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oberto Firmino of Liverpool scores his team's third goal during the Barclays Premier League match between Norwich City and Liverpool.

Podcast 35

Podcast 35

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In this week's podcast, Rich and Jack talk about a crazy and spectacular match between Norwich City and Liverpool. The match finished 5-4 to Liverpool, the match changed hands three times, there were two goals injury time and the Liverpool manager lost his glasses. The language focus is on linking words. We also have our latest riddle in our 'What's my Team?' competition!

'What's my Team?' Competition

This week, our Premier League fan is Adam. Listen to Adam’s riddle and try to work out 'what’s his team?' and you can win a fantastic Samsung Galaxy tablet!

"We’ve come a long way in a short time and now we’re one of the biggest clubs in the world. We moved into an amazing new ground a few years ago and signed some of the biggest names in football like Sergio Aguero from Argentina, Yaya Toure from Ivory Coast and David Silva from Spain."  Adam - This week's Premier League fan.

How to enter the competition 

  1. Read about Adam, this week's Premier League fan.

  2. Guess Adam's favourite team.

  3. Write your answer in the comments section at the bottom of this page.

  4. If you are not logged in or a registered member, you can register for free in the top right corner smiley

How much did you understand?

Vocabulary 

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

"The lead changed hands three times and there were two goals in injury time."

"This weekend, many of the Premier League teams are away to lower division teams."

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?

Liverpool players and Jurgen Klopp, without his spectacles, celebrate their 95th minute winner in the 5-4 win against Norwich City.

Language - Linking Words

In the podcast, Rich and Jack spoke about linking words, which are words that are used to join two parts of a sentence together. In the podcast they used sentences that included; despite, whereas, however, on the one hand and on the other hand, and otherwise. Have a look at the example sentences below, then have a go at the activity.

Despite is used to contrast ideas and is followed by a noun.

"I enjoyed my holiday despite the rain."

Whereas is used to contrast two opposite ideas in one sentence and can be used either at the beginning or at the end of a sentence.

"Leicester are having a great season whereas Chelsea are not." or "Whereas Leicester are having a great season Chelsea are not."

However is also used to contrast two opposite ideas and is a formal way of using 'but'.

"I have never seen Manchester United play at Old Trafford, however I have seen them play away from home."

Otherwise is used to say what will happen if you don't do something.

"Aston Villa need to win more matches, otherwise they will be relegated."

On the one hand and on the other hand are used to introduce one idea and often the opposite to that idea.

"On one hand it’s fun to go to the beach but on the other hand it’s interesting to stay in a city."

 

Activity 2: Using linking words can help make your sentences more complex. In this activity, read the sentences and decide which word goes in which gap, then write one of the words from the example sentences above.
Can you write the linking word in the correct gaps?

The answer to last week's 'What's my Team?' competition was Arsenal. Congratulations to Gerdo from Italy! Your prize is on its way!

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

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

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

Rich: This week, we’re going to talk about the craziest match of the Premier League season so far. And the language focus is on linkers, which are words and phrases that we use to link sentences together.   

Jack: Rich will make another Premier League prediction. And, of course, you have another chance to win a Samsung Galaxy tablet in our ‘What’s my Team?’ competition. This week, we’ve put the competition at the beginning of the podcast and you can also read the text at the top of the page.

Rich: So here you are: This week, our Premier League fan is Adam. Listen to Adam’s riddle and try to work out what’s his team?

Adam: We’ve come a long way in a short time and now we’re one of the biggest clubs in the world. We moved into an amazing new ground a few years ago and signed some of the biggest names in football like Sergio Aguero from Argentina, Yaya Toure from Ivory Coast and David Silva from Spain.

Rich: Another easy one?

Jack: Aguero, Toure. and Silva; who’s the best out of those three. I think that’s a future discussion! Good luck to everyone in this week’s competition.

Rich: We’ve added the competition text to the site so you can read it as well as listen to it. So we’ve got  a question for you.

