Dier is likeable. He’s positionally and tactically versatile. His attitude and teamwork are beyond reproach. He’s intelligent, has (sort of) spoken out against Brexit, and he’s one of very few English people players that speaks another language, in this case, Portuguese. These are all good reasons to want to have him around. But he needs less coddling.
In the FA Cup Wolves chomp United, Swansea give City a fright and
a great weekend for the Scousers as Everton beat Chelsea and Liverpool are back in with a shout it’s, all to play for in the Premier League.
Elsewhere for Messi against Betis it was three of quite literally the best, Real under Zidane pass their first test and Inter win the Milan derby as the race for third in Serie A sees no rest.
A once great manager returns to his former club in their hour of need, but don’t worry, we won’t just talk about Ranieri, because Zidane’s back too.
It’s honours even by the Merseyside while Arsenal nearly brush Spurs aside but a draw leaves both teams wanting more in the battle for top four.
Elsewhere, United rely on Lukaku’s nous to edge them past Prouse and associates, Kepa returns for Chelsea so is all forgiven? I suppose it is.
Kepa practises abstinence as he refuses to get off, United and Liverpool are similarly dysfunctional, Spurs are undone by 2019’s King of the North, Sean Dyche, and Arsenal pulverize a tragic Southampton.
Spurs profit from a wasteful Leicester, United confirm Fulham’s status as the league’s court jesters, Hotter than a matchstick Aguero gets a hattrick, Chelsea need an upgrade or a patch its not just nicotine that this team needs it’s a Mane or a Gini or a Salah makes it three, so settle in for all this and the Champions League.
Liverpool drop points away from home, Arsenal’s defending is schoolboy but Guendouzi is grown, speaking of Heung Min Son goes it alone, and is Higuain finally the heir to Diego Costa’s throne?
Elsewhere Rashford doesn’t let up, Morata and Atleti get stuck, Vinicius and Messi go nuts like macadamia and Giovinco’s ended up in sunny Saudi Arabia.
Koscielny’s injured jaw and Alexis scores of course, Higuain debuts to applause and Spurs have cause for pause as Nkoudou gives Poch buyer’s remorse.
Arsenal beat Chelsea as Sarri and Bellerin both go out on a limb, at Anfield if only Speroni had known it wasn’t goal-bound he might have left it alone he’s now probably quite lonely, Solskjaer shines brighter than a convenience store sign as he makes it 7 out of 7 and finds a settled eleven, and Fulham have a draw snatched out of their hands in the blink of an eye as Winks steals the points for Spurs.
Manchester United beat Spurs and it’s all good so far for Solskjaer with De Gea so sharp. At the London Stadium Nasri cut open Arsenal at one end and Fabianski kept them out at the other while wins for Liverpool and Chelsea kept the Reds ahead at the top, and the Blues in the Champions League spots.
It’s been the holidays! So no need to Pulisic day although Chelsea did anyway buying the American teenager for 58m pounds although that’s probably closer to 100m once you take tariffs into account, and such.
Some will say for both teams, the product on the pitch alone is worth celebration. Some will say consistent Champions League participation is enough. There also those who say that this period of stability is an accomplishment. To understand the last point, let’s remember where these clubs were before their current managers.
This week on the Coshcast, we look back at what was an incredible year of football. To help us do that, we asked fans to tell us how they felt 2018 went for their clubs.
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Liverpool were always going to be the better side against United but Shaqiri makes Xherdan of it as the Reds ran the field at Anfield, and Man City fans say a Hail Mary as Jesus’ mother returns their Brazilian striker to form.
City Luiz their first game of the season as the kop and Klopp go top, Arsenal lose more defenders than Tommy Robinson but Torreira gets on his bike, Spurs take Leicester to the Dele and slice them up, and Manchester United win a game of football.
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Football is no longer for the common person. It’s quickly becoming a soulless money spinning exercise but the Super League would be the final nail in the coffin. One that rich and incredibly corrupt football executives would love to bring forward sooner rather than later.
Big games across Europe as Manchester United react to the derby loss by falling back on their full backs, Barcelona lose at home for the first time since the Spanish civil war, Solari gets to stay at the party and Higuain gets Higwound up as Milan land in trouble.
Arsenal – Liverpool is anything but run of the Milner as Arsenal finally breach Van Dijk to rescue a draw. Elsewhere, is the Premier League too easy for Manchester City? Does Morata need to get more gritty?
City win at Wembley with a quick disassembly of Tottenham,
Martial and Zaha went down like they got shot, son,
At Turf Moore Barkley was looking sparkly under Sarri,
and at the Camp Nou Lopetegui is out of his camp, now.
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“Our attacking options are different now, as is our on-the-ball and off-the-ball movement. We’re more confident”, Brampton veteran midfielder and Canadian captain Atiba Hutchinson told me, in the post game presser.
Liverpool find Chelsea Hazardous but rescue a point through Sturridge at the Bridge, United go 3-5-2 but it provides no shelter from Anderson while Pogba joins Salah in the awkwardly early substitute club, there are routine wins for the North London sides and Manchester City continue to have more possession than the kid in the Exorcist.
United is a house in disarray with agents of chaos at every turn. Returning this once-magical fortress back to its past glories will require upheaval. This may be slow and it will be definitely continue to be painful, but one thing is for sure, the process can only truly begin with a change in direction.
This week on the Coshcast,
Shaqiri shakes Southampton, City give Cardiff a lamping and United can’t park the bus at home for fear of getting a clamping. Elsewhere, Arsenal and Spurs scrape wins, West Ham hold Chelsea at Yarm’s length, and in Italy, Juve’s wheels continue to spin.
Fraud or GOAT, Mumu of the Week and a special guest adds the icing to the cake.
