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Jamie Vardy scored a hat-trick against Manchester City.

The Past Perfect 16/17 ep.19

The Past Perfect 16/17 ep.19

In this week's Premier Skills English podcast, Rich and Jack talk about the latest from the Premier League and a return to form for Leicester City and Jamie Vardy. The language focus this week is on the past perfect. We have some examples and activities to help you use the past perfect better when you are speaking and writing. We also have a new football phrase for you to guess and a Premier League prediction for you to make. Enjoy!

How much did you understand?

Vocabulary

In the podcast, Rich and Jack used some words and phrases that might be new for you. You can see two examples here: 

Diego Costa grabbed the only goal of the game.

Jamie Vardy scored a hat-trick to shock Pep Guardiola's team.

There were a few more tricky words in the podcast. Can you remember all of them? Try the activity below, then, listen to the podcast again to hear how we used the words in context. This can really help with understanding.

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?

Diego Costa got the winner for Chelsea against West Brom.

Language - The Past Perfect

We use the past perfect when we are talking about the past and want to talk about something else which happened further in the past. We create the past perfect with had + past participle (third form of the verb). Here are a couple of examples from the podcast:

Jamie Vardy hadn't scored for 10 Premier League games before he scored his hat-trick against Manchester City.

Jamie Vardy had never scored a Premier League-hat trick before.

In these examples, the past perfect is being used in the negative. In the first sentence, the action in the past simple is Jamie Vardy scoring his hat-trick. The action before this is Jamie Vardy not scoring for 10 matches, this is further in the past so we use the past perfect to talk about this.

Let's look at another example. In the podcast, we used two sentences in the past simple:

I went to the football stadium at 1300 yesterday.

Jack went to my house at 1400 yesterday.

We can put these two sentences into one and use the past perfect because we are speaking about two different times in the past. Jack went to my house later so this stays in the past simple, but the action that was earlier or further in the past (going to the stadium) changes to the past perfect:

Jack went to my house at 1400 yesterday, but I'd gone to the stadium.

In this activity, match the two phrases to make one sentence. Then, look at each sentence and think about why we use the past perfect.

Activity 2: In this activity, match the sentences using the phrases that use the past simple and past perfect.
Think about how we use the past perfect.

Theo Walcott scored the 100th goal of his career against Stoke.

The Past Perfect - Other Uses

The past perfect is used most often to compare two different times in the past but it can also be used in some other ways. Some of these uses also compare two different times in the past:

  • to talk about past wishes (I wish Liverpool had beaten West Ham last week.) 
  • when we use since to show when something started in the past (It was difficult for Steven Gerrard to leave Liverpool because he had played there since he was 7.) 
  • to talk about past conditions (Manchester Utd would have lost if David De Gea hadn't made a brilliant save.)
  • to talk about something done many times up to a specific point in the past (He was a fantastic player. He had won the Champions League three times before he retired.)
  • to talk about experience up to a point in the past (The goal in last night's match was the best I had ever seen.)

In this activity, take a look at the sentences that use the past perfect and decide why we are using the past perfect in each case.

Activity 3: There are some other ways that we use the past perfect. In this activity, take a look at the sentences and match them to the reasons why we are using the past perfect.
When do we use the past perfect?

The Past Perfect - Your Turn

In the podcast, we gave you three sentences to think about. Here are the sentences again. Look at each sentence and decide why we are using the past perfect. Also, one of the sentences can be replaced by the past simple. Which one? If you think you know, let us know in the comments section at the bottom of the page.

  1. Leicester City had never won the Premier League until they won it last season.
  2. It was difficult for Steven Gerrard to leave Liverpool because he had played for the club since he was 7 years old.
  3. Yaya Toure had played in many countries before he came to the UK to play in the Premier League.

Jamie Vardy is our Player of the Week. Claudio Ranieri said 'Welcome Back!'

Transcript

If the listening was a little difficult, then listen again and read at the same time.
Is it easier to listen and read?

 

Welcome to the Premier Skills English Podcast

Rich: Hello my name’s Rich

Jack: and I’m Jack

Rich: and welcome to this week’s Premier Skills English podcast

Jack: Where we talk about football and help you with your English.

Jack: What’s happening this week Rich?

