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Football Shout-out: After the match

Football Shout-out: After the match

Welcome to Football Shout-out from Premier Skills English, where we talk about the language you need when watching a match. Whether you are a super fan or an armchair supporter you won't be able to avoid football on TV this summer. In Football Shout-out, Jack and Rich present useful language to shout at the TV screen when watching a match with or without friends! In this episode, they look at some words and phrases that fans use after a match. Do you know what 'hanging on' means?

Transcript

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Jack: Hello and welcome to Premier Skills English - Football Shout-out 

Rich: Football shoutout is the series that teaches you the language you need when you’re watching the game.

Jack: Hi everybody my name’s Jack 

Rich: and my name’s Rich and welcome to our latest Football Shout-out where we talk about the English you need when you’re watching football.

Jack: If you listened to our last lesson, you will remember this:

Jack: Another long throw coming up. They’re just going to launch it again. 

Rich: It’s all they do. That’s it. Get it out! Clear it!

Jack: Nice. Down the line. Pass it. Go on go past him.

Rich: Corner.

Jack: Get it swung in. Ahh! They’ve played it short again. Pass it. That’s it. Penalty!!

Rich: Outside the box. Free-kick.

Jack: We never score free kicks come on. He’s never going to get it over the wall.

Rich: Top corner this. You watch. Crossbar! How unlucky!

Jack: Penalty! Handball!

Rich: Which way is going to put it?

Jack: Down the middle, I reckon.

Rich: Goal. He got a hand to it but he was never going to stop that one.

Rich: Our last lesson was all about what we shout when your team has a set piece like a corner or free-kick. If you haven’t heard the lesson, there is a link on the side of this page for you to go back and listen and learn lots of phrases and words we use in these situations.

Jack: This lesson is all about what fans say after a match. Listen to this:

Rich: What a game!

Jack: I’m exhausted and I only watched it on TV!

Rich: I think we got away with it, to be honest.

Jack: No way! We were much the better team.

Rich: Yeah, but I couldn’t believe it when they missed their second penalty. 

Jack: OK, I suppose we were hanging on a bit at the end but the referee had a stinker. Neither of them should have been penalties.

Rich: Hanging on? They were camped in our half for the whole second half.

Jack: Some great last-ditch defending though. It was all hands on deck at some points.

Rich: The keeper has to be my man of the match. He pulled off three or four worldies!

Jack: So, who do you think we’ll get next?

Rich: Could be Brazil? I think we can beat them too!

Jack: In the conversation, we were talking after our team had played. The situation was that we had won the game.

Rich: That’s definitely better because when my team lose, I don’t speak for about 24 hours!

Jack: So, our conversation was definitely more useful if you want to learn a few football phrases!

Rich: I thought that we’d been lucky to win the match. I said; ‘I think we got away with it’. This is used to say that we were lucky and that we might not have deserved to win.

Jack: But I thought we deserved to win, so I said; ‘we were much the better team’.

Rich: You changed your mind though, and used the phrase ‘hanging on at the end’. This is an expression to say your team was under a lot of pressure at the end of the match.

Jack: You might also want to talk about the players, referees and managers and whether they had good games or not.

Rich: Jack said that ‘the referee had a stinker’, which means a very bad performance.

Jack: And Rich said, ‘the goalkeeper was man of the match’ which means he was the best player on the pitch. You can also say that it was a man of the match performance.

Rich: I said that the goalkeeper pulled off three or four worldies. This is a really difficult sentence to understand.

Jack: To pull something off means to make or achieve something and a worldie is something amazing. So, it means the goalkeeper made three or four amazing saves.

Rich: I don’t think worldie is even in the dictionary yet, but it will be soon!

Jack: Another couple of idioms that we used in the conversation were connected to defending. They were last-ditch defending which is similar to last moment and all hands on deck which means everybody needs to help urgently in a situation.

Rich: Oh and nobody was camping on the football pitch in our conversation. When you say a team is camped in a half it means they are there for a long time and aren’t moving.

