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In a new podcast for one of the biggest sporting events on the planet - ABITABLUE - a show which started out as two old blokes arguing about Cardiff City over a few drinks before the Masked Singer on a Saturday goes all continental. You can’t get to the games - so let us take you there with our two Eurostars - former players Jason Trinder and Andy Gorman and our new signing - some bloke called Jason Mohammad (extremely cheap free transfer) - for some Euro 2020 fun and games. Expect football, ...
 
The podcast which brings you the most interesting stories from the world of football which combine history, society and politics. Often light-hearted, but not afraid to cover more contentious aspects of the beautiful game. Episodes out twice a month. Music used with permission by Ørdop Wolkenscheidt https://open.spotify.com/artist/7kMXAaL47nt5wVkkyEbiON
 
Football is our national sport, no matter where you're from! The Whistleblowers takes a weekly look at what's going on in soccer and is not afraid to blow the whistle on the controversies the newspapers are too afraid to report! Join him and his regular celebrity guests by subscribing now to see what the hell you're missing! *The Whistleblowers is brought to you by Playback Media, the makers of the Internet's most popular Arsenal, Spurs, West Ham, Rangers, Liverpool and Man Utd. podcasts, so ...
 
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747. Social Awkwardness / Very British Problems (with Michael Lavers from Level Up English) Talking to Michael Lavers from the Level Up English Podcast about learning Japanese, embarrassing moments in language learning, social awkwardness and some "very British problems". Are you as socially awkward as a British person? Let's see how you and Michae…
 
In this episode Rich, Leon and Russell review the recent international window. After an encouraging performance in Prague, Estonia once again frustrated Wales. But 4 points away from home is also a handy return and it leaves the race for Qatar still in Wales's hands.Yn y rhifyn ma mae Rich, Leon a Russell yn arolygu'r ffenest rhyngwladol diweddar. …
 
Fresh from an international break that only saw one club bought by a foreign superpower with limitless cash, the Whistleblowers return to cast their eye over the defensive crisis at Manchester and ask whether Leicester can put them in a tailspin. After mulling over whether Brentford can continue their unlikely run of form while hosting Chelsea, we …
 
746. Karl Pilkington's 3-Minute Wonders / Manchester Accent Understand English as it is spoken by native speakers. Let's listen to Karl Pilkington rambling about life, the universe & everything, and see what we can understand and learn. Karl is from Manchester, so we'll be looking at some features of his accent, picking up plenty of vocabulary and …
 
Episode 104 - The team open with a discussion on the thriller at Anfield as Man City come from behind twice to draw with title rivals Liverpool. Everyone shows love to Liverpool’s star man Mo Salah after an excellent performance highlighted by his wonderful solo goal. Man Utd dropped points at home to improving Everton as we analyse the shortcoming…
 
In Episode 210, Manuel Veth and Stefan Bienkowski catch up on the last two weeks of Bundesliga action. They chat about Bayern’s surprise defeat to Eintracht Frankfurt, Dortmund without Haaland whether Marsch has turned things around at RB Leipzig. Finally, they take a closer look at Bayer Leverkusen as they wonder if the Werkself is a serious title…
 
745. Mental Factors in Learning English (with Ray Addam) [English with Ray SwapCast] Talking to English teacher Ray Addam from Glasgow in Scotland about mental factors in learning English, such as anxiety, confidence, stress and motivation. Video version available on YouTube. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-pve LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke…
 
Boyd and Josh were joined by Gareth The Bear Parker to reflect on a point gained on the South Coast as Arsenal and Brighton drew 0-0 whilst the trio reflect on the state of Arsenal as we head into another International break. Is this the most settled Arsenal side in years? Is Gabriel’s dentist the busiest around? How will we cope without Xhaka and …
 
We analyze Liverpool versus Manchester City, a Premier League match played on October 3 2021. - Why this is the best game in club football - Pep's plan with Grealish - Why City were better in the first half - Bernardo Silva's magic - Klopp's changes at half-time - Four goals: random, but fun! - Title race? Visit our website! Feel free to send an e-…
 
744. The Rick Thompson Report: Fuel Crisis / Brexit Rant (Autumn 2021) Talking to my dad about the latest in the Brexit saga, including the current fuel crisis due to lack of lorry drivers and other problems which were predicted in the run up to the Brexit referendum in 2016. Video version available on YouTube. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-pv0…
 
As the evenings begin to draw in and the season begins to take shape, the autumnal gloom descends on a few teams and your Whistleblowers trio debate who is most likely to enter the international break after GW7 looking over their shoulders. We consider whether another defeat could be catastrophic for Spurs, if Brendan Rodgers might be a little conc…
 
Episode 103! We open with Arsenal’s stunning win in the North London Derby over Spurs as they claim bragging rights over their fierce rivals. We discuss Mikel Arteta’s side excellent performance giving great praise to the stars from Hale End and Aaron Ramsdale. Next, we discuss Man City’s excellent performance against Title rivals Chelsea highlight…
 
