It’s FA Cup 3rd round weekend and so on this week’s show we will be taking a look at some of the big games. Maybe there will be a cup shock as a minnow defeats a favourite as form goes out the window? On this week’s show we feature three of the games from the FA Cup – Chelsea v Peterborough, Tottenham v Aston Villa, and Liverpool v Plymouth, while we also introduce an English for football phrase ‘scorpion kick’. You can read the transcript for the show in our post below (Damian = DF, Damon = DB).
Learn English through Football Podcast: 2017 FA Cup 3rd Round
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Transcript of the show
DF: You’re listening to languagecaster’s football language podcast. Hello everyone and a happy New Year to you all wherever you may be. My name is Damian and I am based here in a wet and rather miserable London while of course Damon is over in Japan in Tokyo. Now Damon, unfortunately, is not with us this weekend but he’ll be back for next week’s show. Maybe he is still recovering from all the football over the festive season!
There is no Premier League football this weekend as the FA Cup takes centre stage in England with teams from the top two divisions joining 24 other teams from the lower two leagues, as well as some non-league sides. Football fans will no doubt hear phrases such as David and Goliath tie, giant killing, minnows, form going out the window and of course the romance of the cup over the weekend. So, the main focus of this week’s show will be the FA Cup 3rd round.
DB: Now on this week’s podcast we have our regular look back at the football news in the good, the bad and the ugly and this week we feature stories from the FA Cup as some of the games have already finished. After that, we take a look at the football expression ‘scorpion kick‘ and then we will have our regular weekly quiz question, answer some of your football-language questions and look ahead to some of the cup games taking place tomorrow Sunday.
DF: OK, let’s kick off with some of the good news from the world of football.
DF: It has been a good FA Cup weekend for the two Manchester clubs as City thrashed West Ham 5-0 on Friday night – a game I went to see at the London Stadium – while Manchester United eased into the 4th round after beating Championship side Reading 4-0. Their captain Wayne Rooney scored his 249th goal in 543 games for United which equalled the club record set by Manchester United legend Sir Bobby Charlton. So,