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Podcast 20

Podcast 20

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In this week's podcast, Jack and Rich talk about Sergio Aguero's five-star performance for Man City last weekend, the language focus is 'could have' to talk about past possibilities and we have a new riddle for you in our 'What's my Team?' competition.

How much did you understand?

In this podcast, Rich and Jack spoke about things that were possible in the past but didn't happen. What things could you have done differently in the past?
 

"Sergio Aguero could have scored lots more goals."

"Rich could have gone to Bulgaria on holiday."

Activity 1: To talk about past possibilities, 'could have' is followed by the past participle. Can you complete the gaps with the right verb?
Choose the correct words for each space.
 

Goal number four for Sergio Aguero on the way to the back of the net.

We use could have + past participle:

to show that something was possible at some time in the past: 

"Sergio Aguero could have become the first Premier League player to score six goals in a Premier League match."

This is part of what is called a conditional sentence. In this example you can see the complete conditional sentence including the if clause:

"Sergio Aguero could have become the first Premier League player to score six goals in a Premier League match if Pellegrini had left him on the pitch."

Activity 2: In this activity, look at the mixed up words and make a conditional sentence. In this exercise, start each sentence with 'if'.
Can you make a conditional sentence?
 

Crystal Palace was the correct answer for our 'What's my Team?' competition last week. Dohoan from Vietnam is the winner of a Samsung Galaxy tablet.

If the listening was a bit difficult, you can listen again and read the transcript at the same time.
Listen and read at the same time.

 

Jack: Hello my name’s Jack and welcome to this week’s Premier Skills English podcast.

 

Rich: Hi everyone. I’m Rich and every week we talk about football and help you with your English.

 

Jack: This week, we’re going to talk about a fantastic performance by Sergio Aguero, the language focus is on how we talk about things that were possible in the past and Rich is going to make some Premier League predictions.

 

Rich: And you have another chance to win a Samsung Galaxy tablet in our ‘What’s my Team?’ competition.

 

Jack: What was the answer to last week’s riddle Rich?

 

Rich: Ah, yes. Last week it was Justyna ... her favourite Premier League team is Crystal Palace.

 

Jack: We had lots of correct entries so congratulations to everybody who got it right. I think the part that helped was when she said ‘come on you Eagles’ at the end. The Eagles is of course Crystal Palace’s nickname.

 

Rich: We have selected a winner at random from the correct answers...

 

Jack: and the second winner of this week’s What’s my team? competition is Dohoan from Vietnam. Congratulations Dohoan, we’ve already sent you an email and your prize will soon be on its way.

 

Rich: Well done Dohoan! Later on in the podcast, you can listen to this week’s What’s my team riddle. If you want to listen to the riddle more than once, you can click on the podcast player where it says competition, or you can click on the link below.

 

Jack: But, before we start: we recently had a comment from Salloum from Syria. In our Player of the Week article last week we asked you if players are the same when they return from injury.

 

Rich: Salloum said that it depends on what type of injury it is.

 

Jack: But Elghoul from Algeria said that a player is never the same after a bad injury.

 

Rich: Can you remember Michael Owen? He had lots  of injuries and was never really the same when he returned.

 

Jack: Yes, he used to be really fast but after his injuries he couldn’t run as fast.

 

Rich: But sometimes a player can be better when he returns from injury.

 

Jack: Really? I’m not sure about that.

 

Rich: What about Gareth Bale? He was bought by Spurs to play as a full back but didn’t have much success. In fact he held an embarrassing record for the number of games playing on the losing side. He was injured and out of action for a bit and was probably worried about his future. When he came back, he played in midfield and on the wing and he really wanted to show that he was good enough. I think that injury helped him.

 

Jack: Yes. He’s now one of the most successful footballers in the world. He actually broke another record. When he left Spurs, his transfer fee was the highest ever.

 

Rich: What do you think? Remember you can add comments to all our articles on Premier Skills English and tell us what you think.

 

Jack: There were some great matches in the Premier League last weekend. Arsenal beat Man Utd 3-0 after scoring three goals in the first 20 minutes, and the Merseyside Derby finished in a 1-1 draw which meant the end of Brendan Rodgers as Liverpool manager..

 

Rich: And Man City have gone back to the top of the table after a brilliant 6-1 win against Newcastle.

 

Jack: And what a performance by Sergio Aguero! He scored 5 times. He’s only the fifth player ever to do this in a Premier League match.

