Welcome to Episode 1 of Season 4! Thank you for listening to the Coshcast. If you enjoy it, subscribe right here on Itunes. Oh my god. It’s back, ladies and gentleman! The Coshcast is back. So is the Premier League, if you hadn’t noticed. Chelsea Conte their blessings as […]
Backup strikers at top clubs these days have to be one – if not a combination of – the following:
Relatively unambitious (Remy).
Too old to expect a first team spot (Drogba) or too young and unestablished (Wilson) to expect a first team spot.
In decline or poor form and thus understanding that they do not merit a first team place (Falcao, Soldado, Van Persie).
Willing and able to play another position in order to get game time (Walcott, Welbeck).
In the mid-90s had you told Romario that his primary function was to serve as a snow-blower for Luis Figo, he’d have probably knocked you out or died laughing. These days, the game’s poachers or “fox-in-the-box” types like Chicharito, Defoe and Soldado are staggering around in a daze, wondering what happened to the football they knew, and whether they’ll get a flick on from a target man ever again.
In May, we were privileged to interview former Tottenham full-back, Paul Stalteri. When we asked him what he thought of Pochettino’s first season in charge of Spurs, he said “Hopefully they stick with the manager and don’t make another change…they need to stick with somebody for the next […]
Ah, the January transfer window. A time for rumour, a time for tabloid hacks, a time for your mate’s uncle who works at a barber shop who cut the hair of Anton Ferdinand’s cousin to tell you that QPR are considering ‘raiding’ New York Red Bulls to reunite […]
I’ve mentioned before on the Coshcast that my Dad – or ‘Old Cosher’ – is a long-suffering Tottenham fan. From the glory of winning the league and cup double in the early 60s to the doldrums of the Taricco-infected 90s, he’s seen it all. After Spurs’ defeat to […]
Roberto Soldado has had a difficult start to his career at Tottenham. Yes, he has netted four goals in nine games, but it is well documented that three of those have been from the penalty spot (and expertly taken they’ve been too). From open play however, the Spanish […]