Month: January 2015

Matchday 23: Lampard Returns

Matchday 23 is here. The FA Cup fixtures provided several shocks, and perhaps those results could stir the pot for the league games coming up. The Bundesliga gets back up and running this week after a five week layoff and the final push for league titles goes into […]

Bale, Suarez and…Pogba?

When I went back to Juventus, [Gianni] Agnelli called me and told me he had to sell Zidane,” Lippi recalled in an interview with Sky. “He was the best player in the world, but they gave us €77m (£58m), he told me not to worry, that it would all be spent on the team. “We bought, [Gianluigi] Buffon, [Pavel] Nedved and [Lilian] Thuram, regrouped and the team kept winning. – Marcelo Lippi

Coshcast Season 2 Ep 22: Big Game by a Little Man

Welcome to Episode 22! Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/under-the-cosh-coshcast/ Another week, another Coshcast. In the Premiership, Allardyce abandons his famous tiki taka to tak on further misery for Hull. Santa may have delivered a striker to City over Xmas but Santi delivered them a right dicking as Arsenal abandon their […]

AFCON 2015: Stars, Thunder, and Foxes

Hosting a tournament of this size requires national budget approvals in democracies. The only countries that can get these done are incredibly football mad ones or ones run by dictators. Equatorial Guinea falls in the latter category and it should be of no surprise to anyone that their nickname is “National Thunder.”

Predictions: Matchday 22

Matchday 22, and the awards for the previous year have now been doled out. The 22nd match of the Premier League campaign is taking place and we will be right there with it. Our predictions race is tighter than ever, and it is getting tense! Recap of scores […]

Coshcast Season 2 Ep 21: The Great Messi Debate

Welcome to Episode 21! Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/under-the-cosh-coshcast/ The year is younger than Martin Odegaard but there’s already been more narrative than the final Hobbit film. Speaking of orcs, there’s Stoke losing to Arsenal, Chelsea carving up Carver’s ‘castle, and Naismith saying nae to City as the Citizens drop […]

Predictions: Matchday 21

Another round of cup games aside and it is time for matchday 21! Most leagues are back in action now (except for the Bundesliga). Let’s see what happened in the last round of league fixtures predicted. Recap of scores from Matchday 20: Stoke City 1-1 Manchester United: Another draw […]

CoshCast S2E20: The Magic of the Cup

Welcome to Episode 20: The Magic of the Cup Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/under-the-cosh-coshcast/ Happy new year and a very happy new Coshcast, in which we round up the latest from the Premiership: Chelsea’s Kaning by Spurs, Szczesny’s flailing errors and Leicester taming Rodgers, all covered. Now, which football competition […]

EPL Mid-Term Report 14/15

Christmas has come and gone, turkey has been consumed in mass amounts. The New Year has been welcomed with lots of bubbly. This also means we’ve reached the midway point of the Premier League season making it appropriate to take a look back at the 2014/2015 season so […]