 

Rich: I know, he’s just brilliant. After the match, the City manager, Manuel Pellegrini, said that he’s at the same level as Messi and Ronaldo.

 

Jack: He scored his goals in only 20 minutes - faster than any other player!

 

Rich: And he could have scored more.

 

Jack: Pellegrini substituted Aguero after 66 minutes. He could have become the first Premier League player to score six in a match if Pellegrini had left him on the pitch.

 

Rich: I know, but he said after the match that he was injured and   he was actually injured at half-time.

 

Jack: Wow! He scored four of his goals after the break when he had an injury. If he hadn’t been injured, he could have scored lots more.

 

Rich: Yes, I think he could have.

 

Jack: In the last few sentences we’ve been using the phrase ‘could have’ a lot. Sergio Aguero could have become the first player to score six in a Premier League match.

 

Rich: We use ‘could have’ to talk about things that were possible in the past but didn’t happen. Like ‘I could have gone to Bulgaria on holiday.’

 

Jack: Did you not go to Bulgaria?

 

Rich: No, I went to Italy but I could have gone to Bulgaria. I changed my mind at the last minute.

 

Jack: The pronunciation of ‘could have’ is also important. We don’t say the words separately, they come together and the have nearly disappears, you just say ‘ve. Listen to these examples. ‘Aguero could’ve scored lots more goals’ or ‘You could’ve gone to Bulgaria’.

 

Rich: Could have is often used in conditional sentences and if you want to find out more, you can have a look at our Learn English website. I’ve put a link to the section about conditionals on the side of this page.

 

Jack: And there’s an activity below you can use to practice this language.

 

Rich: Right, I think it’s time for this week’s competition: ‘What’s my Team?’

 

Rich: Here is what you have to do. Listen to a Premier League fan, who will talk about their favourite team and then write the name of the team   in the comments section on the Premier Skills English website.

 

Jack: It couldn’t be easier! And if you’re not sure yo u can always make a guess - there are only 20 teams in the Premier League.

 

Rich: But, remember you can only write one answer and only your first answer will be accepted.

 

Jack: And for each of the 20 podcast competitions th e lucky winner will receive a fantastic Samsung Galaxy Tablet.

 

Rich: Each competition closes on Monday at midnight in the UK.

 

Jack: And the winner will be announced the next day at 1200 in the next Podcast.

 

Rich: Right, so this week, our Premier League fan is Ash. Listen to his riddle and try to work out what’s his team?

 

Ash: Our team has never been relegated from the Premier League! We got to the FA Cup Final last season and that’s the closest we’ve come to glory in the last few years but you might be surprised to hear that we won the European Cup in 1982. Some of our famous fans include the British Prime Minister - David Cameron and Prince William.

 

Rich: Prince William and David Cameron. This club really does have some famous fans. Do you think they have season tickets?

 

Jack: I’m not sure if they go to every match but I’ve seen photos of them at the stadium before. Let’s see how our listeners do... If you know which team Ash was talking about, write your answer in the comments section below. I think it’s time for this week’s Premier League prediction

 

Rich: There are no Premier League matches this weekend because of the international break so I’m going to make a couple of predictions for the rest of the season. After 8 matches, I can’t see anybody stopping Manchester City. They look to have the best team and are very consistent. I think their closest challengers will be Arsenal. After Chelsea’s bad start to the season it will be very interesting to see which teams get into the Champions League and I think Spurs have a very good chance of finishing third or fourth. At the bottom, all three promoted sides have made a good start to life in the Premier League and I don’t think any of them will be relegated. This means that big clubs like Newcastle and Aston Villa are in danger of rele gation.

 

Jack: Aston Villa? Did you know that they’ve never been relegated from the Premier League. I think they’ll escape.

 

Rich: Maybe you are right. If you’ve got a prediction for the rest of this season let us know in the comments section below.

 

Jack: Well that’s all for now. Thanks for listening. And don’t forget to write your answers to the competition, your Premier League predictions, and any questions you have about the website or football English in the comments below.

 

Rich: If you’re listening to this on itunes or elsewhere, come back to Premier Skills English for some language activities, a quiz and lots more. You can find us at www.britishcouncil.org/premierskillsenglish      .

 

Jack: 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.


Rich:  Bye for now and enjoy your football.

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What do you think?