Rich: In this week’s show, we’re going to talk about all the latest news from last weekend’s Premier League football and we’re going to take a look at the past perfect.

Jack: We also have a new football phrase for you to guess and a Premier League prediction for you to make - we will have all of that, later on.

Latest news

Jack: Let’s start with the Premier League headlines this week.

Rich: Jamie Vardy is back to his best for the Champions.

Jack: Leicester City beat Manchester City 4-2 and Jamie Vardy scored a hat-trick to shock Pep Guardiola’s team. Vardy hadn’t scored for 10 Premier League games but looked like he had been scoring goals all season!

Rich: Costa keeps Chelsea flying high.

Jack: Diego Costa grabbed the only goal of the game as Chelsea beat West Brom. This was Chelsea’s 9th Premier League in a row and they stay top of the table by 3 points.

Rich: Arsenal stay in touch after beating Stoke.

Jack: Arsenal are Chelsea’s closest challengers and beat Stoke City 3-1 at the weekend. It wasn’t easy. Stoke had taken the lead before goals from Walcott, Ozil and Iwobi gave Arsenal victory.

Player of the Week

Rich: There were some great games last weekend and lots of goals. Hull and Palace drew 3-3. Watford, Burnley and Swansea all scored three.

Jack: And some great individual performances, too. Manchester Utd’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan got his first Premier League goal against Spurs, Diego Costa was the difference for Chelsea and Riyad Mahrez was looking good again for Leicester.

Rich: But our Player of the Week this week is another Leicester City player …...Jamie Vardy.

Jack: No competition this week, really. A hat-trick against Man CIty. The only thing I’m surprised about is that Vardy had never scored a Premier League hat-trick before!

Rich: Yes, that is a bit surprising.

Language Focus: Grammar - The Past Perfect

Rich: In the previous section we spoke about Leicester City’s win against Manchester City and Jamie Vardy.

Jack: Rich said ‘Vardy hadn’t scored for 10 Premier League games’ and he later said, ‘Vardy had never scored a Premier League hat-trick before’.

Rich: In both these sentences, Rich is talking about something that happened or didn’t happen before another thing in the past. When we want to speak about one thing that happened in the past before another thing in the past we can use the past perfect.

Jack: We create the past perfect by using had and the third form of the verb or the past participle. The third form of the go is gone. You may have seen verb tables when studying English so you get go - went gone.

Rich: Or be - was/were - been or take took - taken. We’re looking at the third form or the past participle.

Jack: But these examples are all irregular - most verbs end in -ed like played, worked and scored.

RIch: So we get ‘Vardy hadn’t scored for 10 Premier League games’ or ‘Vardy had never scored a Premier League hat-trick before’.

Jack: Let’s look at these ‘Jamie Vardy’ examples now and we’ll look at more examples using irregular verbs in a moment.

Rich: So, we use the past perfect when we want to speak about two things in the past that happened at different times. What are the two things in these Vardy sentences?

Jack: Well, if we take the second example first, ‘Vardy had never scored a hat-trick before’; one of the actions is Vardy scoring a hat-trick. This happened last Saturday - very nice goals, too.

Rich: And the second action?

Jack: The sentence is negative - Vardy hadn’t scored. So, the second action, the thing that is further in the past, is Vardy not scoring a hat-trick.

Rich: So if we look at the other example; ‘Vardy hadn’t scored for 10 Premier League games’ we use the past perfect because he scored on Saturday and the time before that was 10 games ago - back in September I think!

Jack: Yes - in the next section we’re going to look at some more examples.

Sting

Rich: Let’s look at two example sentences in the past. I went to the football stadium at 1’o clock yesterday. Jack went to my house at 2'o clock yesterday.

Jack: Both of these sentences are in the past simple but we can put them together using the past perfect.

Rich: Jack went to my house at two but I had already gone to the football stadium.

Jack: Here we have two actions in the past. We use the past perfect with had gone because this is the action that is earlier or further in the past.

Rich: Let’s take a look at another example: ‘I knew the result because I had seen the match earlier but I watched the highlights anyway’.

Jack: You watch too much football, Rich. You need to get out more! Anyway, Rich uses the past perfect because he’s talking about watching the match live - earlier in the day and then watching the highlights show on TV - later in the day.

