you think is going to win this season’s Champions League.

Rich: What’s the latest from the Premier League, Jack?

Jack: The race for the title looks like a two-horse race.

Rich: Two-horse race? We’re talking about football here not horse racing. I think you should explain that expression, Jack.

Jack: Yes, you’re right. We use the expression two-horse race when we want to say that a competition has only two teams that have a chance of winning.

Rich: But Manchester City and Arsenal still have a chance?

Jack: Yes, mathematically they do, but I think, in reality, it’s between Leicester and Tottenham now.

Rich: Yes, you’re probably right. Leicester won again.

Jack: Yes, they won 2-0 away at Sunderland, Jamie Vardy scoring twice. And Spurs had a great 3-0 win against Manchester Utd. That means the gap between the two teams at the top is still 7 points with 5 matches left to play.

Rich: The gap. A gap is a space between two different things like the 7 point gap between Leicester and Spurs. The expression ‘mind the gap’ is a phrase used on London’s underground or tube system which means to be careful when you are getting out of the train because there is a gap between the train and the platform.

Jack: And you are talking about this because…….

Rich: Because at the Leicester match yesterday I saw Leicester fans with flags saying ‘Mind the Gap North London’ which I thought was funny.

Jack: And the gap between Arsenal and Leicester is now 13 points after the Gunner’s 3-3 draw against West Ham. Arsenal were 2-0 ahead, West Ham’s Andy Carroll scored a hat-trick and the Hammers were winning 3-2 before Arsenal equalised.

Rich: The final result wasn’t very good for either team. Arsenal need a miracle to win the league now and West Ham are going to find it difficult to catch Manchester City in the final Champions League place.

Jack: Maybe Manchester Utd should have taken the underground to their match against Spurs on Sunday?

Rich: Ah, yes. They got stuck in traffic and the start of the match was delayed. It started 30 minutes late.

Jack: You don’t see that happen very often but there are lots of traffic jams in London.

Rich: I wonder who told Spurs that the Manchester Utd team were late?

Jack: I imagine the Manchester Utd manager Louis van Gaal picking up the phone and calling the Spurs manager, Mauricio Pochettino and apologising.

Rich: Yes, Can you imagine it? Hello? Is that Mauricio? I’m really sorry but we’re going to be a bit late for the match. Our coach is stuck in traffic. We’ll try to be as quick as we can.

Jack: And what about Pochettino’s reply? Maybe he was a bit angry and said something like: ‘Oh come on Louis! What’s going on? We can’t wait. There are thousands of fans waiting for us to beat you!’

Rich: Maybe, but I imagine he would have been much more polite. Something like: ’Don’t worry about it, Louis. It’s not a problem. When you arrive, let me know and we’ll start the match.’

Jack: Yes, I think the conversation was probably more like the second one.. And most likely took place between two club officials and not the managers.

Rich: When we are late for something we often apologise and also sometimes make an excuse or give an explanation.

Jack: In the imaginary conversation above, Louis van Gaal said: ‘I’m really sorry’. This is a common expression to apologise but there are others.

Rich: We could change really to ‘very’, ‘terribly’ or ‘so’ and say ‘I’m so sorry I’m late’ or ‘I’m terribly sorry I’m late.’

Jack: And sometimes we don’t use ‘sorry’ and can say something like ‘I’d like to apologise for being so late.’ This is quite formal and I think it’s usually better to say that you’re sorry.

Rich: Sometimes we need to say why we are sorry, too. The prepositions ‘for’ and ‘about’ can be useful here.

Jack: We might say: ‘Sorry for making a mess’ or ‘Sorry about the mess, I’ll clean up later.’ And if we do something that we are sorry about, we often just say ‘Sorry about that’.

Rich: And it’s very common to give a reason or excuse for the problem. So Louis van Gaal probably blamed the traffic when he apologised for being late.

Jack: Blame is quite a tricky word. It means to say that something or someone is responsible for a problem.

