Tag: argentina

Presenting the Prodigy: Cristian Pavon  

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.

For 20 minutes, England were going to win the World Cup.

“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.” 

Understanding Marcelo Bielsa: A Mad Mentor

It would not surprise anyone if I say that Marcelo Bielsa is by far one of the most enigmatic figures in the world of the beautiful game. After all, why do players, coaches, fans and even journalists speak so highly of a coach whose record boils down to three Argentine League titles and an Olympic gold medal with Argentina’s U-23 team?

Copa America Final: Heart signs or Heartbreak

While the players are the focal point, Chile’s Argentine manager Jorge Sampaoli’s story brings up an interesting plot point. He was given his chance to manage at a high level in South America by clubs in Chile. Even though he calls Chile home now, it must cross his mind what it’d be like to be on the other side managing his compatriots; Aguero, Mascherano and Messi.

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 Ep 26: 2014 WC Group Round Up

Welcome to Episode 26 of the Coshcast! Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/under-the-cosh-coshcast/id767743946 On this episode of the Coshcast, Alex, Bernie and Mohaned recap the group stages of the best world cup of their short memories. You may ask where Rishay has gone. Don’t! The three of us praise South America […]

Coshcast Ep 25: 2014 WC off to a Blinder!

Welcome to Episode 25 of the Coshcast! Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/under-the-cosh-coshcast/id767743946 The World Cup is underway, and the first three days have not dissapointed! Brazil played thier host nation card to nick a result over the Croatians while Mexico and Cameroon fought hard to play through monsoon season in […]