Messi gets another Ballon GOAT with Rapinoe, Allison and De Ligt in tow, Liverpool and Leicester keep everyone else at bay, Dele leads Spurs down the Alli way and at the Emirates, Emery has had his day.
Mourinho’s last roll of the dice, Solskjaer, Emery and others are on ice, Liverpool’s Christmas fixtures are not very nice and when it comes to recruitment, Pochettino desperately needs some advice.
Do you feel the same way about football as you used to? Which players keep you excited? Is anyone built to compete with Liverpool? All these and plenty more existential questions asked and answered.
Pep pops as City are rocked at Anfield, but is the Catalan approaching the end of a cycle?
Arsenal can’t keep up with Leicester who are on their bicycle, Chelsea are riding high still, and Pochettino looks like he might cry.
All Chelsea & Ajax do is score in a 4-4 draw, Inter take the lead against Dortmund but can’t close the door, and against Slavia Prague, Barcelona are frighteningly poor.
McTominay and Aubameyang save their respective incompetent managers as fans of both clubs look at their teams and think “you aren’t the same person I fell in love with”.
Call him Quique Sanches Florist because Watford are as easy to walk through as a bunch of flowers, Spurs lose away from home again, this time at the King Power, Phil Jones calls for Solskjaer to sacked and gets an Ed Woodward glower, Aubameyang saves Emery like the Prince saving Repunzal from the tower, and Liverpool beat Chelsea in second gear to the extent that they may not have even needed a post game shower.
It’s no surprise that the Canaries pressed high and you could see the fear in Otamendi’s eyes as Buendia slipped it to Pukki to steal the prize, similarly Sokratis was out of practise as Arsenal deflated like a torn water mattress…
A wave of the magic Wanda and Icardi arrives in Paris, so too does a misused goalkeeper by the name of Keylor Navas, Mkhitaryan flies to Rome and promptly gets stuck in traffic, and Alexis Sanchez to Inter is unlikely to leave many defences in a panic.
Davinson Sanchez did alright given what he was up against, but he is not remotely a right-back. Kyle Walker-Peters is injured, but even if he wasn’t, he’s barely played any Premier League football. Juan Foyth is injured, but even if he wasn’t, he’s not a right back. Eric Dier is injured, but even if he wasn’t, he’s got the turning circle of a woolly mammoth and is not a right back.
Nicolas Pepe is like watching through binoculars as an army slowly sails towards your port town, brandishing their weapons. They can’t hurt you right now, but in a few days you know that they are going to f*** you up.
Arsenal go top, Manchester United flop, Liverpool beat the Alpine Klopp and Spurs put City’s winning run to a stop. Elsewhere Lampard’s finding it damn hard unlike Pukki who’s got four in two, see?
The Premier League is back, City and Liverpool went on the attack, they’ve made signings but it was Eriksen that Spurs lacked, Arsenal finally gave Chambers a crack, and don’t worry Chelsea fans, Lampard is safe from the sack. For now.
City win the league as Liverpool concede defeat in a title race that held Pep’s feet to the heat but ultimately couldn’t push him off his seat.
The Canadian Premier League teams have kits, the top four race in the English Premier League is doing bits, Watford stun Wolves in the FA Cup semis it’s, not long until the Champions League gets heavy, in Spain Barca win 2-0 against Atleti, in Italy, Juve beat Milan with a few minutes to go, who would have betted?
Last season Liverpool were undone by Loris, this year will they be gifted the title by Lloris as the Reds scrape past Spurs, will Aldeweireld watching. Arsenal leapfrog into third, Solsksjaer’s record remains absurd, Chelsea’s win is undeserved and Manchester City remain unperturbed.
A once great manager returns to his former club in their hour of need, but don’t worry, we won’t just talk about Ranieri, because Zidane’s back too.
It’s honours even by the Merseyside while Arsenal nearly brush Spurs aside but a draw leaves both teams wanting more in the battle for top four.
Elsewhere, United rely on Lukaku’s nous to edge them past Prouse and associates, Kepa returns for Chelsea so is all forgiven? I suppose it is.
Kepa practises abstinence as he refuses to get off, United and Liverpool are similarly dysfunctional, Spurs are undone by 2019’s King of the North, Sean Dyche, and Arsenal pulverize a tragic Southampton.
Spurs profit from a wasteful Leicester, United confirm Fulham’s status as the league’s court jesters, Hotter than a matchstick Aguero gets a hattrick, Chelsea need an upgrade or a patch its not just nicotine that this team needs it’s a Mane or a Gini or a Salah makes it three, so settle in for all this and the Champions League.
Liverpool drop points away from home, Arsenal’s defending is schoolboy but Guendouzi is grown, speaking of Heung Min Son goes it alone, and is Higuain finally the heir to Diego Costa’s throne?
Elsewhere Rashford doesn’t let up, Morata and Atleti get stuck, Vinicius and Messi go nuts like macadamia and Giovinco’s ended up in sunny Saudi Arabia.
Koscielny’s injured jaw and Alexis scores of course, Higuain debuts to applause and Spurs have cause for pause as Nkoudou gives Poch buyer’s remorse.
Arsenal beat Chelsea as Sarri and Bellerin both go out on a limb, at Anfield if only Speroni had known it wasn’t goal-bound he might have left it alone he’s now probably quite lonely, Solskjaer shines brighter than a convenience store sign as he makes it 7 out of 7 and finds a settled eleven, and Fulham have a draw snatched out of their hands in the blink of an eye as Winks steals the points for Spurs.
