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This Week: Leave it all on the field

This Week: Leave it all on the field

Welcome to This Week from Premier Skills English, a weekly review of football action for learners of English from across the globe. In This Week, Jack talks about stories from this week in the Premier League and there are lots of football English words and phrases for you to learn.

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Hello, my name’s Jack and welcome to the weekly round-up called This Week on Premier Skills English.

In This Week, we’ve got lots of interesting words and phrases to help you talk about football in English.

If you are listening to this podcast on Apple Podcasts or Spotify you can also visit the Premier Skills English website at premierskillsenglish.britishcouncil.org where you’ll be able to download the podcast.

On the Premier Skills English website, you can read the transcript and join the Premier Skills English community by completing a language task in the comments section. This will really help you remember the new words and phrases from the stories from the Premier League.

This week, I’m talking about Arsenal, who hosted Everton and Manchester City who hosted West Ham United. Arsenal were playing for a chance to win the league, but that chance depended on Manchester City losing at home. And Manchester City were playing to win a historic 4th consecutive title.

The words and phrases I am going to talk about today are:

  • To leave it all on the field
  • To keep an eye on something
  • To rob someone
  • Consecutive
  • To make history
  • Delirious

Listen out for this vocabulary in this week’s stories.

But before I get to the story, I want to look at last week’s football phrase. If you didn’t hear it last week, here’s one more chance to guess now.

Last week, the phrase was formation. This describes the way that a manager positions their players on the pitch. Sometimes, these are described as numbers, so some managers are said to favour a 4-4-2 formation while others might prefer a 3-2-4-1 formation.

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You all worked out that the phrase I was looking for was formation.

Keep listening till the end of the podcast for a new football phrase.

Now, it’s time for the first story.

Arsenal left it all on the field

On the last day of the season, Arsenal went out to play knowing that they had won more games than in their last title-winning season, which was 20 years ago, they had won more points than in any season since and had scored more goals any of their last 50 seasons. They were hosting Everton and they needed a win to be in with a chance of winning the title, but players and fans knew that it was unlikely to be enough. At the same time, on a similar pitch 200 miles to the north, Manchester City were playing West Ham and many fans were keeping one eye on the pitch while the other was on their phone watching the news from the North.

The best missed chance of the first half fell to Everton when Dominic Calvert Lewin found his way into striking range but slammed the ball into the post. It was clear that the Toffees were going to make their hosts work for their result whatever it meant to their title chances.

After 40 minutes, Thomas Partey was booked and shown a yellow card for a slightly reckless challenge on Dwight McNeil not too far from the penalty area. Everton lined up to take the shot, and the Arsenal players made a wall. Idrissa Gana Gueye took the shot which was looping over the wall. David Raya was diving in the right direction and might have stopped it, but the ball took a massive deflection off Declan Rice and sailed into the goal.

Just two minutes later, Tomiyasu restored hope for the home crowd when he equalised with a smart finish from an Odegaard cross.

In the second half, Arsenal launched wave after wave of attacks but couldn’t get the ball into the net, either because they hit the woodwork or because of Jordan Pickford’s heroics. It wasn’t until the 89th minute when Gabriel Jesus robbed the ball from Tarkowski. Following a short run, he passed to Odegard, who looked sure to score. But to make no mistake at all, he rolled the ball square for Kai Havertz, who was running in and was left with the simplest of tap-ins to score.

Final score: Arsenal 2 - 1 Everton

The words and phrases from the story that I want to talk about are:

  • To leave it all on the field
  • To keep an eye on something
  • To rob someone,

To leave it all on the field

This phrase means to put in maximum effort. The idea is that you use all of your effort or your energy or resources on something, that is, you do absolutely everything you can for the win, and you don’t hold anything back. Sometimes, when a team has an important match coming up, they might take their best players off early to rest them. But if they really want to win, they will leave their players on the field. This phrase is most commonly used by sports coaches to talk about their team’s performance, but it is sometimes used more figuratively when someone tries their hardest to achieve something and holds nothing back. The phrase comes from America, I think from American football. In the UK, we could say to leave it all on the pitch, but we don’t. We say that a team left everything on the field.

To keep an eye on something

I think that this is quite an easy idiom to understand. It just means to watch something or monitor something, usually to make sure that it is safe and is working properly. So I used to drive an old mini and the engine would get hot sometimes so I had to keep an eye on the temperature gauge on the dashboard to make sure the car wasn’t going to overheat. Or if you’re on a train and you want to use the bathroom, you might ask someone to keep an eye on your bags while you’re away. In the story, I used a slightly less common variation of the phrase. I said that the Arsenal fans were keeping one eye on the pitch while the other was following the results of the Man City game on their phones. So if you are monitoring two situations, you are keeping one eye on each situation. It’s a bit of a strange use. Obviously, you can’t divide up monitoring tasks between your eyes.

To rob someone

The verb to rob someone means to steal something from them, to take something from someone without their consent without their permission. There are lots of verbs that describe slightly different ways of stealing: to rob someone means to take something using force or the threat of force. So if you go into a bank with a gun, you are robbing the bank. However, if you go into a museum or house at night and are sneaky, you are burgling the place. If you steal something quickly, you are pinching or nicking it, and if you steal from a shop, you are shoplifting. Anyhow, in football English, a good tackle is sometimes described in this way. So I said that Jesus robbed Tarkowski because he took the ball through his speed and power.

Let’s move on to the next story.

Manchester City make history

Manchester City needed to beat West Ham to become the first team in top-flight history to win the league in four consecutive seasons. Anything less than a win would have left the league open to Arsenal who were just two points behind.