Jack: We’ll look at these phrases and a few more in the lesson which you can find below this podcast.

Rich: Listen again. Do you understand everything now?

Rich: What a game!

Jack: I’m exhausted and I only watched it on TV!

Rich: I think we got away with it, to be honest.

Jack: No way! We were much the better team.

Rich: Yeah, but I couldn’t believe it when they missed their second penalty. 

Jack: OK, I suppose we were hanging on a bit at the end but the referee had a stinker. Neither of them should have been penalties.

Rich: Hanging on? They were camped in our half for the whole second half.

Jack: Some great last-ditch defending though. It was all hands on deck at some points.

Rich: The keeper has to be my man of the match. He pulled off three or four worldies!

Jack: So, who do you think we’ll get next?

Rich: Could be Brazil? I think we can beat them too!

Jack: So, there are a few expressions you can use after the match. 

Rich: We’ve got some activities to help you remember the phrases that we’ve been speaking about in the lesson below this podcast.

Jack: This was our final football shout-out lesson in this series, we hope it helped you learn some new football phrases.

Rich: Bye for now and enjoy your football.

Language

After a match

In this lesson, Jack and Rich used lots of phrases that we use after a match. The phrases can be divided into sections depending on how you feel your team played:

  • your team deserved to win and won
  • your team deserved to win but lost
  • your team were lucky or fortunate to win

Look at following three sentences and match them to the three options above.

We were hanging on a bit at the end and got away with it when they hit the post.

We were the much better team. It could have been six!

I can't believe we lost that. They only had one chance in the entire game!

In the first sentence, the team is lucky to win. In the second sentence, the team wins deservedly and in the third sentence the team deserved to win but lost.

Can you think of any other phrases you might use in these three situations?

Luis Suarez and Cristiano Ronaldo shaking hands after Uruguay beat Portugal.

A Lucky Win

The team that wins isn't always the team that deserves to win. There are many examples of teams who are fortunate to win. This often happens when teams defend a lot and then score on the counter-attack, or when an opponent misses lots of easy chances. In the podcast, Jack and Rich used the following phrases:

I think we got away with it, to be honest.

I suppose we were hanging on a bit at the end.

The phrase 'to get away with something' means to do something wrong and not be punished for it. In a sporting context, this means to make mistakes or not play well and still win, in other words - to be lucky. The phrase 'hanging on' means to be under a lot of pressure from the other team but still winning. This usually happens at the end of a match when the other team needs to score.

A Deserved Win

The team that plays well and takes their chances deserves to win and this is what usually happens. Here are some example phrases to use if your team has won easily: 

We were the much better team.

We could have scored six!

We absolutely battered them.

These phrases are used to say that your team won (or should have won) easily. The final phrase 'we absolutely battered them' is quite strong and it means that we beat the other team very easily.

Do you know any other phrases you could use to describe a deserved or lucky win?

Samuel Umtiti and Lionel Messi shaking hands after France beat Argentina.

Task

World Cup Match

We would like you to tell us about a World Cup match that you have watched and tell us your opinions about:

  1. the result (did the teams deserve to win or lose; was one of the teams lucky)
  2. the players (who played well/badly, who was man of the match)
  3. the referee (did he have a good game; were there any difficult decisions)

Write your answers in the comments section at the bottom of the page. Try to use some of the language that we used in this podcast.

The answers to the quiz below are all words that Rich and Jack used in the roleplay. Can you remember what they said?

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What do you think?

Were any of these phrases new for you?

Can you tell us any other phrases that you might use after a match? 

Write your answers in the comments section below and don't forget to write your answers to the task we have given you in the section above.

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Isabellaardi
26/09/2018
CO
561
points

Yes, there are many new phrases for me .


Isabellaardi
26/09/2018 18:56
Colombia
Manchester United
561

Yes, there are many new phrases for me .

juandiegolasso
03/09/2018
CO
256
points

Yes, there are many new phrases. I do not know


juandiegolasso
03/09/2018 03:02
Colombia
Tottenham Hotspur
256

Yes, there are many new phrases. I do not know

MariaJoChaux
01/09/2018
CO
534
points

Yes, many of these phrases are new to me.