Rich: Another important thing is how we react to apologies. When we accept apologies, we often say phrases like, ‘don’t worry about it’, ‘it’s not a problem’ or ‘that’s OK’. If we are still unhappy we might add something to show this, like, ‘that’s OK, but next time can you…’

Jack: Let’s look at an example situation. I’ll be the teacher and you can be the student Rich.

Rich: Rightyo

Jack: Rich have you got last week’s homework?

Rich: I’m really sorry but I don’t have it with me.

Jack: But this is the second time.

Rich: Yeah, I know, but remember last week my dog ate my homework and I couldn’t do anything about that.

Jack: And the week before?

Rich: Ah yes, sorry about that but it wasn’t really my fault. It was such a windy day and the homework just blew away. I looked for it everywhere!

Jack: And this week?

Rich: Well, I did it. I must have left it at home. Sorry about that!

Jack: Well, don’t worry about it. If you can bring it next class, that’ll be OK but please don’t forget it or let your dog near it.

Rich: So, I had a few apologies and lots of excuses in that conversation and in this week’s questions, we’d like you to tell us when you apologise and we’d like you to share some examples of silly or crazy excuses.

Jack: OK - time for this week’s questions. Question 1: Why are football matches delayed sometimes? Do you think delays affect the players?

Rich: Question 2: Are you often late for things? Do you apologise when you are late? How do you feel when you are waiting for someone who is late?

Jack: Question 3: Rich’s excuses for not doing his homework were very bad. What are some of the worst excuses you can imagine? What excuses could you think of if you were in the same situation and didn’t have your homework?

Rich: And remember, if you want us to correct your comments just write ‘correct me’ at the beginning of your message.

Rich: Right, do you have a new football phrase for our listeners to guess, Jack?

Jack: This week’s football phrase is ******* ******. It can be a noun or a verb. This phrase is a style of play that is used when a team moves forward very quickly after they have been defending. The phrase can be used to describe one action in a football match, for example: Leicester City now have a great chance of a ******* ****** or it can also describe the style of a team. Leicester City have been brilliant on the ******* ****** this season.

Rich: Lots of teams have had problems with Leicester’s style of play this season.

Jack: Now it’s time for your prediction. I saw that your prediction was wrong last week. You went for a draw between Spurs and Man Utd but Spurs won 3-0! Some of our listeners made the right prediction, though. Aragorn1986 from Montenegro, Elghoul from Algeria, AssemJuve from Palestine, SalvaGH from Spain, HassanRaja447 from Pakistan and Mugemanyi from Rwanda all predicted a Tottenham victory. Have you got a prediction for us, Rich?

Rich: In normal seasons, Chelsea against Manchester City would be the biggest match this weekend but this isn’t a normal season and this week’s big match is Leicester City against West Ham. These two teams have been the biggest surprises of the season; West Ham with Dimitri Payet have played brilliantly and still have a small chance of a Champions League place and we all know about Leicester at the top of the table. Leicester need only 3 more wins to guarantee the Premier League title. I think it will be very, very difficult but I think Leicester will get one of those wins this weekend. Final score: Leicester City 2-1 West Ham Utd.

Jack: Right, anyway that’s it for today - we’ve run out of time! Thanks for listening. And don’t forget to write your answers to our questions, your predictions and anything you want to say 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!

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What do you think?

In this week’s podcast, we spoke about excuses, lateness and saying sorry.

  1. Why are football matches delayed sometimes? Do you think delays affect the players?

  2. Are you often late for things? Do you apologise when you are late? How do you feel when you are waiting for someone who is late?

  3. Rich’s excuses for not doing his homework were very bad. What are some of the worst excuses you can imagine? What excuses could you think of if you were in the same situation and didn’t have your homework?

​Rich predicts that Leicester City will beat West Ham 2-1 in this weekend's big Premier League match and move a step closer to the Premier League title. Do you agree?

Remember to write your predictions, your guess at this week's football phrase and answers to the questions above in the comments section below.
If you want us to correct your English, just write 'correct me' at the beginning of your comment.