Phil Foden got the party started early with a gorgeous goal from outside the area. Bernardo Silva crossed the ball in for Foden who took a touch to get the ball into position before firing in a perfectly placed screamer that grazed the upright on its way into the back of the net.

About 15 minutes later, Foden scored again after Doku threaded a pass through the legs of the defenders. Foden made it two with his first touch, putting the ball squarely into the goal with enough power to beat Alphonse Areola.

Kudus got one back for the visitors just before halftime with a sensational scissor kick. West Ham fired the ball in from the corner. Kudus was challenged by Gvardiol for the ball, which resulted in the ball going almost straight up in the air. As the ball fell back down to earth, Kudus saw his opportunity and leapt before executing a perfect bicycle kick.

In the second half, City scored again following an extended series of passes on the edge of West Ham’s goal area. The champions were in no rush, passing the ball between them, looking for a gap. When the ball made it back to Rodri, he saw his chance and ‘calm as you like’ slotted the ball into the net.

It briefly looked like West Ham had clawed another goal back, but VAR revealed that it had come off Soucek’s arm.

In the end, to a deafening chorus of Blue Moon sung by 50,000 delirious City Fans, the referee blew the final whistle and history was made.

Final score: Manchester City 3 - 1 West Ham United

The words and phrases from the story that I want to talk about are:

  • Consecutive
  • To make history
  • Delirious

Consecutive

The word consecutive is an adjective that describes things that happen one after the other in an unbroken sequence. When a football team wins lots of games in a row, you might hear the pundits and commentators describing this as consecutive wins, or you might hear about a player who scored in consecutive matches. Jamie Vardy holds the record for the longest scoring run in the Premier League when he scored in 11 consecutive matches in 2015.
When Manchester City won the title this season, this was the fourth year in a row that they were crowned champions and they became the first team to win in four consecutive seasons.

To make history

If you do something that makes history, you do something that people will remember often because you are the first person to do it or because it’s something so extraordinary that people will still be talking about it for years to come. When Manchester City won their 4th consecutive title, they became the first team in history to win the Premier League in four consecutive seasons so they made history when they won the title this season. When I looked at news stories with this phrase, I found lots of stories about sports and also lots of stories about women and about people who have historically been discriminated against, for example, Kamala Harris made history when she became the first woman to be the US vice-president.

Delirious

The adjective delirious means confused or perhaps stunned and unable to think clearly, often because of illness or perhaps after an accident or after something really exciting or shocking. So, I had flu a few years ago and had to go to the doctor’s. I was living in Cairo at the time, and I remember having massive problems crossing the road because I was delirious. Thankfully, my wife was with me and led me safely to the doctor’s. In the story, I used the adjective in a more positive way. I described the City fans as delirious because they were so excited and happy. When was the last time you were deliriously happy? For me, I think it was watching my youngest son play the piano in a concert for his school. I was so proud of him that I couldn’t speak. I was deliriously happy.

Today, I’ve spoken about 6 useful words and phrases.

The words and phrases were:

  • To leave it all on the field
  • To keep an eye on something
  • To rob someone
  • Consecutive
  • To make history
  • Delirious

Listen to the stories one more time to hear this language in context.

Arsenal left it all on the field

On the last day of the season, Arsenal went out to play knowing that they had won more games than in their last title-winning season, which was 20 years ago, they had won more points than in any season since and had scored more goals any of their last 50 seasons. They were hosting Everton and they needed a win to be in with a chance of winning the title, but players and fans knew that it was unlikely to be enough. At the same time, on a similar pitch 200 miles to the north, Manchester City were playing West Ham and many fans were keeping one eye on the pitch while the other was on their phone watching the news from the North.

The best missed chance of the first half fell to Everton when Dominic Calvert Lewin found his way into striking range but slammed the ball into the post. It was clear that the Toffees were going to make their hosts work for their result whatever it meant to their title chances.

After 40 minutes, Thomas Partey was booked and shown a yellow card for a slightly reckless challenge on Dwight McNeil not too far from the penalty area. Everton lined up to take the shot, and the Arsenal players made a wall. Idrissa Gana Gueye took the shot which was looping over the wall. David Raya was diving in the right direction and might have stopped it, but the ball took a massive deflection off Declan Rice and sailed into the goal.

Just two minutes later, Tomiyasu restored hope for the home crowd when he equalised with a smart finish from an Odegaard cross.

In the second half, Arsenal launched wave after wave of attacks but couldn’t get the ball into the net, either because they hit the woodwork or because of Jordan Pickford’s heroics. It wasn’t until the 89th minute when Gabriel Jesus robbed the ball from Tarkowski. Following a short run, he passed to Odegard, who looked sure to score. But to make no mistake at all, he rolled the ball square for Kai Havertz, who was running in and was left with the simplest of tap-ins to score.

Final score: Arsenal 2 - 1 Everton

Manchester City make history

Manchester City needed to beat West Ham to become the first team in top-flight history to win the league in four consecutive seasons. Anything less than a win would have left the league open to Arsenal who were just two points behind.

Phil Foden got the party started early with a gorgeous goal from outside the area. Bernardo Silva crossed the ball in for Foden who took a touch to get the ball into position before firing in a perfectly placed screamer that grazed the upright on its way into the back of the net.

About 15 minutes later, Foden scored again after Doku threaded a pass through the legs of the defenders. Foden made it two with his first touch, putting the ball squarely into the goal with enough power to beat Alphonse Areola.