Jack: At the bottom of the page, there’s a vote. We’d like you to let us know what you prefer. When you’re learning new vocabulary and language in English do you prefer to listen to the new language or read it.

Rich: Click on the poll to vote and let us know. Your opinion will help us plan new materials for the website.

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

Jack: Last week, Martin spoke about my team - Arsenal. Arsenal’s nickname is, of course, the Gunners and the Professor that Martin spoke about is the Arsenal manager - Arsene Wenger. If Wenger could get a few more wins against Chelsea we might have won a few more trophies in recent seasons.

Rich: It was a bit disappointing for Arsenal fans to lose to Chelsea at the weekend, however, I’d prefer to be in Arsenal’s position than Chelsea’s.

Jack: Yes, you’re right but it was still a disappointing result. Anyway back to last week’s competition.

Rich: We have selected a winner at random from the correct answers and the seventeenth winner of the What’s my team? competition is Gerdo, a Manchester City fan from Italy. Congratulations Gerdo! We’ll be in contact with you this week.

Jack: Well done Gerdo!

Rich: Last week we asked you about the January transfer Window and we had some interesting responses from you. AssemJuve from the United Arab Emirates would like to see Steven Gerrard back at Liverpool and some players from Borussia Dortmund, which is where Liverpool’s manager Jurgen Klopp made his name.

Jack: SalvaGH from Spain would like to see Manchester City buy a defender because he’s worried about Vincent Kompany’s injury.

Rich: Amaral from Albania would like Mathieu Debuchy to return to Newcastle from Arsenal and Edmond Eloyan from Armenia would like Manchester Utd to also buy a defender - maybe Mats Hummels from Dortmund.

Jack: Abdallah from Kuwait would like Chelsea to buy Ronaldo from Real Madrid. I think quite a few fans would like to have Ronaldo in their team! And, finally, I agree with Nikosonris from Ukraine and Aragorn1986 from Montenegro who say that Arsenal just need to get their injured players back in the team and don’t need to buy anyone.

Rich: Thanks for all your comments. We’re really happy to read them and that you are replying to each other. We’ve noticed that a few of you are using the @ symbol to reply to specific people on the website. We agree that this is a good way for website users to see that a comment is directed to them.

Jack: What’s been happening in the Premier League this week, Rich?

Rich: It’s all changed at the top of the table again. Arsenal started the weekend at the top of the table but are now third after that 1-0 defeat to Chelsea. Manchester City are up to second place after a 2-2 draw against West Ham. Sergio Aguero got two goals for City and Enner Valencia, from Ecuador, got two goals for the Hammers in a great match.

Jack: But, it’s this season’s surprise team - Leicester City who are back on top. The Foxes beat Stoke 3-0 and Jamie Vardy and Riyad Mahrez, who was named Algeria’s player of the year this weekend, were back in great form.

Rich: But this week we’re going to speak about the craziest game of the season so far. It finished Norwich City 4-5 Liverpool  It was the first 5-4 match in the Premier League in over 10 years, the lead changed hands three times and there were two goals in injury time.

Jack: I saw Liverpool’s manager lost his glasses in the celebrations. It was very funny. He said after the match he had an extra pair of glasses but couldn’t find them. He said ‘You can’t find glasses without glasses.’

Rich: It was a spectacular match. And a lot of newspapers in England chose the headline ‘What a spectacle!’ to describe the match.

Jack: Spectacular is an adjective that means something is very good or impressive and a spectacle is a noun to describe a performance that was spectacular.

Rich: And spectacles is an old word to describe glasses so lots of newspapers chose the headline ‘What a spectacle!’ with a photo of Klopp losing his glasses when celebrating Liverpool’s winning goal.

Jack: This week the language focus is on linking words and we’ve chosen a few sentences to describe the Norwich - Liverpool match. The first sentence is It was a great match despite some bad defending’.

Rich: The linking word here is despite and we use despite to contrast two different things. It was a great match which is a positive thing and bad defending which is a negative thing and we use despite to link the two things together and show that one thing doesn’t change the other thing. Despite is usually followed by a noun.