Manchester United beat Spurs and it’s all good so far for Solskjaer with De Gea so sharp. At the London Stadium Nasri cut open Arsenal at one end and Fabianski kept them out at the other while wins for Liverpool and Chelsea kept the Reds ahead at the top, and the Blues in the Champions League spots.
It’s been the holidays! So no need to Pulisic day although Chelsea did anyway buying the American teenager for 58m pounds although that’s probably closer to 100m once you take tariffs into account, and such.
This week on the Coshcast, we look back at what was an incredible year of football. To help us do that, we asked fans to tell us how they felt 2018 went for their clubs.
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Liverpool were always going to be the better side against United but Shaqiri makes Xherdan of it as the Reds ran the field at Anfield, and Man City fans say a Hail Mary as Jesus’ mother returns their Brazilian striker to form.
City Luiz their first game of the season as the kop and Klopp go top, Arsenal lose more defenders than Tommy Robinson but Torreira gets on his bike, Spurs take Leicester to the Dele and slice them up, and Manchester United win a game of football.
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Arsenal – Liverpool is anything but run of the Milner as Arsenal finally breach Van Dijk to rescue a draw. Elsewhere, is the Premier League too easy for Manchester City? Does Morata need to get more gritty?
City win at Wembley with a quick disassembly of Tottenham,
Martial and Zaha went down like they got shot, son,
At Turf Moore Barkley was looking sparkly under Sarri,
and at the Camp Nou Lopetegui is out of his camp, now.
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Liverpool find Chelsea Hazardous but rescue a point through Sturridge at the Bridge, United go 3-5-2 but it provides no shelter from Anderson while Pogba joins Salah in the awkwardly early substitute club, there are routine wins for the North London sides and Manchester City continue to have more possession than the kid in the Exorcist.
This week on the Coshcast,
Shaqiri shakes Southampton, City give Cardiff a lamping and United can’t park the bus at home for fear of getting a clamping. Elsewhere, Arsenal and Spurs scrape wins, West Ham hold Chelsea at Yarm’s length, and in Italy, Juve’s wheels continue to spin.
Fraud or GOAT, Mumu of the Week and a special guest adds the icing to the cake.
Manchester United Lindelot to be desired as Spurs break old habits at Old Trafford, Wolves hold City in a case of headers and Bolys at Molineaux, Arsenal once again challenge their opponents to a game of “who can be a bigger shambles?” but win because it was West Ham.
We’ve got the rest of the Premier League action including Chelsea, Liverpool, and new title contenders Watford, a quick European run down which sounds like something you order off a menu in a red light district, and our usual favourite features. On we go.
This week on the Coshcast we run the rule over Chelsea and Arsenal as they muck around at the back of what was a very much un-parked bus, while but Manchester City Mendy defenses and send a shudder through Huddersfield.
Captain’s Pog’s in the captain’s log,
Sissoko plays but Spurs still please Poch.
Kante’s goal and Jorginho’s slot,
Liverpool rampant West Ham lost the plot,
Speaking of which Cech’s passing’s dross…
Positionally, however, it feels as if he can’t help but be sacrificed. If Ozil is fit, Mkhitaryan won’t play in his best position – as a #10. Due to the lack of other good wide options, his most-likely role will be on the right, where he’ll be expected to come inside and link up with Ozil and the striker, leaving space for Bellerin to overlap (and put in terrible crosses).
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It has been a journey of resiliency for the 5-foot-5 defensive midfielder. It certainly takes belief to make the move from Uruguay to Italy as a 19-year-old. It takes even more to be an immediate starter- he has been for all of the three years he has spent in Italian football.
You thought we’d left you, didn’t you? Never fear, the Coshcast is here after a quick summer holiday and there’s plenty to discuss.
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.
That a club with the stature, expectations and standards of Juventus were willing to replace their greatest ever goalkeeper with Wojciech Szczęsny should have been the subtlest of clues to Arsenal that they shouldn’t sell. When their options were a visibly declining Cech and a too-short-to-ever-be-good-enough Ospina, and one of Europe’s leading clubs wanted their man, Arsenal perhaps should have realized what they had. Instead, the Pole was sold to Turin for a pitiful 12m Euros.
As Arséne Wenger manages his last fixtures in English football, his departure is something much more than a manger leaving his persevering post. It is a departure of morality, honesty and loyalty in an industry that needs it more than ever.
Arsenal finally pull their finger out as it’s Wenger out at the Emirates – we look back at the career of the Gandalf of football – the glory and the yawns, the glamour and the false dawns, and ask who is the right man for this brave new era, from Max Allegri to Patrick Vieira.
Elsewhere there’s FA Cup action to discuss as Mourinho mourinhos his team past Spurs who spurs themselves right in the spurs, and in things you never thought would happen, Giroud goes on a mazy dribble, and Napoli beat Juventus in Turin.
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City fail to buy a centreback better than Otamendi at half time allowing United to storm back and beat them at the Etihad, somehow a Merseyside derby featuring Dominic Solanke and a team managed by Sam Allardyce doesn’t produce any goals, Spurs and Arsenal scrape past Mark Hughes past and present, and Chelsea continue to defy all logic by not using Ross Barkley to fire them into the Champions League spots.
For a good few years, Santi Cazorla and his diminutive stature papered over the giant cracks in Arsenal’s midfield. His magical ball retention and ambidextrous ability lulled fans into forgetting about the lack of cover and depth. Now the memories haunt them more than ever.
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This week on the Coshcast, we use the international break to talk about anything other than the internationals. Instead, it’s a manager special, with a special guest. Enjoy.