Football Nerd Weekly Ramblings – The Interlull (© Arseblog) is over (for now!), before we get back to the real stuff what did we learn?

So there we go, that’s another Interlull disappearing from view, but what (if anything!) did we learn from it? First of all from an England perspective it seems the front three that is emerging: Sterling, Kane, Rashford/Sancho is enough to rival any in the international game. With a total of nine goals scored in the […]

Football Nerd Weekly Ramblings- The tedium of the international break is over and now we can all concentrate on the real stuff once again.

Two wins out of two, six points out of six, ten goals for and just one against and a four point lead in the group already, so England are finding the going tough in their Euro 2020 qualification group then! As I pondered on this page last week (https://football-nerd.org/2019/03/22/football-nerd-weekly-ramblings-international-break-boredom-var-creates-an-un-level-playing-field-and-orient-one-step-away-from-wembley/), one wonders what strange logic anyone […]

Football Nerd Weekly Ramblings: International break boredom, VAR creates an un-level playing field and Orient one step away from Wembley.

Interlull Tedium So here we are in the deepest darkest depths of another Interlull (© Arseblog), after the relative excitement generated by the fledgling Nations League, this one sees a return to the overwhelming tedium of qualification for Euro 2020. Back in 2016 when the Euros expanded to 24 teams, it was suggested that the […]

Football Nerd Weekly Ramblings – has England’s development and the competitiveness of the Nations League breathed some life into the international game?

Anyone who has read my thoughts on the international game outside of the major finals tournaments will know that I am far from enamoured with the all too frequent international breaks, pointless friendlies and the mind-numbingly tedious qualification phases. Equally I have previously struggled to find the point of the fledgling UEFA Nations League (https://football-nerd.org/2018/09/07/football-nerd-weekly-ramblings-what-is-the-point-of-the-european-nations-league/). […]