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A unique, soccer-based graphic novel

Of course, in real life, any chance any of us had of becoming footballers ended when a 14 year-old Mohaned’s parents said “no” to a trial at Newcastle, due to the lack of education he’d receive if he were join them. Fair. Understandable. Incredibly frustrating.

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Toronto FC: A night to remember

Redemption is red. At least that is what Toronto FC are telling their fans. Winter is here in Toronto but the footballing atmosphere in the city is red hot.

Toronto FC Home Opener – Match Report

There was a buzz in the air just before kickoff, as the Reds had started the season undefeated with one win and two draws on the road and had the chance of a solid opening at home and to move top of the Eastern Conference. Fireworks and fans engulfed the stadium, followed by the raucous beating of drums…

Jamie Carragher Talks in Toronto

On November 14, 2016, the Liverpool-based events company 5times brought Jamie Carragher to Toronto’s Opera House for an evening of football stories. Eric Anderton was there, and graciously gave us a quick rundown on what these events entail. Here’s Eric: The occasionally rowdy pockets of the crowd fall […]

An evening with Nwankwo Kanu

On Wednesday, August 24, Bernie and I made our way to The Midtown, a pub in Toronto that acts as headquarters for the Toronto branch of Arsenal Canada. Given his support for Manchester United, Bernie would probably have felt the slight senses of nausea and embarrassment at any […]

Toronto FC: Scarves, Socks and Superstition

Ciarán Breen is a sports writer and multimedia journalist. Here, he reports on the rituals and superstitions Toronto FC fans have developed over the club’s decade-long history. Follow Ciarán  on Twitter. Toronto, On. — On Saturdays, Kristin Knowles packs her bag before work in the usual manner. Red […]

Watching English Football in GMT-5

I get up when I want, except on Saturdays, when I get rudely awakened by Martin Tyler. I put my sweatpants on, have a cup of coffee and I think about not leaving the house till all games are finished. I feed myself – I sometimes feed myself twice. It gives me a sense of enormous well-being. And then I’m happy for the rest of the day safe in the knowledge that even if we lose there will always be a bit of my heart devoted to it.

Coshcast Season 3 Ep 1: The Super Podcast

Welcome to Episode 1 of the new Season! Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/under-the-cosh-coshcast/id767743946 Yes, ladies and gentlemen, it’s the Coshcast, and this episode is more delicious than a meal cooked by Rafa Benitez’s wife. This week we review the Community Shield in which Mourinho accuses Wenger of parking l’autobus, Cech […]

Coshcast Season 2 Ep 48: Blatter better have my money

Welcome to Episode 48! Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/under-the-cosh-coshcast/id767743946 Too hot? Goddamn. Phillipe Mexes beat Inter Milan. Too hot? Goddamn. TFC come back from 3-0 down. When it’s Saturday and you want a game to watch, watch the Emirates Cup, come on. That’s quite enough of that. In addition we’ve […]

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 […]

Coshcast Season 2 Ep 44: Analising the Copa, WWC and TFC

Welcome to Episode 44! Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/under-the-cosh-coshcast/id767743946 This week on the Coshcast, we probe into the Copa America as Uruguay get a bum deal, Guerrero and his team mates Peruve themselves, and Ospina nearly saves the day as Colombia fall to Argentina. Elsewhere, the  USA makes up for […]

Coshcast Season 2 Ep 41: Barcelona Turn Up the Treble

Welcome to Episode 41! Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/under-the-cosh-coshcast/id767743946 Sepp Blatter, Jerome Valke, the FBI will sort you out, Jack Warner in a corner Prince Ali got murked, Platini’s wet dream, Putin bursting at the seams, Migrant workers in Qatar, they’re not getting very far. Meanwhile on the continent, Barcelona are content, winners of […]

Coshcast Season 2 Ep 39: EPL Team of the Year

Welcome to Episode 39! Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/under-the-cosh-coshcast/id767743946 The season may be over but this Coshcast is just beginning. Today, it’s a Premier League bonanza, and we’ve got prizes to award. Best manager, for example. Will it be Bruce, or will it be Sherwood? Keep listening to find out. […]

Matchday 36: Is it over yet?