Jack: Let’s look at another couple of examples, you could say, ‘The player continued despite his injury.’ or ‘Despite his injury the player continued’, or we could say ‘I enjoyed my holiday despite the rain.’

Rich: Let’s look at another sentence: ‘The result leaves Norwich just a point above the relegation zone whereas Liverpool have moved up to 7th place in the table.’ The linking word here is ‘whereas’ which we use two compare or contrast two different, sometimes opposite facts.

Jack: Another example might be ‘Leicester are having a great season whereas Chelsea are not’ or ‘I really like the Harry Potter books whereas the films were really boring.’ So, is it right that you can use whereas instead of the word but?

Rich: That’s right Jack, and another word you can use to replace but is however.  Norwich City thought they had got a point with a 92nd minute equaliser, however Liverpool scored the winner in the 95th minute. We also use however to contrast two ideas.  It is a bit more formal than ‘but’.

Jack: Another example might be I’ve never seen Manchester United play at Old Trafford, however I have seen them play away.

Rich: Another phrase we can use is on one hand and on the other hand to contrast two ideas when we want to give a balanced argument. For example we could say: On one hand I think Norwich will continue to score lots more goals this season but on the other hand they will concede lots of goals if they defend like they did against Liverpool.

Jack: On one hand is used to introduce one idea and then on the other hand is used to introduce another idea that is often the opposite of the first idea. Another example might be thinking about my next holiday: “On one hand it’s fun to go to the beach but on the other hand it’s interesting to stay in a city.”’

Rich: This next sentence is a little bit different;  I think both Norwich and Liverpool need to concede fewer goals, otherwise Norwich will be relegated and Liverpool won’t get into the top 4. The linking word is otherwise and it’s used to show what will happen if the action is not taken. You could say ‘Norwich need to concede fewer goals because if they don’t they will be relegated.

Jack: Otherwise is quite formal. In most cases, if you want to be less formal, you can use the word ‘or’. When speaking you would probably say; ‘Close the window, or it will get cold’ but you might hear a teacher say ‘You need to revise new vocabulary at home, otherwise you will forget the new words.’

Rich: If you want to know more about these types of linking words, have a go at the activities that I have put on this page or take a look at the activities and explanations on our Learn English website. I’ve put a link on the side of this page.

Jack: Which brings us to our questions for you this week. Question 1. Can you tell us about a match that had an unexpected or surprising final score?

Rich: Question 2. Have you ever enjoyed a match or a trip to watch your team play despite your team losing or playing really badly?

Jack: Question 3. What things do you need to do in your everyday life, and what will happen if you don’t do them? When you answer the questions, try to use some of the linking words that we’ve been speaking about in the podcast.

Jack: Right, for the next minute we’d like you to listen very carefully. We are going to use lots of linking words and we’d like you to listen and try to hear all of them that we use. I was a bit disappointed with your prediction last week. If you had gone for a Chelsea win, Arsenal might have got a better result.

Rich: Haha, yes maybe, but I doubt it.

Jack: Not many of our website users predicted a Chelsea win either. However, AssemJuve from UAE, Messaouda from Algeria, Kwesimanifest from Ghana, Rasha Nahas from Saudi Arabia, Ruslanjon from Uzbekistan, Nyinyi from Myanmar, and. AleksanderR from Montenegro did predict a Chelsea win, although none of them predicted the correct score.

Rich: Despite Chelsea’s recent form they still managed to beat Arsenal. Arsenal haven’t beaten Chelsea in their last 9 Premier League matches.

Jack: Right, what about your prediction this weekend, Rich? There aren’t any Premier League matches!