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gil_foot
03/11/2022
FR
566
points

Recently I have been in the waiting for someone situation and it's boring so that's why now I try my best to avoid being late in any situation.


gil_foot
03/11/2022 06:38
France
Arsenal
566

Recently I have been in the waiting for someone situation and it's boring so that's why now I try my best to avoid being late in any situation.

gil_foot
03/11/2022
FR
566
points

I always apologise when I'm late and if it's too often then I bring gift to them...


gil_foot
03/11/2022 06:36
France
Arsenal
566

I always apologise when I'm late and if it's too often then I bring gift to them...

gil_foot
03/11/2022
FR
566
points

I used to be late for everythings but now my wife fixed this :)


gil_foot
03/11/2022 06:35
France
Arsenal
566

I used to be late for everythings but now my wife fixed this :)

gil_foot
03/11/2022
FR
566
points

A delayed match is a real problem if it's a long delay, players will need to warm up again to avoid injuries


gil_foot
03/11/2022 06:34
France
Arsenal
566

A delayed match is a real problem if it's a long delay, players will need to warm up again to avoid injuries

gil_foot
03/11/2022
FR
566
points

Sometimes matches are delayed because of snow, rain or smoke grenade.


gil_foot
03/11/2022 06:32
France
Arsenal
566

Sometimes matches are delayed because of snow, rain or smoke grenade.

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hsn
25/06/2021
TR
5542
points

What do you think?
1-Football matches are delayed for many reasons such as cleaning snow on the pitch during the match, team's coach accident or being got stuck of traffic-jam , some unwanted events caused by hooligans before match. Sometimes players get on the pitch late to protest something as well as referees. Of course.Delays affect the players’ concentration.
2- Never. In fact, things are implemented or achieved a bit early than planned time. It didn.t ever happened so there was no need to apologise. I get worry or sometimes angry but I always accept apologies. I emphasize mistakes instead of blaming someone.
3- When we were student it was a cliche for excuse of not doing homework , "The electricity went off" I think it’s changed as “The computer shut down” for now-:)
Phrases
• This country's broken through the poverty recently. They increased per capita income in short time with intensive investments and move a step closer to the average of developed countries.
• It's boring when two- horse race happens for the league title every year.There must be also dark horses-:)
Joke
• “Mind the money” its mean might be do not spend.. That is a phrase stingy people like-:)


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hsn
25/06/2021 11:53
Turkey
Tottenham Hotspur
5542

What do you think?
1-Football matches are delayed for many reasons such as cleaning snow on the pitch during the match, team's coach accident or being got stuck of traffic-jam , some unwanted events caused by hooligans before match. Sometimes players get on the pitch late to protest something as well as referees. Of course.Delays affect the players’ concentration.
2- Never. In fact, things are implemented or achieved a bit early than planned time. It didn.t ever happened so there was no need to apologise. I get worry or sometimes angry but I always accept apologies. I emphasize mistakes instead of blaming someone.
3- When we were student it was a cliche for excuse of not doing homework , "The electricity went off" I think it’s changed as “The computer shut down” for now-:)
Phrases
• This country's broken through the poverty recently. They increased per capita income in short time with intensive investments and move a step closer to the average of developed countries.
• It's boring when two- horse race happens for the league title every year.There must be also dark horses-:)
Joke
• “Mind the money” its mean might be do not spend.. That is a phrase stingy people like-:)

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mobeckham
12/05/2020
TR
6511
points

I predicted a draw at that game between Mahrez's and Payet's sides :)


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mobeckham
12/05/2020 08:10
Turkey
Manchester United
6511

I predicted a draw at that game between Mahrez's and Payet's sides :)

mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
12/05/2020
TR
6511
points

I think the football phrase this week is ( counter-attack )


mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
12/05/2020 08:09
Turkey
Manchester United
6511

I think the football phrase this week is ( counter-attack )

mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
12/05/2020
TR
6511
points

Honestly I am often on time but sometimes I delayed things when I'm overwhelmed. Definitely I apologise in English by saying sorry or by Turkish by saying çok özür dilerim