Rich has predicted that Man City will win the Premier League, Spurs will finish in the Champions League and Aston Villa will be relegated. Do you agree?
Did you learn any new words in the podcast?
What could Brendan Rodgers have done differently at Liverpool? What could Jose Mourinho have done to stop Chelsea's bad start to the season?
What could you have done differently in the past? 
 

Remember to write your competition answers in the comments section below. Good luck!

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hsn's picture
hsn
04/03/2021
TR
3819
points

MY PERSONAL OPINION ABOUT INJURIES
Injury is a serious problem for footballers. First of all, the club should employ a qualified sport doctor. In case it's required, surgery must be taken place in the hospital that specialized in this area. Long term injuries firstly affect mental health of player. Mental coach can help for this matter. During the treatment period player should regularly do exercises which is recommended by doctors. Player must be eager to return to the pitches immediately and make best effort. After injury player can be best than earlier. It depends on motivation and work-out.

PHRASES;
• She as a high jumper could have nearly managed to break new world record by jumping 2,18 metres at the competition. But this it wasn't accepted because of out of the rule. If she had given a chance to try again she could have become the first African women athlete to have World record.

• If I had enough experience and knowledge I could have studied much than ever and get a high position in the working life with a high annual income.


hsn's picture
hsn
04/03/2021 17:36
Turkey
Tottenham Hotspur
3819

MY PERSONAL OPINION ABOUT INJURIES
Injury is a serious problem for footballers. First of all, the club should employ a qualified sport doctor. In case it's required, surgery must be taken place in the hospital that specialized in this area. Long term injuries firstly affect mental health of player. Mental coach can help for this matter. During the treatment period player should regularly do exercises which is recommended by doctors. Player must be eager to return to the pitches immediately and make best effort. After injury player can be best than earlier. It depends on motivation and work-out.

PHRASES;
• She as a high jumper could have nearly managed to break new world record by jumping 2,18 metres at the competition. But this it wasn't accepted because of out of the rule. If she had given a chance to try again she could have become the first African women athlete to have World record.

• If I had enough experience and knowledge I could have studied much than ever and get a high position in the working life with a high annual income.

manu008
11/06/2020
TR
58
points

If I had been a pilot,I could have earned a lot of money.


manu008
11/06/2020 22:26
Turkey
Manchester United
58

If I had been a pilot,I could have earned a lot of money.

mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
05/05/2020
TR
6468
points

Ash's favourite team was Aston Villa :)


mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
05/05/2020 23:44
Turkey
Manchester United
6468

Ash's favourite team was Aston Villa :)

mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
05/05/2020
TR
6468
points

I could've become a pilot to visit the UK so often


mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
05/05/2020 23:41
Turkey
Manchester United
6468

I could've become a pilot to visit the UK so often

mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
05/05/2020
TR
6468
points

Brandon Rogers could've signed more talented players
Mourinho could've worked on the psychological side of his players


mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
05/05/2020 23:40
Turkey
Manchester United
6468

Brandon Rogers could've signed more talented players
Mourinho could've worked on the psychological side of his players

mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
05/05/2020
TR
6468
points

I learned how to use could've + P.P. to talk about posibbilities at some time in the past


mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
05/05/2020 23:39
Turkey
Manchester United
6468

I learned how to use could've + P.P. to talk about posibbilities at some time in the past

mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
05/05/2020
TR
6468
points

I do agree with Rich because Manchester City was head and shoulders in that season


mobeckham's picture
mobeckham
05/05/2020 23:38
Turkey
Manchester United
6468

I do agree with Rich because Manchester City was head and shoulders in that season

MES's picture
MES
30/01/2017
AM
684
points

all right


MES's picture
MES
30/01/2017 14:50
Armenia
Manchester United
684

all right

MES's picture
MES
30/01/2017
AM
684
points

one more


MES's picture
MES
30/01/2017 14:49
Armenia
Manchester United
684

one more

Rodes
14/08/2016
TN
1138
points

Liceister


Rodes
14/08/2016 01:34
Tunisia
Manchester United
1138

Liceister

englishman
28/06/2016
DZ
1727
points

a lot of words


englishman
28/06/2016 14:49
Algeria
Manchester City
1727

a lot of words

englishman
28/06/2016
DZ
1727
points

that's it


englishman
28/06/2016 14:48
Algeria
Manchester City
1727

that's it

haydi's picture
haydi
05/06/2016
TN
3189
points

No new words in this podcast for me, but I know that Aston Villa is a big club and has famous fans.