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“The time has arrived for Canadian soccer supporters, players, coaches and everyone in the game who’ve long dreamt for a league to call our own.”
I’ve got absolutely no idea what to tell you because I’m genuinely not sure what we’re going to talk about but presumably some international chat, Mohaned might try to get us to enjoy individual awards, we’ll attempt not to find something to have a go at Mourinho for, and I’m fairly confident we’ll preview some upcoming club football fixtures across England and Europe.
Manchester United Lindelot to be desired as Spurs break old habits at Old Trafford, Wolves hold City in a case of headers and Bolys at Molineaux, Arsenal once again challenge their opponents to a game of “who can be a bigger shambles?” but win because it was West Ham.
We’ve got the rest of the Premier League action including Chelsea, Liverpool, and new title contenders Watford, a quick European run down which sounds like something you order off a menu in a red light district, and our usual favourite features. On we go.
This week on the Coshcast we run the rule over Chelsea and Arsenal as they muck around at the back of what was a very much un-parked bus, while but Manchester City Mendy defenses and send a shudder through Huddersfield.
Captain’s Pog’s in the captain’s log,
Sissoko plays but Spurs still please Poch.
Kante’s goal and Jorginho’s slot,
Liverpool rampant West Ham lost the plot,
Speaking of which Cech’s passing’s dross…
It’s not your shield, it’s not our shield, it’s the Community Shield and we don’t care about it either but we’ll touch on it anyway.
Positionally, however, it feels as if he can’t help but be sacrificed. If Ozil is fit, Mkhitaryan won’t play in his best position – as a #10. Due to the lack of other good wide options, his most-likely role will be on the right, where he’ll be expected to come inside and link up with Ozil and the striker, leaving space for Bellerin to overlap (and put in terrible crosses).
York 9 Football Club announced today that founding partner Jimmy Brennan will lead the the club as its first-ever Head Coach.
York 9 FC have called a press conference for a major announcement on Friday, July 27 at 11.30am. This will presumably be the unveiling of the club’s Head Coach. Having ruled ourselves out of the running for the job, Under The Cosh will be at the press conference […]
It’s important to remember that the vast majority of the French squad is originally of African descent. They didn’t shy away from their roots, in fact they used it to unify the squad and bring the non-Africans aboard and Pogba was the architect of this. If you didn’t smile watching Antoine Griezmann trying to shaku shaku with the African boys then you might just be an angry old man.
This week on the Coshcast:
West Ham have signed Felipe Anderson, Cristiano Ronaldo has joined Juventus, France have won the World Cup and Vladimir Putin has gone from handing out golden medals to dossiers with golden showers in the space of two days.
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It has been a journey of resiliency for the 5-foot-5 defensive midfielder. It certainly takes belief to make the move from Uruguay to Italy as a 19-year-old. It takes even more to be an immediate starter- he has been for all of the three years he has spent in Italian football.
You thought we’d left you, didn’t you? Never fear, the Coshcast is here after a quick summer holiday and there’s plenty to discuss.
He was labelled by the Argentine media as ‘having a bucket on his head’ after some spotted his inability to pick his head up for a pass, and his tendency to lose possession on needless dribbles.
That a club with the stature, expectations and standards of Juventus were willing to replace their greatest ever goalkeeper with Wojciech Szczęsny should have been the subtlest of clues to Arsenal that they shouldn’t sell. When their options were a visibly declining Cech and a too-short-to-ever-be-good-enough Ospina, and one of Europe’s leading clubs wanted their man, Arsenal perhaps should have realized what they had. Instead, the Pole was sold to Turin for a pitiful 12m Euros.
As the buildup to the quadrennial summer showpiece continues, one can hardly be less enthusiastic about the fact that it is being hosted in uncharted territory – Russia. Nevertheless, there is no doubt that once the images of the fans, the team colour, and the festivities begin alongside […]
In a game in which both sides seemed to have a lack of motivating factors behind them, Chelsea were slight pre-match underdogs. The fans were the only ones in the stadium providing a typical cup final atmosphere after the morning’s Royal Wedding bonanza, as the football began slowly. Both […]
I was too young to understand what was happening when the Super Eagles set the world alight at USA ’94. Due to time difference, my parents deemed it too late for me to stay up to watch Nigeria beat Brazil and then Argentina to win Gold at the […]
“What a year!”, they’d say. “Slobodan Milosevic was tried, the Queen Mother died, Switzerland joined the UN and England won the World Cup. The people swam in golden rivers of lager and ‘Eng-er-land Naa Naa’ was the default ringtone on every phone.”
It’s the final day of the Premier League as City reach a century, Arsene departs eventually, Liverpool secure top four as it was meant to be, who would have predicted United winning sensibly, Spurs and Leicester lose their minds defensively, and Chelsea don’t care, ostensibly.
As Arséne Wenger manages his last fixtures in English football, his departure is something much more than a manger leaving his persevering post. It is a departure of morality, honesty and loyalty in an industry that needs it more than ever.
Arsenal finally pull their finger out as it’s Wenger out at the Emirates – we look back at the career of the Gandalf of football – the glory and the yawns, the glamour and the false dawns, and ask who is the right man for this brave new era, from Max Allegri to Patrick Vieira.
Elsewhere there’s FA Cup action to discuss as Mourinho mourinhos his team past Spurs who spurs themselves right in the spurs, and in things you never thought would happen, Giroud goes on a mazy dribble, and Napoli beat Juventus in Turin.
This week on the Coshcast, Manchester City get handed a title, ironically by the son of a wealthy aristocrat, Arsenal are like a 5 year old on their first play-date, struggling away from home, like L’oriel’s reputation Chelsea get saved by a beautiful Frenchman, and Liverpool reach 300 pops under Klopp.