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mobeckham
12/05/2020 08:09
Turkey
Manchester United
6511

Honestly I am often on time but sometimes I delayed things when I'm overwhelmed. Definitely I apologise in English by saying sorry or by Turkish by saying çok özür dilerim

mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
12/05/2020
TR
6511
points

I think matches are delayed because of the bad weather or the referee hasn't shown up yet.
Maybe some horrible news that there's a bomb in the stadium and mostly because of the traffic as what had happened


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mobeckham
12/05/2020 08:05
Turkey
Manchester United
6511

I think matches are delayed because of the bad weather or the referee hasn't shown up yet.
Maybe some horrible news that there's a bomb in the stadium and mostly because of the traffic as what had happened

sabanoleg
17/10/2017
UA
2337
points

I think delays don't affect the players because they are professionals.


sabanoleg
17/10/2017 12:03
Ukraine
Arsenal
2337

I think delays don't affect the players because they are professionals.

englishman
22/06/2016
DZ
1734
points

it seems to be good.


englishman
22/06/2016 15:54
Algeria
Manchester City
1734

it seems to be good.

englishman
22/06/2016
DZ
1734
points

yes it is


englishman
22/06/2016 15:53
Algeria
Manchester City
1734

yes it is

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HakanUslu1881
12/05/2016
TR
1761
points

I have no prediction for Leicester City vs. West Ham match


HakanUslu1881's picture
HakanUslu1881
12/05/2016 04:02
Turkey
Leicester City
1761

I have no prediction for Leicester City vs. West Ham match

HakanUslu1881's picture
HakanUslu1881
12/05/2016
TR
1761
points

maybe to be late for a big interview.


HakanUslu1881's picture
HakanUslu1881
12/05/2016 04:01
Turkey
Leicester City
1761

maybe to be late for a big interview.

HakanUslu1881's picture
HakanUslu1881
12/05/2016
TR
1761
points

If he\she is my liked person or if someone is late for one important event I feel really angry.


HakanUslu1881's picture
HakanUslu1881
12/05/2016 03:58
Turkey
Leicester City
1761

If he\she is my liked person or if someone is late for one important event I feel really angry.

HakanUslu1881's picture
HakanUslu1881
12/05/2016
TR
1761
points

Yes I usually late for things.Of course I do.


HakanUslu1881's picture
HakanUslu1881
12/05/2016 03:55
Turkey
Leicester City
1761

Yes I usually late for things.Of course I do.

HakanUslu1881's picture
HakanUslu1881
12/05/2016
TR
1761
points

Yes they affect the players.


HakanUslu1881's picture
HakanUslu1881
12/05/2016 03:51
Turkey
Leicester City
1761

Yes they affect the players.

HakanUslu1881's picture
HakanUslu1881
12/05/2016
TR
1761
points

Most of the time the matches are delayed for bad weather conditions.


HakanUslu1881's picture
HakanUslu1881
12/05/2016 03:50
Turkey
Leicester City
1761

Most of the time the matches are delayed for bad weather conditions.

AleksandarR
16/04/2016
ME
518
points

I think it will be Leicester 0-2 West Hem


AleksandarR
16/04/2016 17:05
Montenegro
Manchester United
518

I think it will be Leicester 0-2 West Hem

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
16/04/2016
PS
3705
points

Did you watch the match between Liverpool and Dortmund Rich?It is the best match this season and it is the best match i have ever seen,i think it is better than the final in 2005.You will never walk alone reds.


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assemjuve
16/04/2016 14:10
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

Did you watch the match between Liverpool and Dortmund Rich?It is the best match this season and it is the best match i have ever seen,i think it is better than the final in 2005.You will never walk alone reds.

Rich's picture
Rich
16/04/2016
ES
594
points

Hi AssemJuve

Yes, I watched it. It was an unbelievable match! To be honest, I nearly turned it off at half-time, I'm so happy that I didn't! It's definitely one of the most exciting matches I've ever seen but I can't put it above the Champions League win in 2005 - that was something special!