haydi's picture
haydi
05/06/2016 23:32
Tunisia
Newcastle United
3189

No new words in this podcast for me, but I know that Aston Villa is a big club and has famous fans.

haydi's picture
haydi
05/06/2016
TN
3189
points

Rich, in last November, you said that big clubs like Newcastle and Aston Villa are in danger of relegation. May be it’s your strongest prediction without predicting! The game is over now with the relegation of Newcastle, Aston Villa and Norwich.


haydi's picture
haydi
05/06/2016 23:27
Tunisia
Newcastle United
3189

Rich, in last November, you said that big clubs like Newcastle and Aston Villa are in danger of relegation. May be it’s your strongest prediction without predicting! The game is over now with the relegation of Newcastle, Aston Villa and Norwich.

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
03/06/2016
GH
4768
points

I think mourinho should have taken it easy with some of his players behind the scenes


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
03/06/2016 20:46
Ghana
Manchester United
4768

I think mourinho should have taken it easy with some of his players behind the scenes

kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
03/06/2016
GH
4768
points

Rich was right about spurs and villa.


kwesimanifest's picture
kwesimanifest
03/06/2016 20:45
Ghana
Manchester United
4768

Rich was right about spurs and villa.

HakanUslu1881's picture
HakanUslu1881
05/03/2016
TR
1761
points

No,I didn't.
I could have studied much more for university exam.


HakanUslu1881's picture
HakanUslu1881
05/03/2016 21:17
Turkey
Leicester City
1761

No,I didn't.
I could have studied much more for university exam.

assemjuve's picture
assemjuve
04/01/2016
PS
3705
points

I think that the winner of the premier league is going to be leicester city then Arsenal,man city,liverpool,man utd,spurs.the teams that i think will be relegated are aston villa, new castle and norwich city.


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assemjuve
04/01/2016 19:03
Palestinian Territory
Liverpool
3705

I think that the winner of the premier league is going to be leicester city then Arsenal,man city,liverpool,man utd,spurs.the teams that i think will be relegated are aston villa, new castle and norwich city.

MUGEMANYI's picture
MUGEMANYI
16/11/2015
RW
2320
points

Arsenal will be the champion this year


MUGEMANYI's picture
MUGEMANYI
16/11/2015 15:10
Rwanda
Arsenal
2320

Arsenal will be the champion this year

nikosonris
23/11/2015
UA
2453
points

They just need a little bit more luck) Go Gunners!


nikosonris
23/11/2015 10:03
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

They just need a little bit more luck) Go Gunners!

nikosonris
10/11/2015
UA
2453
points

Brendan could have been more engaged in selecting new players to replace those who left. Jose is still Special One but is too much distracted on other non-football-related things and lacks his motivating power. On top of it, other teams started to take it even more seriously when they play against Chelsea - current holders.


nikosonris
10/11/2015 11:31
Ukraine
Arsenal
2453

Brendan could have been more engaged in selecting new players to replace those who left. Jose is still Special One but is too much distracted on other non-football-related things and lacks his motivating power. On top of it, other teams started to take it even more seriously when they play against Chelsea - current holders.

erika.andoni
18/10/2015
AL
10
points

aston Villa


erika.andoni
18/10/2015 20:07
Albania
Tottenham Hotspur
10

aston Villa

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aragorn1986
18/10/2015
ME
3557
points

I don't agree with Rich. Rogers could have pay more attention on the games played on Enfield, it used to be a unvincible fortress once. I doubt that Mourinho could have done anything to ensure better start because sometimes it is not possible to predict bad form of the players. Players are simply exhausted.


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aragorn1986
18/10/2015 16:51
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

I don't agree with Rich. Rogers could have pay more attention on the games played on Enfield, it used to be a unvincible fortress once. I doubt that Mourinho could have done anything to ensure better start because sometimes it is not possible to predict bad form of the players. Players are simply exhausted.

