Football Nerd Weekly Ramblings: International break boredom, VAR creates an un-level playing field and Orient one step away from Wembley.

Interlull Tedium So here we are in the deepest darkest depths of another Interlull (© Arseblog), after the relative excitement generated by the fledgling Nations League, this one sees a return to the overwhelming tedium of qualification for Euro 2020. Back in 2016 when the Euros expanded to 24 teams, it was suggested that the […]

Football Nerd Weekly Ramblings: City nudge into the lead in the title, Arsenal show unexpected defensive discipline, while Ajax and Manchester United shock Europe.

For the first time since Opta has been gathering the data a team failed to record a single shot on or off target in a Premier League match. The fact that it was Eddie Howe’s usually progressive Bournemouth side made it even more puzzling. Howe has in the past, on several occasions, stated that he […]

Orient take a step closer to at least one trip to Wembley.

While the jury may remain out on whether it is a good or a bad thing (https://football-nerd.org/2019/02/06/a-heavily-rotated-orient-do-just-enough-in-the-fa-trophy/), Orient took a step closer to Wembley and a potential FA Trophy Final appearance with a 2-1 come-from-behind victory over holders Brackley Town. Their ‘reward’ is a two-leg semi-final against the might of AFC Telford United of the […]