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Football English: Losing

Football English: Losing

In this week's Premier Skills English Podcast, Jack and Rich are watching their team on the TV. Their team is losing and they're not happy. The language focus is on football English and words and phrases we use when our team is losing and we also take a look at the phrase if only and pronunciation of should have been. In this week's task, we want you to tell us about a match you've watched or played which ended in defeat. Don't forget to listen to the end of the podcast because we have a new football phrase for you to guess.

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Football English: Losing
Introduction

Jack: Hello my name’s Jack

Rich: And my name’s Rich and welcome to this week’s Premier Skills English podcast.

Jack: In the Premier Skills English podcast, we talk about football and help you with your English. 

Jack: It’s just the two of us this week, Rich.

Rich: That’s right. Rowan is not here this week or next week - she’s on holiday. I think she’s gone camping.

Jack: Nice - I hope it doesn’t rain. So, what are we going to do this week?

Rich: We’re going to focus on football English and, more specifically, words and phrases we use when our team is losing or has lost.

Jack: Rich is lucky because he supports two football teams but this season he hasn’t been so lucky because neither of his teams have been playing very well.

Rich: Thanks for reminding me, Jack. How’s your team doing?

Jack: You’re welcome, Rich. Let’s move on. In this podcast, you will learn lots of phrases that Rich has been using this season - phrases you can use when your team is losing.

Rich: In our roleplay this week, we both support the same team. We’re watching a match on TV and our team is not playing very well. 

Jack: After the roleplay, we’ll look at some words and phrases we often use when our team is losing or our team has lost.

Rich: And we’ll also speak a little about regrets and the phrase ‘if only’.

Jack: And we’ve got a bit of pronunciation practice for you, too.

Rich: After the language focus, we have a task for you to do. This week we want you to use some of the language we introduce in this podcast to talk about a match which your team has lost.

Jack: If you are listening to us on Apple Podcasts, Spotify or any other podcast platform, you should also check out our website.

Rich: On the Premier Skills English website you’ll find the transcript, examples and activities to help you understand the language, and a task for you to complete.

Jack: Before we start this week’s roleplay we need to look back at last week’s football phrase.

Last week’s Football Phrase 

Rich: OK, our football phrase. If you’ve not listened to the podcast before, every week we set our listeners a challenge. We explain a football phrase or word and you have to guess what it is.

Jack: When you know the answer, go to the Premier Skills English website and write the word or phrase in the comments section for this podcast. If you’re correct we’ll announce your name on next week’s podcast.

Rich: Thanks for all your answers last week. The first listener with the correct answer was Max Alex from Vietnam. Well done Max Alex!

Jack: And congratulations to these other listeners who also got the correct answer to our football phrase: Abdlrhman Nady from Egypt, MoBeckham and HSN from Turkey, Marco Zapien and Vic from Mexico, Hayato from Japan, Fathi from Malaysia, Jacek from Poland, and Emmanuel from France.  

Rich: If you didn’t hear last week’s football phrase, we’re going to give you one more chance to guess now. And later on, at the end of the podcast, we’ll tell you the answer. Are you ready?

Jack: The phrase was an ******** **** ****. The referee awards an ******** **** **** for minor offences such as when a player blocks another player. You can’t score from an ******** **** **** and when one is awarded the referee will raise their arm and keep it in the air until the ******** **** **** has been taken.

Rich: Last week’s podcast was about the environment and Jack was at a car showroom looking at electric cars.

Jack: Ah, yes! I remember. I really would like to buy one. I’m sure my next car will be electric. In the podcast, we asked you about electric cars and thanks for all your comments and answers. 

Rich: Ranj is from Oslo which is the capital of Norway and told us that the city was chosen as the green capital of Europe in 2020 and that there are lots of electric vehicles on the streets. Ranj hopes to buy an electric vehicle but says they are a little expensive.

Jack: Affordability is a problem - Electric cars are still very expensive so people can’t afford them - that’s what Abdlrhman Nady from Egypt and HSN from Turkey said but Ahmad and Bertoldt both from Indonesia said they think there will be more electric cars in the future even if there are not that many on the roads at the moment.

Rich: Maybe governments can help? Vic from Mexico says that the Mexican government offers tax incentives when you buy an electric car which makes them cheaper. 