MariaJoChaux
01/09/2018 17:36
Colombia
Arsenal
534

Yes, many of these phrases are new to me.

MajoRPuentes's picture
MajoRPuentes
13/08/2018
CO
672
points

I learned too many sentences and vocabulary.


MajoRPuentes's picture
MajoRPuentes
13/08/2018 01:44
Colombia
Manchester United
672

I learned too many sentences and vocabulary.

Lolabrito
11/08/2018
CO
695
points

1. No, the sentences were familiar to me.
- The Colombian team deserved the victory against England.
Task:
Jerry Mina definitely was the man of the match, after his outstanding performance!


Lolabrito
11/08/2018 20:03
Colombia
Liverpool
695

1. No, the sentences were familiar to me.
- The Colombian team deserved the victory against England.
Task:
Jerry Mina definitely was the man of the match, after his outstanding performance!

MairaPulzara1
11/08/2018
CO
644
points

There are quite a few new words


MairaPulzara1
11/08/2018 04:56
Colombia
Arsenal
644

There are quite a few new words

Oscarordoñez_
11/08/2018
CO
512
points

WHAT DO YOU THINK?
1.Many phrases were new to me
2. I do not know many phrases after a match
-Good test, I'm excited to have my certificate!
:)
WORLD CUP MATCH
Colombia - England
1.Not only because I'm from my country I think Colombia deserved to win, had a better game throughout the match, many options of goal. They beat us very badly in the penalty shoot-out.
2.The truth both team had their moments and figure of the game I think David Ospina since he cut many shots to the goal and in the penalty phase
3.A very bad little arm, I think he did the whole game badly, He sanctioned for no reason and charged faults that did not exist.


Oscarordoñez_
11/08/2018 02:09
Colombia
Manchester United
512

WHAT DO YOU THINK?
1.Many phrases were new to me
2. I do not know many phrases after a match
-Good test, I'm excited to have my certificate!
:)
WORLD CUP MATCH
Colombia - England
1.Not only because I'm from my country I think Colombia deserved to win, had a better game throughout the match, many options of goal. They beat us very badly in the penalty shoot-out.
2.The truth both team had their moments and figure of the game I think David Ospina since he cut many shots to the goal and in the penalty phase
3.A very bad little arm, I think he did the whole game badly, He sanctioned for no reason and charged faults that did not exist.

LauraPaladinezP
11/08/2018
CO
829
points

- Yes, all of the phrases were new for me.
- I don't know any other phrases.


LauraPaladinezP
11/08/2018 00:47
Colombia
Liverpool
829

- Yes, all of the phrases were new for me.
- I don't know any other phrases.

JuanitaVAnacona
10/08/2018
CO
43
points

Yes, there are many new phrases for me
Ohh, I do not know


JuanitaVAnacona
10/08/2018 23:31
Colombia
Liverpool
43

Yes, there are many new phrases for me
Ohh, I do not know

Ma.PaulaÁvilaJ
10/08/2018
CO
-903
points

I do not know


Ma.PaulaÁvilaJ
10/08/2018 23:31
Colombia
Liverpool
-903

I do not know

jFallaT15
10/08/2018
CO
732
points

No, the vast majority already knows them.


jFallaT15
10/08/2018 21:15
Colombia
Arsenal
732

No, the vast majority already knows them.

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PaulaRomero
10/08/2018
CO
471
points

No new phrases here.


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PaulaRomero
10/08/2018 05:34
Colombia
Liverpool
471

No new phrases here.

MelissaM
10/08/2018
CO
796
points

WHAT DO YOU THINK?
-Yes, some of these phrases are new to me.
-I would not know what else to say.


MelissaM
10/08/2018 04:47
Colombia
Manchester United
796

WHAT DO YOU THINK?
-Yes, some of these phrases are new to me.
-I would not know what else to say.

SophCastroA
10/08/2018
CO
693
points

Some of these phrases was new for me.