Kudus got one back for the visitors just before halftime with a sensational scissor kick. West Ham fired the ball in from the corner. Kudus was challenged by Gvardiol for the ball, which resulted in the ball going almost straight up in the air. As the ball fell back down to earth, Kudus saw his opportunity and leapt before executing a perfect bicycle kick.

In the second half, City scored again following an extended series of passes on the edge of West Ham’s goal area. The champions were in no rush, passing the ball between them, looking for a gap. When the ball made it back to Rodri, he saw his chance and ‘calm as you like’ slotted the ball into the net.

It briefly looked like West Ham had clawed another goal back, but VAR revealed that it had come off Soucek’s arm.

In the end, to a deafening chorus of Blue Moon sung by 50,000 delirious City Fans, the referee blew the final whistle and history was made.

Final score: Manchester City 3 - 1 West Ham United

Language challenge

Right, now it’s time for you to think about this language again. I have used AI to come up with examples of today’s words and phrases. I have removed the vocabulary from the stories, so I want you to fill in the gaps with the correct forms of the language from the podcast.

Question 1. The movie is about a group of friends who team up to ________ a casino.

Question 2. The team’s groundbreaking research in medicine _________ and saved countless lives.

Question 3. The lack of sleep over several days left him feeling ___________ and disoriented.

Question 4. She told her team to __________ and have no regrets after the game.

Question 5. His _________ victories in the tournament made him the top contender.

Question 6. I need to __________ my plants to make sure they get enough water.

Leave your answers to this language challenge in the comments section on the Premier Skills English website.

Football phrase

Now it’s time for this week's football phrase.

I always struggle a bit with this football phrase. I want to challenge you, but I also love to see your comments and if the phrase is too difficult, then there aren’t so many comments. And Lukáš said it was too easy last week so I’m going to try challenging you with two football phrases. The first will be something that I hope is quite easy, not too easy, but something that I think most of you will be able to work out and the second will be a fiendish football phrase and will be really difficult.

This week, the football phrase is ******* **** or ******** ****. This is an acrobatic strike that involves the player leaping in the air to shoot with their feet above their head. It’s a very hard move to pull off, and it’s not something that I would try as I’m pretty convinced I’d injure myself, but the young athletes of the Premier League sometimes score sensational goals with this type of strike.

This week, the fiendish football phrase is to *** **. This is an interesting phrasal verb that means to provide an assist. Remember, this is the fiendish football phrase so I’m not looking for the obvious phrasal verb that means to provide an assist. The phrase I’m looking for comes from a different sport. I got this phrase from a match report on the Premier League website that described Rodri’s goal when he side-footed the ball “beyond the dive of Areola after being **** ** by Bernardo Silva on the edge of the area.

If you know the answer to the football phrase or the fiendish football phrase, be sure to leave them in a comment on the page for this podcast on Premier Skills English.

Before I finish, I am going to go through the answers to last week’s language challenge.

Question 1. The sudden, bizarre appearance of crop circles in the field sparked rumours of alien activity.

Question 2. She wore an understated necklace that complemented her outfit without drawing too much attention.

Question 3. The team's strategy went out of the window when their star player got injured in the first half.

Question 4. The young pianist held her nerve and performed flawlessly in front of the large audience.

Question 5. In the middle of the presentation, he pulled out a statistic that caught everyone's attention and supported his point.

Question 6. After failing the exam, he remained philosophical about his performance, seeing it as a stepping stone rather than a setback.

And that’s all I have time for today. Before I finish, I just wanted to say that I hope you found this podcast useful, and I hope everyone stays fit and healthy and safe.

Bye for now and enjoy your football.

Language

The language from the story that I’m going to talk about this week is:

  • To pull something out
  • Understated
  • Philosophical
  • Bizarre
  • To hold your nerve
  • To go out of the window

Story 1

Arsenal left it all on the field

Kai Havertz scores Arsenal's second goal during the match with Everton

On the last day of the season, Arsenal went out to play knowing that they had won more games than in their last title-winning season, which was 20 years ago, they had won more points than in any season since and had scored more goals any of their last 50 seasons. They were hosting Everton and they needed a win to be in with a chance of winning the title, but players and fans knew that it was unlikely to be enough. At the same time, on a similar pitch 200 miles to the north, Manchester City were playing West Ham and many fans were keeping one eye on the pitch while the other was on their phone watching the news from the North.

The best missed chance of the first half fell to Everton when Dominic Calvert Lewin found his way into striking range but slammed the ball into the post. It was clear that the Toffees were going to make their hosts work for their result whatever it meant to their title chances.

After 40 minutes, Thomas Partey was booked and shown a yellow card for a slightly reckless challenge on Dwight McNeil not too far from the penalty area. Everton lined up to take the shot, and the Arsenal players made a wall. Idrissa Gana Gueye took the shot which was looping over the wall. David Raya was diving in the right direction and might have stopped it, but the ball took a massive deflection off Declan Rice and sailed into the goal.

Just two minutes later, Tomiyasu restored hope for the home crowd when he equalised with a smart finish from an Odegaard cross.

In the second half, Arsenal launched wave after wave of attacks but couldn’t get the ball into the net, either because they hit the woodwork or because of Jordan Pickford’s heroics. It wasn’t until the 89th minute when Gabriel Jesus robbed the ball from Tarkowski. Following a short run, he passed to Odegard, who looked sure to score. But to make no mistake at all, he rolled the ball square for Kai Havertz, who was running in and was left with the simplest of tap-ins to score.

