Orient Nerd Weekly Ramblings- Over to you Mr Embleton!

Well hasn’t it been a thoroughly humbling if not completely depressing return to action for the O’s? I had literally just finished gathering my thoughts for my latest contribution to the Orientear and (spoiler alert coming ahead of Saturday’s publication!) wondering whether with eighteen games still to play, including an intense run of nine games […]

Orient Nerd Weekly Ramblings- Familiar failings in attack for Orient while League One and Two players protect their own interests.

Originally, as I normally do when the O’s are in the two games in a week routine, I was planning to write about Saturday’s goalless draw at home to Colchester United within the context of what had happened up in Cumbria in the rearranged fixture against Carlisle. However as we are all too aware, first […]

More rumours of a European Super League: a clear indication that football’s never-ceasing pursuit of wealth is ruining the game as we used to know and love it.

In stories that seem to be becoming increasingly frequent during these financially bleak times for society and of course football, we have had yet another story about the potential advent of a European Super League. This one was revealed by the Times a couple of weeks back and involves a group of fifteen founder member […]

Football Nerd Weekly Ramblings: The biggest game of the season so far fails to deliver, while the close title race is due to inconsistency rather than quality.

So what did we all think about the match that Sky billed as “the biggest game of the season so far”: the clash between Liverpool and Manchester United last Sunday? Titanic struggle full of drama, excitement and entertainment, or damp squib through which even self-confessed football obsessives found it difficult to keep our focus on […]

Football Nerd Weekly Ramblings: Covid-19 dilutes the magic of the FA Cup just that little bit further, but should football carry on?

Even in the money-driven world of modern football, FA Cup Third Round weekend normally serves to re-fire the souls of football obsessives who are growing increasingly weary of modern football and its incessant, unwavering focus on commercial interest. The world’s oldest cup competition normally has the uncanny knack of conjuring up a refreshing underdog story, […]

Orient Nerd Weekly Ramblings- Orient right the ship with two strong home wins ahead of a testing run.

Just before the Festive Period I wondered if the fact that Orient’s form this season had been so consistently inconsistent was down to the impact of the pandemic (Orient Nerd Weekly Ramblings- is Orient’s consistent inconsistency simply a reflection of the topsy-turvy nature of the Pandemic-impacted League? ). Most specifically, it felt that the by-necessity […]