Jun 09

Free Video Lesson: English Football – Club Nicknames and Euro 2016

This lesson is about the nicknames for English football clubs in preparation for the 2016 European Championships in France. Please see notes below.


Blades = Sheffield United (steel and cutlery industry)

Cherries = Bournemouth (stadium built on a cherry tree orchard)

Citizens = Manchester City (comes from City)

Foxes = Leicester City (foxhunting popular in area)

Gunners = Arsenal

People who founded the club worked at an ammunitions factory

Potters = Stoke City (links to local pottery industry)

Reds = Liverpool

Red Devils = Manchester United

Robins = Swindon Town / Bristol City

Glovers = Yeovil Town (local glove-making industry)

U’s = Cambridge United


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