Rich: There are no Premier League matches this weekend, however many Premier League teams are in action in the FA Cup. On one hand it’s disappointing we have to wait for the next round of Premier League matches, but on the other hand it’s a chance to see if a  smaller club can shock one of the Premier League teams. Despite the FA Cup usually providing lots of surprising results, in the last round, only Swansea City lost to a team from a lower division. However, this weekend many of the Premier League teams are away to lower division teams so the chances of shocks increase. Manchester Utd, Tottenham, Bournemouth, Watford, Everton and Chelsea are all away to lower division teams. I think the Premier League teams need to play their best teams otherwise they could lose. I predict that Bournemouth and Watford will lose to Portsmouth and Nottingham Forest in the weekend’s shock results. What do you think, Jack?

Jack: I’m not sure but I think Manchester Utd have a difficult cup-tie. Right, anyway that’s it for today - we’ve run out of time! Thanks for listening. And don’t forget to write your answers to the competition, our questions, your predictions and anything you want to say about the website or football English in the comments below.

Rich: Don’t forget if you sign in, you can score points to see if you can get your club, your country and your name to the top of our leaderboard.

Jack:  Bye for now and enjoy your football.

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What do you think?

Can you tell us about a match that had an unexpected or surprising final score?

Have you ever enjoyed a match or a trip to watch your team play despite your team losing or playing really badly?

What things do you need to do in your everyday life, and what will happen if you don’t do them?

When you answer the questions, try to use some of the linking words that we’ve been speaking about in the podcast.

 
Rich predicts that Watford and Bournemouth will be the Premier League teams to lose in the FA Cup this weekend. Do you agree?
 
Remember to write your competition answers, predictions and answers to the questions above in the comments section below. Good luck!.

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Aleksandar LFC
30/01/2016
ME
6
points

Manchester City


Aleksandar LFC
30/01/2016 12:58
Montenegro
Liverpool
6

Manchester City

David9119d
30/01/2016
AM
4
points

Man City


David9119d
30/01/2016 12:23
Armenia
Manchester United
4

Man City

BadChemist
30/01/2016
GE
6
points

Manchester City


BadChemist
30/01/2016 11:55
Georgia
Tottenham Hotspur
6

Manchester City

Ruslanjon
30/01/2016
UZ
1079
points

My answer to the competition is Manchester City


Ruslanjon
30/01/2016 09:33
Uzbekistan
Manchester United
1079

My answer to the competition is Manchester City

nika_chelsea25
03/02/2016
GE
1667
points

congrats from georgia
you won !


nika_chelsea25
03/02/2016 13:49
Georgia
Chelsea
1667

congrats from georgia
you won !

VaaHaaG
30/01/2016
AM
7
points

Yeaah, answer is Manchester City :) (Arsenal Fan)


VaaHaaG
30/01/2016 09:17
Armenia
Arsenal
7

Yeaah, answer is Manchester City :) (Arsenal Fan)

Darien
30/01/2016
AL
9
points

Manchester city is Adams favorite team


Darien
30/01/2016 09:15
Albania
Arsenal
9

Manchester city is Adams favorite team

semir
30/01/2016
BA
7
points

MANCHESTER CITY


semir
30/01/2016 09:02
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Manchester United
7

MANCHESTER CITY

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Lortkiphanidze16
30/01/2016
GE
291
points

I'm was surprised when Adam Lallana goal scored against Norwich City at 94 minute, it was great game in premier league 2015/16 season.
I watched game West Ham United vs Manchester City, i'm Hammer and from statistic and game quality West Ham was better then City, and Man of the match Dimitri Payet was great.
About Bournemouth and Watford i think will win against Nottingham and Porsmouth, Watford have a bad form, last 6 game only 1 win and 5 lose and i think Watford win against Nottingham. About Bournemouth i think this game will draw.


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Lortkiphanidze16
30/01/2016 08:33
Georgia
West Ham United
291

I'm was surprised when Adam Lallana goal scored against Norwich City at 94 minute, it was great game in premier league 2015/16 season.
I watched game West Ham United vs Manchester City, i'm Hammer and from statistic and game quality West Ham was better then City, and Man of the match Dimitri Payet was great.
About Bournemouth and Watford i think will win against Nottingham and Porsmouth, Watford have a bad form, last 6 game only 1 win and 5 lose and i think Watford win against Nottingham. About Bournemouth i think this game will draw.

