Football Nerd Weekly Ramblings – Previewing the Premier League Title Race- Plus ça change plus c’est la même chose.

It is impossible to dispute the quality of last season’s Premier League title race as Manchester City and Liverpool dominated the season with relentless consistency, both garnering staggering points hauls. However the ongoing arm-wrestle between them somewhat overshadowed just how far ahead they were of the rest of the field, the 25 point difference to […]

Orient are back in the Football League but what should our expectations be for the O’s this season?

This Saturday will see the return to football-obsessive normality for Mrs Football Nerd and me as we slip back into the familiar and reassuringly comfortable matchday routine and head off to Brisbane Road for Orient’s first game back in the Football League. During pre-season we had a day out at Harlow (https://football-nerd.org/2019/07/11/an-emotional-but-reassuring-day-at-harlow/) and also warmed […]

Football Nerd Summer Ramblings – There is something very rotten in the state of Arsenal. #WeCareDoYou

On Monday a group of the most influential Arsenal-focused supporter organisations, blogs, and fanzines issued a joint statement damming Stan Kroenke’s “passive ownership” and his lack of ambition, purpose and direction for the club. Since the statement’s issue and associated social media campaign, Arsenal fans in their thousands have been signing the letter/petition in agreement […]

An emotional but reassuring day at Harlow.

With Orient not having been in action since Wembley, some seven weeks previously, and Mrs Football Nerd and me starting to feel the full effects of football-watching withdrawal, there was no way in this world that we could resist a trek into deepest darkest Essex for the O’s first pre-season engagement of the summer. The fact […]