Jack: That sounds like a good idea. If you haven’t heard this podcast it’s called Learning Vocabulary: The Environment and you can find it on the Premier Skills English website or on Apple Podcasts.

Introduction to roleplay

Rich: As we said earlier, in this week’s roleplay we’re watching our team on TV.

Jack: They are losing and not playing well. We’re going to use lots of words and phrases that you can use when your team are losing or have lost.

Rich: You might have heard football fans saying things like I can’t believe we lost that match or we were so unlucky before. In this podcast, we’re going to look at some expressions that might be new for you.

Jack: The phrases and expressions we use often depend on whether we are losing and the match is still being played or we have lost and the match is finished.

Rich: That’s right. While your team are losing many fans always think there is a chance to win. It’s only when the match has finished that reality hits them.

Jack: While you’re listening to the roleplay, we want you to answer two questions. 

Rich: Question one: Who thinks the team were unlucky?

Jack: Question two: Who thinks the team played badly?

Roleplay

Jack: Oh no! That was shocking defending. I can’t believe we let that one in.

Rich: The goalkeeper had no chance. The shot was too good.

Jack: But … the defending … shocking. Where was the defence?

Rich: I don’t know. We don’t deserve to be 1-0 down. No way. We’ve been the better team - we can still get back into this. If only we’d taken that chance in the first half.

Jack: We always freeze on the big occasion. Look! The board is going up. Two minutes? There’s got to be at least 5 minutes extra!

Rich: Two minutes? You’ve got to be joking. Come on. We just need one more chance.

Jack: The final whistle. Rubbish!

...

Jack: You know … the best team probably won in the end. We were awful.

Rich: You’re joking, right? We were robbed! Their striker should have been sent off, too.

Jack: It’s only a game. We’ll bounce back next week.

Rich: Did you just say it’s only a game?

Jack: Er ... no?

LANGUAGE FOCUS

Jack: Before the roleplay, we asked you two questions. The first question was: Who thought the team were unlucky?

Rich: That was me. I didn’t think they played that badly. The second question was: Who thought the team played badly?

Jack: That was me. I didn’t think the team played well enough. They could have played a lot better.

Rich: Our team lost the game. Let’s look at some language connected to losing.

Jack: We often don’t know what to say when we lose a game. If you’re playing, you can say ‘well played’ or ‘good game’ to an opponent, but fans can’t really do that.

Rich: No, fans are much more likely to say how they are really feeling. 

Jack: Some fans often feel that their team didn’t deserve to lose. Even when their team has played badly, they can’t accept it and still feel as if their team deserved to win.

Rich: We often hear the word deserve in football. The team deserved to win. They didn’t deserve to win. It was a deserved victory.

Jack: If something is deserved it means the person who receives something has earned that thing or worked hard to achieve something through their actions or behaviour. 

Rich: For example, when I work hard all morning I deserve a coffee. If I work extra hard I deserve a coffee with a biscuit.

Jack: Yes, quite. Anyway, fans often feel that their team didn’t deserve to lose.

Rich: We often use conditional sentences here. We say things like ‘if only we’d taken our chances’ or ‘if only we’d scored with that chance near the end’.

Jack: Listen to what Rich said in the roleplay:

Rich: I don’t know. We don’t deserve to be 1-0 down. No way. We’ve been the better team - we can still get back into this. If only we’d taken that chance in the first half.

Jack: ‘If only’ is used to express regrets - a regret is a sad feeling that you have normally because you didn’t do something or something didn’t happen. To express a regret with ‘if only’ you need to add the past perfect. Listen to these examples:

Rich: If only we’d scored in the first half.

Jack: If only I had studied more at school.

Rich: You can also regret things that you did do. Listen to these examples with if only and the past perfect.

Jack: I overslept and missed my flight. If only I hadn’t stayed up so late.

Rich: Ugh ... I’m feeling a bit sick. If only I hadn’t eaten that box of chocolates.

Jack: At the end of a losing match, it’s common for fans to express regrets about what their team did and didn’t do on the pitch. But there is another way for fans to express their emotions.