So, Chelsea ended up winning the league in unspectacular fashion last weekend, and now there is not much else to play for. Or is there? After dramatic finishes in the past couple of years, it is a bit underwhelming when a season finishes without any real surprises. Nonetheless, […]

Exclusive Interview: Paul Stalteri

On Saturday, April 18 Under The Cosh travelled to the Ontario Soccer Centre in Vaughan to meet Paul Stalteri. Stalteri, who retired in 2013, is Canada’s most-capped player, captained his country on 30 occasions, and was in the Canadian team that won the Gold Cup in 2000. In […]

Coshcast Season 2 Ep 36: The Week of Champions (Juve, Chelsea, Bayern)

Welcome to Episode 36! Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/under-the-cosh-coshcast/id767743946 Chelsea are the champions, United’s style is cramped again, Nigel Pearson’s list of sins, listen in, the Coshcast begins. In La Liga, Barcelona struggle to overcome Cordoba, but eventually win 8-0. In Italy, Juventus make it Facebook official with the league […]

Coshcast Season 2 Ep 35: POTY: Podcast of the Year

Welcome to Episode 35! Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/under-the-cosh-coshcast/id767743946 Welcome to the Coshcast. In the Premiership, Lamela manages a hand of God and Hull’s prayers are answered as they N’Doye a 2-0 win over Crystal Palace. Against City Brad Guzan proves to be a shit Shay Given,and Mirallas dents United’s […]

Matchday 30: El Anfield Clasico

It’s coming thick and fast. The Champions League and Europa League knockout phases are now causing the fixture schedule to burst at the seams. Managers are under immense pressure to get the balancing and rotation of their squads right as we approach the final stretch of the season. […]

Bruce Grobbelaar goes Under the Cosh

Under The Cosh traveled to Ottawa to meet Liverpool legend, Bruce Grobbelaar. Bruce discussed his present situation as goalkeeping coach for Ottawa Fury F.C. as well as the good old days at Liverpool. We also coaxed him into discussing the current Liverpool side and Simon Mignolet especially. Enjoy! Below […]

The English in Europe

A Bundesliga aficionado will come at you hard with impeccably high fan attendance figures, mercurial stadia and passionate fan support with – bar Bayern Munich – relatively good financial equality between clubs. A La Liga advocate will always argue that the Spanish league houses the world’s best talents as well as cite Spanish clubs’ recent domination of European competitions. English fans’ best retort has predictably been the high competitive level between Premier League teams.

Matchday 27: The Heat Is On!

Matchday 27. Only 11 games to go in the league this season! As we mentioned last week, “Squeaky Bum Time” is now in full swing. Let’s recap what happened last weekend: Recap of scores from Matchday 26: Chelsea 1-1 Burnley: A shock for the champions-elect as Burnley stole a […]

Coshcast Season 2 Ep 25: Hurri-Kane Harry

Welcome to Episode 25! Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/under-the-cosh-coshcast/ Just like Dortmund’s intensity, the Coshcast is back this week after rip roaring action across Europe. In England, Arsenal are dealt some bitter medicine as Kane offers Spurs fans more sugar. City can’t haul themselves past Hull, and United vs West […]

Matchday 24: Derbies Galore

Matchday 24 is here and it is a weekend of derbies in London, Liverpool, and Madrid! We also take a look at PSG-Lyon as well as an old classic in Italy of Juventus vs AC Milan. Before that, though, let’s take a quick look back at last weekend. Recap […]

Coshcast Season 2 Ep 24: Peasants Galore

Welcome to Episode 24! Subscribe on iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/under-the-cosh-coshcast/ Welcome back to the Coshcast. This week in the Premiership, its a mixed bags of surprises and #standard tings. On the surprise side, Pardiola loses a game, Walters gets a perfect hattrick, and Jonjo Shelvey takes down Southampton. On the list […]