SophCastroA
10/08/2018 04:02
Colombia
Wolverhampton Wanderers
693

Some of these phrases was new for me.

Geraldine Pedraza
10/08/2018
CO
513
points

excellent test


Geraldine Pedraza
10/08/2018 02:59
Colombia
Manchester City
513

excellent test

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Julián Ernesto ...
09/08/2018
CO
761
points

Most of.


Julián Ernesto Castro Renza's picture
Julián Ernesto ...
09/08/2018 23:54
Colombia
Chelsea
761

Most of.

GermanTrujillo
09/08/2018
CO
462
points

No new phrases for me, I knew it all.


GermanTrujillo
09/08/2018 04:11
Colombia
Newcastle United
462

No new phrases for me, I knew it all.

Santiago Rivera
09/08/2018
CO
754
points

1. Some of the phrases were to me.
- Colombian team deserved to win against England. England was just lucky.


Santiago Rivera
09/08/2018 02:42
Colombia
Liverpool
754

1. Some of the phrases were to me.
- Colombian team deserved to win against England. England was just lucky.

ValentinaSanchez_19
09/08/2018
CO
310
points

good test


ValentinaSanchez_19
09/08/2018 02:17
Colombia
Chelsea
310

good test

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karen mejia
09/08/2018
CO
619
points

I did not know these sentences and I do not know any other ones.


karen mejia's picture
karen mejia
09/08/2018 01:38
Colombia
Manchester City
619

I did not know these sentences and I do not know any other ones.

sayase's picture
sayase
09/08/2018
CO
687
points

Yes all of these phrases were new for me.


sayase's picture
sayase
09/08/2018 00:47
Colombia
Manchester United
687

Yes all of these phrases were new for me.

natafonseca
08/08/2018
CO
732
points

most of the phrases knew them or had heard them, but did not know in detail their meaning.


natafonseca
08/08/2018 04:49
Colombia
Manchester United
732

most of the phrases knew them or had heard them, but did not know in detail their meaning.

valeriareyes
08/08/2018
CO
658
points

I am not from Uruguay and would like to know him


valeriareyes
08/08/2018 01:39
Colombia
Liverpool
658

I am not from Uruguay and would like to know him

Luisafernandabolaños
07/08/2018
CO
622
points

-If some of these phrases have been new to me like: Your team deserved to win and won.
-A phrase that you could say is that such a difficult match.


Luisafernandabolaños
07/08/2018 23:12
Colombia
Manchester United
622

-If some of these phrases have been new to me like: Your team deserved to win and won.
-A phrase that you could say is that such a difficult match.

Salomon Sanchez's picture
Salomon Sanchez
07/08/2018
CO
654
points

Interesting podcast and test


Salomon Sanchez's picture
Salomon Sanchez
07/08/2018 22:18
Colombia
Liverpool
654

Interesting podcast and test

Santiago GallegoCruz
07/08/2018
CO
268
points

good test


Santiago GallegoCruz
07/08/2018 04:48
Colombia
Manchester City
268

good test

Felipegallegocruz07
07/08/2018
CO
352
points

It was very interesting I learned a lot.


Felipegallegocruz07
07/08/2018 03:47
Colombia
Manchester United
352

It was very interesting I learned a lot.

Checho
07/08/2018
CO
641
points

very good section I love


Checho
07/08/2018 03:39
Colombia
Manchester City
641

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Valenlaverde
07/08/2018
CO
741
points

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Valenlaverde
07/08/2018 03:30
Colombia
Stoke City
741

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MariCortes25
07/08/2018
CO
375
points

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MariCortes25
07/08/2018 02:33
Colombia
Arsenal
375

good quiz

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SofiaTriana
07/08/2018
CO
778
points

Many of the phrases explained knew them but I was not sure what they meant.


SofiaTriana's picture
SofiaTriana
07/08/2018 02:02
Colombia
Chelsea
778

Many of the phrases explained knew them but I was not sure what they meant.