Rich: We’re going to give you a few sentences and we want you to think why we use the past perfect. Have a listen and then tell us why we use the past perfect in the comments section.

Jack: All of the sentences are correct but in one sentence it’s not necessary to use the past perfect. Which one is it?

Rich: The first sentence is: Leicester City had never won the Premier League until they won it last season.

Jack: The second sentence is: It was difficult for Steven Gerrard to leave Liverpool because he had played for the club since he was seven years old.

Rich: The third sentence is: Yaya Toure had played in many countries before he played in the Premier League.

Jack: Let us know in the comments section below.

Can you work out this week’s football phrase?

Rich: Have you got a football phrase for us this week?
 
Jack: Yes, of course. But first, Let’s take a look at the answer to last week’s football phrase. The phrase was a two-footed tackle. This is a challenge or a tackle when both feet are off the ground when you make contact with the ball or other player. It’s often a bad foul and will mean a yellow or even a red card.
 
Rich: Yes, I’ve seen some nasty ones in the past. I’m happy it’s something that referees are trying to stop. Well done to Liubomyr and Alex from Ukraine you both got the correct answer last week. I think it was quite difficult. Can we make it easier this week, Jack?
 
Jack: The football phrase this time is an object you wear on your legs. They are called **** **** and you wear them under your socks to protect your legs from two-footed tackles and other bad challenges.
 
Rich: Good explanation, Jack. I think we will get a few more answers this week!

Premier League Prediction

Rich: Last week’s prediction was the match between Manchester Utd and Tottenham. United won 1-0 with a great goal from the Armenian Henrikh Mkhitaryan. I went for a draw last week so no points for me but more joy for Jack and our listeners who both predicted a win for the Red Devils. That’s one point for Jack who went for 2-0 to United and our listeners who thought it would finish 2-1.

Jack: That extends my lead a the top of the league. I’ve got 10 points, our listeners are on 9 and you’re on your own at the bottom with 8 points. What’s your prediction this week, Rich? I’ll make sure to predict the opposite!
 
Rich: It’s the Liverpool Derby next Monday but we usually record the podcast on Mondays so I’m going to look at the second most important match next weekend, in my humble opinion! Manchester City take on Arsenal next Sunday. Two of the main title contenders go head to head. Recently, the two teams are in contrasting form - Arsenal have scored 12 goals in their last three matches but City haven’t won in their last three matches and haven’t won at home since the middle of September. Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil are playing brilliantly so I’m going to go for an away win. Final score: Manchester City 1-2 Arsenal.
 
Jack: Happy to see you’re predicting a win for Arsenal. I’m worried about this one and would be happy with a draw. I think it will finish 1-1.
 
Rich: Right that’s all from us. Don’t forget to write your answers to our questions and make a guess at our football phrase in the comments below. And remember to take a look at our Fantasy Premier League page and join in the discussions!
 
Jack: Bye for now and enjoy your football.

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Premier League Prediction -

In Gameweek 19, Liverpool beat Man City 1-0, and our listeners, as well as Rich, predicted the right result!  Well done to Aleksandr from Uzbekistan who predicted for our listeners last time! Rich stays on 8 points and our listeners move up to 9 points and second place 8 but Jack stays in the lead on 10 points. Remember, it's one point for the correct result and two additional points for the correct score. The big match this week is in the FA Cup  - Preston North End from the Championship take on Premier League Arsenal. Can you predict the right score?

  Gameweek 19 Total Points Preston North End v Arsenal
Jack 0 10 0-3
Podcast Listeners 1 10 ?
Rich 1 9 2-1

Make your prediction now!

 
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What do you think?

In this week’s podcast, Jack and Rich spoke about Jamie Vardy and Leicester City.

  1. Are you surprised that Leicester are not doing so well this season?

  2. Were you surprised that Leicester beat Manchester City 4-2?

  3. Were you surprised to hear that Jamie Vardy had gone 10 matches without a goal?

We spoke about the past perfect in the podcast this week. We asked you to think about three different sentences. Can you tell us why we use the past perfect and which one can be replaced by the past simple?