Final score: Arsenal 2 - 1 Everton

The words from the story that I want to talk about are:

  • To leave it all on the field
  • To keep an eye on something
  • To rob someone

To leave it all on the field

This phrase means to put in maximum effort. The idea is that you use all of your effort or your energy or resources on something, that is, you do absolutely everything you can for the win, and you don’t hold anything back. Sometimes, when a team has an important match coming up, they might take their best players off early to rest them. But if they really want to win, they will leave their players on the field. This phrase is most commonly used by sports coaches to talk about their team’s performance, but it is sometimes used more figuratively when someone tries their hardest to achieve something and holds nothing back. The phrase comes from America, I think from American football. In the UK, we could say to leave it all on the pitch, but we don’t. We say that a team left everything on the field.

To keep an eye on something

I think that this is quite an easy idiom to understand. It just means to watch something or monitor something, usually to make sure that it is safe and is working properly. So I used to drive an old mini and the engine would get hot sometimes so I had to keep an eye on the temperature gauge on the dashboard to make sure the car wasn’t going to overheat. Or if you’re on a train and you want to use the bathroom, you might ask someone to keep an eye on your bags while you’re away. In the story, I used a slightly less common variation of the phrase. I said that the Arsenal fans were keeping one eye on the pitch while the other was following the results of the Man City game on their phones. So if you are monitoring two situations, you are keeping one eye on each situation. It’s a bit of a strange use. Obviously, you can’t divide up monitoring tasks between your eyes.

To rob someone

The verb to rob someone means to steal something from them, to take something from someone without their consent without their permission. There are lots of verbs that describe slightly different ways of stealing: to rob someone means to take something using force or the threat of force. So if you go into a bank with a gun, you are robbing the bank. However, if you go into a museum or house at night and are sneaky, you are burgling the place. If you steal something quickly, you are pinching or nicking it, and if you steal from a shop, you are shoplifting. Anyhow, in football English, a good tackle is sometimes described in this way. So I said that Jesus robbed Tarkowski because he took the ball through his speed and power.

Story 2

Manchester City make history

Phil Foden celebrates after scoring Manchester City's 2nd goal during the match with West Ham United

Manchester City needed to beat West Ham to become the first team in top-flight history to win the league in four consecutive seasons. Anything less than a win would have left the league open to Arsenal who were just two points behind.

Phil Foden got the party started early with a gorgeous goal from outside the area. Bernardo Silva crossed the ball in for Foden who took a touch to get the ball into position before firing in a perfectly placed screamer that grazed the upright on its way into the back of the net.

About 15 minutes later, Foden scored again after Doku threaded a pass through the legs of the defenders. Foden made it two with his first touch, putting the ball squarely into the goal with enough power to beat Alphonse Areola.

Kudus got one back for the visitors just before halftime with a sensational scissor kick. West Ham fired the ball in from the corner. Kudus was challenged by Gvardiol for the ball, which resulted in the ball going almost straight up in the air. As the ball fell back down to earth, Kudus saw his opportunity and leapt before executing a perfect bicycle kick.

In the second half, City scored again following an extended series of passes on the edge of West Ham’s goal area. The champions were in no rush, passing the ball between them, looking for a gap. When the ball made it back to Rodri, he saw his chance and ‘calm as you like’ slotted the ball into the net.

It briefly looked like West Ham had clawed another goal back, but VAR revealed that it had come off Soucek’s arm.

In the end, to a deafening chorus of Blue Moon sung by 50,000 delirious City Fans, the referee blew the final whistle and history was made.

Final score: Manchester City 3 - 1 West Ham United

The words from the story that I want to talk about are:

  • Consecutive
  • To make history
  • Delirious

Consecutive

The word consecutive is an adjective that describes things that happen one after the other in an unbroken sequence. When a football team wins lots of games in a row, you might hear the pundits and commentators describing this as consecutive wins, or you might hear about a player who scored in consecutive matches. Jamie Vardy holds the record for the longest scoring run in the Premier League when he scored in 11 consecutive matches in 2015.
When Manchester City won the title this season, this was the fourth year in a row that they were crowned champions and they became the first team to win in four consecutive seasons.

To make history

If you do something that makes history, you do something that people will remember often because you are the first person to do it or because it’s something so extraordinary that people will still be talking about it for years to come. When Manchester City won their 4th consecutive title, they became the first team in history to win the Premier League in four consecutive seasons so they made history when they won the title this season. When I looked at news stories with this phrase, I found lots of stories about sports and also lots of stories about women and about people who have historically been discriminated against, for example, Kamala Harris made history when she became the first woman to be the US vice-president.

Delirious

The adjective delirious means confused or perhaps stunned and unable to think clearly, often because of illness or perhaps after an accident or after something really exciting or shocking. So, I had flu a few years ago and had to go to the doctor’s. I was living in Cairo at the time, and I remember having massive problems crossing the road because I was delirious. Thankfully, my wife was with me and led me safely to the doctor’s. In the story, I used the adjective in a more positive way. I described the City fans as delirious because they were so excited and happy. When was the last time you were deliriously happy? For me, I think it was watching my youngest son play the piano in a concert for his school. I was so proud of him that I couldn’t speak. I was deliriously happy.

Vocabulary

Language challenge

Now it’s time for you to think about this language again. I have used AI to come up with examples of today’s words and phrases. I have removed the vocabulary from the stories so I want you to fill in the gaps with the correct forms of the language from the podcast.

Question 1. The movie is about a group of friends who team up to ________ a casino.

Question 2. The team’s groundbreaking research in medicine _________ and saved countless lives.

Question 3. The lack of sleep over several days left him feeling ___________ and disoriented.

Question 4. She told her team to __________ and have no regrets after the game.

Question 5. His _________ victories in the tournament made him the top contender.