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Nicat LFC
16/10/2015
AZ
28
points

I think Liverpool will be champion. I believe Klopp. He is the right man for us. My predict: Liverpool Man City Arsenal and Tottenham


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Nicat LFC
16/10/2015 11:38
Azerbaijan
Liverpool
28

I think Liverpool will be champion. I believe Klopp. He is the right man for us. My predict: Liverpool Man City Arsenal and Tottenham

Rich's picture
Rich
16/10/2015
ES
594
points

Hi Nicat LFC, I really hope that you are right with your predictions! Welcome to Premier Skills English!
Rich - The Premier Skills English Team


Rich's picture
Rich
16/10/2015 22:05
Spain
Liverpool
594

Hi Nicat LFC, I really hope that you are right with your predictions! Welcome to Premier Skills English!
Rich - The Premier Skills English Team

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Nicat LFC
18/10/2015
AZ
28
points

Thanks mate YNWA! We Are Liverpool!


Nicat LFC's picture
Nicat LFC
18/10/2015 20:31
Azerbaijan
Liverpool
28

Thanks mate YNWA! We Are Liverpool!

davdms
16/10/2015
AM
31
points

good point


davdms
16/10/2015 09:58
Armenia
Manchester United
31

good point

Ceyhun880
16/10/2015
AZ
85
points

Aston villa


Ceyhun880
16/10/2015 07:38
Azerbaijan
Liverpool
85

Aston villa

Ceyhun880
16/10/2015
AZ
85
points

Good


Ceyhun880
16/10/2015 07:36
Azerbaijan
Liverpool
85

Good

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Hamnay
13/10/2015
PK
1
points

Aston Villa


Hamnay's picture
Hamnay
13/10/2015 17:47
Pakistan
Watford
1

Aston Villa

Godwin Mots
13/10/2015
GH
1
points

Aston Villa


Godwin Mots
13/10/2015 00:26
Ghana
Chelsea
1

Aston Villa

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Marcos Alves
12/10/2015
BR
28
points

Ash's team is Aston Villa.


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Marcos Alves
12/10/2015 23:26
Brazil
Newcastle United
28

Ash's team is Aston Villa.

Scholes18's picture
Scholes18
12/10/2015
CZ
41
points

Competition: Aston Villa
new words: be relegated
I believe that ManU or Arsenal will win the Premer League. I doubt that A. Villa could be relegated.
It ´s hard to say what he could have done better. However with the new tranier a lot of fans expect a bew era full of trophies.
Jose Mourinho could have let Peter Čech stay in the team and let him be number one on Chelsea´s goal.


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Scholes18
12/10/2015 20:17
Czech Republic
Manchester United
41

Competition: Aston Villa
new words: be relegated
I believe that ManU or Arsenal will win the Premer League. I doubt that A. Villa could be relegated.
It ´s hard to say what he could have done better. However with the new tranier a lot of fans expect a bew era full of trophies.
Jose Mourinho could have let Peter Čech stay in the team and let him be number one on Chelsea´s goal.

Ana1's picture
Ana1
12/10/2015
RS
82
points

Prince William and David Cameron are fans of FC Aston Villa so my answer on the riddle is Aston Villa.


Ana1's picture
Ana1
12/10/2015 10:06
Serbia
Manchester United
82

Prince William and David Cameron are fans of FC Aston Villa so my answer on the riddle is Aston Villa.

NuruddinFilan's picture
NuruddinFilan
12/10/2015
ID
8
points

Yes I do. I agree with him.
Yes I did. But actually Football is not my hobby.


NuruddinFilan's picture
NuruddinFilan
12/10/2015 09:39
Indonesia
Manchester United
8

Yes I do. I agree with him.
Yes I did. But actually Football is not my hobby.

NuruddinFilan's picture
NuruddinFilan
12/10/2015
ID
8
points

Yeah I do, I agree with Rich. Man City Has got very much good players.
Yeah I did. I've learned much new words !!!


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NuruddinFilan
12/10/2015 09:27
Indonesia
Manchester United
8

Yeah I do, I agree with Rich. Man City Has got very much good players.
Yeah I did. I've learned much new words !!!

Gerdo
12/10/2015
IT
79
points

Aston Villa


Gerdo
12/10/2015 08:19
Italy
Manchester City
79

Aston Villa

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manh267
12/10/2015
VN
28
points

Hi there,
My answer for the podcast competition is Aston Villa, which Ash is talking about. I'm pretty sure because as a big fan of Arsenal, I remember the gunners defeated Aston Villa last FA Cup Final.
In my opinion, Arsenal will be the winner of the Premier League again after a couple of years. They are an amazing club with a big number of high-quality players and they are hungry for victory.