YNWA


Rich's picture
Rich
16/04/2016 21:22
Spain
Liverpool
594

Hi AssemJuve

Yes, I watched it. It was an unbelievable match! To be honest, I nearly turned it off at half-time, I'm so happy that I didn't! It's definitely one of the most exciting matches I've ever seen but I can't put it above the Champions League win in 2005 - that was something special!

YNWA

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Alex_from_Ukraine
18/04/2016
UA
6313
points

YNWA !


Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
18/04/2016 17:16
Ukraine
Liverpool
6313

YNWA !

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
17/04/2016
PS
3705
points

You are right.


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
17/04/2016 17:08
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

You are right.

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
16/04/2016
PS
3705
points

The phrase is ******* ******.


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
16/04/2016 14:03
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

The phrase is ******* ******.

admin's picture
admin
16/04/2016
GB
560
points

Well done Assemjuve - I've censored your comment to give others the chance to guess it, but you got it right.

 


admin's picture
admin
16/04/2016 15:23
United Kingdom
Arsenal
560

Well done Assemjuve - I've censored your comment to give others the chance to guess it, but you got it right.

 

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
16/04/2016
PS
3705
points

I agree with Rich but i think Leicester will win West Ham 1-0.


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
16/04/2016 14:02
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

I agree with Rich but i think Leicester will win West Ham 1-0.

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
16/04/2016
PS
3705
points

When say i have forgot a lot of times,you can just say the truth.


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
16/04/2016 14:01
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

When say i have forgot a lot of times,you can just say the truth.

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
16/04/2016
PS
3705
points

Yes i am,yes i do,i feel bored and a little angry.


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
16/04/2016 14:00
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

Yes i am,yes i do,i feel bored and a little angry.

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
16/04/2016
PS
3705
points

Sometimes football matches are delayed because of the bad weather or because problems between fans.


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
16/04/2016 13:59
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

Sometimes football matches are delayed because of the bad weather or because problems between fans.

M.s. Aboelsafa's picture
M.s. Aboelsafa
16/04/2016
EG
738
points

This week's phrase - ******* ****** ?
Is it right???


M.s. Aboelsafa's picture
M.s. Aboelsafa
16/04/2016 05:06
Egypt
Arsenal
738

This week's phrase - ******* ****** ?
Is it right???

Rich's picture
Rich
16/04/2016
ES
594
points

Yes, you are right! Well done! I've censored your answer so other people can try to guess, too. I'll reveal all the correct answers on Monday.


Rich's picture
Rich
16/04/2016 06:32
Spain
Liverpool
594

Yes, you are right! Well done! I've censored your answer so other people can try to guess, too. I'll reveal all the correct answers on Monday.

M.s. Aboelsafa's picture
M.s. Aboelsafa
16/04/2016
EG
738
points

I predict that Rich is right in his prediction for this weekend


M.s. Aboelsafa's picture
M.s. Aboelsafa
16/04/2016 05:01
Egypt
Arsenal
738

I predict that Rich is right in his prediction for this weekend

M.s. Aboelsafa's picture
M.s. Aboelsafa
16/04/2016
EG
738
points

3- I think Rich‘s excuses are the worst but I have another bad one is to be lazy to do it


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M.s. Aboelsafa
16/04/2016 04:58
Egypt
Arsenal
738

3- I think Rich‘s excuses are the worst but I have another bad one is to be lazy to do it

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M.s. Aboelsafa
16/04/2016
EG
738
points

2-For me I hate being late , I always try to be in date .... but if I was late , I had to apologize.
Waiting a late somebody is very boring


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M.s. Aboelsafa
16/04/2016 04:55
Egypt
Arsenal
738

2-For me I hate being late , I always try to be in date .... but if I was late , I had to apologize.
Waiting a late somebody is very boring

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M.s. Aboelsafa
16/04/2016
EG
738
points