Question 6. I need to __________ my plants to make sure they get enough water.

Leave your answers to this language challenge in the comments section at the bottom of the page

Football phrase

Now it’s time for this week's football phrase.

This week, the football phrase is ******* **** or ******** ****. This is an acrobatic strike that involves the player leaping in the air to shoot with their feet above their head. It’s a very hard move to pull off, and it’s not something that I would try as I’m pretty convinced I’d injure myself, but the young athletes of the Premier League sometimes score sensational goals with this type of strike.

This week, the fiendish football phrase is to *** **. This is an interesting phrasal verb that means to provide an assist. Remember, this is the fiendish football phrase so I’m not looking for the obvious phrasal verb that means to provide an assist. The phrase I’m looking for comes from a different sport. I got this phrase from a match report on the Premier League website that described Rodri’s goal when he side-footed the ball “beyond the dive of Areola after being **** ** by Bernardo Silva on the edge of the area.

If you know the answer, be sure to leave it in a comment at the bottom of this page.

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kwesimanifest
17/06/2024
GH
4776
points

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


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kwesimanifest
17/06/2024 20:58
Ghana
Manchester United
4776

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

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hsn
08/06/2024
TR
5542
points

Football phrase suggestions:-)
• SWEEPER-a player whose position is behind the other defenders
• HACKED DOWN to foul, act against the rules by kicking another player in the leg in a violent way
• PUNT- (French:dégagement)- (We say “Degaj”) To kick the ball after you have dropped it from your hands and before it touches the ground.
• DIVING- (French:Plongeon)-made by goalkeeper.
• REMATCH/RETURN MATCH- is a second game or contest between two people or teams who have already faced each other.


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hsn
08/06/2024 10:33
Turkey
Tottenham Hotspur
5542

Football phrase suggestions:-)
• SWEEPER-a player whose position is behind the other defenders
• HACKED DOWN to foul, act against the rules by kicking another player in the leg in a violent way
• PUNT- (French:dégagement)- (We say “Degaj”) To kick the ball after you have dropped it from your hands and before it touches the ground.
• DIVING- (French:Plongeon)-made by goalkeeper.
• REMATCH/RETURN MATCH- is a second game or contest between two people or teams who have already faced each other.

Ryohei
06/06/2024
JP
36
points

Hi, Jack. I guess the first one is ******* **** and the second one is to set **.


Ryohei
06/06/2024 16:23
Japan
Brighton and Hove Albion
36

Hi, Jack. I guess the first one is ******* **** and the second one is to set **.

Emil Paul
05/06/2024
IN
7
points

It's the ******* **** innit


Emil Paul
05/06/2024 10:47
India
Manchester City
7

It's the ******* **** innit

Strong
05/06/2024
VN
39
points

1. rob
2. made history
3. delirious
4. leave it all on the field
5. consecutive
6. keep an eye on

Football phrase: ******* ****


Strong
05/06/2024 01:50
Vietnam
Chelsea
39

1. rob
2. made history
3. delirious
4. leave it all on the field
5. consecutive
6. keep an eye on

Football phrase: ******* ****

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leofabiano
04/06/2024
BR
16
points

Hello Jack,

The week´s football phrase is ******* ****
Just out of curiosity, in Brazilian Portuguese we call this move as *******

Question 1. The movie is about a group of friends who team up to rob a casino.

Question 2. The team’s groundbreaking research in medicine made history and saved countless lives.

Question 3. The lack of sleep over several days left him feeling delirious and disoriented.

Question 4. She told her team to leave it all on the field and have no regrets after the game.

Question 5. His consecutives victories in the tournament made him the top contender.

Question 6. I need to keep an eye on my plants to make sure they get enough water.

I tried but I couldn´t manage to find out what is the fiendish football phrase.


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leofabiano
04/06/2024 23:31
Brazil
Tottenham Hotspur
16

Hello Jack,

The week´s football phrase is ******* ****
Just out of curiosity, in Brazilian Portuguese we call this move as *******

Question 1. The movie is about a group of friends who team up to rob a casino.

Question 2. The team’s groundbreaking research in medicine made history and saved countless lives.

Question 3. The lack of sleep over several days left him feeling delirious and disoriented.

Question 4. She told her team to leave it all on the field and have no regrets after the game.

Question 5. His consecutives victories in the tournament made him the top contender.

Question 6. I need to keep an eye on my plants to make sure they get enough water.

I tried but I couldn´t manage to find out what is the fiendish football phrase.

Hermosillo Moreno
04/06/2024
MX
74
points

1-To rob someone
2- Make history
3- delirious
4-To leave it all on the field
5- consecutive
6-To keep an eye on something
6-


Hermosillo Moreno
04/06/2024 02:21
Mexico
Chelsea
74

1-To rob someone
2- Make history
3- delirious
4-To leave it all on the field
5- consecutive
6-To keep an eye on something
6-

Hermosillo Moreno
04/06/2024
MX
74
points

Let me see...The phrase is "******* ****"


Hermosillo Moreno
04/06/2024 02:16
Mexico
Chelsea
74

Let me see...The phrase is "******* ****"

jacob_burns
03/06/2024
PL
59
points

Hi,

See my answers to language challenge:
1. The movie is about a group of friends who team up to rob a casino.
2. The team’s groundbreaking research in medicine made a history and saved countless lives.
3. The lack of sleep over several days left him feeling delirious and disoriented.
4. She told her team to leave it all on the field and have no regrets after the game.
5. His consecutive victories in the tournament made him the top contender.
6. I need to keep an eye on my plants to make sure they get enough water.

