An Arsenal Nerd’s Diary- 6 games (7 including a trip to Orient) in 23 days. Part Three.

The third instalment of my packed pre-Christmas football watching programme brought the final group game of the Europa League and the visit of serial Belarusian champions BATE Borisov on a chilly Thursday evening.  Match 3 – Arsenal vs BATE Borisov Thursday 7th December 2017. KO: 20:05 Borisov Automobile and Tractor Electronics, to give them their […]

An Arsenal Nerd’s Diary- 6 games (7 including a trip to Orient) in 23 days. Part Two.

Following hot on the heels of the Huddersfield match (https://football-nerd.org/2017/12/01/an-arsenal-nerds-diary-6-games-7-including-a-trip-to-orient-in-23-days-part-one/), a mere 3 days later, was the visit of our one time rival Manchester United.  Match 2 – Arsenal vs Manchester United Saturday 2nd December 2017. KO: 17:30 Once upon a time this was a game that leapt out of the calendar at you; it […]

Football Nerd Weekly Ramblings- Arsenal’s win in the NLD all too predictable; are Manchester City really the new Invincibles?

I guess it was almost inevitable that with so many, myself included (https://football-nerd.org/2017/11/17/football-nerd-weekly-ramblings-despite-what-the-managers-tell-us-the-balance-of-power-has-shifted-in-the-north-london-derby/), anticipating Tottenham to really make a statement, to lay down a marker to their progress and aspirations in last weekend’s North London Derby; that Arsenal would conjure up, as they have proven capable of from time to time, one of those largely […]

Football Nerd Weekly Ramblings- Despite what the managers tell us – the balance of power has shifted in the North London Derby.

For as long as most of Arsenal fans can remember, the natural order of things within the North London football world has been clear: one team is more successful, part of the elite of the Premier League, playing in the Champions League on an annual basis, while the other perennially endeavours to play catch-up, living […]