Football Nerd Weekly Ramblings

The final weekend of the domestic season before attention turns to the Euros, was one that was packed with football for me. It started on Friday night when my wife and I spent the evening watching our nephew captain his Uplands Town side to a 7-1 victory in the South Essex Godbold Cup Final. Hosted […]

Happy St Michael’s Day!

Today represents the 27th anniversary of what us Gooners like to refer to as St Michael’s Day and what was, despite what Sky TV will tell you, the most dramatic finish to an English League season. My Liverpool–supporting family and friends won’t thank me for reminding them of the events at Anfield on the 26th […]

Football Nerd Weekly Ramblings

In many ways the FA Cup Final felt like a bit of a let-down in terms of the football that was on display. Palace seemed content to sit deep and try to hold United at bay; their much vaunted wingers hardly seemed to get into the game. The most impressive performance of the afternoon came […]

Europa League Final – Liverpool v Sevilla

I watched the Europa League Final last night in a pub near Kings Cross station in London with my Dad and Our Kid, both of whom are fervent Liverpool supporters. Arriving just before 7pm I was amazed to see how packed the place was even more than 45 minutes before kick-off; the game had seemingly […]

Football Nerd Weekly Ramblings

The only real issue to be resolved in the final round of Premier League fixtures centred on the top four and qualification for the Champions League; although Manchester United’s midweek defeat in the final match at the Boleyn Ground, basically meant that a point for Manchester City away at Swansea would all but exclude United […]

Farewell to the Boleyn Ground

Even though we have no real connection to West Ham, my wife and I opted to spend Bank Holiday Monday visiting the Boleyn Ground one final time. The occasion was a specially arranged ex-pro / celebrity match between England and Germany called ‘Farewell to the Boleyn’ and was to mark the 50th anniversary of the […]