Liverpool FC: 2015/16 Season Review

Coutinho, Lallana and Henderson have become hot topics this season. Although they’ve all had bouts of brilliance, I am not sure that they can carry on being great contributors to the team. Personally, I think that these three players should be more consistent at this stage in their careers, but nothing tells me that it is happening anytime soon.

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Norwich City: Klose but no cigar

It’s been another turbulent season for Norwich City. At times looking dead and buried, at times looking sure to avoid relegation, the fans have been through the mill. Here to tell the tale of a season that ended in yet another relegation is James Stangroom of Canadian Canaries. […]

Athletic Bilbao: A season to remember

Ben Jarman is a freelance football writer with a soft spot for Spanish football, and a an understandable interest in one of Europe’s most interesting clubs, Athletic Bilbao. In this piece, he tells us about the Basque side’s magnificent season. Follow Ben on Twitter Athletic Club finished in […]

Happy St. Totteringham’s Day

Welcome to Episode 40! Thank you for listening to the Coshcast. If you enjoy it, subscribe right here on Itunes. It’s the Coshcast, coming at you like Ashley Young into a Webcam. There’s news from North London where mining companies have asked to start digging for rare gems […]

Ranieri wins, Pep fails & Simeone dreams

Welcome to Episode 39! Thank you for listening to the Coshcast. If you enjoy it, subscribe right here on Itunes. This week on the Coshcast, its Mohaned and Bernie taking you through Leicester’s unbelievable achievement, the EPL’s fight for champions league spots, and the dreaded relegation battle. It’s […]

Toronto FC: Is anyone at home?

Ciarán Breen reports on Toronto FC as they head back to BMO Field next week with some questions to answer. Follow Ciarán  on Twitter |  Read more from Ciarán here. Below: Listen to our latest podcast! Toronto FC round-up towards the end. Toronto FC surpassed the early season […]

Leicester’s party postponed (S3-Ep38)

Like Ernest Hemingway, the Cosh have been to Europe, enjoyed the hell out of it and then come back to North America to write about it.

This week on the pod, we start with tales from the road as we recount racial profiling and Totti miracles in Rome, pretzels and Neo-Nazis in Berlin, rumblings of protest at the Emirates, and how to eat croissants with a spoon in Barcelona.

Under The Cosh in Europe: Part 4 – Berlin

It was a hectic, dizzying, wonderful trip on which we saw the quietest and loudest of fans, some football more boring than we could have expected and some moments more magical and golden than we could have dreamed of witnessing, but above all we took in four different cities, cultures and attitudes and we did so together. For 10 days, Europe was Under The Cosh.

Under the Cosh in Europe: Part 3 – Rome

We hopped on a tram, encouraged to see a few people decked out in Roma scarves that we could follow once we stepped off. On the walk up to the stadium we could tell it was going to be a good game. There was something in the air. Perhaps it was the raw energy of the crowd. The Romans had a raw passion that was unrivaled in the other cities we visited. Football is seen as trivial by some, and as life or death by others. It was in Rome that we really felt the latter, and we knew that it would be an entertaining evening.

Under The Cosh in Europe: Part 2 – Barcelona

The trophy room, which contained every trophy won since the 1900s and also had some interesting artifacts like Hristo Stoichkov’s boots and a signed Maradona shirt. It was interesting to watch the markings on the Copa del Ray change over the years in correlation with Spanish politics. During Franco’s reign for example, it was called the Copa del Generalisimo.

Under The Cosh in Europe: Part 1 – England

First thing the next morning we were on a train from Liverpool Street Station to Stanstead Airport, and from there on a Ryanair flight to Barcelona that was so ‘no-frills’ that there weren’t even seat-back pockets. When the cabin crew came around with duty-free magazines, Mohaned rightly asked “even if I wanted one, where would I put it?”, which kind of sums up Arsene Wenger’s thoughts on buying a new striker.

Revealed – LVG’s scribbles

Week after week, United supporters watch as their team struggles with incomprehensible tactical decisions, lackadaisical performance levels and being generally not good enough. I asked Ryan Giggs to steal a glance and fill us in on the Dutchman’s stratagems and deepest thoughts.

Toronto FC: Half way to home

Ciarán Breen believes that TFC have been short on luck on their grueling road trip, but have reasons to remain positive.   Toronto FC can consider themselves unlucky after debatable officiating has marred each of their opening four games but performances suggest that when their luck turns, they […]

Podcast: El Clasico and EPL run in (S3-Ep36)

Whose Under the cosh?Barcelona for a start, after Real Madrid Zidance around them in the Clasico as Los Blancos put in a performance as shiny as their manager’s head.

Meanwhile in the Premier League Spurs find a surprising similarity with Mesut Ozil as they start looking ahead and behind at the same time, with Leicester winning again – boring – and Arsenal finally playing like a team that actually has a lot of good footballers in it.

Does Arsene Wenger distrust Italians?

Since taking over as Arsenal manager in 1996, Arsene Wenger has signed well over 100 players for the club from all over the world. It struck me recently though that among the absolute catalogue of nationalities represented by Wenger’s signings, Italians are few and far between. I did […]

Liverpool: A Leap of Faith

On our latest podcast we touched on Liverpool’s 1-2 victory over Crystal Palace. Here, @Real_LFC_Fan discusses how the team have bounced back from their League Cup Final defeat, and who the standout performers have been for Klopp’s evolving side.   There it goes…Liverpool’s chance of winning silverware this season. […]

Pochettino: Making a manager

According to Sir Alex Ferguson, Mauricio Pochettino is the best manager in the Premier League. If you observe what the Argentine has done at Tottenham, it’s easy to see why the greatest manager of all time would say that. Pochettino has spent wisely enough, trusted in youth and created a […]

Not Benteking His Chances

On our latest podcast we discussed whether Christian Benteke was good enough to captain a team of Liverpool youngsters past Exeter  in the FA Cup. Here, @Real_LFC_Fan wonders whether the Belgian is good enough for the club at all.   The month of December was quite a rough […]