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 […]

Football Nerd – an appeal

I started this blog as an outlet for all the random and trivial  football knowledge and opinion that tends to swirl around my head and occupy my thoughts on a day-to-day basis. While I have committed to trying to create new content on a weekly basis; it was always my intention that I would find […]

Happy St Michael’s Day!

Today represents the 27th anniversary of what us Gooners like to refer to as St Michael’s Day and what was, despite what Sky TV will tell you, the most dramatic finish to an English League season. My Liverpool–supporting family and friends won’t thank me for reminding them of the events at Anfield on the 26th […]