The day we went to Maidenhead!

As has been chronicled on these pages over the last season and a half or so, Mrs Football Nerd and I have been becoming increasingly obsessed with all things Leyton Orient. So with an Arsenal-free Saturday and an Orient away game less than an hour on the train outside London, we couldn’t resist the opportunity […]

Football Nerd Weekly Ramblings– Is increasing short-termism in football putting even more of the power in the players’ hands?

Despite significant changes to the senior management team, my club Arsenal once again find themselves in a situation where they look like losing a player who has seemingly chosen to run down his contract rather than commit to a new deal. Thinking back to this time last season, we were going through almost identical will-they-won’t-they-sign […]

Mrs Football-Nerd keeps the flag flying for the O’s

Even for self-avowed football obsessives like yours truly sometimes life/ the Premier League can get in the way; with a Stag Weekend in Belfast and most scarcely believable of all… an Arsenal home game at 3pm on a Saturday(!), meaning that I was going to have to miss out on two Orient home games. Thankfully […]

Football Nerd Weekly – Should the Premier League heed the warnings of the New York Yankees and ‘kill not the goose that lays the golden eggs’?

As a result of the recent international break and a whirlwind trip to New York City with my Dad to watch the New York Yankees take on their long-standing rivals the Boston Red Sox on consecutive evenings, I have been slightly disengaged from all things football over the last couple of weeks. Our baseball experience […]