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 […]

Football Nerd Weekly Ramblings: The European Premier League – we have started down this road before, but this time we should be worried.

Well call us Nostradamus! No sooner had I concluded in last week’s piece (Football Nerd Weekly Ramblings: Project Big Picture and Pay Per View – some of the Premier League money men reveal their true colours.) and the comments from Keith, Laurence and Roger reinforced the suspicion, that the motives behind ‘Project Big Picture’ were a […]

Football Nerd Weekly Ramblings: Project Big Picture and Pay Per View – some of the Premier League money men reveal their true colours.

Who knew that deep in the hearts of Premier League club owners lay a touching and purportedly genuine concern for the clubs in the lower tiers of English football? A mere matter of weeks after Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden firmly planted the ball in their court, few of us realised that the altruistic, all-caring clubs […]