Football Nerd Weekly Ramblings: End this VARce now!

So another round of Premier League matches and another round of ridiculous VAR interventions. This last weekend alone we had: two goals disallowed, one a last minute ‘equalizer’, and a penalty award overturned for a marginal offside decision in the same game between Leicester and Southampton; Jeff Hendrick’s ‘opening goal’ for Burnley disallowed at Stamford […]

Football Nerd Weekly Ramblings- Is it really too early to say the title race is over? Meanwhile Premier League greed shows no sign of abating.

None of my Liverpool supporting family or friends will thank me for this in anyway as they won’t want to jinx it, but with Jürgen Klopp’s side sitting proudly atop the table, eight points ahead of ‘surprise package’ Leicester City and, probably even more crucially, eleven points clear of reigning champions Manchester City; it is […]

Football Nerd Weekly Ramblings- VARcical and petulant scenes shatter the ennui at the Emirates.

Watching Arsenal over recent seasons, since Arsène lost his magic touch at the time of the premature break-up of the Invincibles, with the evident disinterest of an owner concerned only with the bottom line value of his asset and an apathetic, if not increasingly disenfranchised fanbase, hasn’t been an especially thrilling experience. The dog days […]

Football Nerd Weekly Ramblings – Missing: One delicate mega-bucks superstar! Anyone have any information as to the whereabouts of Mesut Özil?

After the apparent indignity of being made to play and captain a team made up of youngsters looking to stake their claim for a first team spot, squad players and some returning from long-term injury against Nottingham Forest in the League Cup a couple of weeks ago, Mesut Özil seems to have gone missing again. […]