An emotional but reassuring day at Harlow.

With Orient not having been in action since Wembley, some seven weeks previously, and Mrs Football Nerd and me starting to feel the full effects of football-watching withdrawal, there was no way in this world that we could resist a trek into deepest darkest Essex for the O’s first pre-season engagement of the summer. The fact […]

Football Nerd Summer Ramblings – A Tale of Watching Two Sports in Unusual Settings.

This season’s ‘off-season’ (if there ever truly is an off-season for football obsessives?) has provided me with an intriguing opportunity to compare and contrast the spectator cultures and experiences of two distinctly different sports in unusual contexts. First up, Mrs. Football Nerd and I headed off to New York City for our almost-perennial holiday visit […]

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 […]