Back at Brisbane Road

Back at the end of April, Mrs Football Nerd and I had gone to watch already-relegated Leyton Orient at home to Colchester United in their last home Football League game (https://football-nerd.org/2017/05/05/the-terrible-state-of-leyton-orient-is-this-the-end-for-a-true-community-club/). That game will always be remembered for the protests about then owner Francesco Becchetti whose inept, if not frankly malicious, stewardship of the club […]

Football Nerd Weekly Ramblings- No case for the defence – does defending really matter in the Premier League anymore?

The self-styled greatest league in the world returned last weekend with the usual hyperbolic hoopla; although for those of us forced to enjoy a far-from-traditional Friday evening start to the season, there was a more than slightly surreal feeling to the proceedings. In all fairness to the relentless Premier League PR/ excitement machine, the football […]