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Richard Whittall Goes Under The Cosh

On July 30 we were privileged enough to speak with Richard Whittall. Richard is a Toronto-based football journalist who writes for the Guardian and New Yorker amongst others, and currently edits Paste magazine. We spoke to him about his two main areas of expertise, data analytics and football […]

Coshcast Season 3 Ep 1: The Super Podcast

Welcome to Episode 1 of the new Season! Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/under-the-cosh-coshcast/id767743946 Yes, ladies and gentlemen, it’s the Coshcast, and this episode is more delicious than a meal cooked by Rafa Benitez’s wife. This week we review the Community Shield in which Mourinho accuses Wenger of parking l’autobus, Cech […]

Coshcast Season 2 Ep 48: Blatter better have my money

Welcome to Episode 48! Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/under-the-cosh-coshcast/id767743946 Too hot? Goddamn. Phillipe Mexes beat Inter Milan. Too hot? Goddamn. TFC come back from 3-0 down. When it’s Saturday and you want a game to watch, watch the Emirates Cup, come on. That’s quite enough of that. In addition we’ve […]

Coshcast Season 2 Ep 45: Red, White, and Blue – Chile/U.S.A

Welcome to Episode 45! Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/under-the-cosh-coshcast/id767743946 In Chile, red and white fireworks were sparked on the fourth of July. Argentine dreams of glory may be lost for ever due to Banega and Higuain’s attempt to reach the sky. England beat Germany thanks to a penalty. It’s not just the […]

Arsenal: Will he Vidal-ise the side?

Arsenal fans are licking their lips and rubbing their hands together at the prospect of signing Arturo Vidal from Juventus. The rumours have been doing the rounds that Vidal is available, from Juve’s point of view, and that Arsenal are interested, from Arsene Wenger’s point of view. After […]

Coshcast Season 2 Ep 42: Copa America & Euro Qualifiers

Welcome to Episode 42! Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/under-the-cosh-coshcast/id767743946 This week, on the Coshcast, we sip from the Copa America. Chile have enough Vidality to see them past Ecuador, Uruguay Jamaic-it difficult for themselves against the Reggae Boys, and will Colom-bia disaster, after their loss to Venezuela? In the European […]

Coshcast Season 2 Ep 41: Barcelona Turn Up the Treble

Welcome to Episode 41! Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/under-the-cosh-coshcast/id767743946 Sepp Blatter, Jerome Valke, the FBI will sort you out, Jack Warner in a corner Prince Ali got murked, Platini’s wet dream, Putin bursting at the seams, Migrant workers in Qatar, they’re not getting very far. Meanwhile on the continent, Barcelona are content, winners of […]

Coshcast Season 2 Ep 39: EPL Team of the Year

Welcome to Episode 39! Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/under-the-cosh-coshcast/id767743946 The season may be over but this Coshcast is just beginning. Today, it’s a Premier League bonanza, and we’ve got prizes to award. Best manager, for example. Will it be Bruce, or will it be Sherwood? Keep listening to find out. […]

Coshcast Season 2 Ep 36: The Week of Champions (Juve, Chelsea, Bayern)

Welcome to Episode 36! Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/under-the-cosh-coshcast/id767743946 Chelsea are the champions, United’s style is cramped again, Nigel Pearson’s list of sins, listen in, the Coshcast begins. In La Liga, Barcelona struggle to overcome Cordoba, but eventually win 8-0. In Italy, Juventus make it Facebook official with the league […]

Coshcast Season 2 Ep 35: POTY: Podcast of the Year

Welcome to Episode 35! Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/under-the-cosh-coshcast/id767743946 Welcome to the Coshcast. In the Premiership, Lamela manages a hand of God and Hull’s prayers are answered as they N’Doye a 2-0 win over Crystal Palace. Against City Brad Guzan proves to be a shit Shay Given,and Mirallas dents United’s […]

Matchday 30: El Anfield Clasico

It’s coming thick and fast. The Champions League and Europa League knockout phases are now causing the fixture schedule to burst at the seams. Managers are under immense pressure to get the balancing and rotation of their squads right as we approach the final stretch of the season. […]

Bruce Grobbelaar goes Under the Cosh

Under The Cosh traveled to Ottawa to meet Liverpool legend, Bruce Grobbelaar. Bruce discussed his present situation as goalkeeping coach for Ottawa Fury F.C. as well as the good old days at Liverpool. We also coaxed him into discussing the current Liverpool side and Simon Mignolet especially. Enjoy! Below […]

The English in Europe

A Bundesliga aficionado will come at you hard with impeccably high fan attendance figures, mercurial stadia and passionate fan support with – bar Bayern Munich – relatively good financial equality between clubs. A La Liga advocate will always argue that the Spanish league houses the world’s best talents as well as cite Spanish clubs’ recent domination of European competitions. English fans’ best retort has predictably been the high competitive level between Premier League teams.

