Happy New Year to everyone! On this week’s podcast for learners of English who love football, we focus on the 3rd round of the FA Cup in England, take a look back at some of the good and not so good from 2017, explain some football language, ask (and answer) a football quiz question and much more on 2018’s first podcast of the year. If you have questions or comments, email us at:: email@example.com (Damon= DB; Damian DF).
Football Language Podcast: 2018 FA Cup 3rd Round
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DF: You are listening to Languagecaster’s football-language podcast. Hello everybody, Happy New Year to you all and welcome to the podcast for all football fans and for those interested in improving their English. My name is Damian and I am here in Málaga in the south of Spain where the weather is bright and very sunny indeed. Hello Damon, how are you doing and how is Tokyo in the new year?
DB: Hi Damian. Happy New Year to you and everyone listening. In Tokyo, it’s very similar to how Malaga sounds – bright and very sunny. Have you seen any football in Spain while you’ve been there?
DF: The Spanish football season is back after a short break this weekend while there were some Copa del Rey matches taking place last night – that’s the domestic cup of course here in Spain – but I have been watching lots of Premier League matches over the past two weeks, including Tottenham versus West Ham last night – a slight disappointment for my team Spurs who were only able to draw 1-1 against their London rivals in a game that saw two wonder goals: two piledrivers. Still, Spurs managed to win 10 points from their four matches which was a successful festive period, how about Liverpool?
DB: . Well, I’m a little bit disappointed we didn’t grab 12 points out of 12 over the festive period. If it hadn’t been for a crazy five minutes away at Arsenal, when the Reds were cruising at 2-0 only to end up drawing 3-0, it would have been. But 10 points out of 12 is pretty good. There was also the boost of a big new signing in the Dutch defender Virgil Van Dyke. So, what do we have on the show today?
DF: Well, we usually have a review of some of the footballing stories from the week but this week we thought it would be an interesting idea to review some of the good, the bad and the ugly of our own teams during 2017 – the highs and lows of the year. After that, we’ve got a quiz question and then we explain some football phrases including fixture pile-up – very appropriate for this time of the year. And then we’ll finish with predictions from the third round of the FA Cup and we’ll focus on the following three games: Liverpool