Another season at languagecaster is over and this week we look back at the big news stories of the last year.
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Damian: As we have reached our final show the languagecaster team thought it would be good to look back at some of the highs and lows of the 2007-8 season. First up is Damon with a review of the Premier League Title Race.
Damon: The 2007/8 Premier League title race was one of the most exciting in recent times with Chelsea and Arsenal pushing Manchester United all the way in a three-horse race. The Gunners were the early pace setters but a run of injuries to key players, as well as a lack of depth and experience in the squad ensured another trophyless year for Arssene Wenger’s men. No trophies either for Chelsea though they took the title race down to the wire only losing out on the final day to allow Sir Alex Ferguson’s men to retain their title, their seventeenth overall. With the league’s top scorer and player of the year, Ronaldo, in their ranks and an attacking style that often left opponents in their wake, Manchester United were worthy champions again.
Some say that with the top four in the Premier League a closed shop the relegation race is a much more exciting affair, that is, any one of up to 12 teams are battling to survive and not go down to the Championship. And so it proved yet again as the final relegation spots were decided on the last day of the season. Joining the bottom side Derby were Birmingham City and Reading after Fulham pulled off a dramatic escape in May to avoid the drop.