It was suggested to me by a friend that I include a feature for non football fan teachers who want an idea of what to talk about with students on a Monday morning in regard to the weekend’s football.
So, here it is. 3 big talking points from the world of football. Use them as a basis for further research or just simply recite the points at students as you see fit.
- Liverpool beat Man City which means they could now win the league with 4 games to go. People generally want this to happen as it would be a fine reward for passionate local boy Steven Gerrard who has played for his beloved Liverpool all his life without ever winning a league trophy. (Say, “Well Johnny. What do you think about Liverpool beating City then? Think they can finally do it?”)
- Jose Mourinho declined the opportunity to talk to the press after his Chelsea side’s 1-0 win against ten man Swansea. Idiot. (Say, “Mourinho’s getting a bit…well, boring don’t you think?”)
- Liverpool’s Luis Suarez dived a couple of times in the game against Man City. Having previously been banned for racist comments against rival players and biting a players arm, this diving suggests a return to form. Bigger idiot. (Say, “Can’t believe the ref didn’t give a second yellow card for that dive.”)