Football Nerd Weekly Ramblings: City nudge into the lead in the title, Arsenal show unexpected defensive discipline, while Ajax and Manchester United shock Europe.

For the first time since Opta has been gathering the data a team failed to record a single shot on or off target in a Premier League match. The fact that it was Eddie Howe’s usually progressive Bournemouth side made it even more puzzling. Howe has in the past, on several occasions, stated that he […]

Football Nerd Weekly Ramblings: Liverpool frustrated at home, but it is still all to play for at home and in Europe.

As the second phase of Champions League Round of 16 ties got underway this week, two of the competitions most successful sides met at Anfield on Tuesday when Liverpool hosted fellow five time winners Bayern Munich. Given Liverpool’s Premier League form and near success in Europe’s premier competition last season; it was largely felt that […]

Football Nerd Weekly Ramblings: Agent Benitez does Liverpool a significant championship favour but Klopp’s men fail to capitalise. While Chelsea’s bizarre implosion opens the door for Arsenal’s return to the Top Four.

Once again with almost Nostradamus-like powers of prediction, yours truly’s proclamation last week that the title race “looks very much like it is going to go right down to the wire” and “it feels very much a case of waiting to see which one of the protagonists will blink first“ (https://football-nerd.org/2019/01/25/football-nerd-weekly-ramblings-the-title-race-mexican-standoff-continues/), proved as prescient as […]