Week 41: The Winners!

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The seasons in Europe are coming to a close, but the titles in Italy, England and Spain were decided last week. Languagecaster salutes the three champions of these countries.

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The latest football news – The good, the bad and the ugly

Unlike certain Premier League managers, we offer congratulations to the winning teams in England, Spain and Italy’s domestic leagues, as well as the UEFA Cup winners, the Baggies go down,and goalkeepers criticise refs in the good the bad and the ugly section of languagecaster’s football podcast. 


Weekly football phrase (audio and text) – English for Football

To Clinch

This week’s English for Football expression is the phrase to clinch which means to grab, or in football, to win, to attain. We use this expression when talking about winning prizes, awards, competitions and cups. So, as we approach the end of the season in Europe, we can see that teams like Barcelona, Manchester United and Inter Milan have all clinched their respective league titles. Last week, Steven Gerrard clinched the Player of the Year Award, while next week Burnley are hoping to clinch promotion to the Premier League in the play-off against Shefield United. To clinch.


And finally…

This week’s QUIZ QUESTION:

Current Newcastle boss Alan Shearer played 559 league games scoring 283 goals. How many trophies di he win in that time?
a) 0
b) 1
c) 2
d) 3

Answer next week.

(The answer to last week’s question, ‘How many players have been sent off (got a red card) after tackling Liverpool’s Xabi Alonso this season?’ was c) 6)


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