Football Nerd Weekly Ramblings – FA Cup win secures Wenger’s future while all eyes focus on Cardiff for the final game of the season.

I approached the FA Cup Final this season in a resigned fashion, utterly convinced of the inevitably of Chelsea winning and completing their second double. However that simple acceptance meant that I was just going to approach the game with a more relaxed attitude and the intention of just enjoying the day as an event, […]

Football Nerd Weekly Ramblings – Arsenal condemned to Thursday night football while Manchester United and Ajax show two different approaches to building a team.

In the end, seemingly comfortable victories for Manchester City and Liverpool, finally condemned Arsène Wenger and Arsenal to the Europa League as they missed out on the Champions League gravy train for the first time in 20 years. So often over past seasons qualification for a place at European’s top table has been something of […]

Landskampioen at Last!

Ever since the recommencement of the Eredivisie season after the winter break, there was a feeling that, at long last, my boyhood club Feyenoord was on a path to fulfilling its destiny and securing their first league title since 1999. As the weeks passed and the momentum grew, that feeling only got stronger. The self-same […]

Football Nerd Weekly Ramblings – Arsenal ride their luck while Spurs and Feyenoord feel the pressure.

Well that wasn’t how I thought last weekend was going to turn out at all! As I wrote on these very pages last week (https://football-nerd.org/2017/05/05/football-nerd-weekly-ramblings-abject-arsenal-plumb-new-depths-while-feyenoord-could-make-the-dream-a-reality-this-weekend/), I thoroughly expected Tottenham to keep the pressure up on table-toppers Chelsea, but instead their single goal defeat at the London Stadium saw them virtually hand Antonio Conte’s side the […]

Football Nerd Weekly Ramblings – Abject Arsenal plumb new depths, while Feyenoord could make the dream a reality this weekend.

As an Arsenal supporter there is only really one place to start this week and that is with yet another weak-willed capitulation, this time for the final time at the home of our nearest-but-not-so-dearest North London rivals. Criticism of yet another abject performance from Arsène Wenger’s side should in no way denigrate from the quality […]