Vaheraul
30/01/2016
AM
19
points

The most surprising game for me was the UCL final between Liverpool and Milan. After the first half Liverpool was losing 0:3. However they found strength in and did a marvelous comeback. The match and the rxtra time finished 3:3 and Liverpool completed their great comeback by winning in penalty shoutouts.
I traveled to Ireland to watch Armenian National Team's match against Ireland. It was the last match of Euro 2012 Qualifying round and the winning side would qualify to the play-offs. Despite playing better than the Irish side our team lost 1:2. The reason of our defeat was the spanish referee Ituralde Gonzalez who showed a red card to our GK in the beginning of the match.
I need to go to work everyday (well 5 days a week :) ) otherwise I will be fired :)
On one hand I think Watford will qualify to the next round and on the other hand Bournemoulth will not.


Vaheraul
30/01/2016 08:30
Armenia
Tottenham Hotspur
19

The most surprising game for me was the UCL final between Liverpool and Milan. After the first half Liverpool was losing 0:3. However they found strength in and did a marvelous comeback. The match and the rxtra time finished 3:3 and Liverpool completed their great comeback by winning in penalty shoutouts.
I traveled to Ireland to watch Armenian National Team's match against Ireland. It was the last match of Euro 2012 Qualifying round and the winning side would qualify to the play-offs. Despite playing better than the Irish side our team lost 1:2. The reason of our defeat was the spanish referee Ituralde Gonzalez who showed a red card to our GK in the beginning of the match.
I need to go to work everyday (well 5 days a week :) ) otherwise I will be fired :)
On one hand I think Watford will qualify to the next round and on the other hand Bournemoulth will not.

FikretZ
30/01/2016
MK
6
points

Adam`s favorite team is Manchester City fc


FikretZ
30/01/2016 08:14
Macedonia
Leicester City
6

Adam`s favorite team is Manchester City fc

theafanasevo
30/01/2016
TR
13
points

Adam's favourite team is Manchester City.


theafanasevo
30/01/2016 06:35
Turkey
Arsenal
13

Adam's favourite team is Manchester City.

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nyinyi
30/01/2016
MM
257
points

I had a match that had an unexcepted for me. That match is
UEFA Champion final match in 2013/14. Real Madrid was badly performed at first, however it had won at the end.
No.
Despite waking up early in the morning, I will be late to attend classes.
Bournemouth will beat Watford 2-1.
What's my team is Manchester City.


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nyinyi
30/01/2016 04:09
Myanmar
Manchester United
257

I had a match that had an unexcepted for me. That match is
UEFA Champion final match in 2013/14. Real Madrid was badly performed at first, however it had won at the end.
No.
Despite waking up early in the morning, I will be late to attend classes.
Bournemouth will beat Watford 2-1.
What's my team is Manchester City.

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Kristijan
29/01/2016
MK
264
points

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Kristijan
29/01/2016 22:48
Macedonia
Manchester United
264

ahdjdjhjakjnbf

Laliga
29/01/2016
KE
5
points

Adams team is Manchester City


Laliga
29/01/2016 22:11
Kenya
Chelsea
5

Adams team is Manchester City

tornike777
29/01/2016
GE
1
points

Manchester City is the team!


tornike777
29/01/2016 22:05
Georgia
Liverpool
1

Manchester City is the team!

ramce123
29/01/2016
BA
1
points

Adam is Man City Fan!


ramce123
29/01/2016 21:42
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Chelsea
1

Adam is Man City Fan!

sealdi
29/01/2016
AL
7
points

- i think that an unexpected final score and a match game was Norwich-liverpool. it was a great game but with all these goals from the norwich i was really suprised
-my team is chelsea and i dint see any match from my team live only with tv but all his games i have enjoy of course.
-my everyday life is going to school,then in my football training,and after that i have a little bit relax,and in the evening why not going out with my friends or playing x-box games of course.
However i think that if i dont do them i will do anything else,but my football training i will never let out of my hands.
-yes i think that Watfond and Bournemouth will lose with weekend in FA cup.these teams are not in good level i think.