1-Sometimes football matches delay due to riots of some audiences , crowded traffics or some technical failures. they have a lot of great effective on players... I think it always reduce their Enthusiasm


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M.s. Aboelsafa
16/04/2016 04:50
Egypt
Arsenal
738

1-Sometimes football matches delay due to riots of some audiences , crowded traffics or some technical failures. they have a lot of great effective on players... I think it always reduce their Enthusiasm

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M.s. Aboelsafa
16/04/2016
EG
738
points

the answer in ******* ******


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M.s. Aboelsafa
16/04/2016 04:40
Egypt
Arsenal
738

the answer in ******* ******

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elghoul
15/04/2016
DZ
3988
points

Matches can be delayed to bad weather with a lot of rain or snow. They even can be delayed. When the players are late or the medicine officer or the secutity squad the match can be postponed or the club responsible punished.
I am rarely late and I feel anxious when someone is not at the right time.
Arguably I will say what really happened for having my homwork not done.
I predict a draw betweem Foxes and black cats.
The football word is ******* ******


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elghoul
15/04/2016 19:00
Algeria
Manchester City
3988

Matches can be delayed to bad weather with a lot of rain or snow. They even can be delayed. When the players are late or the medicine officer or the secutity squad the match can be postponed or the club responsible punished.
I am rarely late and I feel anxious when someone is not at the right time.
Arguably I will say what really happened for having my homwork not done.
I predict a draw betweem Foxes and black cats.
The football word is ******* ******

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kwesimanifest
15/04/2016
GH
4776
points

Correct me is it possible to describe the Leicester city style of play as offensive minded?


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kwesimanifest
15/04/2016 08:51
Ghana
Manchester United
4776

Correct me is it possible to describe the Leicester city style of play as offensive minded?

Rich's picture
Rich
18/04/2016
ES
594
points

Hi Kwesimanifest

I've always used the term 'attack minded' and I think this is more common. I did a quick Google search and it seems 'offensive minded' is used more in the USA when talking about American Football.


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Rich
18/04/2016 08:22
Spain
Liverpool
594

Hi Kwesimanifest

I've always used the term 'attack minded' and I think this is more common. I did a quick Google search and it seems 'offensive minded' is used more in the USA when talking about American Football.

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aragorn1986
13/04/2016
ME
3557
points

I remember once not doing my homework since me and my brother were fascinated with the new sticker album for the World Cup '98. We were playing outside our home with other children, collecting new stickers and totally didn't care for homework for days. I really enjoyed football back then, because many teams were competing for their trophies. Now, it is quite different. But this season, I believe that Leicester gives hope to all the fans around the world who agree with the fact that it is possible to compete with top 4-6 teams in the league after all. Financial fair play is a must if we want to save this game! So, when I was finally asked to show my homework I said that there was a blackout and I had to go to my bed early but it was not the best explanation since I had few days free to have it done:-) But at least I completed my album. I think that the last sticker I needed was a player from S.Africa, M.Fish:-)


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aragorn1986
13/04/2016 10:35
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

I remember once not doing my homework since me and my brother were fascinated with the new sticker album for the World Cup '98. We were playing outside our home with other children, collecting new stickers and totally didn't care for homework for days. I really enjoyed football back then, because many teams were competing for their trophies. Now, it is quite different. But this season, I believe that Leicester gives hope to all the fans around the world who agree with the fact that it is possible to compete with top 4-6 teams in the league after all. Financial fair play is a must if we want to save this game! So, when I was finally asked to show my homework I said that there was a blackout and I had to go to my bed early but it was not the best explanation since I had few days free to have it done:-) But at least I completed my album. I think that the last sticker I needed was a player from S.Africa, M.Fish:-)

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aragorn1986
13/04/2016
ME
3557
points

Honestly, I am almost never late for things. I believe that it is not so important to arrive on time only because event but more because of the person we meet. In that way we show respect to that person. If by some case I am late it is because of the traffic, and the least I can do is to apologize and even explain the cause of tardiness. And when I'm waiting for someone who's late I have all the patience of this world but also I expect that person to tell me the reason and make sure it doesn't happen too often.