  • Leicester City had never won the Premier League until they won it last season.
  • It was difficult for Steven Gerrard to leave Liverpool because he had played for the club since he was 7 years old.
  • Yaya Toure had played in many countries before he came to the UK to play in the Premier League.

Remember to write your guess at this week's football phrase and 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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ldzingirai's picture
ldzingirai
30/03/2019
ZW
1594
points

Phrase

stud


ldzingirai's picture
ldzingirai
30/03/2019 02:29
Zimbabwe
Chelsea
1594

Phrase

stud

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
24/12/2016
PS
3705
points

The phrase is a leg protector.


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
24/12/2016 07:15
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

The phrase is a leg protector.

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
24/12/2016
PS
3705
points

Yes i was,i do not know what happened to him this season.


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
24/12/2016 07:13
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

Yes i was,i do not know what happened to him this season.

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
24/12/2016
PS
3705
points

Yes i was,i thought it will be a difficult task for the foxes.


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
24/12/2016 07:12
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

Yes i was,i thought it will be a difficult task for the foxes.

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
24/12/2016
PS
3705
points

Actually,i thought that Leicester will not play for the title this season but i thought they would stay in the top six.so i am a little surprised.


assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
24/12/2016 07:09
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

Actually,i thought that Leicester will not play for the title this season but i thought they would stay in the top six.so i am a little surprised.

Emir Veličanstveni's picture
Emir Veličanstveni
17/12/2016
BA
1449
points

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


Emir Veličanstveni's picture
Emir Veličanstveni
17/12/2016 23:35
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Arsenal
1449

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

Rich's picture
Rich
18/12/2016
ES
444
points

Well done, Emir! You are correct and welcome to Premier Skills English.

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


Rich's picture
Rich
18/12/2016 14:44
Spain
Liverpool
444

Well done, Emir! You are correct and welcome to Premier Skills English.

Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

Riad's picture
Riad
17/12/2016
XK
42
points

yess


Riad's picture
Riad
17/12/2016 11:21
Kosovo
Arsenal
42

yess

Bale82's picture
Bale82
16/12/2016
MK
52
points

Great


Bale82's picture
Bale82
16/12/2016 20:15
Macedonia
Arsenal
52

Great

shobonenok's picture
shobonenok
16/12/2016
RU
989
points

1. I had discussed with 2 my friends - both Arsenal's fans - the possible Leicester's position after all the 38 matches before the Premier League started. I predicted that Leicester will neither qualify even to the Europa League nor will be relegated. One of my friend bet title winners will qualify to Champions League and another believed that Leicester will be relegated. Meantime, my opinion is the closest to the reality.
2. Of course I was. Suprised, disappointed, furious. I returned to my flat 25 minutes after the match had started and I got hot under the collar when found out a score. Unfortunately, City was far enough from equalizing. However, the absence of sent-off players is the only one thing that I can cheer about.
3. One successful season is not a reason to speak about Jamie Vardy consistency. If he score this season not less than during previous one, I will expect consistency from him from the beginning of next one.

A week phrase is "**** ****", but I agree with all the previous website users that "shin guards" is used more frequently.


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shobonenok
16/12/2016 19:23
Russia
Manchester City
989

1. I had discussed with 2 my friends - both Arsenal's fans - the possible Leicester's position after all the 38 matches before the Premier League started. I predicted that Leicester will neither qualify even to the Europa League nor will be relegated. One of my friend bet title winners will qualify to Champions League and another believed that Leicester will be relegated. Meantime, my opinion is the closest to the reality.
2. Of course I was. Suprised, disappointed, furious. I returned to my flat 25 minutes after the match had started and I got hot under the collar when found out a score. Unfortunately, City was far enough from equalizing. However, the absence of sent-off players is the only one thing that I can cheer about.
3. One successful season is not a reason to speak about Jamie Vardy consistency. If he score this season not less than during previous one, I will expect consistency from him from the beginning of next one.

A week phrase is "**** ****", but I agree with all the previous website users that "shin guards" is used more frequently.

Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
16/12/2016
UA
4029
points

"It was difficult for Steven Gerrard to leave Liverpool because he had played for the club since he was 7 years old."
We should use the Past Perfect here because of "since" which points at the point in the past when Stevie began playing for Liverpool until his leaving the club. IMHO


Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
16/12/2016 18:13
Ukraine
Liverpool
4029

"It was difficult for Steven Gerrard to leave Liverpool because he had played for the club since he was 7 years old."
We should use the Past Perfect here because of "since" which points at the point in the past when Stevie began playing for Liverpool until his leaving the club. IMHO

Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
16/12/2016
UA
4029
points

"Leicester City had never won the Premier League until they won it last season." By using the Past Perfect here we stress that a non-winning streak PRECEDED their long-awaited victory.


Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
16/12/2016 18:07
Ukraine
Liverpool
4029

"Leicester City had never won the Premier League until they won it last season." By using the Past Perfect here we stress that a non-winning streak PRECEDED their long-awaited victory.

Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
16/12/2016
UA
4029
points

We could also say or write "Yaya Toure played in many countries before he came to the UK to play in the Premier League." because we do not need to stress in this case the precedence of the first action - the fact of Toure playing in many countries before. IMHO


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Alex_from_Ukraine
16/12/2016 18:01
Ukraine
Liverpool
4029

We could also say or write "Yaya Toure played in many countries before he came to the UK to play in the Premier League." because we do not need to stress in this case the precedence of the first action - the fact of Toure playing in many countries before. IMHO

admin's picture
admin
16/12/2016
GB
334
points

You're right. It's unnecessary to use the past perfect in this case as the sequence is clear in the past simple. Even without the word 'before', the context makes it clear. 


admin's picture
admin
16/12/2016 19:14
United Kingdom
Arsenal
334

You're right. It's unnecessary to use the past perfect in this case as the sequence is clear in the past simple. Even without the word 'before', the context makes it clear. 

Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
16/12/2016
UA
4029
points

The football phrase this week is **** ****.


Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
16/12/2016 16:57
Ukraine
Liverpool
4029

The football phrase this week is **** ****.

admin's picture
admin
16/12/2016
GB
334
points

Well done!


admin's picture
admin
16/12/2016 19:16
United Kingdom
Arsenal
334

Well done!

Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
16/12/2016
UA
4029
points

Not only was I surprised when Leicester beat Manchester City 4-2, but also by the hat-trick of Vardy's who had had such a bad run before the match.


Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
16/12/2016 10:57
Ukraine
Liverpool
4029

Not only was I surprised when Leicester beat Manchester City 4-2, but also by the hat-trick of Vardy's who had had such a bad run before the match.

elghoul's picture
elghoul
16/12/2016
DZ
3368
points

1.I am not surprised about Leicester not doing as good as last year.
2.A great surprise in fact but when Mahrez and Vardy are on touch and mind no defence can stop them.
3. Very pity for Vardy and his fans. He will do better in the future.
The second sentence can be made with simple past.
Football guess, prorect legs.


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elghoul
16/12/2016 07:33
Algeria
Manchester City
3368

1.I am not surprised about Leicester not doing as good as last year.
2.A great surprise in fact but when Mahrez and Vardy are on touch and mind no defence can stop them.
3. Very pity for Vardy and his fans. He will do better in the future.
The second sentence can be made with simple past.
Football guess, prorect legs.

Pavlo
15/12/2016
UA
209
points

The phrase is **** ****


Pavlo
15/12/2016 10:36
Ukraine
Arsenal
209

The phrase is **** ****

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Liubomyr
15/12/2016
UA
3685
points

Unfortunately this week football phrase is not covered by the asterisks in the transcript. So I can only add that the American equivalent ‘**** ******’ is more commonly use internationally, for example, if you want to buy it on Internet retailer web-site your should better look for ‘**** ******’, but not for ‘**** ****’.


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Liubomyr
15/12/2016 08:59
Ukraine
Watford
3685

Unfortunately this week football phrase is not covered by the asterisks in the transcript. So I can only add that the American equivalent ‘**** ******’ is more commonly use internationally, for example, if you want to buy it on Internet retailer web-site your should better look for ‘**** ******’, but not for ‘**** ****’.

admin's picture
admin
15/12/2016
GB
334
points

Hi Liubomyr

Oops. Thanks for letting us know. That was a schoolboy error on our part.

Jack


admin's picture
admin
15/12/2016 09:02
United Kingdom
Arsenal
334

Hi Liubomyr

Oops. Thanks for letting us know. That was a schoolboy error on our part.