First phrase you're looking for is a ******* **** (aka ******* ****).
The other one is a golf origin "to *** **".

If you still gather ideas for summer series of "This week" I think Euro 24 is a must, but also fun-facts and other stories that are not commonly known about clubs, funs, stadiums etc.
This could be something similar to what you mentioned last time about Spurs funs declared support to City, or to legendary interview with Mourinho saying about his difficult relations with Balotelli.


jacob_burns
03/06/2024 15:23
Poland
Manchester United
59

Hi,

See my answers to language challenge:
1. The movie is about a group of friends who team up to rob a casino.
2. The team’s groundbreaking research in medicine made a history and saved countless lives.
3. The lack of sleep over several days left him feeling delirious and disoriented.
4. She told her team to leave it all on the field and have no regrets after the game.
5. His consecutive victories in the tournament made him the top contender.
6. I need to keep an eye on my plants to make sure they get enough water.

First phrase you're looking for is a ******* **** (aka ******* ****).
The other one is a golf origin "to *** **".

If you still gather ideas for summer series of "This week" I think Euro 24 is a must, but also fun-facts and other stories that are not commonly known about clubs, funs, stadiums etc.
This could be something similar to what you mentioned last time about Spurs funs declared support to City, or to legendary interview with Mourinho saying about his difficult relations with Balotelli.

Hermosillo Moreno
03/06/2024
MX
74
points

Hi Jack. I think the phrase you are looking it is "******* ****"

and the phrasal verb is "back up"
“beyond the dive of Areola after being backed up by Bernardo Silva on the edge of the area.


Hermosillo Moreno
03/06/2024 07:31
Mexico
Chelsea
74

Hi Jack. I think the phrase you are looking it is "******* ****"

and the phrasal verb is "back up"
“beyond the dive of Areola after being backed up by Bernardo Silva on the edge of the area.

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Jack Radford
03/06/2024
GB
22
points

Hi Hermosillo

You're not quite there with the fiendish football phrase. That's a good guess, but it's not the phrase I am looking for.

Try again?

Thanks

Jack


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Jack Radford
03/06/2024 09:38
United Kingdom
Arsenal
22

Hi Hermosillo

You're not quite there with the fiendish football phrase. That's a good guess, but it's not the phrase I am looking for.

Try again?

Thanks

Jack

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mobeckham
31/05/2024
TR
6511
points

Language Challenge

Question 1.
The movie is about a group of friends who team up to ( rob someone in ) a casino.

Question 2.
The team’s groundbreaking research in medicine ( made history ) and saved countless lives.

Question 3.
The lack of sleep over several days left him feeling ( delirious ) and disoriented.

Question 4.
She told her team to ( leave it all on the field ) and have no regrets after the game.

Question 5.
His ( consecutive ) victories in the tournament made him the top contender.

Question 6.
I need to ( keep an eye on ) my plants to make sure they get enough water.

I think the first football phrase is ( ******* **** )
I think the second football phrase is ( **** ** )


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mobeckham
31/05/2024 10:48
Turkey
Manchester United
6511

Language Challenge

Question 1.
The movie is about a group of friends who team up to ( rob someone in ) a casino.

Question 2.
The team’s groundbreaking research in medicine ( made history ) and saved countless lives.

Question 3.
The lack of sleep over several days left him feeling ( delirious ) and disoriented.

Question 4.
She told her team to ( leave it all on the field ) and have no regrets after the game.

Question 5.
His ( consecutive ) victories in the tournament made him the top contender.

Question 6.
I need to ( keep an eye on ) my plants to make sure they get enough water.

I think the first football phrase is ( ******* **** )
I think the second football phrase is ( **** ** )

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Denis2000
30/05/2024
BY
696
points

Hello Jack. The first phrase is *******. The second one is **** **.
Language challenge:
Question 1. The movie is about a group of friends who team up to rob a casino.

Question 2. The team’s groundbreaking research in medicine made history and saved countless lives.

Question 3. The lack of sleep over several days left him feeling delirious and disoriented.

Question 4. She told her team toleave it all on the field and have no regrets after the game.

Question 5. His consecutive victories in the tournament made him the top contender.

Question 6. I need to keep an eye on my plants to make sure they get enough water.


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Denis2000
30/05/2024 07:51
Belarus
Tottenham Hotspur
696

Hello Jack. The first phrase is *******. The second one is **** **.
Language challenge:
Question 1. The movie is about a group of friends who team up to rob a casino.

Question 2. The team’s groundbreaking research in medicine made history and saved countless lives.

Question 3. The lack of sleep over several days left him feeling delirious and disoriented.

Question 4. She told her team toleave it all on the field and have no regrets after the game.

Question 5. His consecutive victories in the tournament made him the top contender.

Question 6. I need to keep an eye on my plants to make sure they get enough water.

