I like the idea of knowing what to say when talking about football. But what to say?? I need help! If you do too, here are some phrases that might be useful. It’s just a bit of fun….
I plan to update this every now and then, to keep you up to date. Please do email me if you have any additions!
I also found this excellent blog if you want more detail than I can give you below – https://www.matchpint.co.uk/sports-blog/
Some good current phrases
Has VAR calmed down a bit? I’m still not sure about it
This current trend of “Playing it out from the back” makes me really nervous! (terrible Tottenham goalie error recently)
Liverpool – can they finally do it this season?? Great start but consistency over the long haul has let them down in the past, more than once! No-one else has managed to lose the premiership from being ahead at Christmas, and Liverpool have done it THREE times! So its too early to say!
Liverpool’s keeper (Adrian) isn’t doing well, (Alisson still off injured, we need him back!). Virgil Van Dijk is having to do all of the defending, which makes them flaky at the back. Luckily scoring more than they let in. Salah is back on form. Mane and Salah getting on well again. Firminio also amazing at the moment.
I’d like to see them play Shaqiri more
Man City – flaky at the back, disorganised, missing Kompany (who they sold)
But 8-0 against Watford was a statement, (and that was with Sterling on the bench!) – so it looks like it’s going to be hard for Liverpool, again.
We await Liverpool vs Man City in November! 10th of Nov, at Liverpool. Liverpool have a huge undefeated record at Anfield so a lot at stake. Last defeated in April 2017 (Crystal Palace!)
Man City have spent £500,000,000 net over the lat 5 years, that’s a hundred million a year. Four times Liverpool’s spend of £25m/yr and 8x Bournemouth who have spend £12m/yr. No wonder they have such a massive squad of great players.
Chelsea’s – thought they would suffer due to last season’s transfer ban – but actually doing really well. Scoring lots of goals. Very young team is interesting to watch – how will they shape up during the season? Coping without Hazard, amazingly. Tammy Abraham brilliant.
Leicester: Vardy is in form again but needs a better feed from the midfield But Leicester seem to have recovered from selling Mahrez and Kante. Madison is playing well.
Wolves – good again this season. Great win against Man City
Spurs – continuing to underperform, in fact getting worse and worse. Have they just gone stale? Terrible injury to elbow of their no.1 goalie Loris hasn’t helped.
Bournemouth – so far, look like they’ll be staying up again. Good to watch, lively style of play. And that’s without the injured Brooks.
Eddie Howe is the longest serving manager in the Premiership (since Venger left Arsenal) – and still hasn’t been poached!
Man Utd – Just can’t get their act together. Lots of expensive players but not a team. Paid a fortune for McGuire (78m, highest ever for a defender, and not as good as Virgil Van Dijk). Is their manager, Solskjaer, doing a good enough job, now his beginners’s luck has worn off?
Newcastle – have got Andy Carroll back again. Would be good to see him do well, I like him, if he can manage not to get injured. Matty and Sean Longstaff, two young brothers, have electrified the team.
Arsenal – Manager (Unai Emery) under pressure, and he hasn’t been better than Wenger so far. But actually they are quietly doing well this season.
Guendouzi and David Luiz look the same, very confusing.
Abamayang always good.
The three teams who came up – Watford, Villa and Norwich. The first two are already in trouble.
Norwich doing OK so far – beat Man City! …but then lost to Burnley.
Sheffield United – it’s all about Billy Sharp. (Has scored goals in all English football divisions, the most goals this century of any English player, even scored 3 days after his son had died to the massive cheers of his team AND their opposition – what an amazing guy. Scored in his first match and then got sent off and suspended for 3 games.
Crystal Palace – I really like Wilfried Zaha and Andros Townsend, exciting to watch
Everton – four losses in a row!