sealdi
29/01/2016 19:17
Albania
Chelsea
7

- i think that an unexpected final score and a match game was Norwich-liverpool. it was a great game but with all these goals from the norwich i was really suprised
-my team is chelsea and i dint see any match from my team live only with tv but all his games i have enjoy of course.
-my everyday life is going to school,then in my football training,and after that i have a little bit relax,and in the evening why not going out with my friends or playing x-box games of course.
However i think that if i dont do them i will do anything else,but my football training i will never let out of my hands.
-yes i think that Watfond and Bournemouth will lose with weekend in FA cup.these teams are not in good level i think.

sealdi
29/01/2016
AL
7
points

i think that adam's favourite team in this competition is manchester city


sealdi
29/01/2016 18:45
Albania
Chelsea
7

i think that adam's favourite team in this competition is manchester city

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Iroda_i
29/01/2016
UZ
6
points

I am going to tell about my predictions on todays match of Derby County vs Manchester United FA Cup. The score probably will be 1-2. I'd tell even more goals for the MU, but considering eight injured players, it will be at least 1:2


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Iroda_i
29/01/2016 18:17
Uzbekistan
Manchester United
6

I am going to tell about my predictions on todays match of Derby County vs Manchester United FA Cup. The score probably will be 1-2. I'd tell even more goals for the MU, but considering eight injured players, it will be at least 1:2

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Genrilon
30/01/2016
UZ
137
points

We'll be competing with each other not only for winning FA Cup this season, but for getting a desired 4th UEFA Champions League spot as well. Game is still ON (Two "flying Dutchmen" are to be watched).


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Genrilon
30/01/2016 06:28
Uzbekistan
Chelsea
137

We'll be competing with each other not only for winning FA Cup this season, but for getting a desired 4th UEFA Champions League spot as well. Game is still ON (Two "flying Dutchmen" are to be watched).

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Iroda_i
29/01/2016
UZ
6
points

Jack's fan of Manchester City club


Iroda_i's picture
Iroda_i
29/01/2016 18:10
Uzbekistan
Manchester United
6

Jack's fan of Manchester City club

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aragorn1986
29/01/2016
ME
3557
points

Adam's favourite team is Manchester City.


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aragorn1986
29/01/2016 17:35
Montenegro
Arsenal
3557

Adam's favourite team is Manchester City.

Ilyos
29/01/2016
UZ
6
points

Manchester City


Ilyos
29/01/2016 17:26
Uzbekistan
Leicester City
6

Manchester City

Ivana023
29/01/2016
RS
6
points

The answer is: Manchester city


Ivana023
29/01/2016 17:21
Serbia
Manchester City
6

The answer is: Manchester city

Pavlo
29/01/2016
UA
209
points

Adam's favourite team is Manchester City.


Pavlo
29/01/2016 16:31
Ukraine
Arsenal
209

Adam's favourite team is Manchester City.

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mendu
29/01/2016
GE
13
points

i whant win samsung tab :(


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mendu
29/01/2016 16:10
Georgia
Arsenal
13

i whant win samsung tab :(

SasaDj
29/01/2016
BA
58
points

Manchester City is the answer to this week's qustion.


SasaDj
29/01/2016 16:01
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Chelsea
58

Manchester City is the answer to this week's qustion.

Genrilon's picture
Genrilon
29/01/2016
UZ
137
points

Manchester City


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Genrilon
29/01/2016 14:17
Uzbekistan
Chelsea
137

Manchester City

Reggie
29/01/2016
RS
7
points

To me, it seems that almost every match my favourite team Man. United plays this season has an unexpected or surprising final score. Despite the fact of having spent loads of money, they're still not in the right place yet. I reckon LvG used up all of his credit, and that it's time for ManU to "hijack" Guardiola from their city rivals. As for the match I utterly enjoyed, it happened in Germany during a cup-tie where FCS Saarbruecken, a 3rd league team, has beaten a regular Bundesliga club Werder Bremen 3-1 after 2 extra times. Speaking of Bournemouth, I'm a big Cherries' fan, and really hope they don't lease despite the fact that they haven't been playing as well as they did before. On the other hand, with Watford it could be the case.

