Tag: chile

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?

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Cry me a River Plate & tales from South America

The most outstanding game of the week past was the Copa Libertadores semi-final match between the two remaining Argentinean contenders, River Plate and Lanus. River Plate, arguably the favourites to win the continental tournament, had the upper hand for roughly two thirds of the game: not only had they carried forward a one-nil lead from the first game, but they had a two-nil lead in the second-leg…

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 […]

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 […]