Boyd and Josh were joined by Arsenal Twitter Royalty as Geoff Arsenal was back on the podcast as we rejoiced after the terrific 3-1 win in the North London Derby. Where to start? Glorious. Two academy products scoring goals, an atmosphere better than we’ve heard in a long time, Spurs fans leaving before Half-Time, Tomiyasu and Ramsdale on their way…
 
743. Give me Tea, Please - Practical Ingredients for Tasteful Language (with Natasha V Broodie) + ramble / song Talking to author Natasha V Broodie who has written a book which aims to help learners of English understand the subtle codes of polite language when making requests and giving information in professional and personal contexts. In the con…
 
We analyze Chelsea versus Manchester City, a Premier League match played on September 25 2021. - Chelsea's adjusted shape: 5-3-2 - Pep's new plan. - Why City were so dominant (hint: pressing!) - Difference with Champions League final - Bernardo Silva's importance - Tuchel's changes: formation and style - Bit of favela magic decides it - New winning…
 
Russell is joined by Matt Shaw from the And He Takes That Chance Huddersfield Town fan podcast to get the lowdown on Wales-qualified Sorba Thomas, the Championship Player of the Month for August.Mae Russell yn cael ei ymuno â fe gan Matt Shaw o'r podlediad cefnogwr Huddersfield Town And He Takes That Chance i ddysgu pob dim am Seren Mis Awst y Penc…
 
A whistlestop Whistleblowers this week as we ask: is Chelsea’s hoodoo over Man City now irrelevant given that they might be the better team? We are also reminded by our ex-professional footballer that eating chicken and pasta at 9.30am is absolutely awful. The middle part of the podcast is spent debating whether derby days are actually fun - they a…
 
742. NEW LEP T-SHIRTS & MERCH + LEP DESIGN COMPETITION 2021 with James New LEP Merchandise (t-shirts, mugs, etc) is now available at https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/merch And I am launching a design competition to give you a chance to get your design in the merch store and win £80. Listen to Luke & James describing the designs, the merch stores and t…
 
Episode 102. The team are back in the building in full with a recap of our spotlight game as title favourites Chelsea win at the Tottenham Hotspur Stadium. Tanya gives us her opinion on Spurs' approach and doesn’t understand Nuno’s tactics after back to back 3-0 defeats whilst there’s praise for Tuchel’s men after another convincing win. Abdi is st…
 
In Episode 209, Manuel Veth and Stefan Bienkowski break down matchday 5. After Bayern smash VfL Bochum 7-0 they once again wonder whether the Rekordmeister’s dominance is hurting the league. They also look at Dortmund, could Erling Haaland carry the team to a title? Finally, they break down Leipzig’s problems under new head coach Jesse Marsch.…
 
We analyze Valencia against Real Madrid, a LaLiga match played on Sunday 19th September. - Real Madrid's 4-4-1-1 / 4-2-3-1 shape with Vinícius, Hazard and Valverde behind Benzema. - Valencia: Bordalás-ball! - First half: lots of injuries, little rhythm - Goals flood in in the second half - Real Madrid's attacking 3-2-5 shape to chase the game - Lat…
 
Boyd and Josh were joined by friend of the podcast, PR aficionado Max Goodbourn to reflect on successive wins for the Gunners that are starting to make the so called crisis move a little ever further away. We all enjoyed a gritty 1-0 win to the Arsenal, a thing of beauty so associated with the club during a successful period in the 1990s, was just …
 
741. Top Jokes from Edinburgh Fringe 2021, Explained Learn English from some jokes in this episode as we go through 9 jokes chosen as the best of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe stand up comedy scene this year (2021). Let me tell you the jokes, see if you understand them, and then I will break them down for language learning opportunities. Video vers…
 
Episode 101! We're back with another jam packed week of talking points in the world of Premier League football! We open with Spurs' defeat at Crystal Palace after Edouard grabbed a brace and Tanganga's red card. Tanya questions Nuno after a very disjointed performance from her side. She questions the selections of Dele and Winks after a very flat s…
 
740. Are native English speakers bad communicators? (The Travel Adapter with Matt Halsdorff) Talking to English teacher Matt Halsdorff about a project to train native English speakers how to communicate better with non-natives. We talk about the reasons why native speakers are often bad at communicating with non-natives, what they should do to fix …
 
We analyze Leeds United against Liverpool, played in the Premier League on Sunday 12th, 2021. - How Liverpool stopped Leed's short passing - Leeds' use of long passes - Liverpool right side combos - Using defender runs to break man-marking schemes - Should Leeds change their approach against big teams? Feel free to send an e-mail to info@betweenthe…
 
Boyd and Josh were joined by friend of the podcast Dean Allan - aka ‘Afcamden’ on twitter to reflect on the last two weeks in North London. Arteta referred to the last fortnight as his best in football and whilst Boyd wants to query how true that is, we’re all delighted The Gunners are off the mark with a win and to be off the foot of the table. Wi…
 
