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Episode 05

Tess and Ravi talk about football and hooligans in the UK and how things have changed. Adam is on holiday so we only have Rob this week.

Tess & Ravi

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Task 5

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Tell us something about football. Which team do you support? Why? What do football fans do in your country? What happens at football matches?

If you don’t like football, tell us why not?

Send us your comments and we’ll talk about your answers in the next podcast.

 

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Language level

Intermediate: B1

Comments

I'm not a football fun. But I was a football player when I was a child and tеenager. I played from 5 years to 15 years old. Every day. I was one girl in a big team of boys, but only I could bit by left leg. So I was irreplaceable left striker. I live in Ukraine, so that my lovely football team was 'Dynamo' Kiev.

I'm not a football fan, but I really want to be. Many people love it. Then, You can talk with these guys and getting more fun. Also, football is a great culture to enjoy.

When I was younger, about 14 or 15 years old I used to like the football of my country, I used to go to the stadium to see the matches and support the "Nacional Club of Football" from Montevideo, but nowadays the level of quality is really bad and I don't support them any more, I don't use to go to the stadiums either but although the national clubs are not so good I try to see the national team every time they play. There are some hooligans in my country supporting the most important clubs but they're not so violent as they're in other countries, they sometimes hurt each other out of the stadiums though. I'd prefer to see Spanish football or English football instead, because of the greater quality and the technique they have, despite the Uruguayan teams are not so good, there are lots of Uruguayan players playing in the most important clubs all over the world like Manchester United and Atletico Madrid at the moment.
I think I like football most than other sports because in my country we have a historical culture of football and almost every person here played at least once at some point of their youth, and nowadays most and most women are playing it, so it's a sport that everyone can play.

I am not a football fan, but I do follow some international matches. In india we have foot ball team, but not many fans following them, indians mostly following cricket than football.

I love english league and I encourage chelsea and the favorite player is drogba I hope I write it well that’s all see u next episode.

In my country, I support a team called Al Ittihad.
I like it because it's strong and I was raised to love it. He has won more and more trophies and is always on top.
but now Unfortunately, things have changed with his players and managers changing.
Our football fans like competition and
In a football match they use special songs for their team.
Recently women have been allowed to attend the matches and I am happy about that

Good evening everyone
I fancy in playing football when I was a kid every day I played but now I have injuried in my knee so I need surgery otherwise I can't play. I suppose to do it next year. I support Oman national team. Also my city club team called Alrustaq team.

Hi,
I am not a fan for any team club. I don't like football at all, but if it's the team of my country and there is a prize of them then I will absolutely watching it.

Actually most of omani girls like you because still culture effects in that also there isn't satiable stadium for girls

Hi everybody!

I came from Poland. When I had been little child, my uncle named me Pele ;)) Yes, football was a popular sport in Poland even in communism TV.

Football is still popular now there. In Poland is many football clubs and many different football teams in different towns and cities. Example: Warsaw "Legia" and Krakow "Wisła", sometimes fans of these teams do not like each other. Hooligans of different football teams beats other hooligans of other football teams. But they have a stadium ban if were using violence. Sometimes they use smooggle flares during matches and the matches are stopping because a smoke is too big. Sometimes the hooligans show controversial posters during the matches like anti-Semitism, racism or homophobia.

But of course many matches is calm and many families watch it at the stadiums and many football fans have good emotions for this sport.

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