Remembering Rocky

This Saturday will mark the 17th anniversary of the passing of David ‘Rocky’ Rocastle, a milestone that hits me hard every year. Rocky was my boyhood football idol and was a player that inspired many in my generation through his mesmerising ability and pure natural talent alongside his sheer grit, determination and commitment to the […]

Football Nerd Weekly Ramblings – Orient’s ownership are proving there is still a place for romanticism in the money-mad world of football.

As Mrs Football Nerd and I left Brisbane Road last Saturday, relieved that Orient had won at home for the first time in 2018 and hopeful that the 3-0 victory over Woking had if not banished the prospect of a second successive relegation completely, at least represented a significant step towards safety. For Orient this […]

Walking in the footsteps of Maradona.

Over thirty years ago in the days before Channel Four popularised Italian Football in this country, a quite remarkable story emerged from the exotic seeming Serie A, one that captured the imagination of this at the time teenaged football obsessive. None other than Diego Armando Maradona, disillusioned after a 2 –year stint at Barcelona characterised […]

Football Nerd Weekly Ramblings- Arsenal 2018 when faith becomes delusion.

The misguided sense of entitlement and over-hyped expectation of the modern football fan, the sense that because we pay a fortune to watch the games we are somehow owed something in return; is a sentiment for which I have little sympathy ( However, the very least that we can expect from our team is commitment, […]