More rumours of a European Super League: a clear indication that football’s never-ceasing pursuit of wealth is ruining the game as we used to know and love it.

In stories that seem to be becoming increasingly frequent during these financially bleak times for society and of course football, we have had yet another story about the potential advent of a European Super League. This one was revealed by the Times a couple of weeks back and involves a group of fifteen founder member […]

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, […]

Football Nerd Interlull (© Arseblog) Ramblings: We now know Scotland can boogie but what was the point of the rest of the International Break?

Anyone who has read these pages in previous seasons won’t have found it a particularly tough stretch to draw the conclusion that I am far from being a fan of the seemingly too frequent and often pointless International breaks during the domestic season. As much as I love the major International tournaments in the summer […]

Football Nerd Weekly Ramblings: Is the ongoing lockout from football grounds changing our relationship with our clubs?

Yesterday here in England we entered the inevitable second national lockdown as a result of the ongoing (worsening?) Coronavirus pandemic, following the lead of Germany, France, Italy, Spain and many other countries in tightening the restrictions on our daily lives in a renewed attempt to bring down the surging infection rates and the quickly increasing […]