Maria Del Mar Ortiz
07/08/2018
CO
348
points

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Maria Del Mar Ortiz
07/08/2018 02:02
Colombia
Manchester City
348

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Juaneduardocastro
07/08/2018
CO
442
points

good quiz


Juaneduardocastro
07/08/2018 01:42
Colombia
Chelsea
442

good quiz

edna.fernan.artu789
07/08/2018
CO
636
points

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edna.fernan.artu789
07/08/2018 00:14
Colombia
Arsenal
636

good quiz

Manuel Sierra
06/08/2018
CO
343
points

I am learning more and more every time I do this course, thanks


Manuel Sierra
06/08/2018 07:14
Colombia
Manchester City
343

I am learning more and more every time I do this course, thanks

Isabella Duarte
06/08/2018
CO
624
points

I learned too many sentences and vocabulary


Isabella Duarte
06/08/2018 04:20
Colombia
Chelsea
624

I learned too many sentences and vocabulary

valentinaburgosh
06/08/2018
CO
567
points

good quiz


valentinaburgosh
06/08/2018 02:43
Colombia
Manchester United
567

good quiz

catalina2002
06/08/2018
CO
725
points

Good test


catalina2002
06/08/2018 02:02
Colombia
Manchester United
725

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Miguel07garcia
06/08/2018
CO
571
points

Good test.


Miguel07garcia
06/08/2018 01:08
Colombia
Arsenal
571

Good test.

FabioOrdoñez312
05/08/2018
CO
439
points

These phrases are new for me, I learned a lot in this test.


FabioOrdoñez312
05/08/2018 20:31
Colombia
Manchester United
439

These phrases are new for me, I learned a lot in this test.

PresentStudent
05/08/2018
CO
635
points

Hello.
All phrases are new for me.


PresentStudent
05/08/2018 20:13
Colombia
Chelsea
635

Hello.
All phrases are new for me.

Juanita Ortiz Tovar's picture
Juanita Ortiz Tovar
05/08/2018
CO
570
points

The most of the phrases were new for me.


Juanita Ortiz Tovar's picture
Juanita Ortiz Tovar
05/08/2018 19:45
Colombia
Liverpool
570

The most of the phrases were new for me.

Sebastian Triviño Medina's picture
Sebastian Trivi...
05/08/2018
CO
995
points

fantastic phrases


Sebastian Triviño Medina's picture
Sebastian Trivi...
05/08/2018 18:45
Colombia
Manchester United
995

fantastic phrases

diegohurtadoh's picture
diegohurtadoh
05/08/2018
CO
796
points

All these fraces were new to me.


diegohurtadoh's picture
diegohurtadoh
05/08/2018 18:30
Colombia
Chelsea
796

All these fraces were new to me.

LauraFajardo29's picture
LauraFajardo29
05/08/2018
CO
48
points

The most of the phrases were new for me.


LauraFajardo29's picture
LauraFajardo29
05/08/2018 17:02
Colombia
Manchester City
48

The most of the phrases were new for me.

ZuelimaÑañezN
05/08/2018
CO
687
points

There are many new phrases for me


ZuelimaÑañezN
05/08/2018 16:55
Colombia
Crystal Palace
687

There are many new phrases for me

danabrigitte's picture
danabrigitte
05/08/2018
CO
707
points

I learned too much.


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danabrigitte
05/08/2018 15:19
Colombia
Manchester United
707

I learned too much.

Sierra22
05/08/2018
CO
302
points

Good


Sierra22
05/08/2018 05:01
Colombia
Manchester City
302

Good

Valentina Calderon
05/08/2018
CO
881
points

All phrases were new for me.
They were camped in our half for the whole second half.


Valentina Calderon
05/08/2018 04:47
Colombia
Manchester City
881

All phrases were new for me.
They were camped in our half for the whole second half.

Majoescobar23
05/08/2018
CO
430
points

all the phrases were new to me


Majoescobar23
05/08/2018 04:30
Colombia
Chelsea
430

all the phrases were new to me

Level

3
Average: 3 (1 vote)

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Skills: Listening

Football English: After a match