Rich: As well as expressing regret, fans can also blame others for the result. Opponents and referees are usually the target.
You often hear the phrase ‘should have been’. That player should have been sent off or they should have been given a penalty. Listen to this part of the roleplay again:

Jack: You know … the best team probably won in the end. We were awful.

Rich: You’re joking, right? We were robbed! Their striker should have been sent off, too.

Jack: Let’s look at some pronunciation here: ‘should have been’ in normal speech is usually said /ʃʊdəvbɪn/. That player should have been sent off. Listen to these examples and try to repeat:

Rich: You should have been more careful

Jack: You should have been listening.

Rich: Let’s look at some more vocabulary. We used one of my favourite football phrases in the example you just heard, ‘we were robbed’. 

Jack: I like that too. We use it when we think the other team has stolen the result through luck. You feel that your team deserved to win, not the other team.

Rich: There are phrases we use while we are losing, too. We are usually more optimistic at this stage. We say things like ‘we can get back into this’ or ‘we just need one more chance’.

Jack: And we always complain about the amount of injury time whether we are winning or losing.

Rich: A good phrase to use here is ‘you’ve got to be joking’, ’Two minutes? You’ve got to be joking! There should be at least five!’

Jack: It’s worth looking at the pronunciation of this phrase as well. 

Rich: I think people normally associate gotta with American English, but it’s contracted in British English, too. You have got to be joking is pronounced: /jəvˈgɒdəbɪ/ joking. You’ve got to be joking.

Jack: Are you a good loser, Rich?

Rich: No, I’m a terrible loser and you should never ever say ‘It’s only a game.’ That will just make things worse.

Jack: We’ll look at these phrases and a few more in the lesson which you can find on the Premier Skills English website and there are some activities to check your understanding.

Rich: We look at a few adjectives to describe how you feel when your team loses, too. Words like: glum, dejected, gutted deflated, crestfallen and down in the dumps.

Jack: We’re now going to play the roleplay again. Have a listen and listen out for some of the phrases we’ve been talking about.

ROLEPLAY (repeat)

Jack: Oh no! That was shocking defending. I can’t believe we’ve let that one in.

Rich: The goalkeeper had no chance. The shot was too good.

Jack: But … the defending … shocking. Where was the defence?

Rich: I don’t know. We don’t deserve to be 1-0 down. No way. We’ve been the better team - we can still get back into this.

Jack: We always freeze on the big occasion. Look! The board is going up. Two minutes? There’s got to be at least 5 minutes extra!

Rich: Two minutes? You’ve got to be joking. Come on. We just need one more chance.

Jack: The final whistle. Rubbish!

...

Rich: You know … the best team probably won in the end.

Jack: You’re joking, right? We were robbed!

Rich: It’s only a game. We’ll win next week.

Jack: Did you just say it’s only a game?

Rich: Er .. no?

TASK

Jack: This week’s task is to use some of the language we introduced in this podcast to talk about a match you’ve watched on TV that your team lost.

Rich: The match could be a recent match from the Premier League, an important match your country played in the past or even a match that you’ve played in.

Jack: We want you to tell us how your team played. Were they unlucky or did they just play badly? What could the team have done differently?

Rich: Describe the goals and how you felt. How did you feel when your team were losing? How did you feel when your team had lost?

Jack: Look again at the phrases we introduced in this podcast and see how many of them you can use to talk about a match.

Rich: Write all your answers in the comments section on the Premier Skills English website.

FOOTBALL PHRASE 

Jack: Have you got a football phrase for us, Rich?

Rich: Yes, I have. This week’s football phrase is ****** ****. A player can transfer from one team to another. Sometimes this transfer is permanent and sometimes it is temporary - a loan. When it is a loan the player still officially belongs to their ****** ****, not the team they are playing for. In the Premier League, a player can’t play against their ****** ****. Jesse Lingard is on loan at West Ham from Manchester United. He can’t play against Manchester United because it’s his ****** ****.

Jack: That was a long one, Rich. Here’s a clue: mums and dads can also be called ...

Rich: Let’s see if anyone gets it right and who is first this week. If you are still wondering what the answer was to last week’s football phrase it was an indirect free-kick.

Jack: If you have a question for us about football or English you can email us at premierskills@britishcouncil.org

Rich: or you can leave your questions and comments on the website in the comments section or on our Facebook page.