Competition: Adam's team is Manchester City.

Cheers guys.
GGMU


Reggie
29/01/2016 14:15
Serbia
Manchester United
7

To me, it seems that almost every match my favourite team Man. United plays this season has an unexpected or surprising final score. Despite the fact of having spent loads of money, they're still not in the right place yet. I reckon LvG used up all of his credit, and that it's time for ManU to "hijack" Guardiola from their city rivals. As for the match I utterly enjoyed, it happened in Germany during a cup-tie where FCS Saarbruecken, a 3rd league team, has beaten a regular Bundesliga club Werder Bremen 3-1 after 2 extra times. Speaking of Bournemouth, I'm a big Cherries' fan, and really hope they don't lease despite the fact that they haven't been playing as well as they did before. On the other hand, with Watford it could be the case.

Competition: Adam's team is Manchester City.

Cheers guys.
GGMU

Nikens
29/01/2016
RU
85
points

I sure, it's Manchester City)


Nikens
29/01/2016 13:44
Russia
Arsenal
85

I sure, it's Manchester City)

QuaQua
29/01/2016
RS
1
points

Manchester City is Adam's team.


QuaQua
29/01/2016 13:13
Serbia
Manchester United
1

Manchester City is Adam's team.

Valoni
29/01/2016
XK
1
points

Competition answer:
Adam's favourite team is "Manchester City".


Valoni
29/01/2016 10:51
Kosovo
Manchester United
1

Competition answer:
Adam's favourite team is "Manchester City".

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jaba
29/01/2016
GE
18
points

manchester city vs quens park rangers yes


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jaba
29/01/2016 10:39
Georgia
Arsenal
18

manchester city vs quens park rangers yes

Edmond Eloyan
29/01/2016
AM
76
points

Watford is in the good form, so in my opinion they will pass this round.


Edmond Eloyan
29/01/2016 10:37
Armenia
Manchester United
76

Watford is in the good form, so in my opinion they will pass this round.

Edmond Eloyan
29/01/2016
AM
76
points

The final match of champions league in 1999, when Manchester United scored twice during last 3 additional minutes


Edmond Eloyan
29/01/2016 10:35
Armenia
Manchester United
76

The final match of champions league in 1999, when Manchester United scored twice during last 3 additional minutes

Adrahman
29/01/2016
TR
25
points

Adam supports manchester city because he mentioned Aguero ,Silva...who are currently playing for manchester city


Adrahman
29/01/2016 10:17
Turkey
Manchester United
25

Adam supports manchester city because he mentioned Aguero ,Silva...who are currently playing for manchester city

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Mikica
29/01/2016
BA
6
points

Adam team is Mancheaster City . Not one of my favorite . Despite the players they bring they dodin show as much as they should in their game . A player from Bosnia , Dzeko played for City in past and they had have better scores than. Don't judge but im proud Gunner :)


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Mikica
29/01/2016 10:09
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Arsenal
6

Adam team is Mancheaster City . Not one of my favorite . Despite the players they bring they dodin show as much as they should in their game . A player from Bosnia , Dzeko played for City in past and they had have better scores than. Don't judge but im proud Gunner :)

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Mikica
29/01/2016
BA
6
points

Well as they say in my country : Lopta je okrugla . The ball is moving or is shaped like circle . So i always enjoy a good match . Like every fan i love when my team win and get litlle bit sad if they lose but also I always like to see a good match with effort on both sides . For this weeken prediction i am not sure because that is a nice thing with England Premier League youn never know what will hapened until it's hapend . So i am expecting a good weekend with nice match to watch .


