While I admire the Mourinho mentality that says, “if we’re in a competition, we’ll try to win it”, I don’t think any United fan will look back on 2016/17 as another treble season. With all apologies to Liverpool and what some dubbed the ‘Mickey Mouse treble’, this campaign is just barely a double. I mean, the Community Shield isn’t a major trophy, is it?
Totti’s retirement sees the most tears in Rome since earlier this week when Donald Trump visited the Pope.
If you want to see where Spurs lost the title race, it was at the early point in the season where they didn’t even realize they were in one.
Rob Palmer is a Southampton fan. He’s also the one on the excellent Final Third Podcast what does a lot of puns. Here he tells us about his optimism for the Saints at the start of the year, and the mixed feelings Puel’s side have left him with come the end.
Pre season didn’t start well. It never does, though, and again we had a new squad to gel. I wondered whether that donkey Chris Wood would ever develop a first touch. Couldn’t believe he cost us £3million.
Manchester United and Ajax Amsterdam will battle it out on Wednesday for a European trophy. This sounds like the type of statement that would have been fitting in the 1990s given United’s dominance in England and Ajax’s Dutch and European legacy.
The end of domestic season Coshcast is here. We go through the premier league race for top four in detail, asses the top six performances this year and what we can expect from them the next, as well as handing out some prizes for manager of the season, player of the season and goal of the season.
He is a shadow of his former self – once a breath of fresh air in a world of football with established elites.
This week we start with the Champions Chelsea as Michy bats away the critics to score the league-winning goal, and Cesc follows in Theresa May’s footsteps by promising a Blue assault on Europe.
Francesco Totti has confirmed that he will retire at the end of this season. Here, the Cosh boys discuss Spalletti’s handling of him, and how he will be remembered.
As ever with Ox, the first question is where he would play. With his luck he would probably end up competing with Milner for the left-back spot, but the current wisdom is that his preference is for central midfield.
The Coshcast joins you after a weekend that saw loads of exciting things happen that didn’t mean very much at all.
Saul, Koke, Carrasco and Gimenez are fantastic young players who will contribute greatly to the future of Atletico Madrid. The team will move into their new 70,000 capacity stadium next season. The future could be very bright but the light at the end of the tunnel is very hard to see without Diego Simeone.
The Coshcast is back after a weekend that saw more fake penalties than Donald Trump is imposing on Vladimir Putin.