Jack: or you could give us a rating and a fantastic review on Apple Podcasts.

Rich: Bye for now and enjoy your football!

These players look CRESTFALLEN after losing an important match.

Vocabulary

What to say when your team is losing?

In the first part of the roleplay, Jack and Rich's team were losing but the match was still in progress. Most fans are supportive during the match and the language they use reflects this. Many fans believe that they can find a way back into a match and they are not going to lose! Take a look at these phrases from the podcast:

We don’t deserve to be 1-0 down. No way! 

We’ve been the better team - we can still get back into this.

We just need one more chance.

But, some fans are the opposite and are less supportive; especially if they're not happy with the team's performance. Take a look at these phrases from the podcast:

Oh no! That was shocking defending. I can’t believe we’ve let that one in.

Where was the defence?

We always freeze on the big occasion.

The final whistle. Rubbish!

Do you know any other phrases that fans use when their team is losing?

After such high hopes of winning, this player now feels a little DEFLATED.

Vocabulary

What to say when your team has lost?

In the second part of the conversation, Jack and Rich's team had lost; the match had finished. After the match, the language we use changes. Fans often complain a lot. Their complaints might be about the referee, the opposition, their own players, the manager or even the fans. Here are some phrases that are used after a defeat. Decide what the complaint is about and who it is aimed at; the referee? the opposition? their own team? the fans? 

We were robbed.

That goal should never have counted.

The atmosphere was rubbish today.

I can't believe their number six got away with that tackle.

We need to get behind the players more.

We should have made a few changes earlier.

If only we'd taken that chance near the end.

He was a bit card happy, wasn't he?

She really should be saving those. It was straight at her.

Do you know any other phrases you could use to complain about a defeat?

Activity 2

Activity 2: In this activity, type the words and phrases from the roleplay to complete the sentences.
Can you remember the words?

Fans feel GUTTED when their team get knocked out of the World Cup.

Language

If only

In this week's podcast, Rich and Jack spoke about how you can use 'if only' to talk about regrets. Here are some examples:

If only we’d taken that chance in the first half.

If only I had studied more at school.

I overslept and missed my flight. If only I hadn’t stayed up so late.

When we talk about regrets (something in the past that we wish we could change), we can use if only + the past perfectThe examples are things that we would like to change but can’t because the action has already happened.

Take a look at this lesson if you want to learn more about wishes and regrets: understanding grammar: wishes and regrets 

If only we hadn't lost! Liverpool players look GLUM after a recent defeat.

Language

Sadness and Disappointment 

When our team loses we often feel sad and disappointed. If it is a very important match we will feel even sadder and even more disappointed. There are many words and expressions to show this in English.

Take a look at all the photos on this page and you will see a word or expression that means to be sad or disappointed. Try to learn the words and then have a go at this activity:

Activity 3

Activity 3: Look at the images and complete the sentences.
Can you complete the sentences?

Fans are usually more than just DOWN IN THE DUMPS after a heavy defeat.

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Task

Losing a match

Leeds United's Raphinha looks DEJECTED on the side of the pitch.

This week’s task is to talk about a match you’ve watched or played in that your team lost

  • Was your team unlucky or did they just play badly? What could the team have done differently?
  • How did you feel when your team were losing? What did you think/say?
  • How did you feel when your team had lost? What did you think/say?

Look again at the phrases we introduced in this podcast and see how many of them you can use to talk about a match. Write all your answers in the comments section below and don't forget to make a guess at this week's football phrase!

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Emmanuel's picture
Emmanuel
14/04/2021
FR
73
points

Hi everyone
The phrase might be "****** ****".
Have a good day


Emmanuel's picture
Emmanuel
14/04/2021 09:47
France
Manchester City
73

Hi everyone
The phrase might be "****** ****".
Have a good day

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mobeckham
14/04/2021
TR
5862
points