Coshcast Season 2 Ep 25: Hurri-Kane Harry

Welcome to Episode 25! Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/under-the-cosh-coshcast/ Just like Dortmund’s intensity, the Coshcast is back this week after rip roaring action across Europe. In England, Arsenal are dealt some bitter medicine as Kane offers Spurs fans more sugar. City can’t haul themselves past Hull, and United vs West […]

Matchday 24: Derbies Galore

Matchday 24 is here and it is a weekend of derbies in London, Liverpool, and Madrid! We also take a look at PSG-Lyon as well as an old classic in Italy of Juventus vs AC Milan. Before that, though, let’s take a quick look back at last weekend. Recap […]

Coshcast Season 2 Ep 24: Peasants Galore

Welcome to Episode 24! Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/under-the-cosh-coshcast/ Welcome back to the Coshcast. This week in the Premiership, its a mixed bags of surprises and #standard tings. On the surprise side, Pardiola loses a game, Walters gets a perfect hattrick, and Jonjo Shelvey takes down Southampton. On the list […]

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 […]

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 […]

Coshcast S2E19: One Bulge to Rule them All

Welcome to Episode 19: Dat Bulge Doe! Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/under-the-cosh-coshcast/ Merry Coshmas to you! Coming up, Southampton get back to winning ways with Yoshida’s yoshoulder, Arsene Wenger finally proves his point that possession means nothing in football, and Falcao saves the day after De Gea finds one square inch […]

Coshcast S2E18: You Shall Not Pass

Welcome to Episode 18:You Shall Not Pass Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/under-the-cosh-coshcast/ Never fear, the Coshcast is here and so is our weekend’s round up of the Premiership. City beat Leicester as Pellegrini finds it Lamp-hard to let Frank go; It’s a case of dumb and dummet for Newcastle as they […]

Coshcast S2E17: Fork in the Road

Welcome to Episode 17:Fork in the Road Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/under-the-cosh-coshcast/ The Coshcast is back and it’s getting festive. In the Premiership, Arsenal Stoke the fire as QPR leave Burnley burning, the big winners of course are West Ham as Carrol proves worth his weight in hair, and City […]

Coshcast S2E16: Szczesny’s Arrogant Haircut

Welcome to Episode 16: Szczesny’s Arrogant Haircut Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/under-the-cosh-coshcast/ It’s an action packed Coshcast for you this week: In the Premiership, Glen Johnson gets the kick in the face so many Liverpool fans think he deserves, but this time it saves Rodgers’ blushes! United smash Hull, QPR & […]

Coshcast Season 2 Ep 15: A Plethora of Mumus

Welcome to Episode 15: A Plethora of Mumus Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/under-the-cosh-coshcast/ It’s Coshcast time and on Liverpool’s chance to shine, they end up polishing Palace’s Crystal. Hull mull it over as Eriksends them to defeat, and Arsenal contemplate hiring Bill Murray as manager if this Groundhog Day thing […]

Coshcast Season 2 Ep 12: Blue Moon over Manchester

Welcome to Season 2, Episode 12! The Manchester Derby! Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/under-the-cosh-coshcast/ It’s the Coshcast, and what a weekend it was. We take you around the grounds in the Premiership where Smalling and falling gifted City victory in the Manchester derby, Villa took a last-minute Kaning from Tottenham, […]

Coshcast Season 2 Ep 11: El Clasico

Welcome to Season 2, Episode 11! El Clasico! Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/under-the-cosh-coshcast/ This week there’s the little matter of El Clasico, or if you’re an overpaid under informed pundit, “The Clasico.” There’s news from the premiership where Allardyce’s Russel Brand of football is winning hearts and minds, Spurs and […]

Coshcast Season 2 Ep 9_Atletico De Kolkata

Welcome to Season 2, Episode 9! Indian Edition! Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/under-the-cosh-coshcast/ As much as you know we all love the international break, this hasn’t been too bad. Lively European Cup qualifiers have seen Europe’s old powers struggle against teams that are — let’s be fair — not really […]

Coshcast Season 2 Ep 8_It all starts in Italy

Welcome to Season 2, Episode 8! It all starts in Italy! Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/under-the-cosh-coshcast/id767743946 We Cosh-cast our net far and wide this week, starting in Italy, and referencing Avril Lavigne in the process. Mohaned also compares Juan Mata to a butler, or something.We review the weekend’s action across Europe. […]

Coshcast Season 2 Ep 7_Philbert Jagielka is The Equalizer

Welcome to Season 2, Episode 7 of the Coshcast! PHILBERT! Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/under-the-cosh-coshcast/id767743946 This week, on the Coshcast… Denzel Washington’s role in The Equalizer comes under pressure from Phil Jagielka after the Everton man’s last minute rocket in the Merseyside derby. In North London, meanwhile, Chamberlain’s strike results in appeasement […]

Coshcast Season 2 Ep 6_ The Spanish Inquisition

Welcome to Season 2, Episode 6 of the Coshcast! No one expects the Spanish Inquisition! Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/under-the-cosh-coshcast/id767743946 It’s Sunday, and as sure as you’ve chosen to leave your laundry to the last minute, there’s a new Coshcast to enjoy. Aston Villa give Arsenal 30 minutes of foreplay before three […]

Coshcast Season 2 Ep 5: Physically Inept and Athletically Lacking

Welcome to Season 2, Episode 5 of the Coshcast! Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/under-the-cosh-coshcast/id767743946 Even Crystal Palace’s 0-0 draw with Burnley was more exciting than the international break, but fortunately there are other games to talk about. Arsenal against City, Diego Costa against Swansea, and the exciting addition to the Manchester […]

Coshcast Season 2 Ep 4: “Look, I am the captain now”

Welcome to Episode 4 of the Coshcast! Its the international break (groan)! Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/under-the-cosh-coshcast/id767743946 We might be in the middle of an incredibly annoying international break, but that hasn’t stopped the Coshboys before. The signing of Radamel Falcao has drawn out the fans with more plastic in them […]