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aragorn1986
13/04/2016 10:16
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

Honestly, I am almost never late for things. I believe that it is not so important to arrive on time only because event but more because of the person we meet. In that way we show respect to that person. If by some case I am late it is because of the traffic, and the least I can do is to apologize and even explain the cause of tardiness. And when I'm waiting for someone who's late I have all the patience of this world but also I expect that person to tell me the reason and make sure it doesn't happen too often.

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
13/04/2016
GH
4776
points

I had my little sister use my book for setting up fire
My book feel in my mother's cooking pot with soup


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kwesimanifest
13/04/2016 08:13
Ghana
Manchester United
4776

I had my little sister use my book for setting up fire
My book feel in my mother's cooking pot with soup

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
13/04/2016
GH
4776
points

I am most often on time for things. IFrancis I happen to be late in do apologise for that. It's worrying waiting for someone who is late.


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kwesimanifest
13/04/2016 08:11
Ghana
Manchester United
4776

I am most often on time for things. IFrancis I happen to be late in do apologise for that. It's worrying waiting for someone who is late.

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
13/04/2016
GH
4776
points

Leicester City 1-1 West Ham


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kwesimanifest
13/04/2016 08:09
Ghana
Manchester United
4776

Leicester City 1-1 West Ham

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
13/04/2016
GH
4776
points

I think to a large extent a delayed match could affect players in either a negative or positive way. So for an away team which didn't set off early enough it offers sometime to relax even more and for a home team the anxiety of not starting the match because they are ready. This could affect the game later when it's played.


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kwesimanifest
13/04/2016 08:08
Ghana
Manchester United
4776

I think to a large extent a delayed match could affect players in either a negative or positive way. So for an away team which didn't set off early enough it offers sometime to relax even more and for a home team the anxiety of not starting the match because they are ready. This could affect the game later when it's played.

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
13/04/2016
GH
4776
points

Football matches are sometimes delayed due to bad weather, technical controversies and traffic jams. Thesee examples are very common in my country.


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kwesimanifest
13/04/2016 08:04
Ghana
Manchester United
4776

Football matches are sometimes delayed due to bad weather, technical controversies and traffic jams. Thesee examples are very common in my country.

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
13/04/2016
GH
4776
points

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


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
13/04/2016 07:58
Ghana
Manchester United
4776

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

SalvaGH
12/04/2016
ES
841
points

I agree with Rich and I also predict a Leicester City win but with a different final score. I would bet on Leicester City 1-0 West Ham. That would mean another clean sheet for the Foxes.


SalvaGH
12/04/2016 19:09
Spain
Manchester City
841

I agree with Rich and I also predict a Leicester City win but with a different final score. I would bet on Leicester City 1-0 West Ham. That would mean another clean sheet for the Foxes.

Hassan_raja447
12/04/2016
PK
837
points

Correct me
!- It was the first time when I encounter that a match has been delayed since I have started watching football. Thanks to you for telling me the reason behind it.
2- Yes, I usually reached my college late and I felt ashamed of myself. I feel boring when I have to wait for someone.
3- I'm good at making excuses. I'm a aggressive man, who talk about yes or no.
West Ham showed great form against Arsenal and I think it won't be easy for Leicester to beat them. My prediction is a draw with 2-2.
Finally, I guess the football phrase is ****** ******. Am I right?


Hassan_raja447
12/04/2016 12:28
Pakistan
Liverpool
837

Correct me
!- It was the first time when I encounter that a match has been delayed since I have started watching football. Thanks to you for telling me the reason behind it.
2- Yes, I usually reached my college late and I felt ashamed of myself. I feel boring when I have to wait for someone.
3- I'm good at making excuses. I'm a aggressive man, who talk about yes or no.
West Ham showed great form against Arsenal and I think it won't be easy for Leicester to beat them. My prediction is a draw with 2-2.
Finally, I guess the football phrase is ****** ******. Am I right?

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