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 […]

Orient Nerd Weekly Ramblings- is Orient’s consistent inconsistency simply a reflection of the topsy-turvy nature of the Pandemic-impacted League?

How can anyone even begin to explain the past two weeks in the life of Leyton Orient? First up we manage to beat the league leaders, Newport County, despite going a goal down midway through the first half, thanks to a resilient and impressive second half display and two opportunistically taken goals by DJ (who […]

Orient Nerd Weekly Ramblings- Reasons to be cheerful: Orient snatch another win while it looks like we might be back at Brisbane Road very soon.

As disappointing as it was to exit the FA Cup at the first obstacle for the fifth consecutive year, it may have helped Orient in this hectic season with its condensed timeframe. We have already seen the benefits of having a week off from the Saturday-Tuesday-Saturday routine and a relatively settled squad with the wins […]