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Mikica
29/01/2016 10:04
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Arsenal
6

Well as they say in my country : Lopta je okrugla . The ball is moving or is shaped like circle . So i always enjoy a good match . Like every fan i love when my team win and get litlle bit sad if they lose but also I always like to see a good match with effort on both sides . For this weeken prediction i am not sure because that is a nice thing with England Premier League youn never know what will hapened until it's hapend . So i am expecting a good weekend with nice match to watch .

Edmond Eloyan
29/01/2016
AM
76
points

Adam's favorite team is Manchester City F.C.


Edmond Eloyan
29/01/2016 10:00
Armenia
Manchester United
76

Adam's favorite team is Manchester City F.C.

Artiparty1
29/01/2016
XK
1
points

Machester City adam's favourite team


Artiparty1
29/01/2016 09:25
Kosovo
Manchester City
1

Machester City adam's favourite team

Armen
29/01/2016
AM
6
points

Hi. I think Adam's favorite team is Manchester City F.C.


Armen
29/01/2016 09:25
Armenia
Arsenal
6

Hi. I think Adam's favorite team is Manchester City F.C.

Guri
29/01/2016
AL
7
points

Manchester City!


Guri
29/01/2016 09:00
Albania
Chelsea
7

Manchester City!

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Lusine Grigoryan
29/01/2016
AM
1
points

I think Adams Favourite team is Manchester City


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Lusine Grigoryan
29/01/2016 08:38
Armenia
AFC Bournemouth
1

I think Adams Favourite team is Manchester City

Bleri
29/01/2016
XK
7
points

I think that Adam's favourite team is: Manchester City

I think that the game between Norwich and Liverpool had a surprising result and especially the timing of the goals.
I'm a Liverpool supporter and I live in Kosovo, so it is very difficult to be able to watch my team live in action. I saw them only once away to a team from Macedonia and Liverpool won. I never enjoy watching my team lose and we are losing a lot these last seasons.
I do agree with Rich, there is a good chance that Watford and Bournemouth might lose.


Bleri
29/01/2016 08:14
Kosovo
Liverpool
7

I think that Adam's favourite team is: Manchester City

I think that the game between Norwich and Liverpool had a surprising result and especially the timing of the goals.
I'm a Liverpool supporter and I live in Kosovo, so it is very difficult to be able to watch my team live in action. I saw them only once away to a team from Macedonia and Liverpool won. I never enjoy watching my team lose and we are losing a lot these last seasons.
I do agree with Rich, there is a good chance that Watford and Bournemouth might lose.

Perin
29/01/2016
BA
1
points

The answer is Manchester City.


Perin
29/01/2016 05:30
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Liverpool
1

The answer is Manchester City.

izik
29/01/2016
AM
2
points

Hi, Adam, your favorite team is Manchester City!


izik
29/01/2016 04:49
Armenia
Chelsea
2

Hi, Adam, your favorite team is Manchester City!

Nureke070
29/01/2016
KZ
10
points

Manchester City - Adam's favorite team


Nureke070
29/01/2016 03:41
Kazakhstan
Manchester United
10

Manchester City - Adam's favorite team

dana89
29/01/2016
KZ
1
points

Manchester City


dana89
29/01/2016 03:26
Kazakhstan
Chelsea
1

Manchester City

cobe_pp
29/01/2016
MK
1
points

Adam favorite team Man sity
he dont know about football :D he should be a fan of Arsenal :D


cobe_pp
29/01/2016 00:20
Macedonia
Arsenal
1

Adam favorite team Man sity
he dont know about football :D he should be a fan of Arsenal :D

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2assemjuve3705
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2Ukraine27528
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4Albania20437
5Macedonia19058
6Spain18222
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8Armenia13574
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1Manchester United116944
2Liverpool72495
3Chelsea69378
4Arsenal66362
5Manchester City34146
6Leicester City10827
7Tottenham Hotspur7723
8Newcastle United6726
9West Ham United4544
10Watford4083

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