Football Nerd Weekly Ramblings – Liverpool establish an unprecedented early lead, can we say they are now favourites for the title?

First of all let me state formally for the record that it is way too early to make any predictions whatsoever with regard to the destination of the Premier League title. Last weekend Liverpool’s comfortable (in the end at least) victory over Newcastle combined with Manchester City’s surprising capitulation away at newly promoted Norwich City […]

Football Nerd Weekly Ramblings – The Interlull (© Arseblog) is over (for now!), before we get back to the real stuff what did we learn?

So there we go, that’s another Interlull disappearing from view, but what (if anything!) did we learn from it? First of all from an England perspective it seems the front three that is emerging: Sterling, Kane, Rashford/Sancho is enough to rival any in the international game. With a total of nine goals scored in the […]

Orient off to a mixed start back in the Football League but keep the faith for now.

Depending on your disposition after just seven matches in which the O’s have won 2, drawn 2 and lost 3, we are either doomed to an instant and ignominious return to non-league purgatory or doing about as well as expected. The opening game at home against Cheltenham in what was a highly emotional day (https://football-nerd.org/2019/08/07/orient-get-off-the-mark-on-an-emotional-day/), […]

Football Nerd Weekly Ramblings – Previewing the Premier League Title Race- Plus ça change plus c’est la même chose.

It is impossible to dispute the quality of last season’s Premier League title race as Manchester City and Liverpool dominated the season with relentless consistency, both garnering staggering points hauls. However the ongoing arm-wrestle between them somewhat overshadowed just how far ahead they were of the rest of the field, the 25 point difference to […]