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manh267
12/10/2015 03:13
Vietnam
Arsenal
28

Hi there,
My answer for the podcast competition is Aston Villa, which Ash is talking about. I'm pretty sure because as a big fan of Arsenal, I remember the gunners defeated Aston Villa last FA Cup Final.
In my opinion, Arsenal will be the winner of the Premier League again after a couple of years. They are an amazing club with a big number of high-quality players and they are hungry for victory.

Viv_jean
11/10/2015
ID
1
points

My answer for the competition is Man City


Viv_jean
11/10/2015 16:17
Indonesia
Chelsea
1

My answer for the competition is Man City

Shefeek
11/10/2015
IN
1608
points

Aston villa fc...


Shefeek
11/10/2015 15:03
India
Manchester United
1608

Aston villa fc...

Nhan Pham
11/10/2015
VN
1
points

Aston Villa


Nhan Pham
11/10/2015 10:09
Vietnam
Manchester United
1

Aston Villa

karolinatm
11/10/2015
GB
4
points

Well... I'm pretty sure he is talking about West Ham United!


karolinatm
11/10/2015 09:29
United Kingdom
Arsenal
4

Well... I'm pretty sure he is talking about West Ham United!

butterfly1977
10/10/2015
AL
6
points

I think Ash is talking about Aston Villa...


butterfly1977
10/10/2015 22:35
Albania
Aston Villa
6

I think Ash is talking about Aston Villa...

Abdallah
10/10/2015
KW
1814
points

I think Jose could have done nothing , because the problem is in the players and he's not apart of it . The answer for the competition is Aston volla


Abdallah
10/10/2015 20:58
Kuwait
Chelsea
1814

I think Jose could have done nothing , because the problem is in the players and he's not apart of it . The answer for the competition is Aston volla

marcos silva
10/10/2015
5
points

Ash's team is Aston Villa.


marcos silva
10/10/2015 19:56


5

Ash's team is Aston Villa.

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Mirko
10/10/2015
RS
43
points

Aston Villa is my answer because they were won European Cup in 1982.


Mirko's picture
Mirko
10/10/2015 14:15
Serbia
Arsenal
43

Aston Villa is my answer because they were won European Cup in 1982.

chriswar
10/10/2015
PL
44
points

Aston Villa FC Birmingham - Ash was talking about AVFC.


chriswar
10/10/2015 13:36
Poland
Leicester City
44

Aston Villa FC Birmingham - Ash was talking about AVFC.

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Sir_Mahdi24
09/10/2015
AF
139
points

..."Aston Villa"...


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Sir_Mahdi24
09/10/2015 23:13
Afghanistan
Arsenal
139

..."Aston Villa"...

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VerdMead96
09/10/2015
PL
146
points

Congrats to Dohoan for winning the competition! Rich's predictions are very similar to the mine ones. I also think that Man City will win the league, however Arsenal aren't going to give in easily and it appears that they will fight for the title with The Citizens. Spurs are able to make a suprise and get back into the Champions League, they have many young and very talented players who are hungry for success. Mauricio Pochettino has been doing a great job so far. When it comes to the bottom of the table, I think that Aston Villa will manage to stay in the EPL and Sunderland will be among the relegated teams. Again great podcast, I learnt some new words and phrases. In my opinion Brendan Rodgers could have paid more attention to his team's defensive formation which was their weakest point last season and the main cause of these bad results.


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VerdMead96
09/10/2015 22:48
Poland
Manchester United
146

Congrats to Dohoan for winning the competition! Rich's predictions are very similar to the mine ones. I also think that Man City will win the league, however Arsenal aren't going to give in easily and it appears that they will fight for the title with The Citizens. Spurs are able to make a suprise and get back into the Champions League, they have many young and very talented players who are hungry for success. Mauricio Pochettino has been doing a great job so far. When it comes to the bottom of the table, I think that Aston Villa will manage to stay in the EPL and Sunderland will be among the relegated teams. Again great podcast, I learnt some new words and phrases. In my opinion Brendan Rodgers could have paid more attention to his team's defensive formation which was their weakest point last season and the main cause of these bad results.

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Sir_Mahdi24
09/10/2015
AF
139
points

I'm not agree over his prediction about Premier league...
Because it'll be thr Arsenal...


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Sir_Mahdi24
09/10/2015 22:16
Afghanistan
Arsenal
139

I'm not agree over his prediction about Premier league...
Because it'll be thr Arsenal...

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