Football Nerd Weekly Ramblings- A mixed bag for the Premier League clubs as European battle lines are re-drawn, while Arsenal’s familiar chickens come home to roost.

There is always a frisson of excitement for football obsessives when the battle-lines are redrawn on the European front and the Champions League and Europa League start their knockout phases. With the domestic season having turned into a procession thanks to Liverpool’s utter supremacy, this season the continental stage potentially offers more intriguing competition. After […]

Two Perspectives on Liverpool – Barcelona and the view from a disappointed but proud Ajax supporter.

Following on from a week of enthralling European semi-finals as highlighted in this week’s post (https://football-nerd.org/2019/05/10/football-nerd-weekly-ramblings-all-four-premier-league-clubs-find-a-way-to-stay-in-europe/), it was time to call on the extended Football Nerd family to get some opinions on the two epic Champions League games we all witnessed from supporters of some of the clubs involved. First up, as we did after […]

Football Nerd Weekly Ramblings- Can Liverpool and Spurs bounce back in this week’s second legs?

After discussing the potential for both European Finals being all-Premier League affairs a few weeks backs: (https://football-nerd.org/2019/04/26/football-nerd-weekly-ramblings-will-we-see-a-decisive-step-towards-the-title-this-weekend-whats-in-store-in-europe-this-week/), the semi-final first legs proved something of a mixed bag for the English clubs. First up Tottenham were beaten for the second time in a week at their new home, this time by the exciting young Ajax side […]

Football Nerd Weekly Ramblings- Will we see a decisive step towards the title this weekend? What’s in store in Europe this week?

So what happens now? With due respect to Burnley, Leicester and Brighton, it was generally accepted that the biggest opportunity for Manchester City to drop points and to allow Liverpool to seize the impetus in this closest of title races was the trip to Old Trafford on Wednesday evening. However Pep Guardiola’s men got over […]