Well , I can remember back in October 2020 when Man. United was taking on Tottenham Hotspur and it was the first game for Mourinho after he had left his job at United.
The game started very well with a penalty scored by Bruno Fernandes and I thought we will be head and shoulders at that game.
But all of a sudden Spurs scored twice in 5 minutes then Martial was left out red carded then we were robbed by 6 goals at Old Trafford.
I was flabbergasted and I analysed the game and the shocking result with my friends till the cows come home.
I was patiently waiting for our fixture against Spurs again this season because I was quite sure that there’s a big response from Olé and the boys.
And luckily , I was correct despite the big error from the referee who ruled out our first goal scored by Cavani , we outplayed Spurs at the second half and we managed to score 3 wonderful goals which left them clueless and our United made us happy and proud again :)


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mobeckham
14/04/2021 00:01
Turkey
Manchester United
5862

Well , I can remember back in October 2020 when Man. United was taking on Tottenham Hotspur and it was the first game for Mourinho after he had left his job at United.
The game started very well with a penalty scored by Bruno Fernandes and I thought we will be head and shoulders at that game.
But all of a sudden Spurs scored twice in 5 minutes then Martial was left out red carded then we were robbed by 6 goals at Old Trafford.
I was flabbergasted and I analysed the game and the shocking result with my friends till the cows come home.
I was patiently waiting for our fixture against Spurs again this season because I was quite sure that there’s a big response from Olé and the boys.
And luckily , I was correct despite the big error from the referee who ruled out our first goal scored by Cavani , we outplayed Spurs at the second half and we managed to score 3 wonderful goals which left them clueless and our United made us happy and proud again :)

Vic
12/04/2021
MX
590
points

Well, its no my team now, because its too much to support, but Cruz Azul its a big example to make wrong the things.
In mexican tournement, in the stage previous to the final, at december 2020, Cruz Azul in the first game won 4-0 to UNAM Pumas, and the second play, only need to keep the score at zero or win for any score, or lose for less three goals... well, UNAM in the beginings of the match score one goal, the defense are shocking, frezzing, at the twenty minutes, UNAM socred again, all team seems to be petrfied, and in the end of the firts half, UNAM again did, goal, 3-0.
Cruz Azul, frezze, confused, all defensice caught taking a nap, the Boss look dejected, like a zombie a death at life...
At the second time, Cruz Azul need one goal, or keep the score, but no, at leat two minute the end of the game, UNAM got one more goal, imposible, no, was real, Cruz Azul lose the match in a way unimaginable, Cruz Azul did again, lose a match was imposible to lose.
All fans of Cruz Azul fell gutted, the reporters acused players of Cruz Azul to are bribe, corrupts, a scandal, awful.

Well like a mexican when my team lose I said a lot of bad words, sorry.


Vic
12/04/2021 18:45
Mexico
Liverpool
590

Well, its no my team now, because its too much to support, but Cruz Azul its a big example to make wrong the things.
In mexican tournement, in the stage previous to the final, at december 2020, Cruz Azul in the first game won 4-0 to UNAM Pumas, and the second play, only need to keep the score at zero or win for any score, or lose for less three goals... well, UNAM in the beginings of the match score one goal, the defense are shocking, frezzing, at the twenty minutes, UNAM socred again, all team seems to be petrfied, and in the end of the firts half, UNAM again did, goal, 3-0.
Cruz Azul, frezze, confused, all defensice caught taking a nap, the Boss look dejected, like a zombie a death at life...
At the second time, Cruz Azul need one goal, or keep the score, but no, at leat two minute the end of the game, UNAM got one more goal, imposible, no, was real, Cruz Azul lose the match in a way unimaginable, Cruz Azul did again, lose a match was imposible to lose.
All fans of Cruz Azul fell gutted, the reporters acused players of Cruz Azul to are bribe, corrupts, a scandal, awful.

Well like a mexican when my team lose I said a lot of bad words, sorry.

Vic
12/04/2021
MX
590
points

temporal loan


Vic
12/04/2021 18:21
Mexico
Liverpool
590

temporal loan

MatheusMo23
12/04/2021
BR
24
points

Thanks


MatheusMo23
12/04/2021 00:01
Brazil
Liverpool
24

Thanks

jacek
11/04/2021
PL
227
points

Hi,
this week football phrase is "****** ****".
best regards
Jacek


jacek
11/04/2021 06:38
Poland
Southampton
227

Hi,
this week football phrase is "****** ****".
best regards
Jacek

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AbdlRhman
10/04/2021
EG
208
points

the football it's just for fun then why i feel angry when my team lose? i just enjoy to football