Jack

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
14/12/2016
GH
4731
points

Yes it is Rich.
9 out of 10 Ghanaians who know the phrase are most likely to mention the 2nd one i used.


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
14/12/2016 20:37
Ghana
Manchester United
4731

Yes it is Rich.
9 out of 10 Ghanaians who know the phrase are most likely to mention the 2nd one i used.

davilillons
14/12/2016
ES
946
points

Yaya Toure had played in many countries before he played in the Premier League.
In my opinion this phrase would be: Yaya Toure played in many countries before he's playing in the Premier League
On the other hand the week's phrase is **** ****


davilillons
14/12/2016 18:25
Spain
Arsenal
946

Yaya Toure had played in many countries before he played in the Premier League.
In my opinion this phrase would be: Yaya Toure played in many countries before he's playing in the Premier League
On the other hand the week's phrase is **** ****

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
14/12/2016
GH
4731
points

This week's phrase is **** ****
In my country most footballers call it **** ******


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
14/12/2016 14:23
Ghana
Manchester United
4731

This week's phrase is **** ****
In my country most footballers call it **** ******

Rich's picture
Rich
14/12/2016
ES
444
points

Nice one, Kwesimanifest, you're the first to get the right answer this week. I think the second term is used more in the US and the first one in the UK. It's interesting that in Ghana the American word is used more. Is that usually the case?


Rich's picture
Rich
14/12/2016 15:54
Spain
Liverpool
444

Nice one, Kwesimanifest, you're the first to get the right answer this week. I think the second term is used more in the US and the first one in the UK. It's interesting that in Ghana the American word is used more. Is that usually the case?

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aragorn1986
14/12/2016
ME
3557
points

I was not so surprised because I knew they'll have to start winning soon. I don't know why is Vardy struggling with scoring goals this season but I'm glad he had scored a hat trick against City. He had gone 10 matches without a goal but now he finally started a winning streak. Many Leicester players will have to play on the African Cup of Nations. That means he'll be a key player in the upcoming matches in January.


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aragorn1986
14/12/2016 13:52
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

I was not so surprised because I knew they'll have to start winning soon. I don't know why is Vardy struggling with scoring goals this season but I'm glad he had scored a hat trick against City. He had gone 10 matches without a goal but now he finally started a winning streak. Many Leicester players will have to play on the African Cup of Nations. That means he'll be a key player in the upcoming matches in January.

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aragorn1986
14/12/2016
ME
3557
points

I am not surprised that Leicester is not defending the title but I didn't expect to see them in the lower part of the table. Still, they made big success in the CL. Now they'll have to eliminate Sevilla if they want to advance to the 1/4 final.


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aragorn1986
14/12/2016 13:47
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

I am not surprised that Leicester is not defending the title but I didn't expect to see them in the lower part of the table. Still, they made big success in the CL. Now they'll have to eliminate Sevilla if they want to advance to the 1/4 final.

Rich's picture
Rich
14/12/2016
ES
444
points

That Leicester-Sevilla tie is a very interesting one. I think Leicester could win and then, in the quarter-finals, anything could happen! On the other hand, Sevilla were fantastic against Liverpool in the Europa Final last season. It's a very difficult match to predict. Do you have any Champions League predictions?


Rich's picture
Rich
14/12/2016 15:57
Spain
Liverpool
444

That Leicester-Sevilla tie is a very interesting one. I think Leicester could win and then, in the quarter-finals, anything could happen! On the other hand, Sevilla were fantastic against Liverpool in the Europa Final last season. It's a very difficult match to predict. Do you have any Champions League predictions?

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aragorn1986
14/12/2016
ME
3557
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Well, Man.City probably won't have difficult task against Monaco but Arsenal and Leicester will have to find that moment of inspiration. Anyway, Arsenal and Bayern know each other's weaknesses so anything is in the game..Hard to predict these matches Rich..


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aragorn1986
14/12/2016 18:43
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

Well, Man.City probably won't have difficult task against Monaco but Arsenal and Leicester will have to find that moment of inspiration. Anyway, Arsenal and Bayern know each other's weaknesses so anything is in the game..Hard to predict these matches Rich..

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