Two Perspectives on Liverpool – Barcelona and the view from a disappointed but proud Ajax supporter.

Following on from a week of enthralling European semi-finals as highlighted in this week’s post (https://football-nerd.org/2019/05/10/football-nerd-weekly-ramblings-all-four-premier-league-clubs-find-a-way-to-stay-in-europe/), it was time to call on the extended Football Nerd family to get some opinions on the two epic Champions League games we all witnessed from supporters of some of the clubs involved. First up, as we did after […]

Football Nerd Weekly Ramblings- Can Liverpool and Spurs bounce back in this week’s second legs?

After discussing the potential for both European Finals being all-Premier League affairs a few weeks backs: (https://football-nerd.org/2019/04/26/football-nerd-weekly-ramblings-will-we-see-a-decisive-step-towards-the-title-this-weekend-whats-in-store-in-europe-this-week/), the semi-final first legs proved something of a mixed bag for the English clubs. First up Tottenham were beaten for the second time in a week at their new home, this time by the exciting young Ajax side […]

Football Nerd Weekly Ramblings – Conte’s charges make it eight in a row and raise further questions over Pep’s philosophy.

There is always the danger that the big game last weekend between Manchester City and Chelsea will be remembered more for what happened in the closing stages than for the masterful display that Conte’s Chelsea put in. Fellow super-coach Pep Guardiola paid Conte the ultimate compliment going into the match, setting up his expensively assembled […]

Euro 2016 – Preview of the Final – France v Portugal

Sunday’s Euro 2016 Final sees France take on Portugal at the Stade de France. While the hosts have seemed to gather momentum with each game that they have played, especially in their knockout games; Portugal have won little praise thanks to their pragmatic and quite frankly rather boring approach. Both teams have significant firepower up […]