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AbdlRhman
10/04/2021 22:18
Egypt
Manchester City
208

the football it's just for fun then why i feel angry when my team lose? i just enjoy to football

AbdlRhman's picture
AbdlRhman
10/04/2021
EG
208
points

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


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AbdlRhman
10/04/2021 22:17
Egypt
Manchester City
208

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

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hsn
10/04/2021
TR
2113
points

1-When my team did many attacks, shots and goal positions without getting score then I might talk about luck. Generally they were defeated when playing badly or not pay attention to its rival. "Luck" "Chance" and "Deserve" these words always mislead fans. Many factors affect results of matches beside these. Only the teams that are on a good run of form and play well deserve victory.
Some players who are playmaker have done mistakes, fouls and lost control of game.They have had bad performance.

2-If the winner is a team at the bottom of the table in the relegation zone I wouldn't be so sad and would blame my team . When my team lose even played very well then I would say it was bad luck. I would say the goalkeeper shouldn't have been sent-off even though all the substitution had been used-:) The penalty should have been given.

VOCABULARY-
We were robbed.-The opponent
That goal should never have counted.- The referee
The atmosphere was rubbish today-The fans.
I can't believe their number six got away with that tackle- The opponent
We need to get behind the players more- Their own team.
We should have made a few changes earlier.- Their own team
If only we'd taken that chance near the end- Their own team
He was a bit card happy, wasn't he? The opponent
She really should be saving those. It was straight at her- Their own team

THIS WEEK'S FOOTBALL PHRASE ---****** ****

PHRASES;

• Neither of midfielders have been helping counter-attacks.

• Although she has no any ability she’ve had an expectations of to be a very famous actress however when the reality hit her she realised that it's not possible.

• If only I'd been a great deal of inspired by nature, occasions and people I would be a popular author. If only I hadn't moved another country for my new job I would found my own business here.

• The supply chain had been interrupted in pandemic the retailer reflected it to the prices.

• People had been deflated in the deflation times-:) and stopped buying and started to save money.

P.S.

I always wonder why the player on loan can’t play against her/his previous club. This is also a controversial matter in my country. Although there is no any regulation like in Premier League, some clubs write down special clause in the transfer contract. It's difficult to understand the reason behind this rules or attitude. It sounds non-sense.


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hsn
10/04/2021 15:54
Turkey
Tottenham Hotspur
2113

1-When my team did many attacks, shots and goal positions without getting score then I might talk about luck. Generally they were defeated when playing badly or not pay attention to its rival. "Luck" "Chance" and "Deserve" these words always mislead fans. Many factors affect results of matches beside these. Only the teams that are on a good run of form and play well deserve victory.
Some players who are playmaker have done mistakes, fouls and lost control of game.They have had bad performance.

2-If the winner is a team at the bottom of the table in the relegation zone I wouldn't be so sad and would blame my team . When my team lose even played very well then I would say it was bad luck. I would say the goalkeeper shouldn't have been sent-off even though all the substitution had been used-:) The penalty should have been given.

VOCABULARY-
We were robbed.-The opponent
That goal should never have counted.- The referee
The atmosphere was rubbish today-The fans.
I can't believe their number six got away with that tackle- The opponent
We need to get behind the players more- Their own team.
We should have made a few changes earlier.- Their own team
If only we'd taken that chance near the end- Their own team
He was a bit card happy, wasn't he? The opponent
She really should be saving those. It was straight at her- Their own team

THIS WEEK'S FOOTBALL PHRASE ---****** ****

PHRASES;

• Neither of midfielders have been helping counter-attacks.

• Although she has no any ability she’ve had an expectations of to be a very famous actress however when the reality hit her she realised that it's not possible.

• If only I'd been a great deal of inspired by nature, occasions and people I would be a popular author. If only I hadn't moved another country for my new job I would found my own business here.

• The supply chain had been interrupted in pandemic the retailer reflected it to the prices.

• People had been deflated in the deflation times-:) and stopped buying and started to save money.

P.S.

I always wonder why the player on loan can’t play against her/his previous club. This is also a controversial matter in my country. Although there is no any regulation like in Premier League, some clubs write down special clause in the transfer contract. It's difficult to understand the reason behind this rules or attitude. It sounds non-sense.