Manuel Veth and Stefan Bienkowski are joined by Bayer Leverkusen sporting director Simon Rolfes who reveals how Leverkusen use artificial intelligence to scout players, and how AWS Match Facts are enhancing the Bundesliga as a product. Manu and Stefan then discuss super Saturday and Leipzig’s difficult start under Jesse Marsch.…
 
Mark and Gritts are joined by football writer (and self proclaimed Man Utd fan) Sam Pilger, to preview the weekend fixtures. Will Ronaldo make an appearance? Are Arsenal in a relegation battle v Norwich? Can Dan James make Leeds better? Will West Ham’s form continue away at Southampton? Plus a chance to talk to Sam about ghost writing for the legen…
 
739. The Escaped Man by CT Platt (Learn English with Short Stories) Reading a short story presented on Commaful.com. The Escaped Man is a mystery full of tension and intrigue. Listen closely as I break it all down and explain the vocabulary fully. YouTube video version also available. Episode page with transcript links https://wp.me/p4IuUx-pol LEP …
 
Episode 100! We made it to the century!! As it's the international break, we kick off by giving our grades for each Premier League team's transfer window, who got an A+ and who came out with with F? Then we have an intense debate on the top 5 Premier League players in each position, from Keepers, Fullbacks, Centre backs to Midfielders, Wingers and …
 
Leon and Russell are joined by guest Josh Embling to dissect the Belarus qualifier played in Kazan, Russia and look ahead to the Estonia game that completes the World Cup qualifying window.Mae Leon a Russell yn cael eu hymuno gan Josh Embling i ddadansoddi y gêm rhagbrofol yn erbyn Belarws yn Kazan, Rwsia ac edrych ymlaen at y gêm yn erbyn Estonia …
 
Chatting to my family about some old anecdotes and stories from the past. Listen for some enjoyable chat, memories, descriptions and tales from days gone by. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-plu LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfoBy Luke Thompson
 
Hours after the transfer window simply closed, this week’s Whistleblowers podcast assessed the business done in and outside of the Premier League and we ask if the surrounding teams have done enough to catch up with Manchester City, condemn the inactivity of others and anoint Crystal Palace as a side that’s made some good moves. Afterwards we condu…
 
Episode 99. As we creep up to the big century of podcasts, the team are back with an in depth recap on Liverpool's draw at home to 10 man Chelsea. We discuss the decision to send Reece James to an early shower and Chelsea's heroic defending that saw them preserve their unbeaten start. Mark gives his opinion on the roles played by Salah, Trent & Ell…
 
Chris Williams and Manuel Veth are joined by German football journalist, broadcaster and all round expert Raphael Honigstein as Dortmund and Leverkusen get a deep dive. There's a look back at the Baden-Württemberg derby between Stuttgart and Freiburg, Bayern dismantle Hertha and how did title potentials Leipzig get on at Wolfsburg? Finally, the tri…
 
737. A Summer Ramble 2 (Late August 2021) I'm back in the podcast-zone after my holiday so I thought I would do another rambling episode before getting down to work on other content to be released soon. Video version also available. Episode page https://wp.me/p4IuUx-pls LEP Premium https://www.teacherluke.co.uk/premiuminfo…
 
Football as chess? Wipe your Tsimakis off the board early? This week’s Whistleblowers dives into the biggest game of the season so far and we debate whether this is Chelsea’s time or if Van Dijk can keep a Lukaku in his pocket. Much is made of Kane’s ‘decision’ to stay with a club he had no choice but to stay with, and Mark Smith attempts to use as…
 
Episode 97! It's a tough one for the Arsenal boys as our spotlight game is Chelsea's convincing win away at the Emirates as Romelu Lukaku returns to the Premier League in style. Abdi and Junior are scathing in their assessment of Arsenal's wretched start to the season and cover their experience of going to the Emirates Stadium on Sunday. Next we co…
 
Boyd and Josh were joined by friend of the podcast and voice of Arsenal, Dan Roebuck for a reflection on the home defeat to Chelsea and look ahead to what is to come this season. With a whole host of players out it was always going to be a challenge up against the European Champions and so it proved as Arsenal were limp in their North London Derby …
 
On this week’s Gegenpressing Manuel Veth and Chris Williams are joined by football journalist Constantin Eckner to break down the tactical lessons learnt from Matchday Two - Can Leipzig challenge for the title & why did Dortmund lose to Frieburg? Plus where does Marcel Sabitzer end up come September and how do Julian Nagelsmann’s Bayern look early …
 
The Boys are back !! This time with another special episode of their ABITABLUE series called "World Of Sport" For this episode, the boys have given Jason Mohammad some well earned time off after his tireless work during the Olympics on the BBC and quickly replaced him with the amazingly funny and talented Welsh Comedian, Actor & Writer Leroy Brito.…
 
This week’s forward looking edition of The Whistleblowers lays the bouquet of chat at the feet of West Ham v Leicester in tribute to the most exciting match of Game Week 2, while asking special guest Tom Rennie what the Hammers need to do to match last year’s heroics. Mark Smith and Gareth Dobson debate whether Arsenal vs Chelsea can really be cons…
 
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