Football Nerd Weekly Ramblings: Project Big Picture and Pay Per View – some of the Premier League money men reveal their true colours.

Who knew that deep in the hearts of Premier League club owners lay a touching and purportedly genuine concern for the clubs in the lower tiers of English football? A mere matter of weeks after Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden firmly planted the ball in their court, few of us realised that the altruistic, all-caring clubs […]

Football Nerd Weekly Ramblings: Will the worsening Covid financial crisis be the end of English football as we know it?

Another week and another blog post that by necessity has to focus on the ongoing impact of the Coronavirus pandemic, the restrictions on football fans being able to return to stadiums (Spoiler Alert: not anytime soon!) and the impact that this increasingly looks like having on football. However, let’s start with the relatively good news, […]

Football Nerd Weekly Ramblings: Will the new normal make the new Premier League season any different to what we have become used to?

As brilliant as Jürgen Klopp’s Liverpool were right up to their sealing of the title with seven games still to play, and as much as we expect Manchester City to bounce back and target regaining their status as champions, even without the acquisition of a certain Argentinian megastar, would it be right to suggest that […]

Football Nerd WeeklyRamblings: Thoughts on the ‘success’ of the European mini-tournaments and what Barcelona’s humbling means for their future.

Last weekend finally brought the conclusions to the European competitions some two and a half months or so later than had been originally planned and in quite possibly the most surreal circumstances we have ever witnessed. The competitions were eventually staged as two concurrent mini-finals tournaments running in Lisbon and Germany and while it was […]