Bertoldt
10/04/2021
ID
147
points

I support my local team called Persik. Recently, my team had lost on the group stage in the pre-season cup. I think it happens because my team just play badly and my team is the promotion team this season so it normal and it could be exercised to meet the new season


Bertoldt
10/04/2021 14:09
Indonesia
Liverpool
147

I support my local team called Persik. Recently, my team had lost on the group stage in the pre-season cup. I think it happens because my team just play badly and my team is the promotion team this season so it normal and it could be exercised to meet the new season

Bertoldt
10/04/2021
ID
147
points

I think that the phrase is a ****** ****


Bertoldt
10/04/2021 14:04
Indonesia
Liverpool
147

I think that the phrase is a ****** ****

Jembot
10/04/2021
ID
9
points

In footall, what is the meaning of the words "dispossess" and "dash off line"?

65 min: Patricio dashes off his line to beat Mitrovic to a through ball into the Wolves penalty area.

55 min: Kongolo dispossesses Adama Traore with an excellent tackle as the big man turned and threatened to sprint into space towards the Fulham penalty area.


Jembot
10/04/2021 12:03
Indonesia
Manchester United
9

In footall, what is the meaning of the words "dispossess" and "dash off line"?

65 min: Patricio dashes off his line to beat Mitrovic to a through ball into the Wolves penalty area.

55 min: Kongolo dispossesses Adama Traore with an excellent tackle as the big man turned and threatened to sprint into space towards the Fulham penalty area.

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Liubomyr
09/04/2021
UA
4312
points

I think that the phrase is a "****** ****"


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Liubomyr
09/04/2021 22:17
Ukraine
Watford
4312

I think that the phrase is a "****** ****"

Fathi
09/04/2021
MY
20
points

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


Fathi
09/04/2021 17:51
Malaysia
Arsenal
20

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

hayato
09/04/2021
JP
345
points

I think the phrase is a ****** ****


hayato
09/04/2021 13:39
Japan
Everton
345

I think the phrase is a ****** ****

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Alex_from_Ukraine
09/04/2021
UA
5874
points

The Phrase is ****** ****.


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Alex_from_Ukraine
09/04/2021 13:20
Ukraine
Liverpool
5874

The Phrase is ****** ****.

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mobeckham
09/04/2021
TR
5862
points

This week’s football phrase is ****** ****


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mobeckham
09/04/2021 00:11
Turkey
Manchester United
5862

This week’s football phrase is ****** ****

Emmanuel Kwarteng
08/04/2021
GH
78
points

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


Emmanuel Kwarteng
08/04/2021 21:30
Ghana
Manchester City
78

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

Jacek-Poland
08/04/2021
PL
470
points

The answer is ****** ****.


Jacek-Poland
08/04/2021 19:57
Poland
Liverpool
470

The answer is ****** ****.

Jacek-Poland
08/04/2021
PL
470
points

He can’t play against Manchester United because it’s his ****** ****.


Jacek-Poland
08/04/2021 19:21
Poland
Liverpool
470

He can’t play against Manchester United because it’s his ****** ****.

Leaderboard

Top Scorers
RankNameScore
1Alex_from_Ukraine5874
2mobeckham5862
3wsanta4759
4kwesimanifest4754
5Liubomyr4312
6elghoul3988
7assemjuve3705
8aragorn19863557
9Gergő Nagy3396
10haydi3189
Country ranking
RankNameScore
1Colombia71402
2Ukraine33363
3Serbia27078
4Spain23601
5Albania20480
6Brazil19669
7Macedonia19063
8Bosnia and Herzegovina16268
9Vietnam15818
10Turkey14576
Club ranking
RankNameScore
1Manchester United126654
2Liverpool95045
3Chelsea79934
4Arsenal74922
5Manchester City46630
6Tottenham Hotspur13090
7Leicester City12159
8Newcastle United10031
9Leeds United5458
10West Ham United5168

Level

3
Average: 3 (1 vote)

Goals

Skills: Listening

Language: Football English (things fans say when their team is losing)

Language: If only

Pronunciation

/ʃʊdəvbɪn/

Task: Tell us about a match you're team has lost