The football season is back! Ah thank you
so much. I don’t know about you guys but I love football so I thought i’d teach you how
to pronounce the twenty English Premier League teams, the stadiums and the nicknames. So
if you love football and you love learning English, stay tuned. The first team is Arsenal and they play in
North London and their nickname is The Gunners. They are called The Gunners because the club
was started by a group of workers from the Royal Arsenal weapons factory. So it kind
of made sense, their symbol is a canon and so they are called the Gunners. And their
stadium is called the Emirates stadium. Bournemouth. Their stadium is Dean Court and
they are know as The Cherries. This could be because their club colours are cherry coloured
or it could be because the stadium was built on an old cherry orchard. Brighton and Hove Albion. They are a new team
that have just been promoted from the Championship. They are called Brighton and Hove Albion because
that’s where they are from, Brighton and Hove. Their nickname is The Seagulls. They are called
The Seagulls because Brighton is next to the sea and that is the local bird that you see
so often around the city. The Seagulls. And they play at the AMEX stadium. Burnley. They are known as The Clarets because
of the colour of their kit, The Clarets and they play at Turf Moor. Next up we’ve got Chelsea. They are from West
London and they are known as The Blues and they play at Stamford Bridge. Another London team this time in South London,
Crystal Palace. They are known as The Eagles another bird nickname. They play at Selhurst
Park. Next one, Everton. They are in the city of
Liverpool. Their nickname is an amazing one, it’s The Toffees. Now I’ve been told that’s
because of an old sweet shop that was in the area. And they play at Goodison Park. Another
newly promoted team, Huddersfield Town. They play at the John Smith’s stadium and their
nickname is The Terriers. A Terrier is a type of dog, the Yorkshire terrier. Huddersfield
is in the county of Yorkshire so they are called The Terriers. A team you might all know very well Leicester
City. Now they play at the King Power Stadium and they are known as The Foxes. Liverpool. Liverpool play at Anfield and their
nickname is The Reds because their club colour is red. We’ve got two Manchester teams now. The first
one is Manchester City or we commonly say Man City. And in fact their nickname is just
City. Now there are lots of English teams called City but you know this one is probably
the biggest one at the moment so they are know as City. So Man City or City and they
play at the Etihad stadium. The second Manchester team is Manchester United.
Possibly the biggest team in the world. Again we call them Man United or simply United.
Again there are lots of English teams with United as part of their name but this is the
biggest one in the country so Man United or United. They are also known as The Red Devils
and that’s because of having a devil in their badge. They play at Old Trafford. The third promoted team, Newcastle United.
Now they are called the Toon Army. They are known as the Toon Army because in the local
pronunciation of town is toon. So in Newcastle the local people are called Geordies and their
pronunciation of town is toon. So they are the Toon Army, it comes from local pronunciation.
And they play at St James’ Park. Southampton and they are known as The Saints
and they play at St Mary’s. Stoke City. They are known as The Potters and that’s because
the local industry was pottery and they play at the Bet 365 stadium. This is a team from Wales, Swansea City. They
are known as The Swans and they play at the Liberty stadium. Tottenham Hotspur. They are another team from
North London and they play usually at White Hart Lane but this season they are building
a new stadium so for this season only they are playing at Wembley stadium which is the
national stadium for the England football team and where there are all the FA cup finals,
the League Cup finals etc. Now Tottenham Hotspur have a nickname and
that’s Spurs. And they got the name Hotspur from an old Shakespearean character called
Harry Hotspur and I guess Spurs is a shortened version of Hotspur, it’s an easier way to
say it. And they are known as Spurs so you’ll often hear people saying ‘Spurs are playing
Manchester United tomorrow’ so Spurs. Watford. They are known as The Hornets and
they play at Vicarage Road. West Bromwich Albion they are known as West Brom and their
nickname is The Baggies. They play at The Hawthorns. And finally West Ham United or simply West
Ham. They play at the London stadium which is the old Olympic stadium and their nickname
is The Hammers and that’s because they were founded by shipbuilders who used hammers to
build the ships. So The Hammers. Alright guys, that’s all twenty English Premier
League football teams for the 2017 and 2018 season. Now let me know in the comments below
which team is your favourite? Who do you support? Let me know in the comments below, yeah I’d
love to hear. Guys make sure to check out my videos every Tuesday and every Friday.
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Thank you so much for watching this is Tom, the English Hipster, saying goodbye.