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elchueco
29/05/2024
AR
19
points

Language challenge
1. rob
2. made history
3. delirious
4. leave it all on the field
5. consecutive
6. keep an eye on

Football phrase
1. ******* ****
2. **** **


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elchueco
29/05/2024 18:49
Argentina
Tottenham Hotspur
19

Language challenge
1. rob
2. made history
3. delirious
4. leave it all on the field
5. consecutive
6. keep an eye on

Football phrase
1. ******* ****
2. **** **

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hsn
29/05/2024
TR
5542
points

Language challenge
1. The movie (Ocean's Eleven) is about a group of friends who team up to rob a casino.
2. The team’s groundbreaking research in medicine made history and saved countless lives.
3. The lack of sleep over several days left him feeling delirious and disoriented.
4. She told her team to leave it all on the field and have no regrets after the game.
5. His consecutive victories in the tournament made him the top contender.
6. I need to keep eye on my plants to make sure they get enough water.
Football phrases:
1- *******/********/******* **** (We say "Röveşata" which inspired by Italian word "Rovesciata")
2- Being fan of it, I need to prioritize football so "Combined effect" or "Joint/Mutual effort" these lovely phrases are preferred:-) This is an indirect way to say no answer:-)
Football phrase suggestion;
• "Overlap" (We say "Empty runs" it means running to the off-the ball space/zone of the pitch to get pass)
Notes
• Similar to the first phrase, here commentators/pundits after match say; "Team have put their heart/all what they have/spirit on the pitch". Instead of second phrase they also say" Fan eye on this game/on the pitch but ear on the other match"
• I was deliriously happy when I got married.
• Like "Premier League", the leader of this season here in the "Super League" has been came off on the 38th week. My team BJK is crawling on the ground unfortunately:-(


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hsn
29/05/2024 10:32
Turkey
Tottenham Hotspur
5542

Language challenge
1. The movie (Ocean's Eleven) is about a group of friends who team up to rob a casino.
2. The team’s groundbreaking research in medicine made history and saved countless lives.
3. The lack of sleep over several days left him feeling delirious and disoriented.
4. She told her team to leave it all on the field and have no regrets after the game.
5. His consecutive victories in the tournament made him the top contender.
6. I need to keep eye on my plants to make sure they get enough water.
Football phrases:
1- *******/********/******* **** (We say "Röveşata" which inspired by Italian word "Rovesciata")
2- Being fan of it, I need to prioritize football so "Combined effect" or "Joint/Mutual effort" these lovely phrases are preferred:-) This is an indirect way to say no answer:-)
Football phrase suggestion;
• "Overlap" (We say "Empty runs" it means running to the off-the ball space/zone of the pitch to get pass)
Notes
• Similar to the first phrase, here commentators/pundits after match say; "Team have put their heart/all what they have/spirit on the pitch". Instead of second phrase they also say" Fan eye on this game/on the pitch but ear on the other match"
• I was deliriously happy when I got married.
• Like "Premier League", the leader of this season here in the "Super League" has been came off on the 38th week. My team BJK is crawling on the ground unfortunately:-(

Lukáš
27/05/2024
CZ
18
points

Hi Jack. It's a good idea to have two levels of football phrases.
Easy one is ******* **** or ******* ****.
The fiendish one could be *** **, but it is very challenging.


Lukáš
27/05/2024 20:13
Czech Republic
Liverpool
18

Hi Jack. It's a good idea to have two levels of football phrases.
Easy one is ******* **** or ******* ****.
The fiendish one could be *** **, but it is very challenging.

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Alex_from_Ukraine
28/05/2024
UA
6313
points

Congratulations on the Czech team's victory in the World hockey championship in Prague-Ostrava. Great performance!


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Alex_from_Ukraine
28/05/2024 18:24
Ukraine
Liverpool
6313

Congratulations on the Czech team's victory in the World hockey championship in Prague-Ostrava. Great performance!

Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
27/05/2024
UA
6313
points

*** ** is the fiendish FP.


Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
27/05/2024 20:05
Ukraine
Liverpool
6313

*** ** is the fiendish FP.

Alex_from_Ukraine's picture
Alex_from_Ukraine
27/05/2024
UA
6313
points

******* **** is the FP.


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Alex_from_Ukraine
27/05/2024 20:01
Ukraine
Liverpool
6313

******* **** is the FP.

Alejandro garmldo
27/05/2024
ID
42
points

Todays football phrases are
1. ******** **** or ******* ****
2.i do not know


Alejandro garmldo
27/05/2024 07:10
Indonesia
Manchester United
42

Todays football phrases are
1. ******** **** or ******* ****
2.i do not know

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gapa
27/05/2024
KR
7
points

드퀘, 소츠 예약 업로드

3. To rob someone: to take something using force or the threat of force.
5. To make history:
6. Delirious: confused or perhaps stunned and unable to think clearly, often because of illness or perhaps after an accident or after something really exciting or shocking
1. To leave it all on the field: to put in maximum effort.
4. Consecutive: things that happen one after the other in an unbroken sequence.
2. To keep an eye on something: to watch something or monitor something, usually to make sure that it is safe and is working properly.

Hi, Jack. I came again!)
Premier League ended. the final winner is Manchester City. For me, it's so boring result. Cuz as you said in your article, Manchester City wins Premier League 4 seansons consecutively. So I hope another strong rival for City would appear!

[Language Challenge]
Question 1. The movie is about a group of friends who team up to rob a casino.
Question 2. The team’s groundbreaking research in medicine made history and saved countless lives.
Question 3. The lack of sleep over several days left him feeling delirious and disoriented.
Question 4. She told her team to leave it all on the field and have no regrets after the game.
Question 5. His consecutive victories in the tournament made him the top contender. consecutive
Question 6. I need to keep an eye on my plants to make sure they get enough water. keep an eye on

[Football Phrases]
1. ******** ****
2. **** **

Second one is so hard to ansewer for me. So I've been helped by MS copliot! haha. he said teed up is from golf. it means assist in football.

See you next weekend! I'm expecting your various articles about foorball or UK life style after season)


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gapa
27/05/2024 05:47
South Korea
Liverpool
7

드퀘, 소츠 예약 업로드

3. To rob someone: to take something using force or the threat of force.
5. To make history:
6. Delirious: confused or perhaps stunned and unable to think clearly, often because of illness or perhaps after an accident or after something really exciting or shocking
1. To leave it all on the field: to put in maximum effort.
4. Consecutive: things that happen one after the other in an unbroken sequence.
2. To keep an eye on something: to watch something or monitor something, usually to make sure that it is safe and is working properly.

Hi, Jack. I came again!)
Premier League ended. the final winner is Manchester City. For me, it's so boring result. Cuz as you said in your article, Manchester City wins Premier League 4 seansons consecutively. So I hope another strong rival for City would appear!

[Language Challenge]
Question 1. The movie is about a group of friends who team up to rob a casino.
Question 2. The team’s groundbreaking research in medicine made history and saved countless lives.
Question 3. The lack of sleep over several days left him feeling delirious and disoriented.
Question 4. She told her team to leave it all on the field and have no regrets after the game.
Question 5. His consecutive victories in the tournament made him the top contender. consecutive
Question 6. I need to keep an eye on my plants to make sure they get enough water. keep an eye on

[Football Phrases]
1. ******** ****
2. **** **

Second one is so hard to ansewer for me. So I've been helped by MS copliot! haha. he said teed up is from golf. it means assist in football.

See you next weekend! I'm expecting your various articles about foorball or UK life style after season)

Ken@United Kingdom
26/05/2024
JP
40
points

This week’s football phrase is ******* ****" or ******** **** and this week’s fiendish football phrase is *** **.


Ken@United Kingdom
26/05/2024 06:37
Japan
Manchester City
40

This week’s football phrase is ******* ****" or ******** **** and this week’s fiendish football phrase is *** **.

vietnguyenngo
26/05/2024
VN
116
points

This week's two phrases are:
******* **** and
***-**


vietnguyenngo
26/05/2024 03:48
Vietnam
Manchester City
116

This week's two phrases are:
******* **** and
***-**

andretorre102
25/05/2024
BR
211
points

Hello Jack,

By the way, I liked the word "delirious" and wondered if I was ever delirious. Well, I asked my wife and she told me the time I had an endoscopy procedure, which asked for a little anesthesia. When the procedure was done, I said many things that didn't make sense (very funny) and looked for a bag (why a bag?) we hadn't brought at that time.

Language Challenge:

1. The movie is about a group of friends who team up to rob a casino.

2. The team’s groundbreaking research in medicine made history and saved countless lives.

3. The lack of sleep over several days left him feeling delirious and disoriented.

4. She told her team to leave it all on the field and have no regrets after the game.

5. His consecutive victories in the tournament made him the top contender.

6. I need to keep an eye on my plants to make sure they get enough water.

Football Phrases 1) ******** **** or ******** ****; 2) *** ** (I had no idea, but I found the article you've mentioned. It comes from a fancy sport, in my opinion).


andretorre102
25/05/2024 23:31
Brazil
Nottingham Forest
211

Hello Jack,

By the way, I liked the word "delirious" and wondered if I was ever delirious. Well, I asked my wife and she told me the time I had an endoscopy procedure, which asked for a little anesthesia. When the procedure was done, I said many things that didn't make sense (very funny) and looked for a bag (why a bag?) we hadn't brought at that time.

Language Challenge:

1. The movie is about a group of friends who team up to rob a casino.

2. The team’s groundbreaking research in medicine made history and saved countless lives.

3. The lack of sleep over several days left him feeling delirious and disoriented.

4. She told her team to leave it all on the field and have no regrets after the game.

5. His consecutive victories in the tournament made him the top contender.

6. I need to keep an eye on my plants to make sure they get enough water.

Football Phrases 1) ******** **** or ******** ****; 2) *** ** (I had no idea, but I found the article you've mentioned. It comes from a fancy sport, in my opinion).

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hsn
26/05/2024
TR
5542
points

Hello AndreTorre;
I hope you will get better soon. I'm looking after my wife who had cardiac operation last year. Wishing all patients get well soon.
Greetings from Turkey:-)
Hasan


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hsn
26/05/2024 08:21
Turkey
Tottenham Hotspur
5542

Hello AndreTorre;
I hope you will get better soon. I'm looking after my wife who had cardiac operation last year. Wishing all patients get well soon.
Greetings from Turkey:-)
Hasan

andretorre102
27/05/2024
BR
211
points

Thanks, Hasan. I'm fine. The procedure was done a long time ago so I just wanted to formulate a sentence using the word "delirious", as I remembered I was ever (and was very funny, my wife often says).
My best wishes for your wife's recovery.
Greetings from Brazil.


andretorre102
27/05/2024 02:33
Brazil
Nottingham Forest
211

Thanks, Hasan. I'm fine. The procedure was done a long time ago so I just wanted to formulate a sentence using the word "delirious", as I remembered I was ever (and was very funny, my wife often says).
My best wishes for your wife's recovery.
Greetings from Brazil.

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Jack Radford
26/05/2024
GB
22
points

Hello AndreTorre

You have good internet research powers! Well done!

I've never had a strong anaesthetic. There was an early viral video of someone who had just been to the dentist and had some strong anaesthetic who was saying some strange stuff, and I've always been a bit scared since. I hope that afterwards, you bought the bag as it was obviously important to you :) 

Thanks

Jack


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Jack Radford
26/05/2024 00:25
United Kingdom
Arsenal
22

Hello AndreTorre

You have good internet research powers! Well done!

I've never had a strong anaesthetic. There was an early viral video of someone who had just been to the dentist and had some strong anaesthetic who was saying some strange stuff, and I've always been a bit scared since. I hope that afterwards, you bought the bag as it was obviously important to you :) 

Thanks

Jack

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